Charger Union building
Michael Mercier | UAH

The College of Engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) held their first Engineering Forum (UAH-EF) in conjunction to the 2018 Southeast Symposium on Contemporary Engineering Topics (SSCET). The partnership event took place on Friday, Aug. 3rd at the Charger Union Theatre and the Shelby Center for Science & Technology.

Faculty and technical experts from across the Southeast and the UAH College of Engineering presented “state-of-the-art engineering solutions to modern engineering problems.” Industrial and Systems Engineering & Engineering Management Department (ISEEM) professor, Dr. Paul Collopy, chaired the ISE track.

"It was great to share research experiences with our counterparts across the Southeast. Our Systems Engineering students met researchers from Mississippi State and from the Army Corps of Engineers' laboratory in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Many of the research questions that we are investigating overlap." says Dr. Paul Collopy.

The UAH-EF featured eleven engineering tracks, including industrial and systems engineering. UAH ISEEM delivered seven of the 11 presentations:

  • Dr. L. Dale Thomas, "Systems Engineering Implications of the Digital Twin"
  • Dr. Bryan Mesmer, "A Reimagining of Systems Engineering through Adoption of Art Method"
  • Garima Bhatia, "Preliminary Analysis of Value Contributed by Systems Engineers to Organizations"
  • Giulia Palma, "Content Analysis of NASA's NextStep 2 Project to Elicit Preferences"
  • Victor Lopez, "Complexity estimation using SysML"
  • Christopher White, "Examining Engineered System Through Holistic Value vs. Performance Metric Lenses: An Application to Launch Vehicle Design"
  • Joseph Clerkin, "A Comprehensive NASA Projects Value Model: Describing Value Contributions from Knowledge"

The SSCET is organized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and first held at the University of New Orleans in 2009. It has grown in size and scope since then, now serving as an event where students, alumni, and the local engineering community are able to meet and share engineering ideas and solutions to modern engineering problems.


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