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Dinner/Lecture 14 November 2012 (6:00 – 8:00 pm)
Presentation: The Robo-Lions, FIRST Robotics Competition team number 2199, are based at Liberty High School in Eldersburg, Maryland. Our goal is to inspire young people into entering careers related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). To accomplish this goal, the team competes in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, a competition designed to deliver hands-on STEM experience to high school students.
While they started out as a humble little club in 2006, the Robo-Lions have evolved to become one of Liberty High Schools largest after-school programs. Aside from building a robot, team members also learn life skills, such as leadership, teamwork, and critical thinking, while also having a great time.
The team also maintains a strong presence in their community. One of the team’s goals is to build and maintain relationships around Eldersburg, Carroll County, and the entire state of Maryland. They compete annually at the Chesapeake Regional, Maryland’s largest FIRST Robotics Competition regional, where they forge strong partnerships with fellow Maryland teams and businesses.
NEW Location: Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University; 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd Laurel MD 20723 (Main Entrance – Lobby 1)
Join us for an Early Thanksgiving Dinner: Turkey and Stuffing; Mashed Potatoes and Gravy; Green Beans and Cranberry sauce, rolls, dessert, coffee and iced tea.
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I know it’s not quite Thanksgiving Day yet but I want to take this opportunity to offer thanks. In our fast-paced world consumed with the busyness of life and technology incessantly beckoning our attention at every turn, how often do we stop just to say “thank you” to someone? So, while the Thanksgiving holiday tradition may be traced to 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, my thanksgiving is traced to a meeting room where for two to three hours on the second Wednesday of each month eleven men faithfully meet to govern the affairs of one of INCOSE’s most active and engaged chapters, the Chesapeake Chapter of Maryland.
Thank you to our Past President, John Lewis, for his commitment and service to the Chapter. Thank you to our incoming president, Bill Ewald, for his willingness to pick up the baton of leadership. Thank you to our Secretary, Mark Kaczmarek, for being our diligent scribe and recorder. Thank you, Erik Devito, our Programs Director, for enriching us with professionally challenging topics and stimulating speakers. Thank you to our Treasurer, Dave Alldredge, for fastidiously managing the chapter’s budget and assets. Thank you, Bob Lecorchick, our Membership Director, for those monthly welcome emails to new INCOSE members and for keeping a pulse on the health and status of our membership. Thank you, Paul Martin, our Communications Director, for the innumerable hours you’ve invested in generating our monthly newsletter, maintaining our website, and creating our monthly speaker flyers. Thank you, Don Gantzer, for your work with Chapter outreach. Thank you to our working group leaders Dave Fadeley, Alex Pavak and Mark Walker for being at the tip of the spear in leading our chapter professionals in the areas of Program Management and Systems Engineering, The Future of Energy and Model-based Systems Engineering.
So, INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter Board of Directors, it is a pleasure serving alongside of you and I give thanks for each one of you. I encourage you to maintain your passion for the systems engineering profession, to grow your systems engineering knowledge and skill, and to continue to extend yourselves to use systems engineering to help solve today’s problems and meet tomorrow’s challenges.
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So if you haven’t gotten the e-mail with the Official Election Ballot for the 2013 Chesapeake Chapter Board of Directors then please contact the head of the Election Committee Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org; 443-562-4945; or 240-373-4610. Provide an accurate e-mail address and we’ll send you a ballot. Read more about the process and meet the Candidates Running for the 2013 Chesapeake Chapter BoD <HERE>.
SAVE THE DATE: 12 Dec 2012
Location: Hilton Garden Inn; 8241 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, Maryland, 21045
We will have door prizes, entertainment, and a fine menu of holiday fair bound to please the most discerning palate.
Dinner Cost: $45 per person. Read more at our website.
Did You Miss Last Month?
Framework for Model-based Systems Engineering
On Oct 17, 2012, Dr. Baras addressed a filled auditorium on the purpose and value of Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE). He reviewed the University of Maryland Institute for Systems Research concept for and research into developing a MBSE framework that allows systems engineers to connect UML/SysML models to domain models, analysis tools, and information repositories. The hub of this framework consists of a set of domain transformations that allow information from one viewpoint (e.g., SysML) to get transformed into information usable in another viewpoint (e.g., mechanical domain model defined in Modelica or for use by an analysis or simulation tool) and then in the reverse. The framework allows for communication and consistency among the systems engineers and the domain engineers through capabilities provided by information science and technology.
This is the monthly newsletter for INCOSE Chesapeake, a local chapter of INCOSE International. We are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing a forum for professionals practicing the art and science of Systems Engineering in the Northern & Central Maryland & Southern Pennsylvania area.
The Chesapeake Chapter is always looking for volunteers to speak at our upcoming meetings! Please contact our 2012 Programs Director, Mr. Erik DeVito, if you would like the opportunity to speak or can recommend someone.
The Chesapeake Chapter of INCOSE is proud to recognize the following organizations for sponsoring our endeavors to expanding the understanding and appreciation of Systems Engineering in the local area:
This Newsletter is to serve our members and is open to all for contributions. Do you have an interesting idea for an article? A review of a new book related to engineering? Let us know. We’d love to hear about. It may wind up in a future issue of our Newsletter.
Keep up with the latest news and events. Find out about our new Board of Directors. Explore our extensive library of previous lectures from our Monthly Dinner Meetings. Learn of the Benefits of Joining INCOSE. Check out Systems Engineering education in the local area. All this and more awaits you at our INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter Website.
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