Engineering Management & Systems Engineering;
School of Engineering & Applied Science

Events

Welcome to the EMSE Newletter Events Page. Below is a list of upcoming events at GWU and throughout the DC area.

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Testing The Waters - Climate Change Game Night

Bring your competitive spirit to the National Museum of Natural History for an open-house evening of climate change games focused on water. Along the way you’ll learn from experts during short talks as you explore Arctic ice-melt, conserve marine ecosystems, and test the waters of newly developed games.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own climate or water-related games to add to the mix if they'd like to share.

During this open-house program, each speaker will present a 10-minute talk. There will be up to 5 minutes for audience questions after each talk.

6:00-6:10 p.m. Peg Steffen (Education Coordinator, NOAA)

6:20-6:30 p.m. Nancy Knowlton (Sant Chair for Marine Science, NMNH)

6:40-6:50 p.m. Josh Willis (Climate Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

7:00-7:10 p.m. Deborah Solomon (Professor, Department of Computer Applications, Montgomery College)

7:20-7:30 p.m. Erik Assadourian (Senior Fellow at the Worldwatch Institute; Designer of Catan: Oil Springs)

7:40-7:50 p.m. Melissa Kenney (Assistant Research Professor in Environmental Decision Analysis, University of Maryland)

For more details please follow this link.

When:

Thursday, June 9, 2016

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Where:

National Museum of Natural History, 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560

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Perspectives on Making an Impact Through Sustainable Investing

Join us on to discuss "Perspectives on Making an Impact Through Sustainable Investing" and how your investment choices can help influence businesses and economy in creating a more clean energy and sustainable world.

With today's wave of socially conscious consumers and the rise of the empowered Millennial, there is an increasing desire to invest in the way we live, with consumer behavior influencing the way we make investment decision. A new vision of the business corporation is emerging, replacing the old notion that the only duty of a corporation is to make a profit. Instead, a more expansive vision and set of expectations is taking hold, wherein consumers, investors and business leaders agree that business not only need to be more responsive to social and environmental concerns, but may lead the transition to a more sustainable global economy.

What was once referred to as socially responsible (SRI) has now become a mainstream investment discipline called sustainable investing. Formally, limited to negative screens, today's approach incorporates positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the research process. If you are interested in learning about SI investing and how to implement responsible investing into your portfolio, join us.

Our panel speakers include:
**David Loehwing, Director of Sustainability Research, PAX World Investments;
**Leila Mathur Peck, Vice President, Financial Advisor - Morgan Stanley;
**Markus Walther, Sustainability Analyst at Calvert Investments

For more details please follow this link.

When:

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Where:

Boulevard Woodgrill 2901 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22201

Accessible by Metro: Clarendon Metro - Orange/Silver Line

Registration:

Those interested, can register by following this link.

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CESUN 2016 Conference

For engineers, the 21st century poses new types of challenges. The great engineering achievements of the previous century have led to the development and growth of vast systems that are so highly complex that they create problems unlike those with which engineers have traditionally grappled. These are not just challenges of great technical complexity; they are also challenges of social and economic complexity. There is an increasing need for new methodological tools to address these challenges.

Over several decades, a new engineering field of study emerged to address these challenges in systems such as energy, communications, transportation, health care, and many others. CESUN is, at its core, about bringing to bear engineering knowledge and leveraging the increased availability of data to address the great challenges posed by large-scale, interconnected, and therefore highly complex and dynamic, socio-technical systems.

Following that tradition, CESUN 2016 seeks to bring together researchers, from multiple domain and methodological backgrounds who share a common interest in tackling complex socio-technical systems problems. We welcome submissions on any traditional CESUN topic, but particularly encourage work that speaks to a crosscutting theme , such as:
*Architecture and complexity
*Humans in engineering systems
*Infrastructure resilience
*Technology management and policy
*Engineering systems education
*Methodology

For more details please follow this link.

When:

June 27-29, 2016

Where:

The George Washington University

Registration:

Those interested, can get further information by following this link.

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