2016 News Letter – Issue 2

Highlights:

  • President’s Message from Dr. Muhammad Islam
  • US S.T.E.M. Conference Summary
  • INCOSE GMU Student Chapter Update
  • GMU Students win business Idea Competition
  • Minority Engineer Magazine Profiles Past President Dr. Gina Guillaume-Joseph
  • Upcoming Events

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May Meeting: The New INCOSE Competency Framework

This month Don S. Gelosh will be presenting “The New INCOSE Competency Framework”. The presentation will take place at McCormick & Schmick’s in Tysons Corner, VA. The presentation will start at 7:00 pm with social hour starting earlier at some locations.

Title: The New INCOSE Competency Framework
Presenter: Don S. Gelosh
Cost: $15 at Main Location, Free at Satellite Locations
Date: Wednesday May 11, 2016
Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm (Presentation)
Main Location: Tysons Corner, VA
Satellite Locations: Chantilly, VA; Fairfax, VA; and Washington, DC

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April Tutorial: Building An Innovation Engine That Delivers

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: George Mason University or Online
4400 University Drive
Engineering Building – Room 2608
Fairfax, VA 22030
(parking in Shenandoah Garage- $8 charge)

Fee: No Cost (Free for INCOSE members and Non-Members)

Please register at: http://incosewmaapril2016tutorial.eventbrite.com

Complete survey at time of registration: https://organizing4innovation.formstack.com/forms/iea

Presenter:
– Floortje Blindenbach-Driessen, PhD
– Founder & CEO of Organizing for Innovation LLC

Description: Building an innovation engine that delivers

System integrators have always been at the forefront of technological advances, yet, they typically apply innovations and new technologies developed by others. Nowadays, system integrators are increasingly seeking to develop their own innovation function to support the generation and reliable implementation of new systems, services, and business models. In this session we will address what it takes to build and innovation engine that delivers. That is creating a sustainable, effective, and efficient innovation framework and process to bring ideas to practice, given the unique capabilities and organizational make up of system integrators.

Prior to the session, participants will complete an innovation management maturity assessment to identify opportunities to improve their innovation capabilities. During this interactive session, participants will begin to design and develop a reliable innovation management system within their own organization. One that supports the generation of new services and business models that address their client’s current and future challenges.

Objectives
– Identify opportunities to improve your organization’s innovation capabilities
– Articulate the role and value of the innovation function
– Identify the key components of an innovation management system
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INCOSE Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) Workshop

Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Engineering Building – Room 2608
Fairfax, VA 22030

Fee: No Cost (Free for INCOSE members and Non-Members)

Please register at: http://incosewmamarch2016tutorial.eventbrite.com

Presenters:

  • Muhammad F Islam, Ph.D., CSEP/ President, INCOSE WMA
  • Thomas Britten, CSEP/Newsletter Editor, INCOSE WMA

Description:
INCOSE Washington metro Area Chapter will provide a workshop on Systems Engineering Professional credentials. INCOSE has established a multi-level Professional SEP Certification Program to provide a formal method for recognizing the knowledge and experience of systems engineers, regardless of where they may be in their career. In this workshop an overview of the different levels of certifications and their qualifications will be presented. Two of the three certification levels require a knowledge test based on the INCOSE Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBOK). The SEBOK processes will be discussed at the workshop.

This workshop is part of a series of INCOSE WMA SEP Preparation series and free for both INCOSE members and non-members. Please join us at the event and get valuable insights from the presenters on preparing and passing the SEP exams.

Parking: visit www.parking.gmu.edu for parking details
Closest to Nguyen Engineering Building is Shenandoah Parking Deck off of Patriot Circle.
Most convenient entrance area to Shenandoah Parking Deck is from Braddock Road, Roberts Road. Alternatively, you can take University Drive to Patriot Circle.

Slide Download
Link to download the slides: http://www.incosewma.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/20160319_INCOSE_SEP_Workshop.pdf

March Meeting: The Creative Systems Thinker

This month Janet G. Cook will be presenting “The Creative Systems Thinker–Unleashing and Applying Your Innate Creativity”. The presentation will take place at McCormick & Schmick’s in Tysons Corner, VA. The presentation will start at 7:00 pm with social hour starting earlier at some locations.

Title: The Creative Systems Thinker–Unleashing and Applying Your Innate Creativity
Presenter: Janet G. Cook
Cost: $15 at Main Location, Free at Satellite Locations
Date: Wednesday March 9, 2016
Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm (Presentation)
Main Location: Tysons Corner, VA
Satellite Locations: Chantilly, VA; Fairfax, VA; and Washington, DC

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Jan 2016 Newsletter

The INCOSE WMA Volume 2016 Issue 1 Newsletter is now available. Highlights of this newsletter includes:

President’s Message from Dr. Muhammad Faysal Islam
New INCOSE WMA BOD
Local Systems Engineering Activities
SEDC 2016 Update
Upcoming Events

Link to download: INCOSE WMA Newsletter 2016 Vol 1

Feb Meeting: Program Risk ID

This month Laurie Wiggins will be presenting “Program Risk ID”. The presentation will take place at McCormick & Schmick’s in Tysons Corner, VA. The presentation will start at 7:00 pm with social hour starting earlier at some locations.

Title: Program Risk ID
Presenter: Laurie Wiggins
Cost: $15 at Main Location, Free at Satellite Locations
Date: Wednesday February 10, 2016
Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm (Presentation)
Main Location: Tysons Corner, VA
Satellite Locations: Chantilly, VA; Fairfax, VA; and Washington, DC

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January 13 New Years Party and BOD Swearing In

Come out and celebrate the new year with INCOSE WMA. This is a great opportunity to enjoy fine food and socialize with other systems engineers. Menu info can be found at: incosewma.org

Date: Wednesday January 13th, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: $35 for INCOSE members, $40 for Non-members, $20 for INCOSE students
Location:
Mcormick & Schmick’s
8484 Westpark Drive
McLean, VA 22102

Register at: https://incosewmajan2016party.eventbrite.com

Menu:
Appetizers and Wine

Salad: (Choose one)
– Classic Caesar Salad
– Walnut Mixed Greens

Entree: (Choose one)
– Cedar Roasted Atlantic Salmon
– Chicken Oscar
– Center Cut C.A.B. New Your Strip Filet

Vegan/vegetarian options are available

Dessert: (Choose one)
– Chocolate Truffle Cake
– Chef’s Seasonal Cheesecake

SEDC 2016 Abstract Deadline Extended

The SEDC 2016 abstract deadline has been extended till December 22, 2015. Make sure to submit before it is too late.

To view the call for papers and to submit visit: http://www.sedcconference.org/papers/

CANCELED: INCOSE WMA 2015 Holiday Party

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to cancel this event. We will be pushing this dinner to January. Sorry for the confusion.