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Collective Learning Meetings (CLM)

Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s System Dynamics Club hosts weekly Collective Learning Meetings (CLM).  These student-run events are meetings for people to obtain feedback on unfinished or exploratory work. We occasionally host presentations from experts on various topics and co-host meetings with the System Dynamics Society’s Economics special interest group (SIG), Water SIG and the Transboundary Groundwater Resilience (TGR) Network of Networks.. We welcome all learners from any institution to participate and present.

In addition to providing a platform for peer feedback, we also host Peer Tutoring Sessions which also serve as networking sessions where participants share resources and tips. If you are new to SD, please join us. We can help you navigate your SD journey and connect you to those in your application area. Here is an archive of our Peer Tutoring Session notes.

In 2013, when Saeed Langarudi and Raafat Zaini were PhD students, they started hosting CLMs to have a regular meeting to share and learn from each other. In 2014, after reviving the WPI SD Club, they invited students and faculty from different departments at WPI. Since 2014, SD Club has hosted these meetings for anyone to attend. We went hybrid in 2015 and are currently fully online

Complete this form to sign up for a CLM presentation.  Please make sure to email Christine Tang ( your preferred presentation date and review the CLM presentation guidelines.

For the 2023 Fall Semester, CLMs will be on the last Friday of each month (unless otherwise noted) from 11AM – Noon ET (New York).

2023 Fall Semester Schedule

Aug 25th: Welcome (Back) Session
Sep 29th: [WPI faculty, students and staff only. Closed to the public]
Oct 27th: Moo-Hyuk Lee on “Examining Outmigration in South Korea from the Patients’ and Providers’ Perspective: A System Dynamics Approach”
Dec 1st: Peer Tutoring Session

Below is a recording from a Fall 2021 CLM. Recordings of past CLMs are available here.

Video of Urmila Mallick on “Transforming a Liability into an Asset: A System Dynamics Model for Free-Ranging Dog Population Management”

We welcome presenters and attendees from around the world. Here is a map of where CLM participants called in from.

List of Past CLMs

We have been hosting CLMs since 2014. Below are some of the schedules

Spring 2023