Abstract for: Building System Dynamics Models From the News

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.