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November 11th, 2020

Thanks to all who attended the November 2020 planning meeting. Here are the topics we are researching for 2021 IEEE CN Meetings:

  • Use of AI in marketing and population manipulation
  • Climate change beyond debates (Ted Houston)
  • What does 5G Get Us: Fixed Wireless (IEEE Communications) (Maura Schreier-Fleming)
  • Farm Automation (David Stephens)
  • Battery Technology for Solar(Tesla Solar Roof)( Dallas North Park  Both wall and Roof (Maura Schreier-Fleming)
  • Health Ideas to reintegrate back to NORMAL (Maura Schreier-Fleming)
  • Entrepreneurs starting their business from UTD Venture Development Center (Maura Schreier-Fleming)
  • Perot Science Museum:  (Joe Miller)
  • UTD Brain Center:  TOPIC (Brain Health in Pandemic) (Maura Schreier-Fleming)
  • Drip Irrigation: DIY By Our Local Expert (Steve Ruzic)
  • Home Automation (Chips more standardization) Amazon for speakers or Google 
  • Toyota Connected Car (IEEE Auto) (Maura Schreier-Fleming)

Stay tuned for our calendar for 2021!

Maura Schreier-Fleming
IEEE Dallas Consultants Network Chairman


November 10th, 2020

Thanks to all who attended our Nov. 9 2020 virtual planning meeting. We got some wonderful ideas for topics for 2021.

  • use of AI in marketing and population manipulation
  • climate change beyond debates
  • What does 5G Get Us: Fixed Wireless (IEEE Communications)
  • Farm Automation 
  • Battery Technology for Solar: wall and Roof
  • Healthy Living: now to reintegrate back to NORMAL
  • Entrepreneurs starting their business from UTD Venture Development Center
  • DEC:  TOPIC: ENGINEERING HOBBIES 
  • Perot Science Museum:  Speaker 
  • UTD Brain Center:  TOPIC (Brain Health in Pandemic)
  • Drip Irrigation: DIY By our local expert Steve Ruzic
  • Home Automation (Chips more standardization) Amazon for speakers or Google 
  • Toyota Connected Car (IEEE Auto) 

We’ll be working on scheduling and hope to “see” you in 2021 either virtually or face-to-face when it’s safe.

Maura Schreier-Fleming
IEEE Dallas Consultants Network Chairman


September 30th, 2020

Hope you are adjusting well to life during Covid. We will not be meeting in October. Our next meeting will be November 9 when we will share ideas for speakers/topics that we want to hear in 2021. Hope you can make the virtual meeting!

Maura Schreier-Fleming
IEEE DALLAS CONSULTANTS NETWORK CHAIRMAN


July 10th, 2020

You’re probably taking the summer off or working differently with Covid… Either way, why not check out IEEE programs:

IEEE-USA Free Webinars 
I am especially proud of the topical webinars that we have produced since March 27th (please note: IEEE Members can receive PDHs for attending IEEE-USA webinars):
  1. Jump-Start Your Job Search and Maintain Your Career Development During this Crisis
  2. Discover Yourself and Your Unique Brand
  3. Using DISC to Increase Civility, Engagement & Personal Leadership
  4. The Future of Work & Your Job Search During Disruption
  5. How To Avoid Distractions and Stay on Track While Working Remotely
  6. How to Build More Brand Loyalty as a Person, an Employee, a Leader, and a Company
  7. Leadership in a Six-Sigma World
  8. Who Moved The Cheese?….My Cheese Workbook
  9. Transitioning Back From Remote Work (Manager–focused)
  10. Beyond the Safety Aspects of Your Return-to Work Plan — How to Smoothly Re-open Your Workplace and Increase Employee Engagement and Productivity (Manager–focused)
  11. Live Stream Webinar: Engineering Code Of Ethics
  12. Diversifying Your Consulting Practice as We Recover from Times of Crisis
  13. How to Lead Your Remote Teams More Effectively
Our Full Webinar Library can be found here: https://ieeeusa.org/careers/webinars/
Enjoy your summer!
Maura Schreier-Fleming
Consultants Network Chair

May 17th, 2020

Plan on attending our June 8 IEEE CN meeting. It should be a fascinating look at DIY and 3D printing. Thanks to our wonderful member Steve Ruzic for arranging the program. Here are the particulars:

Speaker:   Bob Pospick, Avazzia, Operations manager for product manufacturing
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Topic: Lessons learned from the 3D printing newbie

Program Description:   Bob Pospick will show us his new Prusa 3D printer that he build from a kit. Kit printers are very affordable and can be satisfying for the do-it-yourself types. Bob will discuss why he chose the model, what it took to assemble and get the printer going, the software he uses, and show some of the parts that he has printed.

BIO:  Bob Pospick is an avid hobbyist that enjoys woodworking, programming micro-controllers, robotics, and now 3D printing. He was formally a mechanical engineering manager and product manager at Texas instruments for the consumer products group where he designed education products, organizers, and calculators. Now with Avazzia, he is the operations manager for product manufacturing where he oversees contract manufacturing and quality control for FDA cleared electronic pain relief products.

“See” you in June!

Maura Schreier-Fleming

IEEE Consultants Network Chairman


March 26th, 2020

Hope you’re planning on attending (virtually) our April 13 meeting. Yes, we are engineers so why not take advantage of technology? Our wonderful speaker, Elizabeth Lions is back for another enlightening presentation. Invite your friends to join us for:

Speaker:      Elizabeth Lions

Topic: Jumpstart your Job Search and Maintain your Career Pursuing During this Crisis

Program: During the past few weeks the Coronavirus (Covid-19) has brought the American economy to a virtual standstill. With the economy halted there has been major job loss in a number of fields including engineering. IEEE-USA has invited Elizabeth Lions, Author, Human Resources Professional and Executive Career Coach, to discuss what people can do right now if they’ve lost their job due to this worldwide pandemic. Ms. Lions will give us tips on how to interview virtually, how to continue job searching now so you can find opportunities and still practice social distancing. Join us for this webinar on the Five Things Successful Job Seekers Need in 2020.

Stay safe!

Maura Schreier-Fleming

IEEE Dallas Consultants Network Chair


February 19th, 2020

Our March 9 program (6.15pm at Rockfish Grill at Campbell/Coit) should be very interesting. Thanks to Steve Ruzic for finding our speaker who is from NPI Technologies in Richardson Texas. We’ve all been curious about contract manufacturing and this is our opportunity to learn from a local company with extensive experience in this area. Come on March 9 and meet other IEEE members and learn more about Contract Manufacturing.

Maura Schreier-Fleming

IEEE Dallas Consultants Network Chair


February 2nd, 2020

Our February CN Meeting should be very informative. Learn about efficiency in your home and at work. Paul Westbrook will share his insights as the President of RE:source. RE:source is a consulting firm dedicated to improving building design and operations by focusing on energy and resource efficiency. Process improvements are often the fastest way to become more sustainable while boosting profitability.

Come and meet other IEEE members and their guests and enjoy an informative CN meeting.

Maura Schreier-Fleming
Consultants Network Chair


January 6th, 2020

Plan on starting the year off with a wonderful IEEE Consultants Network meeting. Jeff Tregre will share with you some amazing smart phone apps that will make your life easier. He’s done a lot of research to come up with these apps. Let him save you time and start learning what you can do both better and easier with these smart phone apps. Happy New Year!

Maura Schreier-Fleming

Consultants Network Chairman


November 18th, 2019

Who knew that Santa and Mrs. Claus enjoyed the company of engineers and IEEE members so much! Come meet Santa and Mrs. Claus and celebrate the holiday season with IEEE Consultants network.

Maura Schreier-Fleming

Chairman IEEE Dallas Consultants Network