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August 11 Meeting-Build an Engineering Consulting Business: From Startup to Success

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Our August meeting should be very interesting. It will be a panel type presentation with a moderator facilitating discussion with questions from the group.

Date: August 11, 2014
Program: Build an Engineering Consulting Business: From Startup to Success
Speaker: Mark Fisher, PE

Description: Mark Fisher, PE is a 3rd Generation engineer. He will discuss his business strategy that allowed him to start and build a thriving engineering consulting company. Come hear what he’s learned about engineering, project management and business that you can apply to your career.
Bio:  Mr. Fisher has more than 18 years of engineering experience in the design, project management and construction oversight of Electrical and Instrumentation systems for projects throughout the United States. His experience includes preliminary design memorandums & feasibility studies, electrical and instrumentation design, system analysis, power coordination, arc flash hazard assessments, and construction inspections.  He has a Bachelors of Science, Electrical Engineering (BSEE) in 1993 from the Univ. of Oklahoma. He is a Professional Engineer in Texas, Oklahoma, and 6 other states.

Monday night’s meeting: June 9- How The Perot Sparks More Engineers”

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

I can’t wait to hear  Christina Cavalier, Director of Corporate Giving, at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science speak about how the Perot is helping us create more engineers.

June Meeting will be at Texas Land & Cattle:   812 S. Central Expressway / RICHARDSON, TX 75080
US-75 & Spring Valley, next to Service King
Ph: 972 / 705-9700

Date: Monday, June 9, 2014  6: 15PM  THIS MONDAY!

Program:    “How The Perot Sparks More Engineers”

Speaker:  Christina Cavalier

                    Director of Corporate Giving
                    Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Description:   The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is focusing on professional development of STEM teachers.  Christina will give a brief overview  of all the programs and ways to engage at the Perot Museum.  She will talk about the STEM needs in N TX, how to be a better STEM speaker, and some of the things the Perot is doing for teachers and outreach into the community.

Amy Gow: How Engineers Can Spark More Engineers

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

June meeting should be exciting! Plan on attending.

IEEE Dallas Consultants Network Meeting NEXT EVENT  :  Note we will be meeting at Texas Land & Cattle this month:

June Meeting will be at Texas Land & Cattle:   812 S. Central Expressway / RICHARDSON, TX 75080
US-75 & Spring Valley, next to Service King
Ph: 972 / 705-9700

Date: Monday, MAY 12, 2014  6: 15PM

Program:    “How Engineers Can Spark More Engineers”

Speaker:  Amy Gow
                    Spark 101 Coordinator
                    Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Description:   The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is focusing on professional development of STEM teachers.  Amy will give a brief overview of Spark 101.  Amy will discuss how industry can engage with the many STEM initiatives at the Perot.

Spark has been endorsed by College Board AP, Project Lead the Way and the National Academy Foundation. For more info see  www.spark101.org

 

Monday Night’s Meeting with Mindy Rayer

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

I’m so looking forward to hearing about Social Media and Business from Mindy Rayer.

Here’s her bio:

 Mindy Rayer is the Founder and Digital Strategist at Highway 2 Digital, a consulting company located in Dallas/Fort Worth that helps businesses develop ROI-focused social media strategies and build their online brand presence.

Ms. Rayer’s specialties include social media delivery that integrates; content strategies, SEO, email, video and website conversion tactics. Her experience in online marketing stretches across a variety of industries including healthcare, non-profit, education, manufacturing, sports, financial, consumer goods, energy, entertainment, technology and hospitality. With this breadth of digital campaign experience, Mindy and her team bringing agility and flexibility to meet client’s pressing business needs whether they serve in the not-for-profit, B2B or B2C sectors.

For non-profit work her online marketing efforts have benefited the fund-raising and branding efforts of a list of collegiate clientele including University of Notre Dame, Columbia Business School, Rhodes College and University of South Carolina. She has also been involved with commercial production for Conference USA.

As a digital strategist, her projects have focused on online conversion and engagement strategies for Fortune 500 companies including Yum! International, Dr. Pepper/Snapple and IBM where she worked on the development and launch of a technology-focused social media site. Her specialty is helping implement ROI-focused social strategies while speaking to a company’s entire online marketing presence.

Mindy has a degree from Baylor University. For more information, please visit her LinkedIn profile at www.linkedin.com/in/melindarayer.

Our upcoming Consultants Network programs are exciting!

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

You will be excited to learn about our future Consultants Network programs.

  • MAY 12: Duncan Gilman:  Using LinkedIn for Business

Everyone knows that LinkedIn can help you grow your business. Duncan will show us how.

  • June 9: AMY GOW, Spark 101 Coordinator, Perot Museum of Nature and Science:  Mentoring the Masses:  How Engineers Can SPARK More Engineers!

You’ve probably read about the amazing Perot Museum.  Amy Gow who leads the innovative Spark 101 program at the museum,  will show us how we can help create more students who love math and science so they become engineers.  You will certainly want to put this date on your calendar!

 

Are you and IEEE Facebook friend?

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Here’s what you can do to enhance your IEEE membership experience.

Liked the IEEE Facebook page!

Here’s how:

https://www.facebook.com/IEEE.org

Click on Like!!!!

IEEE Public Visibility Committee Success

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Here’s a great visual of the wonderful work that the IEEE Public Visibility committee is doing. Its job is to promote the visibility of the engineer in the WORLD!  Isn’t that great!

Maura Schreier-Fleming
2013 IEEE Public Visibility Committee Member

IEEE Public Visibility Committee increases awareness of engineers WORLDWIDE!

2014 is exciting for CN!

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Here are our scheduled meetings for 2014:

  • January 13  Mr. David Howell, P.E., Director of Licensing for the Texas Board  of Professional Engineers- Licensing: The process of getting licenses in Texas, responsibilities, changes that will affect the applicants,  rules, and ethics
  • February 10  Tim McKay, Executive Vice President, DART, Positive Train Control
  • March 10  Steve Darah, KD5YPB,  Amateur Radio: What it is and  What They Do

Plan on attending our meetings and let us know your suggestions for upcoming meetings!

Plan to come to our Holiday Party-December 9 meeting

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

December 9 is our next meeting. It will be our holiday party. Did you know that Santa and Mrs. Claus are engineers? Well, they are IEEE members. They’ll be attending so plan to get your picture with Santa.

Here are upcoming plans for 2014  (All Monday evenings starting at 6.15PM):

January 13
Mr. David Howell, P.E., Director of Licensing for the Texas Board  of Professional Engineers- Licensing: The process of getting licenses in Texas, responsibilities, changes that will affect the applicants,  rules, and ethics

February 10
Tim McKay, Executive Vice President, DART, Positive Train Control, DART

Exciting October meeting

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Have you ever wondered how you could found a nonprofit organization? Do you want to know what’s being done to get more kids to love math and science? You can learn both at our October 14 meeting from an unconventional entrepreneur.  Steven Foland, PhD, our recent GOLD chair has moved on to an incredible career.  He’ll be our October speaker and you won’t want to miss it!

Learn more here.