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Patrick Williams

21 January 2015: Dinner Lecture – The Evolution of SE Standards and Practices

by Patrick Williams January 23, 2015

After Action Report: The Evolution of SE Standards and Practices Communications Team January 21st, 2015, saw many systems engineers brave the snow to attend INCOSE Chesapeake’s first Dinner Lecture of the year. Lockheed Martin Fellow Garry Roedler took the stage at JHU/APL’s Parsons auditorium, and delivered “The Evolution of SE Standards and Practices.” The presentation […]

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29 March, 2014: After Action Report – MBSE Symposium

by Patrick Williams April 10, 2014

MBSE Symposium After Action Report: March 29th , 2014 was an exciting day for both INCOSE Chesapeake and APL, as the two organizations co-hosted their first symposium on model-based systems engineering (MBSE). Over 70 attendees flooded the auditorium in building 200 of APL’s South Campus, all convening to witness presentations from leaders of the MBSE […]

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19 March, 2014: After Action Report – Lessons From Revolutionary Systems

by Patrick Williams March 28, 2014

Lessons From Revolutionary Systems After Action Report: APL’s Parsons Auditorium once again filled with systems engineers and their guests on March 19th, as Dr. Mark Maier presented “Lessons From Revolutionary Systems,” to INCOSE Chesapeake. Dr. Maier keyed on two revolutionary systems in particular – the Douglas DC-3 aircraft, and the Global Positioning System. Maier prefaced […]

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19 Feb 2014: After Action Report – Systems Research at the University of Maryland, College Park

by Patrick Williams February 23, 2014

Systems Research at UMD Parastoo Delgoshaei, PhD Candidate, UMCP After Action Report: February 19th, saw not one, but three speakers present to INCOSE Chesapeake members and guests in APL’s Parsons Auditorium for the chapter’s monthly event. The speakers, all graduate students at the University of Maryland’s Institute for Systems Research, each presented on their research […]

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After Action Report: February 15 Workshop – Thinking Outside the Box in Systems Engineering and Integration

by Patrick Williams February 20, 2014

Thinking Outside the Box in Systems Engineering and Integration Dr. Howard Eisner, Professor Emeritus, The George Washington University After Action Report: On February 15th, INCOSE Chesapeake members and guests were treated to a workshop given by Dr. Howard Eisner, Professor Emeritus at GWU. At 40 attendees, the workshop was one of the most well-attended in […]

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Maryland Robotics Day – Friday, October 25th

by Patrick Williams October 21, 2013

Come explore robotics research, lab tours, and more at Maryland Robotics Day! Next Friday, Oct. 25, the University of Maryland will be offering tours of 18 robotics laboratories and providing demonstrations of new and ongoing robotic research at Maryland Robotics Day. This no-charge open house showcases the wide range of robotics research taking place in […]

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Everyone a Systems Engineer … or at least a Systems Thinker?

by Patrick Williams February 26, 2012

Presidents POV My first job out of college was as a Mechanical Engineer. Although I was doing finite element analysis to calculate stresses for state of the art electromagnetic devices, I was told that “every engineer is a marketer”. Our mindset was to be such that we were all to be thinking about new business […]

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Systems Integration – Revisiting the Definition of an Old Friend

by Patrick Williams June 1, 2010

What is Systems Integration? How does one define it? Sometimes, in order to understand what something is, we must first understand what it is not.  Systems Integration is not a box drawn at the end of a life cycle that instructs us to put the system together.  Systems Integration isn’t something a contractor puts on […]

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