Joe Gregory, CIRTL Postdoc Pathways fellow (2022-2023) and Rick Steiner, Lecturer in Systems and Industrial Engineering, recently presented their co-teaching partnership to engineering practitioners and data scientists at Integrate23, a national engineering conference with a focus on open and connected solutions. They co-taught SIE 458: Model-Based Systems Engineering in Spring 2023.
Their goal with their presentation, "Thoughts on Teaching MBSE," was to show how active learning methods can support the learning of systems modeling language (SysML). According to Joe, “‘Model-Based Systems Engineering’ (MBSE) is one approach to modeling and managing engineering data, and that is the course that Rick teaches. So we wanted to show how we can teach MBSE using some of the techniques we learned in the CIRTL course. The modeling language that Rick teaches, the Systems Modeling Language (SysML), is kind of notorious for having a steep learning curve, and so we believe that these active learning methods really support the teaching of this.”
The conference includes presentations from a range of industries such as automotive, aerospace, space systems, defense, energy, industrial automation, manufacturing, construction, and medical. Topics range from model-based systems engineering (MBSE) and artificial intelligence in systems and product design to things like smart manufacturing, digital engineering in an industrial context, system safety and reliability, cybersecurity, and enterprise architecture.
Way to go, Joe & Rick!