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INCOSE Membership Meeting

Time & Location:

Tuesday, June 21, 2022  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM by WebEx


6:00-6:45 PM: Introductions of Attendees and Chapter Business

6:45-7:30 PM: Invited Speaker

7:30-7:45 PM: Q&A and Open Discussion


Engineering Our Care Systems


Using examples from history and contemporary culture this talk will reflect on how we (should) think about care as an organizing concept, from careers to corporations and culture. In a world driven by and toward the new, the novel, and the nifty, we need a more grounded vision for commercial innovations, informed by maintenance and conservation and guided by a systems engineering sensibility. 



Guru Madhavan is the Norman R. Augustine Senior Scholar and senior director of programs at the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. He has served as a technical advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the European Union Malaria Fund. He has contributed to the research and development of cardiac surgical catheters for ablation therapy and neuromuscular stimulators for improving blood circulation, and has led analyses for prioritizing new vaccines for development. prescription drug pricing, and developing strategies for cancer control. A systems engineer by background, he received his M.S. and Ph.D. in biomedical engineering and an M.B.A. from the State University of New York that awarded him the Edward Weisband Distinguished Alumni Award for Public Service or Contribution to Public Affairs. He has served as a vice-president of IEEE-USA and was a founding member of the Global Young Academy, and has been named a distinguished young scientist by the World Economic Forum. His awards include the National Academies’ Innovator Award, National Academy of Medicine’s Cecil Medal, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation’s Laufman-Greatbatch Award for significant contributions to health systems and technology and the Becton Dickinson Award for Professional Achievement, and the Washington Academy of Sciences’ Leadership Award in engineering. His publications include the coedited volume “Engineering and Philosophy” (Springer), the co authored book "Making Better Choices: Design, Decisions, and Democracy" (Oxford), and the widely translated nonfiction "Applied Minds: How Engineers Think" (W.W. Norton, Penguin India, others). For his books and lectures, he has received the IEEE-USA Award for Distinguished Literary Contributions Furthering Public Understanding and the Advancement of the Engineering Profession and the George F. McClure Citation of Honor. He is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.


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