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2022 Summer School Introductory Course

Held prior to the conference, the System Dynamics Summer School provides a unique opportunity to learn (or review) the basics of System Dynamics and get exposed to real-world applications of the method.

For more information, please visit the Summer School page.

WPI System Dynamics Welcome (Back) Session

In this Collective Learning Meeting (CLM), WPI System Dynamics will host a

Welcome (Back) Session

This is also a Peer Tutoring Session. Peer Tutoring Sessions are open sessions where attendees network and discuss systems and simulation.

Please come to this CLM if you have questions about:

  • Modeling and Analysis
  • Research/Writing/Publishing
  • Etc.

Or if you want to help others who may have questions.

We will not record this session but will take notes and share them. You can view the frequently asked questions (FAQ) and more on our website.

Call-in details: https://bit.ly/CLM-2022-01-07

 

WPI System Dynamics Peer Tutoring Session

In this Collective Learning Meeting (CLM), WPI System Dynamics will host a

Peer Tutoring Session

Please come to this CLM if you have questions about:

  • Modeling and Analysis
  • Research/Writing/Publishing
  • Etc.

Or if you want to help others who may have questions.

We will not record this session but will take notes and share them.

Call-in details: https://bit.ly/CLM-2021-12-03

Urmila Mallick on “Transforming a Liability into an Asset: A System Dynamics Model for Free-Ranging Dog Population Management”

In this Collective Learning Meeting (CLM), WPI System Dynamics hosts Urmila Mallick (urmila.mallick@yale.edu) who will present:

Transforming a Liability into an Asset:
A System Dynamics Model for Free-Ranging Dog Population Management

Short Description: This presentation will discuss a customizable system dynamics model that was developed to propose a novel intervention for Indian free-ranging dogs (FRD), a population that tends to resist conventional management strategies. We intend to improve our model to better subsume population dynamics, funding avenues, and innovative strategies to maintain FRD welfare, provide societal benefits, and compare intervention costs.

 

Questions for the Audience:

1) I am interested to know how time-lags can be improved in the model, especially when interventions are applied and the effects must pass through multiple modules.
2) How can we additionally include modules on human awareness and other non-numerical variables that change with FRD population management?
3) How can we improve, change, or add to the parameters in the model to make it more realistic for users?

 

Biography: Urmila Basu Mallick is a 2021 graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute with majors in Biology/Biotechnology and Environmental/Sustainability Studies and a minor in Social Entrepreneurship. She has been an REU student and visiting undergraduate affiliated with Harvard University since 2020, where her research in Dr. Colleen Cavanaugh’s lab involved metagenomics and metatranscriptomics of the human oral microbiome. She received the Women’s Young Investigator Fellowship to present her undergraduate research on Indian stray dog management, conducted under the guidance of Dr. Marja Bakermans and Dr. Khalid Saeed, at the 2020 Society for Conservation Biology- North American Congress. Urmila was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship in 2021 and joined Yale University’s Masters in Environmental Science program at the School of the Environment this fall. She is currently studying the effects of wildlife and livestock on soil carbon storage in Botswana, under the guidance of Dr. Oswald Schmitz.

We will record this presentation and post to the WPI System Dynamics Club YouTube Channel.

Call-in Details: https://bit.ly/CLM-2021-11-19

WPI System Dynamics Peer Tutoring Session

In this Collective Learning Meeting (CLM), WPI System Dynamics will host a

Peer Tutoring Session

Please come to this CLM if you have questions about:

  • Modeling and Analysis
  • Research/Writing/Publishing
  • Etc.

Or if you want to help others who may have questions.

We will not record this session but will take notes and share them.

Call-in details: https://bit.ly/CLM-2021-11-05

WPI System Dynamics Peer Tutoring Session

In this Collective Learning Meeting (CLM), WPI System Dynamics will host a

Peer Tutoring Session

Please come to this CLM if you have questions about:

  • Modeling and Analysis
  • Research/Writing/Publishing
  • Etc.

Or if you want to help others who may have questions.

We will not record this session but will take notes and share them.

Call-in details: https://bit.ly/CLM-2021-10-01

Ivan Taylor presents “SDS One-on-One Mentorship Program”

In this Collective Learning Meeting (CLM), WPI System Dynamics hosts Ivan Taylor (ivan@policydynamics.ca) who will present:

SDS One-on-One Mentorship Program

Short Description: Discuss the benefits of the SDS Mentorship program. How it works and how to join as a mentor or as a mentee.

Questions for the Audience: Would they find the one-on-one mentorship program usual to them in reaching their goals in SD?

Biography: www.policydynamics.ca

We will record this presentation and post to the WPI System Dynamics Club YouTube Channel.

Call-in Details: https://bit.ly/CLM-2021-09-17

WPI System Dynamics Welcomes You (Back)!

In the first Collective Learning Meeting (CLM) of the 2021-2022 academic year, WPI System Dynamics will host a

Welcome (Back) Session

Short Description: In this discussion and networking session, we will have a round of introductions, discuss the purpose of the CLMs, reflect on the 2021 International System Dynamics Conference, and then open up the session to any topic.

We will not record this session.

Call-in details: https://bit.ly/CLM-2021-09-03

2021 International System Dynamics Conference

The International System Dynamics Conference is an annual event where people from all over the world interested in the practice of System Dynamics and systems thinking gather. Now in its 39th year, the Conference appeals to audiences across industry and academia. These conferences introduce newcomers to the field, keep practitioners aware of current developments, and provide unparalleled networking opportunities. Participants come from business, universities, K-12 education, not-for-profits, government, consulting, the healthcare sector, and beyond.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 2021 ISDC has changed its format to be fully virtual. It will be accessible and inclusive for all participants around the world.