Tue, Aug 11 | Maggiano's Little Italy

August 2020 Luncheon

Need help with your at-home office/school workspace? Learn from the best: Mark Benden pioneered the concept of ergonomist "physicianeer".
It's another SELL OUT! Please contact jclark@melton-melton.com to be placed on the waiting list.
August 2020 Luncheon

Time & Location

Aug 11, 2020, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Maggiano's Little Italy, 2019 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056, USA

About The Event

When Dr. Mark Benden '90 '92 '06 came to Texas A&M as a student, he wanted to become a physician. He wanted to help people feel better. Everything was going according to plan until his senior year - he took Ergonomics as an elective and his inner "physicianeer" emerged. His lightbulb moment: He could use his engineering knowledge to proactively 'treat' people by making them more comfortable, thereby preventing illness and injury. He secured his first patent while still a student.

His efforts developing standing desk environments changed the office and classroom forever.

Connect with other H-town Aggies on August 11 for another "can't miss" episode of Houston Aggie Women Networking Luncheons.

Maggiano's will be observing all recommended social distancing guidelines.

No more than 6 guests at each table. Maximum of 24 guests in the room. All banquet staff will be wearig masks and gloves.

We don't know what the guidelines will be on August 11th, but whatever they are, we'll be observing them. Stay tuned for updates. 


Like all Houston Aggie Women events, the August 11th Networking Lunch is OPEN TO ALL.  No membership required.

Current members do get a discount on their lunch price, however.  If you haven't paid your 2020 Membership, you can do that here.

$30 Member Early Bird Pricing – register no later than August 7th. $35 Member Price if you pay on-line after August 7th or at the door. 

$35 NON-Member Early Bird Pricing – register no later than August 7th. $40 NON-Member Price if you pay on-line after August 7th or at the door.

With the room capacity limited to 24, we expect this event to sell out. We cannot guarantee you a seat unless you register online before the event.  

NOTE: The room capacity limit may decrease as we approach the actual date of this event. Better safe than sorry....

Lunch is served family-style - this month's menu includes salad, grilled chicken with veggies, pasta, and don't forget those fabulous desserts! Yum!

Questions? E-mail JClark@melton-melton.com or Info@HoustonAggieWomen.com

HOUSTON AGGIE WOMEN is a key resource for Aggie women, friends and family.  We connect the Houston Aggie community through networking, education, and giving back. 

Our events are OPEN TO ALL - men and women, Aggies and Non-Aggies - anyone needing a little boost. 

Second Tuesday of every month - networking starts at 11:30 a.m., lunch from 11:50 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Join us for good food, good conversation, and an interesting speaker - sometimes an Aggie, sometimes not, but always interesting.

Afraid you won't know anyone there?  Bring a friend!

Can't find a friend to bring?  Don't worry!  In a room full of friendly Aggies, you're bound to find a conversation to join.  And with our wide range of Class Years, you'll probably find someone with a Class Ring just like yours.  


MARK E. BENDEN, PHD, CPE '90 '92 '06 | Department Head and Associate Professor | Director of the Ergonomics Center | TEXAS A&M SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Mark E. Benden, PhD, CPE, is an associate professor and department head for the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Texas A&M School of Public Health, where he also serves as director of the Ergonomics Center. He is the chief executive officer of two faculty-led startups, PositiveMotion LLC and Stand2Learn LLC, and has licensed five different products to four different companies since becoming a faculty member. Dr. Benden's research interests are office worker obesity, classroom ergonomics and childhood obesity, medical device development and sedentary behavior intervention as they relate to healthy living, preventable diseases, ergonomics and workplace health. Dr. Benden's career includes experience as an officer in the United States Army Reserve, inventor, rehabilitation engineer, ergonomics consultant, plant and corporate ergonomics engineer for Johnson & Johnson, and executive vice president for Neutral Posture. His 25-year career in occupational safety and ergonomics has produced multiple processes, tools and devices to ease injury and illness risk. Dr. Benden holds 21 United States patents with several more pending. The expected lifetime economic impact of his designs exceeds $1 billion. Dr. Benden received his Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering, Master of Science in industrial engineering and doctorate in interdisciplinary engineering, all from Texas A&M University. He is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (#706). He has authored many articles, books and book chapters on ergonomics and has lectured for multiple professional groups throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

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