Help evaluate student project presentations at UMD ISR

Two Opportunities to support the University of Maryland (UMD) Institute for Systems Research (ISR)

and earn PDUs for CSEP Renewal:


The UMD ISR’s 12th semi-annual Systems Engineering Hands-On Projects Capstone Class' Undergraduate Design Conference will be held on Tuesday, May 14, from 3:30-7:00pm in the A.V. Williams Building, Room 1146. The conference highlights the class projects that demonstrate each team's knowledge and application of Model-Based Systems Engineering approaches. The list of the projects can be requested from John MacCarthy ( The ISR invites you to attend and learn how we bring the latest systems engineering design approaches to our undergraduates across the A. James Clark School of Engineering. It is also a great opportunity to meet-and-greet with students who will be graduating in the spring semester, and those not going on to graduate school will be seeking employment!

Please RSVP to John MacCarthy <>; 301-405-4419 by Monday, May 6. He will then send you directions and parking information.

**If you or a Systems Engineer and would like to volunteer to be a judge for this event, please indicate this in your response.**

We are very pleased to note that once again Textron Systems, Unmanned Systems and M.C. Dean are generously sponsoring the cash awards for the top three teams.

Thank you and we look forward to your participation.


Three of the current ISR Systems Engineering Courses have student project presentations. The ISR would like to have participation in the critique and judging of these presentations from experienced Systems Engineers. The schedule of presentations is as follows:

a. ENSE 622: System Trade-off Analysis, Modeling and Simulation – Monday 5/6 and 5/13 from 7 to 9:40 PM in the J.M Patterson Building Room 2222. The instructor is Dr. John MacCarthy.

b. ENSE 624: Human Factors – Thursday 5/4 and 5/11 from 7 to 9:40 PM in the J.M. Patterson Building, Room 3201. The instructor is Bob Beaton (

c. ENSE 627: System Quality – Wednesday 5/8 and 5/17 from 7 to 9:40 PM in the J.M. Patterson Building, Room 222. The instructor is Tony Barber (

Please RSVP to the respective instructors of your intention to attend any of the presentation dates and times. Parking in Regents Garage after 4 PM in WHITE areas (Lots B and RR) is free - see campus map

Please contact Dr. John MacCarthy <>; 301-405-4419 to RSVP or for further information and any of these events.