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A better world through a systems approach

Meeting Speaker Dawn Schaible: The Art and Science of Systems Engineering – Developing the Next Generation of Systems Engineering Leaders

  • Date:
    May 10, 2017 - 04:45 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Address: ATA, 1300 Britt Street, SE, Albuquerque, NM
  • Location: GlobalMeet7, see link above,
  • Venue:
    Applied Technology Associates (ATA), 1300 Britt Street, SE, Albuquerque, NM

Abstract: The successful development of complex systems, such as aircraft, spacecraft, power plants, or computer networks, requires both the art and science of systems engineering. Technical Leadership, the art of systems engineering, balances broad technical domain knowledge, engineering instinct, problem solving, creativity, leadership, and communication to develop new missions and systems. Systems Management, the science of systems engineering, focuses on rigorously and efficiently managing the development and operation of complex systems. Developing systems engineering leaders who are highly competent in both technical leadership and systems management can be a challenge for all organizations. This presentation will discuss how NASA is addressing the challenge through its Systems Engineering Leadership Development Program.

Bio: Ms. Schaible was appointed as the NASA Deputy Chief Engineer in July 2014 where she helps to lead the Office of the Chief Engineer in providing policy direction, oversight, and assessment for the NASA engineering and program management communities. She previously served as the Manager of the Systems Engineering Office for the NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC) at the Langley Research Center, providing systems engineering expertise to the independent NESC assessments of critical, high‐risk issues. Prior to joining Langley in 2005, Ms. Schaible spent 18 years at the Kennedy Space Center where she held a number of lead engineering positions for the Space Shuttle and International Space Station Programs.