System Dynamics is an exciting field that builds
and uses computer simulations to solve dynamic problems
-- problems that change over time. It is used in a
variety of fields, from business, environmental, medical,
to social systems. One example in business is creation of
business simulators so newly graduated managers can test
their skills before actually running a company.
The purpose of the System Dynamic Club at WPI is to
provide a rich and enjoyable environment where members
can promote and learn applied system dynamics methodology
for its constituents, the campus community at large and
from recognized experts in the field.
WPI System Dynamics Club brings events
related to System Dynamics and other fun events to the
community of WPI and Worcester college Consortium. Those
events include lectures, heated discussions, games such
as the "Beer Game," and things we all enjoy,
including trips, picnics, dances etc.
The SD Club meets this A term on Tuesdays of every week
at 3:00 p.m. We gather in Atwater Kent room 126 to
discuss SD issues, plan upcoming events and activities,
and socialize. Feel free to join us! (There is frequently
good, free food, too...)
Want to get involved? Email us at email@example.com.
We are always looking for more energetic and excited
people to join us!
SD Club Election
The president's duties shall be to preside at all meetings, to
appoint all special committees, and to be the chairperson of the
board of directors. The president shall represent the club at
The vice president shall be primarily responsible for promoting the
events and affairs of the System Dynamics club. The vice president
shall perform the duties of the president in the president's absence.
In the event of vacancy of the presidency, the vice president shall
succeed to the presidency.
The secretary shall keep all records, except financial, perform such
other related duties as the president delegates, and prepare a
written report of each meeting. The secretary shall also maintain and
update the membership list.
The treasurer shall be responsible for making all necessary
expenditures when authorized by the president and faculty advisor,
keeping financial records. The treasurer will perform such related
duties, as the board of directors shall delegate.
The web master shall be responsible for designing and maintaining the
club web site. The web master is required to coordinate with the
board of directors in order to keep the site current.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to nominate yourself or others.
Please see "News & Events" for a
list of current events and announcements
Models, Models, Models, I make them out of
The modeling project is on hold for now, but if you want to know
more? Go to the modeling project page!
We just a while back played a riveting game of Fish
Banks. There was food (not fish) and there was fun. There
was industry-dominating greed. If you think events like
Fish Banks and The Beer Game are cool, and you are
interested, ask us
about it, since we will have such events in the future!
Want one of those great SD Posters?
Download a PDF version of the System
Dynamics poster and print out a few copies to put on
your wall, your friends wall, the dorm bathroom, your
parent's car, stray dogs and cats...