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
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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"

September 7, 2016
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September Book Discussion Venue Change and October Webinar Update

Venues for September and October meetings

 
Hi everyone! We have decided on a venue change for our September and October meetings because the Dickey’s meeting room will work better for the webnar and the book discussion can be in a less formal setting.Please see below for additional details and to RSVP via EventBrite so I know how many people to expect! Thank you!

 

 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

 
VENUE CHANGE:
Olive Garden

925 Alta Mere Dr
Ridgmar Town Center
Fort Worth, TX 76116Whether you’ve read the book or not, please join us for dinner and a few discussion questions about this intriguing book!
 
Eventbrite - SWE FW Book Discussion - "Drive" by Daniel Pink

 
 

 
“Invisibility Only Works for Superheroes”
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

 VENUE CHANGE:
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"

August 24, 2016
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LUNA Awards

Amie Kromis O’Riley, marketing and communications chair for the LUNA Awards, contacted us with information about the 10 year anniversary of their Conference and Expo. LUNA celebrates the achievements of women in the architecture, engineering and construction industry.

One of their goals this year is to receive more representation for the architecture and engineering fields, so we are sharing their information with our group. Visit their website and feel free to submit a nomination for a qualifying engineer!

August 4, 2016
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Fall 2016 Calendar Update

We have some fun events coming up in the fall and we hope you’ll join us!

 

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Region C Leadership Summit

Register for the Leadership Summit  ASAP!

Friday Evening, August 26, 2016
Networking Reception (optional)

Saturday, August 27, 2016
8 am – 5 pm
Marriott Courtyard,
2200 Bass Pro Dr,
Grapevine, TX 76051

September

 

Book Discussion –
“Drive” by Daniel H. Pink

Since we didn’t set a meeting date for August and we have the Leadership Summit coming upAugust 27, we are going to skip it and do our Book Disucssion on “Drive” in September to give everyone a chance to get and read the book.I started it this week and so far it’s been really great!

Even if you don’t have time to read the book, come anyway and join in the conversation!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
6:30 pm – 8 pm
Dickey’s BBQ,
5412 Blue Mound Rd,
Fort Worth, TX 76106

Buy “Drive” as a hard copy or e-book on Amazon today!

Happy Hour!TimesTen

We had a Happy Hour at Times Ten last fall and it was a big hit! Collegiates from TCU, UNT and UTA are welcome to join us for this event as well.  Fort Worth SWE will purchase appetizers, and you may purchase a delicious beverage to go with it!

I have an email out to Collegiate Presidents and Faculty advisers to determine what date will be better, but pencil it in on the dates below and I’ll update you with a final date soon.

Tuesday, October 13 or Tuesday, November 15

Times Ten Cellars – 1100 Foch Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

 

October

WE16 National Conference

Thursday, October 27 – Saturday, October 29

WE16 is in Philadelphia, PA this year. The national conference is always a great resource for networking, professional development, and of course the career fair can’t be beat.

Learn all about it and register at the WE16 homepage. And if you want to attend at a reduced rate, sign up to volunteer here!

July 31, 2016
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Event Recap: FW SWE Summer Outreach 2016

We had a great group at this year’s Summer Outreach Event! Girls Inc. brought 21 bright and eager young ladies, and both the Fort Worth Professional and UTA SWE sections were well-represented with volunteers (Natalie White, Jody Snow, Sherry Williams, Amanda Stahlnecker, Carol Bachman, and Katia Gomez from SWE FW; Christian Gonzales, Vaishanavi Mirapurkar, Raveena Jadhav, and Adishrre Annabathula from UTA SWE)

 

The girls made Jitter Bots (electrical & mechanical engineering), craft stick bridges (civil engineering), and lip gloss (chemical engineering).  They always love being able to take home their creations! Everyone had a great time, and we were so excited to have nearly double the attendance as last year. Special thanks to UTA for allowing us to use the Nedderman Hall atrium for our event, and to Girls Inc. for being such a great partner for marketing and logistics for this event. See you next summer!

 

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July 27, 2016
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Event Recap: Moon Day 2016

Dallas and Fort Worth SWE sections teamed up to run activities at the Frontiers of Flight Museum for their annual Moon Day program. This annual event celebrates the anniversary of the first Moon landing. Jill Freer and Natalie White from Fort Worth SWE, Vaishnavi Mirapurkar from UTA SWE and Nandika D’Souza, Teri Cate, Terriekka Cardenas, Samica Norman and Zaineb Ahmad from Dallas SWE volunteered. There were over 1500 adults, boys, and girls who came to Moon Day. 40 boys and 52 girls stopped by the Dallas and Fort Worth booth and participated in activities from 10 through 4 pm. They picked between making a buzzer or a light. The buzzer option led to parents quickly calling for the value of a switch. They also worked with alternative switches ranging from magnetic non-contact options and dimmer switches. Girl Scout troop leaders were excited to learn about the Dallas SWE Design Your World Conference and opportunities to earn badges with them.

Thanks to all of the volunteers that made this event possible!

 

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June 30, 2016
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Congratulations FY17 Officers!

Congratulations to our FY17 Section Officers.  Thank you ladies for your continued willingness to serve SWE!

President – Natalie White
Vice President – Jody Snow
Treasurer – Melissa Tacconi
Secretary – Jill Freer
Sec Representative – Katia Gomez
Alt Sec Representative – Kim Trost

If anyone is interested in serving the section in a leadership capacity, we are seeking an Outreach Chair for FY17.  Please email Jody Snow or Natalie White .