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Catch the Northeast Systems Engineering Tour stop at Drexel University on March 30

Delaware Valley Chapter members and their systems engineering colleagues are cordially invited to attend the INCOSE Northeast SE Tour when it makes its stop in our area at Drexel University on Wednesday, March 30.  The Tour will feature the following traveling “Tour” presenters and local presenters: 

David Long: “Beyond MBSE: Looking Towards the Next Evolution in Systems Engineering”

Dr. Brian White: “Complex Systems: How to Recognize Them and Engineer Them”

Ken Kepchar: “Cybersecurity & Critical Infrastructure – Are We Missing the Obvious?”

Dr. John Via and Dr. Frank Anbari: “Discussion of the Overlaps and Tensions between Systems Engineering and Project Management”

David Sutton: “The Concept is Everything; Using Constraints Based Analysis to Focus Conceptualization when Faced with Complexity.”

Dr. David Kaslow: “Developing and Distributing a CubeSat Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Reference Model – Status”

This unique event is being organized by Don Galosh, Ph.D., CSEP-Acq, Director of Systems Engineering Programs at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The goal of the Tour is to promote excellence in Systems Engineering along the Northeast Corridor.

The Tour has four stops, Boston (New England Chapter) on March 28th, Hoboken (Liberty Chapter) on March 29th, Philadelphia (Delaware Valley Chapter) on March 30th, and Chantilly (Washington Metro Area Chapter) on March 31st. 

Anyone interested in attending is encouraged to email a reply promptly to the Chapter Communications DirectorAttendees need not be INCOSE members, so please pass this invitation to any members of your local SE community as you deem appropriate.  This is an all-day free event, starting at 8:30 am and scheduled until 4:30 pm -- Lunch and refreshments are provided!

The website for the Tour is:

See the flyer below for agenda details, location, and parking/transportation information:

The Southern New Jersey Professional Societies

“Systems Engineering”
Walter Sobkiw

Walt will provide an overview of systems engineering as captured in his books: Systems Practices as Common Sense and Systems Engineering Design Renaissance. The presentation will also include thoughts on systems education and the next generation. Walt started his career with the FAA as an electrical engineering co-op student and upon graduating with a BSEE took a full time position supporting one of the “NAFEC” simulation labs. Eventually he found himself and his new family leaving the FAA and moving across the country to California, Florida, and back to New Jersey all while working on large complex systems with systems engineering as the common thread. Several years ago he was invited to University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University to offer some of his insights to the next generation. Walt now mixes education and work with systems engineering.

Wednesday Feb 17, 2016
Call in your reservations by noon on Tuesday, Feb 16

Blue Heron Pines Golf Club
550 Country Club Dr, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
(609) 965-1800 Check their website for directions:

TIME:     Social Time: 6:00 PM             Dinner: 6:30 PM                 Speaker Approx: 7:45 PM
MENU:    Buffet style dinner
COST:     $17 AIAA/IEEE/INCOSE Members,     $21 ITEA/NSBE/HFES/Guests,   $13 Students

Reservations due by noon Tuesday, Feb 16th
       Joe Burns       609-485-4654 (W)
Mike Konyak     609-485-5655 (W)
 Holly Cyrus      609-485-4887 (W)