Southern AZ INCOSE Chapter


Welcome to the SOuthern ARizona (SOARizona) INCOSE chapter website. The chapter is centered in Tucson, Arizona. Anyone whose interests intersect with the profession of Systems Engineering is welcome to participate. This includes those in the profession of Project Management for engineering content as described on the wiki for the Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK).  ​Get involved with the chapter through chapter meetings, speaker series, working groups, conferences, the U of A, and support to pre-college development of interest in Systems Engineering.

SOARizona is also actively engaged with mentoring in the College of Engineering at the University of Arizona.


Updates on Key Events:

Upcoming Speaker Series:

Year End Celebration and Meeting
12/17/2018 - Jared Leidich, World View engineer and author of "The Wild Black Yonder," which is about working on the engineering team that designed the systems that enabled the world record highest altitude sky dive, will speak to the chapter at the year end celebration.  You will want to be there for this talk!  Join us at El Charro Downtown Tucson for this great event!  Members and a guest have dinner on us!

January Speaker Series
Join us on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, for a great talk on Systems Engineering applied to the medical industry.  Ken Weir of Roche - Ventana Medical Systems will share with us the challenges and adventures of developing system solutions for the medical industry.  See our Events page for ways to join in the talk.

INCOSE International Workshop
Join hundreds of your colleagues from across the industries and the world, as our working groups come together to discuss progress on initiatives, new challenges and opportunities that we can dig into.  This is a great way to network and see the application of systems engineering to solve a broad array of problems our customers have.

Join our mailing list to get updates on the chapter, upcoming events, and ways you can participate.
  • Sign up for our e-mail list here  (Google group).
  • Collaboration Across Chapters

    We actively collaborate with regional chapters to gain proficiency in the practice of systems engineering. The availability of effective online tools enables us to participate in events hosted by other chapters. Chapter members also have opportunities to participate in INCOSE Working Groups. Our collaboration partners include:

    Enchantment chapter website

    Central Arizona chapter website

    Los Angeles chapter

    San Diego chapter

    San Francisco chapter



    Chapter Awards form a valuable metric to indicate how the chapter provides value to its members, its companies, and its community.  SOARizona is working hard to provide that value, with circle awards starting to follow.

    SOAR chapter 2016 Chapter Award, Silver