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WPI Collective Learning Meetings (CLM)

Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s System Dynamics Club hosts weekly Collective Learning Meetings (CLM).  These are meetings for students to obtain peer feedback on unfinished or exploratory work. We occasionally host presentations from experts on various topics. We welcome all learners from any institution to participate and present.

We co-host meetings with the System Dynamics Society’s Economics special interest group (SIG), Water SIG and the Transboundary Groundwater Resiliency Research (TGRR) network.

In addition to providing a platform for peer feedback, we also host Peer Tutoring Sessions which also serve as networking sessions where participants share resources and tips. If you are new to SD, please join us. We can help you navigate your SD journey and connect you to those in your application area.

WPI CLMs are a student-run event. In 2013, when Saeed Langarudi and Raafat Zaini were PhD students, they started hosting CLMs to have a regular meeting to share and learn from each other. In 2014, after reviving the WPI SD Club, they invited students and faculty from different departments at WPI. Since 2014, SD Club has hosted these meetings for anyone to attend. We went hybrid in 2015 and are currently fully online.

Complete this form to sign up for a CLM presentation.  Please make sure to email Christine Tang ( your preferred presentation date and review the CLM presentation guidelines.

Fall 2022 Semester


10AM – 11AM ET (Boston time)
Unless indicated otherwise

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Fall 2022 Semester Schedule

Sep 2nd: Welcome (Back) Session
Sep 9th: [Econ SIG] Discussion on Engaging Economists with SD
Sep 16th: Coordinating and Collaborating (CLM on CLMs)
Sep 23rd: <Canceled. WPI Wellness Day>
Sep 30th *This event will start at 11AM ET*: [TGRR] [Water SIG] Discussion and Reflection on the TGRR Annual Workshop 
Oct 7th: Peer Tutoring Session
Oct 14th: [Econ SIG]
Oct 21st: <Canceled. WPI Fall break and CT’s birthday>
Oct 28th: Timothy Clancy on his dissertation work “Lifecycle of Violence and Instability of Non-State Actors”
Nov 4th: Peer Tutoring Session
Nov 11th: [Econ SIG]
Nov 18th *This event will start at 11AM ET*: [TGRR] [Water SIG]
Nov 25th: <Canceled. Thanksgiving break>
Dec 2nd: Peer Tutoring Session


Recordings of past CLMs are available here.



Upcoming Events

Coordinating and Collaborating

Time: September 16 @ 10:00 am – September 16 @ 11:00 am

Please join us online Friday, Sep 16th 10AM ET (Boston time. Here is a time converter). In this Collective Learning Meeting (CLM), WPI System Dynamics wants you to be Coordinating and […]

TGRR Focused Collective Learning Meeting – September

Time: September 30 @ 11:00 am – September 30 @ 12:00 pm

In this Transboundary Groundwater Resiliency Research (TGRR) focused CLM on Friday, September 30th 11AM ET (Here is a time converter), participants will summarize, discuss and reflect on the TGRR Annual […]