CU Denver’s Comcast Media and Technology Center (CMTC), the System Engineering Education Ecosystem (SEEE) team, and International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) have collaborated on the SEEE Portal, a forward-thinking initiative that has the potential to benefit the entire systems engineering (SE) community.
The SEEE Portal is intended as a unique online networking and feedback platform that enhances transparency and consistency of systems engineering and systems engineering competencies, benefitting students, educators, and industry. Members of the CMTC’s design innovation team served as the implementation partner for the SEEE Portal, gaining valuable experience while working alongside systems engineering professionals.
The vision of the SEEE Portal is a collaborative ecosystem in which systems engineering educators can interact with SE employers, practitioners, and students to define, create and exchange curricular and pedagogical resources to enhance educational impact. Through co-creation with the SEEE team, CMTC staff have designed, developed, and implemented concepts for a searchable online database and visualization portal. Utilizing their expertise in the CMTC’s foundational concept, design innovation, the project team produced a user-centric interface where valuable consolidated information about employer needs, academic program offerings, and student/practitioner skillsets can easily be entered, visualized, and shared. The interactions that result from the use of this tool work to enhance SE education and practice for all users of the platform.
Design innovation team members co-hosted a session at the 2021 INCOSE International Workshop along with CMTC’s Aria Collopy, Professor Jon Wade (UC San Diego), and Professor Cihan Dagli (Missouri S&T). In this workshop, over 40 participants interacted and provided feedback on the prototype SEEE Portal developed by the CMTC team. You can learn more about this project and our team’s process here: https://comcastmediatechcenter.org/seee/
CMTC’s design innovation team played a critical role in this project and was grateful for the opportunity to work with SE industry professionals and integrate art, technology, media, computing, and design, as well as interdisciplinary cross-college and industry connections, into their work. The meaningful partnership between the SEEE team, INCOSE, and CU Denver’s CMTC is foundational to our common mission to advance education, research, and industry partnerships in Denver, Colorado, and beyond.
At the CU Denver College of Engineering, Design and Computing, we focus on providing our students with a comprehensive engineering education at the undergraduate, graduate and professional level. Faculty conduct research that spans our five disciplines of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering, bioengineering, and computer science and engineering. The college collaborates with industry from around the state; our laboratories and research opportunities give students the hands-on experience they need to excel in the professional world.