March 4, 2017
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March Brunch Meeting – Estate Planning

Join us on Saturday, March 11th for a financial session on estate planning from Jones & Hartmann, LLLP. Learn why putting a plan together is important and find out more from local estate attorneys.

Saturday, March 11th
9:00 – 10:30 am
Beacon Café
171 Aviator Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76179

Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Please be prepared to pay using cash, check or Paypal in case we have more than 10 guests (as Beacon Cafe does not split checks for groups larger than 10)

January 31, 2017
by fwsweadmin
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Register Now for the Region Conference Feb 17-19

Be part of Region C SWE’s annual conference this year in College Station, TX. The FY17 conference will be hosted by Texas A&M University SWE and themed “Innovative Women: Channeling Your Creativity.” Attendees will have the opportunity to attend informative workshops, participate in the Career Fair, and network with fellow SWE college and professional members.

*** ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS Friday, Feb 10th! ***

Region C SWE Conference
February 17 – 19
Texas A&M University
For more information or to register, visit the Conference Website

January 24, 2017
by fwsweadmin
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Volunteers needed for Future City Outreach

Future_City_Mini_Challenges1We will be once again presenting engineering activities to engage the participants at the North Texas Future City Competition.  Share your enthusiasm for engineering by helping with activities ranging from building hoop gliders and pom pom shooters to constructing popsicle structures.  The competition will be held Saturday, Jan 28th in the atrium of Nedderman Hall.

There will be a morning shift from 8:30-12:30 and an afternoon shift from 12:30-4:30.  Snacks and lunch will be provided. If you are interested, contact Jody Snow or contact us via our web form.

December 21, 2016
by fwsweadmin
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Leadership Announcement

Our FY17 President, Natalie White, recently shared some exciting (but sad for FW SWE) news.  Her husband accepted a new job in California! Since they will move their family over the holidays, she has stepped down as President for the remainder of FY17. She is very sad to have to leave her post with such short notice but she leaves the Section in good hands with Jody Snow, who was FY17 Vice President and now will take on the role of President once more.

The remaining executive suite has also appointed Amanda Stahlnecker as Vice President for the remainder of FY17. We are excited that Amanda is ready and willing to accept a leadership role in FW SWE.

Please continue to stay tuned to our website and email blasts for Spring opportunities for Outreach, Professional Development, and Social gatherings.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

October 24, 2016
by fwsweadmin
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SMTA Technical Presentation: An Introduction to DfR and DfM

Please note that you MUST RSVP by 11/2!

 

Technical Presentation & Luncheon 
Friday November 4th,  2016
11:30 to 1:00       
SMTA Members, Non-members, Students, and Guests are welcome
Meet others in the industry to help solve your technical problems.
Come to the meeting, even if this isn’t a key topic of yours, the problem solving networking is great.
RSVP requested by 11/2 to    gtanel@verizon.net
 
Title: An Introduction to DfR and DfM
Speaker:  
Greg Caswell
Senior Member of the Technical Staff for DfR Solutions
Abstract:
Designing printed boards today is more difficult than ever before because of the increased lead free process temperature requirements and associated changes required in manufacturing. Not only has the density of the electronic assembly increased, but many changes are taking place throughout the entire supply chain.  As such, the quality and reliability of any product is highly dependent upon the capability of the manufacturing supplier, regardless of whether it is a contractor or a captured shop.  This activity requires a strong interaction between design, reliability engineering, and manufacturing to produce a viable, high reliability product capable of satisfying even the most difficult customers.  This presentation will offer an introduction into the actions needed to provide both DfR and DfM and the benefits to be derived.
LOCATION
Aboca’s Italian Grill, 100 S Central Expy #63, Richardson, TX 75080
11:00am (doors open) Lunch buffet with multiple entrees, salad and dessert.
To attend, we request that you RSVP  by 11/2  to this e-mail so we can have proper table space set-up.  Do it now so you don’t forget.    GTanel@verizon.net  I will send you a reminder the day before.   (last minute walk-ins are welcome)
Agenda    
11:00-11:30 check-in & Networking
11:30   Lunch begins
11:45   Chapter Announcements
12:00   Feature Presentation
1:00     Adjourn
Pricing:      
  FREE    for New member since the prior meeting
$19 Members, employees of Corporate member companies, 1st time guests, and students
$25  non-members that attended previously
(cash at the door or credit card on-line at: http://www.smta.org/chapters/chapters_detail.cfm?chapter_id=36

October 16, 2016
by fwsweadmin
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Venue Updates

We had a great time viewing the Webinar for our October meeting, now it’s time to look forward to our November and December meetings!  Please note the venue updates to each event below.

 

November Happy Hour

This is an encore to last year’s successful joint Professional and Collegiate Happy Hour! SWE FW will purchase food (Tuesdays are $1 burger night!) but you will need to bring yoru own funds to purchase alcohol (as a non-profit SWE FW can’t legally purchase alcohol). Times Ten was a little awkward last year so we’re going to go to Bar Louie this year! Please RSVP using the EventBrite button below the photo by EOD Sunday Nov 13.


Bar Louie
2973 W 7th St
Ft. Worth, TX 76107
Tuesday, November 15
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Eventbrite - SWE FW Happy Hour

 

Christmas Party

Sunday, December 4
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Mark your calendars for our Christmas party! SWE FW will provide a main course, and everyone else should bring a side to share and an ornament for the Ornament Exchange! Due to family conflicts, the party will no longer be hosted at The White House, so keep an eye on your email for an update on the TBD location!

October 12, 2016
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Event Recap: “Invisibility Only Works for Superheroes” Webinar

We had a great meeting last night! We ate some delicious food at Dickey’s BBQ, watched the “Invisibility Only Works for Superheroes” SWE Webinar, and had a great discussion afterwards. Terra Winston is a dynamic and entertaining speaker and her presentation taught us the roles that Performance, Image and Exposure play in our success in the workplace. I especially loved that she pointed out that your Image is not who you ARE but who you are KNOWN TO BE, and that you can proactively change all three factors to ensure you are widely known for your best qualities.

Here’s a link to the webinar for those who were unable to join us:

Invisibility Only Works For Superheroes

These webinars are FREE for SWE members so you can watch them on your own! I hope to schedule another webinar session this year since everyone seemed to really enjoy it!

September 20, 2016
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Job Opening: TCU Assistant Director Electrical Systems

Job Summary:

The Assistant Director Electrical Systems is responsible for overseeing the operation, maintenance and repair of electrical distribution, lighting, building control systems, fire alarms/mass notification and energy management by developing and maintaining effective planning, training, and supervision of staff; conducting energy audits for campus properties; and providing technical support with design and construction of capital projects.

Duties and Essential Job Functions:

Manages electrical operations by ensuring quality customer service; developing procedures to ensure prompt repair when required; properly scheduling of planned maintenance; programming major equipment upgrade or replacement. Oversees and/or contributes to projects by implementing procedures for soliciting bids; awarding and approving completed work related to electrical utilities and building controls; coordinating with other departments involved in the projects.

Provides leadership of assigned personnel by coaching, planning, monitoring and appraising job results, counseling and disciplining employees. Reviews electrical utility rate expenses; monitors meters for significant changes indicating possible equipment malfunctions; conducts regular energy audits for campus properties.

Meets financial objectives by preparing budgets; scheduling and approving expenditures; monitoring and reporting on cost control; conducting budget analysis on maintenance cost, labor, and equipment replacement, initiating corrective actions. Prepare project status reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Apply at via the TCU HR web portal, job number 2016-223.

September 20, 2016
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Job Opening: TCU Assistant Director Mechanical Systems

Job Summary:

The Assistant Director Mechanical Systems is responsible for overseeing the operation, maintenance and repair of the chiller plants, chilled water loop, HVAC, boilers, fire protection systems, plumbing and underground utility piping systems by developing and maintaining effective planning, training, and supervision of staff; providing technical support with design and construction of capital projects.

Duties and Essential Job Functions:

Manages mechanical operations by ensuring quality customer service; developing procedures to ensure prompt repair when required; properly scheduling of planned maintenance; programming major equipment upgrade or replacement. Oversees and/or contributes to projects by implementing procedures for soliciting bids; awarding and approving completed work related to mechanical utilities and building controls; coordinating with other departments involved in the projects.

Provides leadership of assigned personnel by coaching, planning, monitoring and appraising job results, counseling and disciplining employees. Reviews gas and water utility rate expenses; monitors meters for significant changes indicating possible equipment malfunctions.

Meets financial objectives by preparing budgets; scheduling and approving expenditures; monitoring and reporting on cost control; conducting budget analysis on maintenance cost, labor, and equipment replacement; initiating corrective actions. Prepares project status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Apply at via the TCU HR web portal, job number 2016-219.

September 16, 2016
by fwsweadmin
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Event Recap: “Drive” Book Discussion

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We had a great Book Discussion Tuesday night at the Olive Garden off Alta Mere. “Driuve” by Daniel Pink is all about motivation – why we do what we do – and why some incentives work better than others depending on the type of task someone is doing.  From work and money to creativity and kids, we all learned a few new things about how we ourselves are motivated and how we can motivate others.

 

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, October 11 at 6:30 PM at Dickey’s BBQ on Blue Mound Rd, where we’ll be watching a SWE webinar entitled “Inviibility Only Works for Superheroes”.  Don’t forget to RSVP via EventBrite so we know to expect you!

October Webinar Meeting:
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

5412 Blue Mound Road
Fort Worth, TX 76106We will view the hour-long SWE webinar together and have a short discussion.

Eventbrite - SWE FW Webinar - "Invisibility Only Works for Superheroes"