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Saturday October 17, 2020 6:00 PM PDT to 8:00 PM PDT



The INCOSE San Diego chapter is proud to present our 2020 annual STEM gala for our members and friends!

Bring your cape, put on your mask and get ready to battle to win! This event will be VIRTUAL, and we guarantee a fun time for all!

When: Saturday evening, October 17th, 6pm – 8pm (Pacific Time)
Where: Your home! This event is VIRTUAL
Cost: FREE!!
Connection Information: This event will use Zoom!  https://incose-org.zoom.us/j/98142829865?pwd=WWR0Vlo5czZ2bW11RGxrZEhyNS9tdz09

Meeting ID: 981 4282 9865
Passcode: 655358

Telephone connection (if needed): 669-900-6833 US (San Jose). Same meeting ID and pass code as above.

PLEASE NOTE – In addition to Zoom for the main connection, You will also need to install the Kahoot app on your mobile device and create a free account. Please do so before the meeting. The instructions are below under How to Connect and Play.


KAHOOT  Training: We will also have optional Kahoot TRAINING SESSION the evening before, Friday October 16 at 6pm. This is optional, but if you want to learn about Kahoot before Saturday this is the time to do it. It will use Zoom: https://incose-org.zoom.us/j/97580865607?pwd=K0dOSkg2Y0JXeWFubjBTUXRyR1lsZz09

Meeting ID: 975 8086 5607
Passcode: 757068

Telephone connection (if needed): 669-900-6833 US (San Jose).  Same meeting ID and pass code as above.


Registration: Please register below!!! We will use your email to contact you with additional information before the event – so register Now!


How to Connect and Play:

Connection details to the event will be provided SOON, please check back!

Note that this event will ALSO require you to PRE-INSTALL the KAHOOT! game software on your computer or mobile device! Please do so BEFORE the game!!! See Kahoot! for more details. We may also have Kahoot training the day or two before – please check back for that also!!

About the Event:

This event will showcase the amazing efforts of several of our STEM award schools! The schools will present their progress on their STEM projects, with KAHOOT! games intermixed between them! Below is a tentative schedule for our event:

6:00pm – 6:20pm Introduction and welcome and setup!
6:20pm – 6:30pm Mr. Roger Dohm and team (Poway High School)
6:30pm – 6:50pm Kahoot! Round 1 – Out of this World!
6:50pm – 7:00pm Ms. Roxanna Vincent and team (Learning Choice Academy)
7:00pm – 7:10pm Kahoot! round 2 – Superpowers!
7:10pm – 7:20pm Mr. Kevin White and team (Learning Choice Academy)
7:20pm – 7:30pm Kahoot! final round – Engineering Central!
7:30pm – 7:40pm And the Winners are..!!

1st Place $50 Amazon Gift Card
2nd place $40 Amazon Gift Card
3rd place $30 Amazon Gift Card

Ten (10) $10 Amazon Gift Cards will also be raffled to everyone who attends (excludes the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners)!!

Please contact us at info@sdincose.org if you have any questions!


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Wednesday October 21, 2020 5:45 PM PDT to 7:15 PM PDT


(This event is open to all, including non-members.)

This event will be VIRTUAL.


Please join us for a Roundtable Discussion and recap of the Western States Regional Conference 2020.

When: Wednesday, October 21st, 6 – 7:15pm Pacific Time (the web conference will start at 5:45pm).
Where: Virtual/online
Cost: Free

Webcast Details:

Online Webcast Link:  We will be using GoToMeeting software, which will not require a download/install if using the Chrome or Firefox browser.
Online Webcast Link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/423747781

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (408) 650-3123
Access Code: 423-747-781


After spending September to take some time to relax with friends and family, we at INCOSE San Diego are revitalized and ready to organize some great events for October and the rest of the year. October’s general meeting will feature a recap round-table of the recent WSRC 2020 virtual conference (led by the Seattle Chapter).

Dr. Ron Carson (WSRC presenter) will be our guest speaker. Also note that we are hosting WSRC 2021, so that will give all of us a sense of our upcoming adventure here in Sept 2021 in San Diego, California!

Flexible Event Agenda:

1) SD INCOSE Introduction: Greg Bulla

2) Conference overview / Planning for 2021, by John Thomas, 2021 Planning Committee member

3) WSRC 2020 Introduction: R. Carson

  • Transition to Model-Based Systems Engineering
  • Nuclear Technology Development with Systems Engineering
  • Engineering America’s Most Ambitious Regional Transit Expansion
  • Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste: The significant opportunities for healthcare improvement through the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

4) Keynote Q&A and discussion on favorite presentations – WSRC attendees

5) WSRC presentation by Dr. Ron Carson: What to Do About Global Warming?

6) Q&A

7) Open Forum

Some of the Presentations Open for Discussion:

Transition to Model-Based Systems Engineering
– Ms. Christi Gau Pagnanelli (Keynote speaker)

Nuclear Technology Development with Systems Engineering
– Mr. Eric Williams (Keynote speaker)

Engineering America’s Most Ambitious Regional Transit Expansion
– Mr. Peter Brown (Keynote speaker)

Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste: The significant opportunities for healthcare improvement through the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
– Mr. Geoff Austin (Keynote speaker)

Correcting Misperceptions of Systems Engineering
– Dr. Ron Carson (WSRC 2020 Committee member)

Perspectives on 737MAX MCAS: System Design and Operation
– Dr. Ron Carson (WSRC 2020 Committee member)

The Powerful Advantages of Developing a “Failure Resume”
– Mr. Tim Boyd

Equipping Tomorrow’s Systems Engineering Workforce
– Dr. Rick Hefner


Guest Speaker: Dr. Ron Carson

Dr. Ron Carson is an Adjunct Professor of Engineering at Seattle Pacific University, an Affiliate Assistant Professor in Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Washington, a Fellow of the International Council on Systems Engineering and a certified Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP).

He retired in 2015 as a Technical Fellow in Systems Engineering after 27 years at The Boeing Company. He is the author of numerous articles regarding requirements analysis and systems engineering measurement, and is the developer of numerous industry systems engineering training courses. His current interests are in quantitatively incorporating sustainability considerations in systems engineering methodologies and education. Dr. Carson has a PhD from the University of Washington in Experimental Plasma Physics, and a BS from the California Institute of Technology in Applied Physics.

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