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Holiday Party December 8

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Hope you’re planning on attending our Holiday Party on December 8 when we can celebrate another interesting year of programs at CN.  For this meeting at Texas Land and Cattle, we’ll simply enjoy each other’s company, celebrate the holidays and dine on some great food.

Hope to see you then!


Selling 101 for Engineers

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Do you want to “sell” your ideas, but not become a pushy salesman?  You can if you attend the November 10 Consultants Network meeting!

November meeting will be at:
7920 Belt Line Road, Dallas 75254 (near Coit/Beltline intersection)
It’s an office building on the SW corner Coit/Belt Line Rd. We will meet in the Training Room on the 1st Floor.

Date: Monday, November 10, 2014  6: 15PM

Speaker:    Maura Schreier-Fleming, Best@Selling

Program: Selling 101 for Engineers:  Get What You Want at Work

Program Description: Engineers are some of the hardest working business professionals. Yet they often find it difficult to get what they want at work. In this program, you will learn effective strategies that you can implement at work to get what you want. Engineers understand process. They need to understand more about the processes that influence others so they can be even more successful at work.


Happy Birthday IEEE! You’re Invited-Tuesday, October 7th

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
You presence is requested on the evening of Tuesday, October 7th at Cafe Max in Richardson to celebrate the birthday of IEEE.
The IEEE Dallas section is sponsoring this social event and we plan to have a networking buffet dinner with cake cutting at the end and a group photo. In between the dinner we will be having some of the IEEE members share their experiences about IEEE.
Please confirm your attendance at the link below. Although the event is free, it is mandatory to register online:
The celebration starts at 6pm and we plan to wrap up by 8pm.
We are also giving away IEEE Day T-shirts to the first 40 who sign up.
Hope to see you all there.
Also please note there is a 30$ discount on all new IEEE memberships, so please get an interested friend, family member, or colleague to signup.
Also please spread the word to your IEEE societies.
Hope you  can join us!


Oct 13 meeting: 2015 Program Plans

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Hope you can make it to our October 13 meeting where we’ll be planning programs for 2015.

Bring your ideas and what topics you want to learn more about so we can find those speakers for you!


September meeting Learn more about Texas environment

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Mark Fisher, founder of 3rd Generation Engineers made August’s meeting a success. His wealth of knowledge surely contributed to his business success.

September should be another interesting meeting with Zac Trahan,D/FW Program Director of Tx Campaign for the Environment. We’ll learn more about what we as engineers need to know and do to protect our environment.

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


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

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!