Big News for IISE Members: New Connect App is Ready to Install

Install the MemberCentric app on your smartphone or device, then scroll down to select “IISE Connect” from the list.

Once installed and logged in, you’re ready to explore this easy-to-navigate addition to your professional toolkit:

  • Smooth, clean mobile user interface
  • Plug in to interesting discussions and communities of fellow ISEs who share your interests
  • Customize push notifications to provide real-time updates
  • All your communities now in one, easy-to-manage place
  • Resource library: a one-stop-shop for ISE-related research, best practices and reference
  • Like, comment, browse profiles and make new connections
  • Access members-only content from ISE magazine and from the app
  • Custom QR code on profile makes adding friends and colleagues a cinch

It is available on both the Apple and Google App Stores.
Install, and then select “IISE Connect” from the list to join the IISE on MemberCentric.

Installation Links:


08/12/2020 IISE DFW General Meeting Minutes

Membership in the IISE DFW chapter is projected to hit 212 by the end of the year. We’ve had several people from Oklahoma and Texas Tech in the Texas panhandle join.

IISE DFW has nearly nine thousand dollars in the bank for when we’re ready to resume lunches and give out scholarships to the UTA IISE chapter. It is unclear when we’ll be able to meet again in person.

First Puzzlor has concluded. The three people who provided the right answer were recognized: Drew Harnish, Efrain Girardot and Joe Michels. One member demonstrated how he solved the IE puzzle with Python.

Tamara Wilhite explained the benefits of IISE Connect over other platforms.

We’ve had at least one DFW member present a webinar each month with another planned for 9/9/2020. Group solicited proposals for future topics and events.

Upcoming IISE DFW Meetings – 08/10/2020

IISE DFW General Body Meeting – This Wednesday

The IISE DFW General Body Meeting is on August 12th. It will start at 5:30 PM.
Time: Aug 12, 2020 05:30 PM Central Time
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Meeting ID: 840 3618 3271
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We will now be sending out via e-mail a question that would require an IE skill in order to solve. We will collect answers from the membership and then “showcase” the best or most creative solutions.

Here is the Puzzlor to be solved before the August 12th meeting.

NewBiz Inc., a company that makes and sells trophies anticipates a demand for at least 2300 football trophies, 1900 baseball trophies, and 2100 soccer trophies. Production limitations restrict NewBiz Inc. from making more than 3400 football trophies, 2500 baseball trophies, and 2750 soccer trophies in one day. In order to break even with the distribution company, NewBiz estimates they need to ship at least 5500 trophies, but only has enough trucks to deliver 7500. The football trophies earn $9.50 in profit each, the baseball trophies earn $7.25 in profit each, and soccer trophies earn $8.00 in profit each.

How much of each trophy does NewBiz Inc. need to make in order to maximize profit?
Which product should NewBiz Inc. invest more production equipment and floor space to in order to increase profits (assuming investment will be profitable)? Why?

Submit your responses to the Puzzlor to

IISE DFW Officer Meeting – This Thursday

The IISE DFW Leadership Team meeting is on the August 13th.
Officers can join the Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 840 3618 3271
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RTLS Webinar – 9/9/2020

The date for the Use of Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) seminar is 9/9 from 12-1 CST.  Here is the meeting invite that was set up by Infinite Leap for the webinar.
Note that we are using the vendor’s preferred virtual meeting platform, Gotomeeting, not Zoom.
Meeting link:
tel: +16467493122, 182059461#

Next IISE DFW Chapter General Meeting Scheduled

The next general body meeting for the IISE DFW chapter will be held online on August 12th at 5:30 PM. A Zoom meeting link will be provided closer to the actual meeting date.

We’re going to provide a state of the organization report, discuss ways of staying with connected with each other, and ask for feedback so we can create plans for the future.

So put our August 12th, 5:30 PM online IISE meeting in your calendar.

IISE DFW COVID-19 Webinar at Noon on 07/08/2020

IISE DFW will be holding a webinar titled the Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on the Airline and Healthcare Industries.

It will be held on Wednesday, July 8th from 12-1 PM. Please log in before noon.
Moderator:  Dr. Shernette R. Kydd, Cook Children’s Healthcare System

Airline Perspective
Speaker:  Isaac Villarreal
Company:  American Airlines
Job Title:  Sr. Continuous Improvement Analyst

Healthcare Perspective
Speaker:  Nick Andrei
Company:  Cook Children’s Healthcare System Job Title:  AVP Supply Chain

Link to Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 873 8928 6806
Password: 416319
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Good Afternoon IISE DFW!

I am extremely pleased to announce that Chapter 10, Dallas-Fort Worth, was awarded the Chapter Recognition Program Gold Award by the IISE National Team for the South Central Region.

Chapter excellence is judged by a number of factors, including but not limited to quality of programs, membership growth and retention, participation in volunteer leadership development, student chapter support, and strategic planning.

To our board: Yuan Zhou, Josie Umoh, Tamara Wilhite, Shernette Kydd, Isaac Villarreal, and Chris Campbell. Thank you for your hard work planning and executing events and administrative items that are required to keep the chapter running! Organizing the chapter would be an impossible task without your vital efforts.

To our membership, THANK YOU for being active and attentive! There certainly is no chapter without a strong member base, and we have one of the best! This award is a reflection of your activities and participation in our community, and for that I am very thankful.

I look forward to more Gold awards in the coming years!

Brian Strevens
President, IISE Dallas-Fort Worth

IISE DFW Excel Seminar 06/17/2020 at 6 PM

Brian M. Strevens of the DFW IISE chapter will be hosting a lesson on the ins and outs of Excel. This valuable presentation will be held on Wednesday, June 17th from 6:00 PM CDT to 7:00 PM CDT.


When dialing into an IISE DFW Zoom meeting as a participant, you will connect using the meeting link or log in with your personal account if you already have one.


Participants will join Meeting ID 676 001 3653.


Please confirm your attendance through Eventbrite. We can use that information to send a summary or additional reference material to attendees.

IISE DFW Plans As We Reopen 05/30/2020

A Coronavirus Update


We hope that everyone has stayed safe during these uncertain times. Most of us have adjusted by telecommuting, which has presented its own challenges, but we are sure that our members maintained a level of efficiency even with all of the new arrangements brought about due to COVID-19. Please continue to stay safe, especially now that Texas has begun a reopening process. We are keeping those in mind who are either directly or indirectly affected by the coronavirus.

If you would like to monitor the spread of the virus, John’s Hopkins University has built a tool which I personally recommend. If you are curious about how IISE is responding to the pandemic, please click here.

I personally thank you for your commitment to IISE, and I hope that the virtual content we intend to provide over the coming months fulfills an appetite for ISE content. On behalf of your IISE Dallas – Fort Worth Board, thank you.



Brian Strevens, President, IISE Dallas – Fort Worth


Upcoming Webinar!


June 17th Brian Strevens will host a 1-hour “Dinner & Learn” Excel Tutorial. This tutorial will cover some of the financial formula’s native to excel, and VBA (Visual Basic Advance). A link for the tutorial will be distributed by June 5th.

Anyone who registers can get Brian Strevens’ Excel reference material afterwards.


DFW IISE Job Board


One of the greatest benefits of IISE is networking. Are you hiring? Contact us for information on how to submit open job requisitions by reply to this email. We’ll add them to a member’s only section of the IISE DFW website. Are you looking for a new job? We’ll be posting them soon.