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Tonight’s Schedule

Tonight’s Schedule. 6:15 PM – Arrive at PaR Systems 6:40 PM – Welcome and Chapter Overview Paul Frenz, 2011 President 6:50 PM – University of St. Thomas - Professor Edwin C. Jones & Mr. Tom Becker

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Tonight’s Schedule

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  1. Tonight’s Schedule • 6:15 PM – Arrive at PaR Systems • 6:40 PM – Welcome and Chapter Overview Paul Frenz, 2011 President • 6:50 PM – University of St. Thomas - Professor Edwin C. Jones & Mr. Tom Becker • 7:10 PM – University of Minnesota - Dr. William Cooper, Associate Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies for the Program in Industrial and Systems Engineering

  2. Tonight’s Schedule • 7:30 PM – University of Minnesota, College of Continuing Education - Mike Amidon, Program Director • 7:50 PM –Tour PaR Systems • 8:30 PM – Adjourn

  3. 2011 Program Theme SE In A Changing World (Innovation, Safety, Education)

  4. 2011 Calendar • 13 January:Integrated Systems within 3M + Tour of SEMS Lab 3M • 17 February: CMMI Overview & What’s New – CMMI V1.3 Boston Scientific, Arden Hills as Host • 17 March: SE Program Updates – U of M (IT & CCE), U of St Thomas Tour of PaR Systems Manufacturing Facility • 21 April: Software Usability Requirements Goodrich as Host • 19 May: Virtual Manufacturing MTS as Host • 16 June: Summer Social Cruise on Mississippi plus Dinner at TBD

  5. Event Calendar MFEST Announcements – Kurt Nordstrom Academic Forum at the 2011 Symposium in Denver – Neill Radke Apr14-16, 2011: 9th Annual Conference on S E Research (Crowne Plaza - Redondo Beach, CA) May 2-4, 2011: S E Test and Evaluation Conference (Canberra, Australia) June 20-23, 2011: 21st Annual INCOSE International Symposia (Hyatt Regency Denver – Denver, Colorado) Details online @http://www.incose.org 5

  6. Communication North Star Chapter Web Site: www.incose.org/northstar • North Star Newsletter – The Integrator • February 2011 issue viewable/downloadable • North Star Chapter Meeting Information • Charts from past meetings are viewable and downloadable on the website

  7. 2011Chapter Organization President Paul Frenz North Star Leadership Secretary Angela Robinson Communication Eileen Arnold Past President Mark Elpers Dir. Industry Mark Feitel Treasurer John Palmer President Elect Brendan Hall Dir. Acad/Govt Neill Radke • Contact Eileen Arnold • Systems Science • SE Technical Process • Architecture • SE Management Process • Requirements • Risk • SE Support Processes • Measurement • Modeling & Tools • Specialty Engineering • Application Sectors INCOSE Certification Advisory Group (CAG) Eileen Arnold – Chair CAG Project Manager Dave Walden Measurement Working Group Paul Frenz – Chair SE Competency Eileen Arnold - Chair Technical Operations

  8. Job Opportunities For posting or seeking job opportunities: • Go to:www.incose.org • Select “Education and Careers” • Select “Post a Job” • Create an account • Post job openings • Select “View Jobs” to see the listings

  9. Donations • 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) Many thanks, your response to date has been most helpful

  10. Attendance • 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 email of all subsequent events. BE SURE AND SIGN THE ATTENDANCE LIST! PLEASE WRITE SO WE CAN READ IT!!

  11. Professor Edwin C. Jones Professor Jones was born in West Virginia and received his BSEE from West Virginia University in 1955, his Diploma of the Imperial College (DIC) from the University of London in 1956, and his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1962. He served on the faculty at the University of Illinois from 1962 until 1966, when he joined Iowa State University as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to Professor in 1972, and named a University Professor in 1995. He served as Director of Engineering Distance Education from 1986 until 2000, and Associate Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 1997 until 2001. He retired in 2001 as a University Professor Emeritus. He has industrial service with General Electric, Westinghouse, and the U S Army. He is a Fellow of IEEE (citation: for contributions to engineering education), AAAS, ASEE, and ABET. He was given the 2001 Linton E. Grinter Distinguished Service Award by ABET. Professor Jones was appointed an Adjunct Professor at the University of St Thomas in January 2006 to help with develop and administer the Systems Engineering program. 11

  12. Mr. Tom Becker Tom earned a BA in Economics and a BA in Business Finance in 1984 and his Masters degree in Marketing in 1989, all from the University of St. Thomas.  He worked several years as a financial analyst for a property management firm in Minneapolis where he performed financial analysis, managed the fiscal budgeting process.  He has also worked for a software development firm in Minneapolis as a financial software consultant. Tom has worked at Andersen Windows in Bayport, Minnesota in the marketing department where he managed the order intake process for all orders coming into Andersen West of the Mississippi.  Currently Tom works at 3M in the Customer Contact Center where he manages several customer service teams. 12

  13. Dr. William L. Cooper Bill is an Associate Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies for the Program in Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He received a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993 and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1999. His research interests include stochastic modeling, revenue management, and inventory theory. 13

  14. Mr. Mike Amidon Mike serves as a Program Director in the College of Continuing Education at the University of Minnesota. Mike has responsibility for the college’s project management, business analysis and business process management certificate programs, as well as the non-credit Principles of Systems Engineering course. Mike has an M.Ed. degree in Education from Northern Illinois University. 14

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