Jim Hartung

For over 80 years, systems engineering has helped America
lead in science, technology, industry, and business.

Now, systems engineering can help us address our most difficult
social, economic, envronmental, and political problems.


Educators and universities:

Educators should teach the systems engineering (SE) process and universities with public policy programs should include SE as a key part of their education and research programs.

SE is a way of thinking that makes us better citizens. It encourages empathy, promotes respect for others’ opinions, requires creative thinking, and teaches fact-based and data-driven reasoning. Students can learn the SE process by working on a team developing a nonpartisan solution to a social, economic, or political problem. The problem—and the team—can be as small or as large as time and resources permit. SE can be taught at nearly all levels in the education system, especially high school civics classes and college and graduate school programs that focus on public policy issues. 

Contact me if you would like a complimentary copy of Rational Tax Reform or to discuss how you might structure a class and group project to teach the SE process.