INCOSE Corporate
Directors Award
President Award
Bronze Circle Award
Silver Circle Award
Gold Circle Award

What Are the Benefits of Joining the Student Division?

  • Build your network of INCOSE colleagues through the Student Division.
  • Share your interests on systems engineering issues that matter most to you.
  • Access INCOSE resources on:
  • Symposium, conferences and special events.
  • Systems Engineering reference materials.
  • Professional certification programs
  • Attend Chesapeake Chapter activities and events
  • Discuss system engineering topics with members of the Chesapeake Chapter.
  • Enjoy benefits of Chesapeake Chapter membership

 We will work together on the issues that matter most to you

The INCOSE Chesapeake chapter is an award-winning chapter with accomplished systems engineers with a wide variety of experiences. We can help you answer questions like:

  • What is systems engineering? How is it  different than other kinds of engineering?
  • Given my interests and aspirations, what do I need to do to realize them?
  • How can I ensure I am on the cutting edge of  the profession?
  • How can I create a network of peers and mentors?
  • How can I harness our region’s formidable systems engineering resources?
  • Who can provide objective guidance on a challenging work problem?

 How Do I Join?

Join INCOSE ( and you can become a member of the Student Division of the Chesapeake Chapter.

  • Full membership $135;
  • three-quarter-time student $35.

Who is Eligible to Join? All full-time and part-time engineering students.

Points of Contact:

Student Lead: Joshua Proteau;

Faculty Advisers

  • JHU/APL : Bart Paulhamus; Senior Professional Staff;

  • UMBC: Paul Martin, CSEP; Adjunct Professor;

  • UMD: Stephen J. Sutton, PE, ESEP;  Director, Systems Engineering Program;


July 2010: New Student Division started by the Chesapeake Chapter

Student Chapter Begins

The Chesapeake Chapter Board of Directors (BOD) are proud to announce the inauguration of the new Student Division. The event occurred at the recent BOD meeting held on July 14, 2010 with the official acceptance of the Student Division. Present at the event with the BOD were Steve Biemer, Student Division Faculty Advisor and Student Division President, Matt Alexander. Once again, Johns Hopkins University, has shown generous support to the Chesapeake Chapter by recommending Steve Biemer as the Faculty Advisor.

Other local universities and colleges, such as the University of Maryland Baltimore College (UMBC) will also be engaged in the growth of the Student Division. The new Division is one of only six Student Divisions that are part of the INCOSE international organization.

First Student Division President (2010): Mr. Matthew A. Alexander
Matthew Alexander

Matthew is both a Senior Information Systems Engineer at MITRE Corporation and a graduate student in the Johns Hopkins Systems Engineering Masters program.

He has been involved with INCOSE since December 2008. He has over four years of experience helping local chapters of various professional associations thrive in strategic and tactical roles. He has designed, marketed, and managed events and in high visibility roles. Underlying these contributions have been how he brings the right mix of vision, an attention to detail, and a hands-on approach where necessary in the areas of organizational strategy, strategic communications, chapter events, governance, and creating unique partnerships with local universities.

In his 5+ years of work experience, he has developed system solutions for the Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Army and the U.S. Census Bureau. Earlier in his career, he worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Neutron Science Center, a biotech company, and a Fortune 200 healthcare company. He is ASEP certified and preparing for his U.S. DoD Acq extension exam as well. In addition, Matthew is ITIL V3 Foundation certified. In 2010, he attended the 3rd International Conference on Model-Based Systems Engineering and the AFCEA-GMU C4I Center Symposium: Critical Issues in C4I during and between semesters.