August 17, 2017
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Region Leadership Summit

Fort Worth SWE members are invited to attend the FY18 Region C Leadership Summit. This event will be held Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM at The Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX.

The SWE Leadership Summit is an opportunity for all members to get leadership training, especially those who are SWE leaders and those interested in future SWE leadership. Led by outside Life Coach Jen Newman and the Region C Leadership Coaches, it will be a great weekend of learning and networking with your fellow SWE members.

Session topics include: The Power of Servant Leadership, Developing Your Personal Professional Development Plan, Work Smarter Not Harder and more.

For Hotel Reservations (deadline extended to Aug 21st), Registration (deadline Aug 21th) or more information, please visit the Leadership Summit Website:

August 17, 2017
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Recap – Self-Care Workshop with Pat Alva-Green

Pat Alva-Green
This summer, Life Coach Pat Alva-Green provided an engaging hands-on workshop for Fort Worth SWE members:
“3 Self-Care Practices Successful Women Implement Daily”

Participants learned how establishing daily rituals can decrease stress and increase life fulfillment. Pat also discussed why setting personal boundaries is important and how to establish and maintain them. Those who attended the workshop walked away with a self-care plan they could implement immediately to ward off burnout and guide them to more fulfilling personal success.

Pat is a Life Coach and Retreat Leader with the Alva Green Coaching Group.

August 17, 2017
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Fort Worth Section Officers for FY18

Fort Worth SWE is pleased to announce the following officers for the FY18 fiscal year:

President – Jody Snow
Vice President – Amanda Stahlnecker
Secretary – Ana Gonzales
Treasurer – Melissa Tacconi
Section Representative – Katia Gomez

Thank you to the officers who have graciously volunteered to serve our section this year!

August 17, 2017
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Recap – Fort Worth SWE Annual Banquet

Fort Worth SWE members gathered in June to celebrate our section’s successes over the past year. During the evening’s events at Copeland’s in Southlake, president Jody Snow reflected on the outreach, professional development and collegiate activities we held. The section officers received Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, “Option B”, as a thank you from the president for serving the section.

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Title: An Introduction to DfR and DfM
Greg Caswell
Senior Member of the Technical Staff for DfR Solutions
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.
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.  I will send you a reminder the day before.   (last minute walk-ins are welcome)
11:00-11:30 check-in & Networking
11:30   Lunch begins
11:45   Chapter Announcements
12:00   Feature Presentation
1:00     Adjourn
  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:

October 16, 2016
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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!