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March Meeting: Information Security

Friday, February 12th, 2016

What an interesting February Meeting we had from the Small Business Development Center on How to Start and Grow a Small Business utilizing the service of the Small Business Development Center.

The March meeting promises to be just as interesting.  Mart Nelson will be presenting a program on Information Security. Hope you can make it!

Date:  March 14  6:15 pm

Where: 7920 Belt Line Road, Dallas 75254 (near Coit/Beltline intersection)  Conference Room First Floor

How to Start & Grow a Small Business Using the Small Business Development Center

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

You can now deliver a Compelling PowerPoint presentation if you attended the January Consultants Network Meeting.  Jo Umberger delivered her compelling PowerPoint on how to do that.

Your compelling PowerPoint might result in a new wall business.  You will want to be prepared to grow your business.  Why not attend the February 8 meeting and learn how to ensure your small business success?

Presenters: Rose Blair – Director, Dallas Metropolitan Small Business Development Center
Sergio Bento – Senior Business Advisor
Mark Christie – Business Advisor
Steven Sweeny – Business Advisor (tentative)


The Dallas Metropolitan Small Business Development Center in
partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the
Dallas County Community College District, offers free and confidential
one-on-one counseling for existing and startup businesses in Dallas
County. The SBDC’s professional focus is hands-on counseling,
so that you will be guided and trained in the areas of assistance
required, rather than doing the work for the client. The SBDC has
market research tools available to assist clients with important strategic
business decisions. Learn more about our services and necessary steps
to schedule an appointment.

Hope to see you there!


Maura Schreier-Fleming

IEEE Consultants Network Chair

Here’s where you can register:

New Year Excitement

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Hope you are planning on attending our January Program which should start you and your business off the right way.

Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a very happy and healthy new year!

Speaker:    Jo Umberger, Business Trainer & Coach, President, Umberger Development Partners, Inc.

Program Description:  Creating & Delivering Compelling PowerPoint Presentations


Description:  Have you ever wondered why some people didn’t understand the obvious message you delivered?

Join us at the IEEE Consultants Network meeting on January 11, 2016, to consider important strategies for creating and communicating clear, concise and compelling messages using PowerPoint. You will also learn speakers’ tips that will help you keep the audience’s attention focused on your message.

BIO: For 23 years, Jo Umberger has helped engineers and other technical thinkers to communicate in such a way that even non-technical thinkers can understand the message.

Holiday Party December 14

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Plan on attending our Holiday Party on December 14!

RSVP Here!

DECEMBER Meeting Location:

Texas Land & Cattle:   812 S. Central Expressway / RICHARDSON, TX 7508

US-75 & Spring Valley, next to Service King
Ph: 972 / 705-9700

Date: Monday, December 14, 2015  6: 15PM

Speaker:    Our Holiday Party!

Program Description:  Have fun!

Survey Results: Speaker Topics for 2016

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Thanks for those who took the poll to determine topics for 2016 Consultants Network meetings. Here are the top 9 results:

1- Electric Cars-Toyota

2-Crypto Coin (Bitcoin)

3-FBI And Internet Security

4-PE Licensing

5-How to Present Effectively

6-How to Start a Business

7-On Board Computer Data Analysis: Venli presentation

8-City of Dallas Infrastructure Security

9-Free Publicity:  How to write a column for Free Publicity

We need you for our September Meeting

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

We will be deciding which speakers to invite to our 2016 meetings.  These programs help our members develop their skills so they can enhance their careers.  Your input and interests are what we use to select speakers.  Please come and share your ideas with the group so we can develop the best 2016 program for our IEEE Consultant and IEEE members.


Maura Schreier-Fleming

August Meeting: Biomedical applications and Toxicity Assessments of Carbon Nanotubes

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Hope you can join us for a very interesting August meeting!

AUGUST Meeting Location:
Texas Land & Cattle:   812 S. Central Expressway / RICHARDSON, TX 7508

US-75 & Spring Valley, next to Service King
Ph: 972 / 705-9700

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015  6: 15PM

Speaker:   Professor Pantano, Associate Professor, UTD

Program:  Biomedical applications and Toxicity Assessments of Carbon Nanotubes

Program Description:  Dr. Pantano will discuss the application of Carbon Nanotubes.

BIO:     Dr. Pantano’s work involves improving the accuracy of nanomaterial toxicity assessments, and advancing the diagnostic and therapeutic applications of nanomaterials. The  areas of expertise include the physiochemical characterization of nanomaterials, the reproducible preparation of purified nanomaterial samples, and direct measurements of metal oxide and carbon nanomaterials inside mammalian cells and aquatic organisms. Dr. Pantano is also interested in developing label-free methods to detect carbon nanomaterial contamination in workplace areas.

B.S., University of California, Los Angeles (1986): Chemistry
M.S., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (1988): Chemistry
Advisor: Joseph Sneddon
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside (1993): Analytical Chemistry
Advisor: Werner G. Kuhr
Postdoctoral Associate, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France (1993–94)
Advisor: Christian Amatore
Postdoctoral Associate, Tufts University (1994-96)
Advisor: David R. Walt.


June Meeting: Technology and Healthcare

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

June should be a very interesting meeting. We have a  local expert from Baylor Healthcare System, Dr. Neil Fleming,  speaking with us on how Baylor uses technology to improve healthcare.

Hope you can join us at Texas Land and Cattle for our last meeting before summer vacation!


CN Chair

April meeting on Entrepreneurs

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Are you curious about the entrepreneur experience?  You will hear more about what resources Texas offers entrepreneurs at our April 13 meeting.  Is becoming an entrepreneur in your future? You should come to our April meeting!  See you then.

Jan. 12 meeting: Trademarking, Licensing, and Copyrighting for Engineers

Friday, December 12th, 2014

I hope you can join us for this very informative meeting on Trademarking, Licensing, and Copyrighting for Engineers.  

We have a registered PE and inventor who is also an attorney speaking on the topic.  I’m sure you’ll learn a lot of new information that you can apply to your work.

Date: Monday, January 12, 2015  6: 15PM

Speaker:    Chris Rourk, Jackson- Walker

Program: Trademarking, Licensing, and Copyrighting for Engineers

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.