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Atlanta October 2020 Meeting - "Using Board Games as Subject Matter in Developing Expertise in Model Based Systems Engineering"

  • Date:
    Oct 22, 2020 - 5:00 PM - 06:00 PM
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  • Contact: Dave Takacs
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Join the Atlanta chapter for its October 2020 meeting, which will be held virtually on October 22, 2020.

This month, a presentation will be given by one of the Atlanta chapter's own, Matt Corrado. He will be giving a presentation based on his paper that was in the 2018 INCOSE International Symposium. See the abstract below.

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Atlanta October 2020 Meeting Information

As more organizations transition from traditional document-centric systems engineering to a model-based approach, many are challenged to train their staff in new languages, tools, and methodologies, while managing the expectations of stakeholders and their expected model outcomes. In particular, challenges associated with learning a new modeling language and developing skills in the ‘art’ of modeling present organizations with formidable obstacles to realizing this transition. This paper hypothesizes that systems engineers may more readily learn how to correctly model with SysML, and develop intuition about the art of modeling and using patterns, if their learning references a commonly and thoroughly-understood subject, such as a board game. This paper presents a case for the use of board games as subject matter for new modelers. It demonstrates the concept with a sample model of Hasbro’s popular board game, Monopoly, and discusses the limitations of this approach and potential adaptations that may broaden the applicability of the learned skills to projects. Finally, results from a small feasibility assessment and concepts for more formal study to evaluate the hypothesis are presented. 

Speaker Bio:
Matt is a 2020 graduate of Georgia Tech with a Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace Engineering. Over the course of his undergraduate degree, Matt completed internships in areas spanning from Model-Based Systems Engineering to Thermal and Fluids Analysis at organizations including NASA Glenn Research Center, The Aerospace Corporation, and SpaceX. Currently, Matt is pursuing a Master's Degree in the department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where, under an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, he researches spacecraft electric propulsion in MIT's Space Propulsion Laboratory.

Agenda (EDT):
5:00 - 5:30 : President's Remarks
5:30 - 6:00 : Program

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