This month Steve J. Sutton will be presenting “360 Degree Overview of Systems Engineering”. The presentation will take place at McCormick & Schmick’s in Tysons Corner, VA. Social hour starts at 6 pm with the presentation starting at 7 pm.

Title: 360 Degree Overview of Systems Engineering
Presenter: Steve J. Sutton, PE, ESEP
Cost: $15 at Main Location
Date: Wednesday November 11, 2015
Time: 6 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Tysons Corner, VA

Register at: http://incosewmanov2015meeting.eventbrite.com

Abstract
INCOSE celebrates its 25th anniversary. Systems Engineering, a relatively young profession, grows in importance with more undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The world grows more “complex”
and “smaller” thanks to technology and addresses very serious issues that affect the affluent and indigent, the democracy and the dictatorship, the religious and the non-observant, the isolationist and the internationalist – all aspects of and people in our global society. Issues such as clean water and air, changing climate, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, healthcare, spread of deadly disease, available and renewable energy, affordable transportation, migrating displaced populations, and a safe and plentiful food supply.

Isn’t it time for systems engineering get its due as a discipline that can help society with these difficult issues? The INCOSE Systems Engineering Vision 2025 offers us insights on the benefits of systems engineering to society. But society needs to appreciate and understand these benefits. INCOSE can provide that by influencing systems engineering education and demonstrating to the public how it benefits from systems engineering.

This talk describes a role for systems engineers and the systems engineering discipline to aid public policy and decision makers, describes how INCOSE can influence systems engineering education via its ABET (the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology) membership, and proposes how INCOSE can become more known and appreciated as the ambassador for systems engineering to support objective public policy decision making.