Midwest Gateway Chapter

Welcome to the Midwest Gateway Chapter

Welcome to the Midwest Gateway Chapter of INCOSE. We are based in the St Louis region, from Rolla to the Metro East. The Midwest Gateway Chapter of INCOSE was founded in St. Louis in 1992. Over the years we've hosted the INCOSE Symposium and the Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER), and been the home chapter of national and regional INCOSE leaders.

Bronze Chapter Award 2004
Bronze Chapter Award 2004
Bronze Chapter Award 2004
Bronze Chapter Award 2004
Bronze Chapter Award 2004
Silver Chapter Award 2006
Silver Chapter Award 2007
Silver Chapter Award 2008
Silver Chapter Award 2009
Silver Chapter Award 2010
Silver Chapter Award 2011

2023 Board of Directors

President: John Thompson, Boeing
President-Elect (Vice President): Mike Franco, Boeing
Secretary (2023/2024): Kirk Kittell, Boeing
Treasurer (2022/2023): Lou Pape, Boeing
Director (2022/2023): Dr. Mary Malast, Leonardo DRS
Director (2022/2023): Caleb Klapp, Leonardo DRS
Director (2023/2024): Bob Scheurer, Boeing
Director (2023/2024): Dr. Cihan Dagli, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Past President: Mike McCarthy, Paragon Technology Group

Contact the MGC Board of Directors at midwest-gateway@incose.net.

Upcoming Chapter Events

Speaker Event

When:  Thursday, Aug 24, 5:30-7:00 PM

Where:  Sports Cafe, 3579 Pennridge Dr, Bridgeton, MO  63044

Who:  Mike Franco, Chapter Vice President/President Elect

What:  Framework for Shifting Defense Priorities

RSVP:  Mike McCarthy - michael.mccarthy@incose.net

Summary: Mike Franco, our chapter Vice President/President-Elect, will be making a presentation that introduces a framework to show how shifting defense budget priorities can flow through a given system architecture to enable continued overall architectural cost-effectiveness of the defense system(s), as profiled in MIL-STD-881D, and for the programs which manage them. 
The chapter will cover the cost of dinner.


Orlando Chapter Meeting - November 2022

Orlando , USA
13501 Ingenuity Dr.

Please join us for a fabulous evening on November 16 to dive into MOSA and Family of Systems with a presentation by INTUITIVE. They will have Mr. Keith Zook flying in from Huntsville to give you this special presentation. We will start with Jay Golden, famous Orlando golf instructor and business speaker/artist/inventor.

We will have our meeting at our new permanent location at Rocket Technology's new offices at Resource One (one building past LEIDOS) in the SAIC building: 13501 Ingenuity.

RSVP: Link.Parikh@INCOSE.net by 1:00 PM Monday, Nov. 14
Cost: $0* - Dinner courtesy of INCOSE-Orlando Chapter, Venue courtesy of Rocket Technology

1. "What golf can teach business professionals."
  Jay Golden, Golf Instructor, Artist, and Inventor - Orlando Area

2. "Implementing MOSA - solving the technical challenge of modeling a family of systems."
 Keith Zook, INTUITIVE - Huntsville Office

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NEW! Dinner-time put/chip challenge and Big Prize* (starts at 6 PM sharp)
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Chapter News

New Chapter Members - 2023

Austin Renwick, The Boeing Company, Feb 27
Rachel Harlan, Student - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Mar 13
Caleb Klapp, Leonardo DRS, Apr 19
Kyle Thayer, The Boeing Company, Apr 19
Jessica Stevons, Medtronic, Apr 24|
Philip Hoff, United States Air Force, May 9
Peter Cichacz, Leonardo DRS, Jun 1
Deborah Keller, Nothrop Grumman Corporation, Jun 2
Sarah Ehlen, The Boeing Company, Jun 12
Brett Chase, Student - Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Jun 27
David Ware, Olin, Jun 27
Andrew Nixon, The Boeing Company, July 4
Thomas Fehr, Student, Aug 7
Kaleb Rockwell, Student - Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Aug 7
John Combs II, AWS, Aug 8
Matthew Freeman, Student - Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Aug 10
Thomas McKinney, Student, Aug 13
Maggie Hummel, Aug 21
Waylon Lindseth, John Deere, Sep 11

The Midwest Gateway Chapter of INCOSE was founded in St. Louis in 1992. Over the years we've hosted the INCOSE Symposium and the Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER), and been the home chapter of national and regional INCOSE leaders. Many of our members are engaged in defense, biotech, connected devices, and academia. Most members are located in St. Louis and the surrounding area (from Missouri S&T in Rolla to Scott Air Force Base in the Metro East), but all are welcome to affiliate with us.

For more information about joining INCOSE, please visit the incose.org website: Join INCOSE. If you're not sure about joining yet, come out and visit us at one of our events.


If you have any questions for us, get in touch: midwest-gateway@incose.net. You can also get in touch with our Board of Directors.

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