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  • INCOSE-LA Speaker Meeting

    Tue, Oct 10, 2017 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Phyllis Marbach, President, INCOSE-LA, Boeing Designated Expert in both Software Engineering and Systems Engineering as well as Agile Practices

    Talk Title: A Systems Engineering Solution To Clean Up The Oceans' Plastic Waste

    Series: INCOSE-LA Speaker Series

    Abstract: The 2017 INCOSE International Symposium Practitioners Challenge Delivery Team was Nicole Hutchison, Robert Edson, Megan Clifford and Jaci Pratt. The team presented a problem and challenged the assembled systems engineers to work together to present a solution to the problem. This year's problem: About 19 Billion tons of plastic waste end up in the oceans each year and the amount of global trash is expected to increase every year for the next century. What can we do about this plastic trash problem?

    Come to the next speaker meeting at the Aerospace Corporation on October 10 to learn how the systems engineers self-organized, discussed the issues, and presented a way forward to clean up the plastic, reuse or dispose of the plastic, and prevent plastic from entering our oceans in the future.

    DIRECTIONS TO THE AEROSPACE CORPORATION
    Location: between Imperial and El Segundo Blvd (north to south), between the 405 Freeway and Sepulveda (east to west).
    From the 105 Freeway traveling WEST:
    1. Take the exit towards 405 South
    2. Before getting onto the 405 Freeway, take the El Segundo Blvd exit
    3. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left (west)
    4. Turn right on Aviation Blvd.
    5. Bldg. D8 will be on the third building on the Right, just past the discount bakery.
    The facility is the third building from the corner of Aviation and El Segundo, just north of the discount bakery outlet. The facility has 4 gates, but only the southern-most gate is open. Identify yourself to the security guard as attending the INCOSE meeting. You can park where Security directs and enter through the lobby at the center of the building where the flag poles are. Knock on the first of the double doors, and someone will open the door for you. The handicap ramp is on the north side and can be reached by driving all the way around the back of the building. Inform the security guard if you plan to use that ramp.

    Schedule:
    5:15-5:30 Sign-in/Registration
    5:30-6:00 Networking/Refreshments
    6:10-6:20 Introduction
    6:20-6:30 WG Presentation (TBD)
    6:30-7:30 Guest Speaker Presentation
    Please RSVP by noon October 3rd to facilitate event registration and planning, foreign nationals by September 26th.

    Biography: Phyllis Marbach is the current President of INCOSE-LA. She attended IS 2017 and participated in the Practitioners Challenge with about a dozen engineers from multiple disciplines and countries. Phyllis retired from Boeing last year after 37 years working as a development, systems, software and project engineer as well as Manager depending on the job and skills needed. She was a Boeing Designated Expert in both Software Engineering and Systems Engineering as well as Agile Practices. She has presented numerous papers at conferences in the past 10 years, is a member of several INCOSE working groups, and is a Certified SAFe(R) Program Consultant and trainer.

    Host: The Aerospace Corporation (Venue); INCOSE-Los Angeles (Event)

    More Info: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=l4ihvgeab&oeidk=a07ee508ycufa13055c

    Location: The Aerospace Corporation, Building D8/1010, 200 N. Aviation, El Segundo, CA

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Deborah A. Cannon

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