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Dr. Robert J. Monson
   Lockheed Martin, Eagan, MN

Systems Engineering and the Art of Seeing

December 7, 2006 :: 11:30 - 1:00 pm


 The typical development engineer is taught in school how to produce designs with rigor and coherence. Somewhat lacking from this educational process is the creative process and how it connects with engineering. By understanding how to focus our attention on the right things, the engineer can dramatically increase their personal creativity and systems awareness. Borrowing from the world of art technique, we can learn to design on the right side of the brain, which can provide excellent insights within the engineering process, resulting in greater success and satisfaction for the engineer.


   Robert J. Monson has been teaching at various Universities since 1992. He received his B.M.E. from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology in 1985, and his M.M.S.E. from the University of St. Thomas in 1991. He completed his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering at the University of Minnesota and specialized in the area of Project Management.
   Bob has published several articles on topics related to his engineering design work, and is the recipient of several national design awards. He is the holder of more than 50 U.S. and multi-national patents with several patents pending at this time.
   Bob is employed with Lockheed Martin in Eagan. He is responsible for managing the systems engineering function for Lockheed. Previously, Bob has developed equipment for both the Agricultural and Railroad industries.


 Lunch (sandwiches and drinks) will be provided. Please RSVP so we bring enough food.


 Sponsored by IEEE Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society and University of Minnesota Student Chapter of IEEE


 The meeting will be held in Room 2-120 of the Molecular and Cellular Biology building located on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota Campus (420 Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN). The nearest parking lot is the Washington Avenue Ramp. Rates are $2.50 for 0-1 hour, $5.00 for 1-2 hours, and $7.00 for 2-3 hours.

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