Providing Breadth, Depth, and Expertise in Systems Engineering Education and Knowledge

The Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) is a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) competitively awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense to Stevens Institute of Technology in 2008. The SERC leverages the expertise of senior lead researchers from over 20 collaborator universities and not-for-profit research organizations throughout the U.S., with over 300 researchers working on over 30 research activities in nearly 4 years. SERC researchers have worked with a wide variety of domains and industries and bring views and ideas from beyond the traditional defense industrial base. The SERC is sponsored by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, ASD (R&E), and includes strategic sponsors such as the Defense Acquisition University, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Air Force. Through its collaborative research concept, the SERC embodies the potential to radically improve the application of systems engineering to the successful development, integration, testing and sustainability of complex systems, services and enterprises.

Collaborating Institutions

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Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
Auburn University
Carnegie Mellon University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S & T)
Naval Postgraduate School
North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
Pennsylvania State University
Southern Methodist University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Texas A&M University
Texas Tech University
University of Alabama in Huntsville
University of California at San Diego
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
University of Southern California (USC)
University of Virginia
Wayne State University