2018-02-21 14:30:00 2018-02-21 15:30:00 America/New_York Research Seminar Series - Barrett S. Caldwell Professor of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University; and Director, Indiana Space Grant Consortium WTHR 320

February 21, 2018

Research Seminar Series - Barrett S. Caldwell

Event Date: February 21, 2018
Hosted By: Andrew Liu
Time: 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Location: WTHR 320
Contact Name: Erin Gough
Contact Phone: 765-496-0606
Contact Email: egough@purdue.edu
Open To: all
Priority: No
School or Program: Industrial Engineering
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Professor of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University; and Director, Indiana Space Grant Consortium

"International Affairs as Systems Engineering: A Year at the State Department"



From August 2016 through August 2017, Prof. Barrett S. Caldwell served as a Jefferson Science Fellow assigned to the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC. The Jefferson Science Fellowship program, managed by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, selects senior science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) faculty to work with functional program offices or regional bureaus with the Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development. Prof. Caldwell's experience involved environment, science, technology and health (ESTH) portfolio elements in the East Asia and Pacific Region, specifically focused on U.S.-Japan relations. This talk addresses the challenges and opportunities of STEM faculty to work in ESTH policy, and critical organizational, social, and technical lessons learned regarding international affairs and policy development as sociotechnical systems dynamics/systems engineering problem solving.

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Barrett S. Caldwell is Professor of Industrial Engineering (and Aeronautics & Astronautics) at Purdue University. His PhD (Univ. of California, Davis, 1990) is in Social Psychology, and BS degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics and Humanities (MIT, 1985). His research team is the Group Performance Environments Research (GROUPER) Laboratory. GROUPER examines and improves how people get, share, and use information well in settings including aviation, critical incident response, healthcare, and spaceflight operations. Prof. Caldwell has over 180 scientific publications, and advised or co-advised over 30 MS thesis and 15 PhD dissertation committees. GROUPER research since 2013 has received funding from sources such as AHRQ, FAA, NASA, NSF, and VA, as well as industry. He is a Fellow and Past Secretary-Treasurer of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), a Purdue University Faculty Scholar, and Director of the NASA-funded Indiana Space Grant Consortium, promoting STEM education throughout Indiana. Prof. Caldwell was named a 2016-17 Jefferson Science Fellow at the U.S. Department of State, assigned to environment, science, technology and health policy in the Office of Japanese Affairs.