Generalists in a specialized world

Systems Engineering (May 2021)

By Ricardo Valerdi

During quarantine, a book club was launched to overcome isolation by connecting with alumni in the Department of Systems & Industrial Engineering at the University of Arizona. This gave alumni and the advisory board the opportunity to read a book and discuss over Zoom every few weeks. We divided a book into four subsections to “chunk” the topics into manageable pieces and give our Zoom discussions focus.

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