Engineering report recognized at international symposium

July 15, 2022

A report on lunar habitat architecture produced by University of Detroit Mercy College of Engineering & Science graduates recently earned top recognition at the International Council on Systems Engineering’s (INCOSE) 32nd annual international symposium.

The report, Applying Model-Based Systems Engineering Methods to a Novel Shard Systems Simulation Methodology, received INCOSE’s best paper award in its modeling, simulation and analysis category.

Christopher Caron ’21, Christopher Craft ’21, Ashishkumar Prajapati ’21, Stephen Pien ’21 and Jeremy Ross ’21 produced the paper based on their Master of Product Development capstone project, where they applied simulation and visualization techniques to defining a lunar habitat architecture. The graduates were part of a Ford Motor Company cohort that attended the College of Engineering & Science for its professional engineering programs.

More than 100 papers were submitted to INCOSE for work on architecture and model execution and trade studies.

“Winning the INCOSE best paper award demonstrates that students who graduate from Detroit Mercy’s Master in Program Development or Systems Engineering programs can not only compete on a global stage, but win,” said Paul Spadafora, director of professional engineering programs for the College of Engineering & Science. “Proving that they have mastered a systemic approach to solving some of the world’s most complex problems provides a way of thinking that has no limits in solving complex, multidisciplinary issues.”

Learn more about Detroit Mercy’s professional engineering programs.