Carmel Valley resident receives Fellows Award

Rick Steiner

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) has presented its Fellows Award to Carmel Valley resident Rick Steiner, ESEP, and Robert Kenley for their significant contributions to systems engineering. Steiner received the award for his industry-leading work in developing the Systems Modeling Language (SysML) and related real-world projects. Kenley was honored for advancing the application of analytic methods and statistical modeling techniques in systems design and analysis.

Steiner – an instructor at UC San Diego Extension and co-author of “A Practical Guide to SysML: The Systems Modeling Language” – has been a systems engineer and architect for more than 30 years. As a practitioner and proponent of model based systems engineering (MBSE), Steiner focuses on making the practice of systems engineering better and more efficient. He received his INCOSE Expert Systems Engineering Professional certification in 2014.

The awards were presented at INCOSE’s International Symposium, the organization’s annual flagship event for systems engineers worldwide, July 18 to 21 in Edinburgh, Scotland. To view the full list of Fellows, visit