BiSSL group hosting a STEM Saturday event with A&M’s Access & Inclusion office

Dr. Layton, along with Ph.D. students Hadear Hassan and Luis Rodriguez, will be hosting a bio-inspired engineering design event through Access & Inclusion’s STEM Saturday series, which targets A&M’s first-year general engineering students with fun ways to gain technical experience while learning more about various engineering disciplines to inform students’ entry to a major (ETAM) process.

INCOSE Natural Systems Working Group (NSWG) rolls out their “Natural Systems and Systems Engineering Process: A Primer”

INCOSE Natural Systems Working Group (NSWG) rolls out their “Natural Systems and Systems Engineering Process: A Primer”

Nature provides a wealth of solutions that can inspire engineers to create better designs. The Primer on Natural Systems is developed as a tool for Systems Engineering professionals and Project Managers to introduce and integrate Natural Systems thinking and approaches into their processes and products. By asking “How can Nature help me solve this problem?” engineers can leverage living and non-living systems to provide inspiration for solutions to system engineering challenges.  Download a free copy.

Invited Speaker at the Workshop Convergent Sea Level Rise Adaptation for Urban and Rural Systems in the Gulf of Mexico, University of Miami

Dr. Layton will be giving a lightning talk at the NSF-funded Workshop Convergent Sea Level Rise Adaptation for Urban and Rural Systems in the Gulf of Mexico. Her talk “Nature’s Lessons for Resilient Systems” joins others seeking to collaborate to address the urban and rural system impacts of sea level rise.

Invited Research Seminar at UT Austin with the Center for Additive Manufacturing and Design Innovation

Dr. Astrid Layton was invited by the Center for Additive Manufacturing and Design Innovation (CAMDI) in the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin to share BiSSL group work on bio-inspired system resilience. Information about her talk, titled “Learning from Nature to Design Resilient Systems,” can be found in the flying below.