SERC Doctoral Fellows Forum 2013

February 24, 2014 1PM to 5PM followed by a reception at the Conference Center, West Lobby

Location:  Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center, Salon E

The SERC Doctoral Fellows Program was started in 2012 as an evolution of SERC’s unique research collaboration model to allow PhD students at participating organizations to access our Collaborator Universities’ leading systems thinkers as research advisors.  The Forum will review our accomplishments over the past year as well as discuss program benefits from the perspective of key stakeholders. 

The half-day SERC event will bring together the current and potential SERC Doctoral Fellows Program Sponsors, Collaborators and Participants

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Location:  Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center, Salon E


Remarks from the SERC Executive Sponsor

Mr. Scott Lucero, Deputy Director, Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering


Overview of the SERC Doctoral Fellows Program

Dr. Dinesh Verma, SERC Executive Director and Dean of the School of Systems and Enterprises, Steven Institute of Technology

Presentations by selected sponsors in the SERC Doctoral Fellows Program


The Boeing Company

Mr. Mark Burgess, Chief Engineer, Engineering, Operations & Technology

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Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) – Picatinny Arsenal

Mr. Jeff Dyer, Competency Director, Systems Engineering Directorate

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The MITRE Corporation

Dr. James F. Providakes, Director, Systems Engineering Technical Center

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3:00p–3:30p Networking Break (Salon B)

Presentations by selected SERC Doctoral Fellows


Mr. Robert Pitsko, SERC MITRE Fellow

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Mr. Bill Harkness, SERC Boeing Fellow

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Mr. Jorge Buenfil, SERC ARDEC Fellow

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5:00p–6:00p Discussion
6:00p–7:00p Reception (West Lobby)
7:00p–9:00p Collaborator Dinner (Salon B)