The INCOSE Institute for Technical Leadership

Three years ago, INCOSE started the development of a initiative to enhance and strengthen the Organization’s Leadership by developing and providing a training program. The program’s purpose is to accelerate the development of systems engineering leaders who will exemplify the best of our organization and our profession. Its primary benefits are the development of individual members as capable leaders, which benefits the involved members. INCOSE benefits include growing a pool of leaders, which can be used to help lead the Organization. Another intended outcome is hopefully to enhance INCOSE’s International reputation in systems engineering.
Karl will provide an overview of the initiative and explain the requirements to become part of the program, then address questions. Applicants must be nominated by an INCOSE leader and submit an application package that includes: 1) Nominating letter from an INCOSE Board Member, Director, Assistant Director or Chapter President , 2) Letter of recommendation and support from candidate’s home organization, including recognition of the required two-year commitment, 3) Personal statement describing the expected benefits to the candidate, his or her organization, and INCOSE, 4) Resume describing positions held and specific systems engineering accomplishments.

Bio: Karl is currently seeking a new opportunity in SE. Karl is a proven leader with 40+ years of service supporting the Navy as an Acquisition Professional DAWIA certified at Level 3 in both Systems Planning, Research Development & Engineering and Program Management. Karl has hands-on Acquisition experience in Systems Engineering, Program Management, Program Analysis, Software Engineering, Safety Engineering, Systems Analysis, Technical Assessment, Technical and Team Leadership, Personnel Management, & Training. Karl is a Charter Member of the SoMD Chapter of INCOSE. He is currently serving as Treasurer, and is Chair of the Defense System Working Group. He has also served as Past President, Vice-President, and Director, and was a founders of INCOSE’s certification program, who served 6 years on the Certification Advisory Group.

Who: Karl Geist, ESEP-Acq SoMD INCOSE Chapter
When: 27 Feb 2017 @ 1130 to 1300
Where: KBRWyle, 22309 Exploration Drive, Lexington Park, MD 20653
Bill of Fare: Lunch Provided, RSVP requested
Cost: Free to all

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Our Chapter 2017 Science Fair Winners

On Saturday 21 January 2017, INCOSE SoMD Chapter participated in the organization and judging for the thirteenth consecutive year of the St. Mary’s County Science and Engineering Fair. In addition to Planning and Sponsoring the Fair by John Walker, SoMD Chapter Director, Karl Geist, Chapter Treasurer led a three person team by reviewing the 129 projects, selecting 6 winners, and presenting the Chapter’s Systems Engineering Cash Awards. All projects from the 21 different Categories in the Fair, which included Animal Sciences, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Biochemistry, Biomedical and Health Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Embedded Systems, Energy: Chemical, Energy: Physical, Engineering Mechanics, Environmental Engineering, Material Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics and Astronomy, Plant Sciences, Robotics and Intelligent Machines, Systems Software, and Translation Medical Sciences were reviewed and considered for the awards.  This year 5 Junior Projects were selected for interviews by Karl Geist and Greg Olson, and 7 Senior Projects were selected for interviews by Karl Geist, Greg Olson, and Jim Wetzel to determine the 6 INCOSE Winners. At the Awards Ceremony, Karl Geist presented the awards to the Senior High Division winning students Braedon Myers’ First Place Project “UFR (Unmanned First Responder)”, Natalie Wolfe’s Second Place Project “Strike Sensing System’, and Kathryn McCurdy’s Honorable Mention Project “Automatic Window Washer”, and the Junior High Division winning students Ryan Williams’ First Place Project “Remotely Op. Planetary Exploration Rover”, Tom Wilson’s Second Place Project ” Something Here is Fishy”, and Ria Sharma’s Honorable Mention Project “Solar Powered Water Desalination”. These winners will be part of an Award Reception Sponsored by The Patuxent Partnership and INCOSE SoMD Chapter on the 21 February 2017 at 5:00 pm at the Great Mills Highs School.  Thank you again to the Judges, and Congratulations again to all the winners.  Please register for this event HERE

Braedon Myers at his First Place Project “UFR (Unmanned First Responder)”

Natalie Wolfe at her Second Place Project “Strike Sensing System’

Ryan Williams at his First Place Project “Remotely Op. Planetary Exploration Rover”

Tom Wilson at his
Second Place Project ” Something Here is Fishy”

Ria Sharma at her
Honorable Mention Project “Solar Powered Water Desalination”

Kathryn McCurdy at her
Honorable Mention Project “Automatic Window Washer”

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