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1 Chapter Overview 23 February 2012 North Star Chapter 1 Tonights Schedule 6:15 PM – Networking and Socialize over Pizza and Soft Drinks 6:45 PM – Welcome and Chapter Overview Elliot Abrons, 2012 Co-President 7:00 PM – ReconRobotics Introduction Dr. Andrew Drenner, Director of Engineering and Patrick J. McKinney, ReconRobotics COO 7:15 PM – Tour of ReconRobotics 8:30 PM – Adjourn

2 Chapter Overview 23 February 2012 North Star Chapter Program Theme Systems Engineering In Large, Medium & Small Companies

3 Chapter Overview 23 February 2012 North Star Chapter 23 February:An Introduction and Tour of ReconRobotics ReconRobotics, Presentation and Host 29 March:Intelligence & Decision Support Tools for the Systems Engineer Ridgedale Library 19 April: SAVI Technology as a Modeling Tool Honeywell 10 May:An Introduction and tour of Stratasys Stratasys Corp. 14 June:Systems Engineering in Healthcare University of Thomas, St. Paul Campus 29 July:Summer Social In Planning Calendar

4 Chapter Overview 23 February 2012 North Star Chapter 4 Event Calendar Details March 19-22, 2012: Conference On SE Research (CSER) (St. Louis Missouri) Apr 30-May 2, 2012: Systems Engineering, Test and Evaluation Conference of The Systems Engineering Society of Australia (SESA) (Brisbane, Australia) May 14-16, 2012: 1 st Annual Systems Engineering in Washington DC May19-23, 2012: 2012 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (Orlando, Florida) June 18-20, 2012:Third International Symposium on Engineering Systems - CESUN 2012 (Delft, The Netherlands) July 9-12, 2012: 22 nd Annual International Symposium (IS2012) (Roma, Italy) Aug17-18, 2012:Systems Engineering - Sharing Best Practices Conference (U of St Thomas, St. Paul, MN)

5 Sharing Best Practices Connecting systems engineering professionals Join us at THE system engineering event of the year! At this interactive event, attendees will: Learn best practices and see how colleagues are improving efficiency and reducing costs applying system engineering approaches. Panel Discussions & Case studies will be presented in the medical, aerospace, manufacturing, and software-intensive industries. Share information and network. Discuss topics within the systems engineering community to better your professional strategies for uncertain times. Touch and experience the latest system engineering tools. Suppliers will be available in an exhibition area to show you the latest tools, discuss your needs and offer hands-on demonstrations. INCOSE North Star Chapter, St. Thomas University School of Engineering and the University of Minnesota School of Engineering present the first annual Upper Midwest Systems Engineering Conference UST St. Paul Campus, August 17 th & 18th, North Star Chapter Connecting education and industry - a business and job growth partnership for the future.

6 Chapter Overview 23 February 2012 North Star Chapter Communication North Star Chapter Web Site: North Star Newsletter – The Integrator –December 2011 and previous issues viewable/downloadable North Star Chapter Meeting Information –Charts from past meetings are viewable and downloadable on the website Update being Planned

7 Chapter Overview 23 February 2012 North Star Chapter 7 INCOSE North Star is seeking assistance to help spread the word about chapter events Volunteers are being sought to aid communication of meeting and seminar information as well as help with other related activities The main objective of the team is to grow and retain members Please sign up to get more information and assist Sign up at the meeting, see Ambassador Group sign up sheet at the table For more information contact Ambassador Group

8 Chapter Overview 23 February 2012 North Star Chapter 2012 Chapter Organization INCOSE Certification Advisory Group (CAG) Eileen Arnold – Chair CAG Project Manager Dave Walden Measurement Working Group Paul Frenz – Chair SE Competency Eileen Arnold - Chair Co-Presidents Mike Keyes Elliot Abrons Secretary Angela Robinson Treasurer John Palmer Dir. Industry Mark Feitel President Elect TBD Past President Paul Frenz Dir. Acad/Govt Neill Radke North Star Leadership Communication Eileen Arnold Contact Eileen Arnold Systems Science SE Technical Process Architecture SE Management Process Requirements Risk SE Support Processes Measurement Modeling & Tools Specialty Engineering Application Sectors Technical Operations

9 Chapter Overview 23 February 2012 North Star Chapter Eileen Arnold has been selected as a recipient of the MFESTS Charles W. Britzius Distinguished Engineer Award for Neill Radke has been selected as a recipient of the MFESTS Richard S. Alberg Distinguished Science and Technology Professional Award for Both will receive their awards at the 48 th Annual Engineers Week Awards and Recognition Banquet to be held Friday, February 24 th at The Nicollet Island Pavilion in Minneapolis. MFESTS = Minnesota Federation of Engineering, Science, and Technology Societies Recent Awards and Recognition 9

10 Chapter Overview 23 February 2012 North Star Chapter For posting or seeking job opportunities: Go to: –Select Education and Careers –Select Post a Job –Create an account –Post job openings –Select View Jobs to see the listings Job Opportunities 10

11 Chapter Overview 23 February 2012 North Star Chapter Attendance at our meetings continues to grow…but so does the cost of Pizza We will continue to have networking time and serve appetizers and soft drinks We ask that you help us by making a voluntary donation You decide if and the amount and place it in the gold box (any amount helps) 11 Many thanks, your response to date has been most helpful Donations

12 Chapter Overview 23 February 2012 North Star Chapter 12 Why sign in? For the past several years we have had the chapter incentive program to encourage attendance at our meetings. For 2011, a $50 gift certificate for BP gasoline will be awarded to every member attending six or more regular meetings or who brings one new member into the chapter. (Note – You must be a member in good standing for the entire year to qualify) For guests or members attending for the first time, this also insures your notification by of all subsequent events. Attendance BE SURE AND SIGN THE ATTENDANCE LIST! PLEASE WRITE SO WE CAN READ IT!!

13 Chapter Overview 23 February 2012 North Star Chapter Dr. Andrew Drenner, PHD, is Director of Engineering and Robotics Systems Architect at ReconRobotics. He received his BS degree in Computer Science from the U of Northern Iowa in 2001 and both his MS and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the U of Minnesota in His dissertation was titled: A Framework for Distributed Mobile Robotics. While pursuing his PhD, he was part of a team from the U of Minnesotas Center for Distributed Robotics which worked on the DARPA Software for Distributed Robotics Program as well as several National Science Foundation funded research initiatives. Dr. Drenner is a founding member of ReconRobotics. He has spent the last 11 years working with robotic systems and has authored or co-authored over 20 articles published in internationally recognized journals, conferences, and books on the topics of miniature robotic systems, distributed robotic teams, sensor networks, and human activities monitoring He has extensive experience in embedded system design, product development, and designing robotic systems to operate in real-world situations. He is also an inventor on 2 issued patents as well as others which are pending. Dr. Andrew Drenner 13

14 Chapter Overview 23 February 2012 North Star Chapter Patrick J. McKinney has served as the Chief Operating Officer at ReconRobotics since Prior to ReconRobotics, he was the Vice President and General Manager of the Wafer Handling Business Unit at Entegris, Inc, a leader in materials integrity management products for the semiconductor and data storage market. He has over 24 years of global leadership experience in the high technology industry working for companies such as Intel, Kyocera, Amkor Technology and Entegris. Patrick J. McKinney 14

15 Chapter Overview 23 February 2012 North Star Chapter Star Tribune Business Section Sunday, February 19, 2012 Edinas ReconRobotics secures a $13.9 million Army contract …has increased employment by 20, to 48. Next time we visit we expect to see the same headline, but with an extra zero in front of each decimal point Congratulations 15


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