Forum on Complex Unifiable Systems: A Virtual Convocation

Meeting in Progress
Details
April
28
2020
to
April
28
2020
April 28, 2020 AT 09:16 AM
Virtual
Schedule
Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020
  • 09:45 AM To 09:52 AM
    President's Welcome
  • 09:52 AM To 10:00 AM
    Introduction to FOCUS
  • 10:00 AM To 10:45 AM
    Block I: Relearning from Complexity
  • 10:45 AM To 11:15 AM
    Comments and Discussion
  • 11:15 AM To 12:00 PM
    Block II: Recursive Systems of Systems
  • 12:00 PM To 12:30 PM
    Comments and Discussion
  • 12:30 PM To 12:45 PM
    Synthesis, Reflections, and Opportunities (Blocks I and II)
  • 12:45 PM To 01:00 PM
    Virtual Break
  • 01:00 PM To 01:45 PM
    Block III: Communicating Complexity
  • 01:45 PM To 02:15 PM
    Comments and Discussion
  • 02:15 PM To 03:00 PM
    Block IV: Capabilities and Competencies for Systems Integration
  • 03:00 PM To 03:30 PM
    Comments and Discussion
  • 03:30 PM To 03:45 PM
    Synthesis, Reflections, and Opportunities (Blocks III and IV)
  • 04:00 PM To 04:00 PM
    Adjourn
Speakers
  • Dr. Andrew Clark is Director of Programmes at the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering overseeing their enterprise, research, international partnership and sustainable development activities, which give grants totalling over $50 million each year to engineers around the world. He is a member of the board of the Engineering X Safer Complex ...

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  • Ruth David is retired but remains active as an independent consultant while also serving as Secretary/Treasurer for the International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences. She recently served a four-year term (2015-2019) as Foreign Secretary of the NAE, assuming the position after retiring from Analytic Services Inc. ...

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  • Richard Harris has covered science, medicine and the environment for National Public Radio since 1986. His award-winning work includes reports in 2010 that revealed the US Government was vastly underestimating  the amount of oil spilling from the Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. He also shared a Peabody award with colleague ...

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  • Dean Gehring currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer for Newmont Corporation.  Newmont is the worlds largest gold mining company and is entering its 100th year of operation.

    Dean was raised on a small farm in Northern Idaho and helped fund his education by working as an underground miner in the deep Idaho ...

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  • William B. Rouse is Research Professor in the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, as well as Senior Fellow in the office of the Senior Vice President for Research, Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Principal at Curis Meditor, a ...

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At-a-Glance

Join the virtual NAE Convocation of Professional Engineering Societies on April 28, 2020. Distinguished speakers from industry, universities, government, and nongovernmental organizations will discuss contemporary societal challenges that could benefit from a complex systems engineering mindset and consider approaches to advance our collective capabilities and competencies, from engineering practice to education and policy. The discussions are expected to inform a new NAE initiative under development entitled Forum on Complex Unifiable Systems (FOCUS)

Sponsors:
Dassault Systemes
United Engineering Foundation.

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