On June 1, 2010, Office of the Director, Defense Research and Engineering, and released the "Systems 2020 - Strategic Initiative Overview Briefing" which describes the need for new engineering tools and approaches to develop defense related systems. A key challenge will be the speed at which new systems will need to be developed. To respond this and other challenges, the briefing cites four big ideas, the first of which is Model Based Engineering (MBD) shown in the slide below:
It takes time to learn to work with sophisticated tools such as simulation software, and traditional teaching methods are not sufficient. What are we doing to help high school students develop the skills required to work with modeling and simulation software?