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General Dynamics co-sponsors space development speakers series

David Dawson, a former Lockheed Martin deputy vice president, will discuss systems engineering and its meaning to program managers in large government programs at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at New Mexico State University.

sentation, in Thomas and Brown Hall, Room 104, is sponsored by General Dynamics and New Mexico State University's Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. It is free and open to the public.

Gary S. Geyer, a former vice president for defense systems with Lockheed Martin Astronautics who is co-teaching a class on systems engineering in the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, said Dawson is serving as a guest lecturer in the course, which is designed to introduce engineering students to the basics of systems engineering in the context of the development of space.

A second speaker also will discuss space development this semester, Geyer said. Lance Krieger, a Lockheed Martin deputy vice president of business operations with 25 years of experience in the aerospace field, will discuss the fundamentals of business management at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, also in Thomas and Brown Hall, Room 104.

Geyer and Charles E. Boehmer, a former program manager for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space Co. and former director of new business development for KinetX, Inc., a company that builds satellite command and control software, are co-instructors in the systems engineering class, Geyer said.