Abstract for: Building System Dynamics Models From the News

NOTE Maximum capacity: 25. This workshop is for instructors who want to learn to build (or help their students learn to build) original System Dynamics (SD) models for a dynamic feedback topic they have read in the news. One potential sequence of steps I have used with my students to help them learn to select an appropriate article and build a working SD model for a dynamic, feedback topic that is interesting to them will be demonstrated. A news article will be provided and we will progress through the steps as if we were our students. The importance of knowing how to construct a dimensionless multiplier will be discussed. Original student models will be displayed.