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2022 Plans

Monday, December 20th, 2021

Looks like 2022 will start out with some fascinating programs.
Jan 10 2022 Jeff Tregre,20+ Things I Wish I Wish I Knew before I Got Started With 3D Printing
Feb 14, 2022 Dr. Mark Phillips, Associate Dean for Digital Libraries, UNT Libraries Presenting the Internet
March 14, 2022 Nancy Crowe, How to Prevent Cognitive Impairment

Hope you can join us for these exciting presentations!
Maura Schreier-Fleming
IEEE Dallas Consultants Network Chairman

Fascinating September 13 CN Meeting!

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Hope you can join us to hear more from Dr.Urenna Onyewuchi. She is an IEEE member and Founder of the IEEE Power Africa Conference. She has taught Math in Atlanta’s “inner cities,” raised hundreds of thousands of dollars and donated several thousands of her own money to educate Africans in renewable energy entrepreneurship and similar programs. She has exposed over 500 teenage girls to STEM in the US and Africa over the last 5 years.
We will hear about her accomplishments and how we can leverage our engineering expertise here in Dallas.
Hope you can join us!

Maura Schreier-Fleming
IEEE DALLAS Consultants Network Chairman

How to Work with a Mentor for YOUR Success

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

June 14 is going to be an exciting meeting. Engineers can boost their career and business success with a mentor. Learn from Michael Schornstein how to work with a mentor. He is not only an effective mentor, but also has years of experience as a successful business professional. See you on June 14 for another Zoom meeting.

Maura Schreier-Fleming

IEEE Dallas Consultants Network Chair

No March Meeting, but April 12 and May 10 Sound Fabulous!

Monday, March 1st, 2021

We won’t be meeting next Monday, March 8. Yes, too much cold that interfered with planning.

HOWEVER…. April and May are going to be fascinating meetings.

Have you ever thought of starting a business, but needed some research before you could move forward? What if you weren’t an academic? You found that accessing research was expensive. Accessing research is very fragmented. You can’t get access unless you’re an academic!

What do you do?

You come to the April 12 IEEE Consultants Network Meeting and listen to Dr. Mehmet Günal and AccessMyResearch: Bringing Global Research to Local Businesses. He will show you how his company AccessMyResearch can help you overcome the barriers and get you the research you need.

Then, on May 10, you might be wondering how you can Create A Drip Irrigation System. Steve Ruzic, an IEEE Consultants Network member, will share his expertise and show you how to create your own drip irrigation system.

So recover from the cold, and come back to a great April and May meeting with IEEE Consultants Network.

Maura Schreier-Fleming

Plans for 2021 Meetings

Wednesday, 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 Meeting: New Ideas for 2021

Tuesday, 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
  • 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

No October Meeting

Wednesday, 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

Webinars from IEEE This Summer

Friday, 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:
Enjoy your summer!
Maura Schreier-Fleming
Consultants Network Chair

3D Printing: Come Join the Fun!

Sunday, 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

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

Jumpstart Your Job Search: April 13 Program (WEBEX)

Thursday, 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