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ITS Policy Update

3-13-2017 @ 11:00am, Archived 3-26-2017

The University of Memphis provides email services to support the University’s mission. Over the years, however, the email environment has changed:

• Individuals often join the University with email services already at their disposal (e.g., Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, etc.)
• Cyberbullying has become an increasing concern
• Email has become an information archive that is rarely expunged
• Data loss due to inappropriate use of email has resulted in increased risk
• Cyber security threats and exploits via email continue to rise (e.g., phishing, malware distribution, etc.)

In response to the changing environment, the University has implemented a new policy, Policy UM1805 - Email Use, to clarify appropriate uses of email and to inform the community that email usage must be in accordance with other University policies. This email policy applies to all users of memphis.edu accounts.

A web page with frequently asked questions (FAQ)s has been established at http://www.memphis.edu/umtech/solutions/email.php.

Comments or questions regarding the policy may be submitted via the ITS Suggestion Box at http://www.memphis.edu/its/about/its-suggestion-box.php.


Financial Aid and Scholarship Information Sessions

03-21-2017 @ 2:10pm, Archived 3-26-2017


Resume/CV Action Lab

03-14-2017 @ 8:10pm, Archived 3-19-2017


Peer Tutoring

01-23-2017 @ 11:15am, Archived 3-3-2017

Once again Herff College is offering peer tutoring for our undergraduate students.

Attached is the Spring Tutoring schedule for you (click button below). Some notes:

1) Every student will need to swipe their university ID for check-in and check-out at tutoring. Tutoring is still FREE, but this will allow us to see how many students are using the free tutoring and make sure we are providing the best service possible.

2) Tutoring now has a new home. ALL tutoring will take place in ET236. This means the tutors won't be kicked out of the room due to scheduling conflicts. Also, this room is open for anyone to use through out the day for students to study in groups, use computers, and printing.

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Financial Aid and Scholarship - Information Sessions

02-22-2017 @ 2:30pm, Archived 3-3-2017

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship will host information sessions February 22-23 at 1:00 p.m. each day in the UC Theatre. The info session will review the steps students need to take and the resources available to help them financially prepare for the upcoming summer and fall semesters. We hope to empower students to be more proactive and get an earlier start when it comes to completing the required steps to receive any financial aid and/or scholarship money.

Our goal is to have as many students as possible ready to start the semester when it begins. Please encourage all students with loans, grants or scholarships to attend.

Financial Aid and Scholarship Information Sessions
February 22-23 at 1:00 p.m. each day
UC Theatre

For students with any of the following:

  • Federal Stafford Loan
  • Federal Pell Grant, TSAC Grant
  • Scholarships (Hope, Dean’s, Provost, Presidential, Valedictorian, Community College Transfer or University Transfer)


Spring Career & Internship Expo

02-28-2017 @ 12:10pm, Archived 3-3-2017

Reminder, the Spring Career & Internship Expo is this Wednesday, March 1 from 10am – 2pm in the UC Ballroom.

What’s Your Dream Job? According to Bobby Unser, "Success is Where Preparation and Opportunity Meet." You've been focused on academic preparation, now find opportunities at the Spring Career & Internship Expo on March 1st!

Meet over 60 employers ready to connect you with your dream job! Need tips on how to prepare? Watch this short video!

To see the list of all employers attending the Spring Career & Internship Expo - Click here.



See the attached spreadsheet for employers looking to hire engineering majors:

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IEEE Intel Lunch & Learn

02-19-2017 @ 10:00pm, Archived 2-22-2017

Representatives from Intel will be on campus Wednesday, February 22 for a “Tech Talk” Lunch and Learn session for students in computer and electrical engineering, engineering technology, and computer science majors. The Lunch & Learn is from 12:00 – 1:30 PM in the Engineering Technology Building, Room 302. Come and hear what these leaders in the industry have to say! Pizza and drinks will be served as well! Hope to see you there!


Herff Career Fair

01-24-2017 @ 10:00pm, Archived 2-16-2017

Companies registered include:

Greater Memphis Chamber
Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.
Dynetics
Smith & Nephew
Jacob Tubing LP
CDM Smith
Power Process
A2H


Speakers Coming to Campus

02-10-2017 @ 10:00Am, Archived 2-16-2017

Monday.s speaker (4pm in ET 233) will be discussing problem solving methodologies.

Thursday.s speaker will be talking about project design and management. The speaker has degrees in mechanical engineering and a long history of innovation . especially around the automatic identification arena.

I will be offering extra credit for those students in my 3000 and 4000 level classes.



New Rec Center Video

1-23-2017 @ 11:00am, Archived 2-6-2017


New Food POD open

1-17-2017 @ 11:15am, Archived 2-6-2017

There is now a a Food POD in our engineering complex! It is located on the 2nd floor in the breezeway between the EA/ET building. It has fresh brewed coffee, soda, sandwiches, salads, fruit, and more.

The hours are:
Mon.-Thur. 7:30am - 7:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 1:30pm

All major credit cards accepted, cash, dining dollars, and flex bucks.
(hours of operation, food offerings, and forms of payment can change without notice)


Scholarship Opportunities - Tiger Scholarship Manager

11-15-2016 @ 3:00pm, Archived 2-6-2017

Tiger Scholarship Manager Application has opened for the 2017-2018 school year. The online application allows all undergraduate, graduate, admitted freshmen, and admitted transfer students to apply for scholarships in a centralized location. The deadline is February 3, 2017.

You are encouraged to apply for the available private and departmental scholarships. Information on how and where you can apply can be found on www.memphis.edu/scholarships. If you have any questions please call the Scholarship office at 901-678-3213, or email them at scholarships@memphis.edu.


Study Abroad Fair

01-23-2017 @ 10:40am, Archived 1-28-2017


IEEE U of M Student Branch Meeting

1-24-2017 @ 10:15pm, Archived 1-28-2017

The first meeting of the semester will be this Wednesday, January 25th at 3:30pm. Note that the room we will be in has changed to ES 222. The upside of this is that we will be able to have the FREE PIZZA in the room during the meeting.

We will be talking about some very important events coming up this semester, so if you have any interest in IEEE and what we have planned, please try to make it to this meeting!

Please RSVP HERE if you plan to attend!

One item to be discussed is the trip to SouthEastCon 2017 in Charlotte NC. For more info on the student program at the conference goto HERE


Happy Holidays from Herff College of Engineering

12-14-2016 @ 12:00pm, Archived 1-23-2017

Happy Holidays from Herff College of Engineering.


Peer Tutoring

08-26-2016 @ 8:15pm, Archived 12-11-2016

Once again Herff College is offering peer tutoring for our undergraduate students.

Attached is the Fall Tutoring schedule for you (click button below). We have a couple of new things this year.

1) Every student will need to swipe their university ID for check-in and check-out at tutoring. Tutoring is still FREE, but this will allow us to see how many students are using the free tutoring and make sure we are providing the best service possible.

2) Tutoring now has a new home. ALL tutoring will take place in ET236. This means the tutors won't be kicked out of the room due to scheduling conflicts. Also, this room is open for anyone to use through out the day for students to study in groups, use computers, and printing.

Info


Tau Alpha Pi

05-2-2016 @ 11:20am, Archived 12-11-2016

On Friday Apr 29, we reactivated the National Honor Society for Engineering Technology - Tau Alpha Pi at the University of Memphis with our induction of this semester's honorees. These students represent the upper 10% of all Engineering Technology Students.



Shawn Westcott, Patrick Rhodes, Ajejandro Duarte, Matthew Kossan, Jackson Greer, Kimberle Solano, Tarolyn Moman, Jordan Greene, Curtis Sines, Nathaniel Hall, Marlene Meredith, and Antwan Gordon. Out front are the faculty, Professors Tom Banning, Daniel Kohn, and Scott Southall.

Congraduations TAP Honorees!


End of Semester Stuff

12-2-2016 @ 10:05pm, Archived 12-11-2016

Late Assignments

ALL Late assignments you wish to turn in to Prof Kohn must be received no later than 3pm on Dec 7.

Assignments over two weeks late will NOT be accepted. Those less than two weeks late will be penalized 1.5% per day late.

Assignments already submitted and/or graded will not be accepted (no resubmissions).




Extra Credit

Please check the Fall 2016 Extra Credit List and report any errors or omisions ASAP. (Please note - E-Day for Dr Berriso has yet to be entered on the sheet. has now been entered). Added TECH4943 Presentation grading (for all my classes EXCEPT TECH4943). Also if you are wondering, the highlighted cells are formulas (students in more than one of my classes) and the ones with crossed lines means extra credit does not apply for that class.

One hour of Extra credit time will be given to all students in a given class if 90% of the class completes the SETE for the course by the time SETE's close (see next post for instructions).

This list will be used to calculate the applicable extra credit for Prof Kohn's Classes (keeping in mind the course policy for each class).

Gradewatch

I have started to fill in the calculations for the end of semester grades. The letter grade is MEANINGLESS until all grades are in (the formula is just to big to erase). The "ALL" row is your current grade, but keep in mind that all grades are NOT in (exam, projects etc) and is NOT out of 100. All formulas have yet to be verified and extra credit is yet to be applied.


Fall 2016 Class Evaluations

12-2-2016 @ 10:20pm, Archived 12-11-2016

Students, you may now evaluate your Full Session Fall 2016 course instructors. Please take a few moments to do so by following the directions below. The site is now open and will close at Midnight on Dec 8. Complete your course evaluations (SETE) and see your grades early!

Once your instructor has posted your grade, you can immediately see that grade, PROVIDED you completed a teacher evaluation for that class.

How to access your evaluation forms:

1. Open any internet browser
2. Type in my.memphis.edu and log in using your UUID and email password
3. Click on the gray "Student" tab
4. Complete an evaluation for each course listed and hit the "Submit" button at the bottom of the form

If you have any questions or need assistance in completing the evaluation forms, contact the HelpDesk at 678-8888 or helpdesk.memphis.edu.


Advising for the Spring Semester

09-28-2016 @ 9:00am, Archived 11-30-2016

It’s already time to start advising for the Spring 2017 semester!!


Freshman Pre Engineering Tech Students - with the just announced departure of Lori Stewart (Herff College Academic Advisor) you will also need to make an appointment with Prof Banning for advising.

If you are a sophomore, junior or senior, please make an appointment to see Prof Banning HERE.

Without advising you will not be able to register for classes.

For the night students … If you need an appointment with Prof Banning (tbanning@memphis.edu) at a time later than 6:00 PM, please email him and it will be handled on a case-by-case basis.


IEEE S-PAC

11-17-2016 @ 10:30am, Archived 11-30-2016

IEEE will be holding our last event of the semester soon - SPAC! This will be your last chance to get free pizza from us until next year, so we hope you take full advantage of it.

SPAC stands for Student Professional Awareness Conference. The purpose of the event is to provide an event which helps prepare students for the transition from education to a career. We have invited a panel of recent graduates to come and answer questions about their experiences.

The event will take place on Tuesday, November 29th in EA 203. There will be pizza and drinks in the lobby starting at 4:30pm, with the event itself starting at 5:00pm in the auditorium. If you plan on attending, please fill out the signup form below.

Extra Credit will be offered to students in TECH 4943 for attending. Email Prof Kohn a picture from the event for credit (subject S-Pac Extra credit).

Sign Up Here!


IEEE News and Events

10-18-2016 @ 7:30pm, Archived 11-4-2016

Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. (Transformer Division) Tour

The Memphis Section of the IEEE Power and Engineering Society (PES) will be hosting a tour of the Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. Transformer Division, 2865 Riverport Road, Memphis, TN 38109 from 4 pm to 5 pm on October 27, 2016.

Please RSVP to Dr Ali (mhali@memphis.edu) by October 22nd if you plan to attend.

LaTeX Learning Workshop

The UofM Student Chapter of IEEE will be holding a LaTeX Learning Workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 25th at 4:30pm in ES 218. LaTeX is a typesetting system which can be used to easily create professional-looking documents, and is especially good for making lab reports and resumes. The workshop will run for roughly an hour and a half, with a break in the middle for some free pizza and ample time to answer specific questions.

If you plan on attending this workshop, please sign up using this form. To get the most out of this event, we recommend installing two programs used to work with LaTeX before the event. Instructions for doing so are provided in the signup form.

Teardown Day

Teardown Day has been moved to November 1st at 4:30pm 4pm. Teardown Day is a chance to come into an electronics lab, rummage through boxes of old electronics, and try to salvage cool-looking parts to take home with you. It's a great chance to get experience with using soldering irons. We are still working on the details of the event, so stay tuned for things like a room number in the near future. It will be held in the EECE Senior Design Lab (ES229). Pizza and drinks will be served.


Arduino Mini Course

08-25-2016 @ 4:00pm, Archived 10-20-2016

Todd Canaday will be offering a mini course on the Arduino microcontroller. The course is a non-credit, FREE class that is tentatively set to run Thursday at 9PM from Sep 8 to Oct 27. Click on the button below for more info.

I will offer extra credit for those students who fully participate in this mini-course who are in TECH 3232 and 3821.

Watch this entry for info on how to sign up when it becomes available.

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Win a Raspberry PI3 and other stuff

10-9-2016 @ 11:50am, Archived 10-17-2016

Arrow is giving away 100 grab bags for Halloween. Each one contains a Raspberry Pi 3 and a handful of other goodies.

Enter HERE


Herff College of Engineering Career Fair

09-23-2016 @ 12:15pm, Archived 10-5-2016

Engineering is having a Fall Career Fair Wednesday, September 28, from 8:30 am – 11:30 am for internships, co-ops and full-time employment opportunities.

We are asking all students to Pre-register for the Career Fair so we can provide printed name tags with your major when you sign in for the Career Fair. To register click here.

Career Fair Tips

  • Make sure you research the companies attending. Researching will help you form your strategy, demonstrate preparedness and ensure you make a positive first impression.
  • Form your strategy based on those companies you really want to see.
  • Recruiters are impressed with students who demonstrate familiarity with their organization, ask intelligent questions and explore fit.
  • Have a well-written and concise resume.
  • Professional dress attire highly recommended – Remember to look polished!
  • Communication is important – introduce yourself and have a firm handshake and maintain eye contact.
  • Prepare questions to ask the recruiters. Asking good questions shows genuine interest.
  • Do not monopolize a company’s time.
  • Ask for business cards to follow-up with a thank-you note via email to the recruiters you talked with.
  • Practice your Elevator Speech – a short pitch that highlights your strengths and what distinguishes you from others.
List of the companies that are attending as of this date. I will provide an updated list on Monday.
Companies - EA LobbyMajors Recruited
AZOElectrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
*BoschElectrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology
Cagenix Biomedical, Mechanical
*CharmsEngineering Technology
*DIA Missile & Space IntelligenceComputer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, (Aerospace)
Economy RentalMechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology
FlextronicsElectrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology
Hytrol Conveyor Company, INC.* Computer, Electrical , Mechanical, Engineering Technology
Memphis Light, Gas & WaterCivil, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology
Navy/NAVFAC MidwestBiomedical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology
Pickering Firm, Inc.Civil, Electrical , Mechanical
*RCL ComponentsElectrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology
Renewable Energies, Inc. Electrical , Mechanical
ReTrans Computer Engineering
Smith & NephewBiomedical, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology
SSR EllersCivil, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology
Surface Dynamics Biomedical, Mechanical, Engineering Technology (Process Engineers)
TechnicolorMechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology
Trane/Ingersoll Rand Computer, Electrical, Mechanical
Companies - ES First Floor Majors Recruited

These companies are recruiting mostly civil engineering majors, but also recruit other majors where indicated.
A2HCivil, Electrical , Mechanical Engineering
Allworld Project ManagementCivil Engineering
Arkansas Highway DepartmentCivil Engineering
Cannon & CannonCivil Engineering
Carlson ConsultingCivil Engineering
City of MemphisCivil Engineering
Cives SteelCivil Engineering
Gresham Smith & PartnersCivil Engineering
Process & Power, Inc.Civil Engineering
TDEC Memphis Field OfficeCivil Engineering
TDOTCivil Engineering
Turner Construction*Civil Engineering
US Army Corp of EngineersCivil, Electrical , Mechanical Engineering
Varco-Pruden BuildingsCivil Engineering
*First Time Attending Engineering Career Fair


IEEE Resume Workshop

09-13-2016 @ 10:40am, Archived 9-15-2016



The Career and Internship Expo will be held next week Sep 21 9:30am to 2pm in the UC Ballroom. To prepare for the event IEEE is hosting a Resume Builder workshop, organized by FAST Enterprises. This workshop will highlight what employers wish to see in the resume of a potential candidate.

The event is FREE for all. It is at ES222 from 4-6pm Wednesday Sep 14. There will be free food and drinks for everyone.


Fire Drill

09-8-2016 @ 3:15pm, Archived 9-15-2016

Environmental Health and Safety has scheduled a Fire Drill for the Engineering Technology building on Wednesday, September 14 at 11:05 AM. Classes WILL meet, they will just be disrupted for the fire drill.


IEEE Robot Team

09-2-2016 @ 3:25pm, Archived 9-15-2016

Interested in helping out with this year's IEEE SouthEastCon Robot Team? You can sign up Here

For more info on the competition, click here.

For full info on the student program at Southeastcon Click Here.


First IEEE Meeting Announced

08-23-2016 @ 10:46am, Update - 08-26-2016 @ 8:23pm, Archived 8-31-2016

note - the time has changed from the original announcement, it is NOW at 3:30pm.


Welcome Back

08-18-2016 @ 3:20pm, Archived 8-31-2016

Welcome back students.

A few things have changed over the summer. First we have two new faculty within the department. Dr Himes has his PhD from Purdue University and has a wonderful and diverse background in industry, as does Dr Fields, who joins us from Alfred State College. Welcome them onboard.

Note that Dr Berriso has moved his office to ET226a, Dr Himes is in his old office and Dr Fields is in Prof Newman's old office (since he retired). You will still see Prof Newman around, he will be teaching a TECH1811 at night as an adjunct.

Herff College will host it's Welcome Back Picnic on the Patio next Wednesday, August 24th, in the “courtyard” between all of the Engineering buildings from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. There will be Hot Dogs and Hamburgers with all the fixins' along with cheese and vegetarian pizza. See you there!

Also, parking services is introducing new parking tags using RFID technology. So no more rolling down you windows to swipe in (once they get the system fully implemented, which they HOPE will be by the start of the Fall Semester). They also say they have added some 722 new parking spaces on campus (mostly near the rec center).

They are still working on the demolition of the old Richardson Towers Building on the northwest side of campus (but it does not affect Central Ave often).

As for me:

This summer I completed the Appalachian Trail. This was my fourth hike (1996, 2002, 2010 and 2016) to complete the 2100+ miles from Georgia to Maine. I had a lot of fun and lost a LOT of weight and can now check that one off my bucket list. So if you tried to reach me over the summer, you probably did not get a response until now.

If you want to read more on my adventure, go Here


End of Semester Stuff

04-25-2016 @ 11:00am, Archived 5-12-2016

Late Assignments

ALL Late assignments you wish to turn in to Prof Kohn must be received no later than 3pm on Apr 28 (Study Day).

Assignments over two weeks late will NOT be accepted. Those less than two weeks late will be penalized 1.5% per day late.

Assignments already submitted and/or graded will not be accepted (no resubmissions).




Extra Credit

Please check the Spring 2016 Extra Credit List and report any errors or omisions before Study Day.

One Extra credit will be given to all students in TECH 1211 if 80% of the class completes the SETE for the course by the time SETE's close (see below for details).


Spring 2016 Class Evaluations

4-21-2016 @ 1:50pm, Archived 5-12-2016

Students, you may now evaluate your Full Session Spring 2016 course instructors. Please take a few moments to do so by following the directions below. The site is now open and will close at 6:00 a.m. on May 5. Complete your course evaluations (SETE) and see your grades early!

Once your instructor has posted your grade, you can immediately see that grade, PROVIDED you completed a teacher evaluation for that class.

How to access your evaluation forms:

1. Open any internet browser
2. Type in my.memphis.edu and log in using your UUID and email password
3. Click on the gray "Student" tab
4. Complete an evaluation for each course listed and hit the "Submit" button at the bottom of the form

If you have any questions or need assistance in completing the evaluation forms, contact the HelpDesk at 678-8888 or helpdesk.memphis.edu.

[TECH 1211 Students - If 80% of the class does the eval the class will get extra credit for the course (see class syllabus for further details on extra credit)]


Herff College Tutoring Center

01-26-2016 @ 9:15am, Archived 5-12-2016

Need help with a class and do not know where to turn? Try the Engineering Tutoring Center. Tutoring takes place in the Dean's Conference room (EA 202C) and is free to Herff College Students. For the schedule, click on the button below:

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Sustainable Design Seminar

4-8-2016 @4:25pm, Archived 4-13-2016



International Paper - Interview / Resume Session

4-12-2016 @1:25pm, Archived 4-13-2016


Sorry about the late notice.


Commercial Drone Expo

03-17-2016 @ 9:35am, Archived 4-12-2016

The University of Memphis and the FedEx Institute of Technology are pleased to announce the Commercial Drone Expo to be held at the University of Memphis campus on April 9th, 2016. The event will highlight the commercial applications of drone technology, showcase the uses for the general public, and facilitate a dialogue on the positive applications of this emerging technology.

In order to encourage careers in unmanned aerial systems, the FedEx Institute is offering free admission to all talks for currently registered students. Come meet with representatives of nationally recognized companies in the field of Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems.

For more info, or to register, CLICK HERE


Summer / Fall Advising

02-10-2016 @ 1:40pm, Archived 4-12-2016

Professor Banning has opened up advising appointments starting Monday, February 15 and ending Friday, April 8 for the Summer/Fall registration which starts April 4.

Those students advising with Ms. Lori Stewart need to make an appointment with her.

Do NOT WAIT.....make an appointment ASAP!


National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

02-10-2016 @ 11:00pm, Archived 4-12-2016

Every three years the University of Memphis participates in the administration of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) as part of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission Quality Assurance Funding requirements. We also use the data to improve programs that give students experiences both in and outside of the classroom. This year, on February 16, 2016, the survey will be sent to all freshmen and seniors.

If you are freshmen or seniors, you can expect the survey in your email on February 16, with reminders sent at later dates. If you complete the survey will be eligible to win one of 50 $20 Visa gift cards that can be used anywhere. We will draw randomly from a list of all students who have completed the survey prior to the date, and give away 10 of the 50 gift cards. The last time the survey was completed, approximately 1500 students responded. Based on this, we estimate that a student’s odds of winning are approximately 1 in 30.

The dates for the drawings are 2/23, 3/2, 3/14, 3/18 and 4/8.

Please take the time to fill out the survey and good luck in the drawings!


Quality Systems Presentation TODAY!

03-31-2016 @ 11:35am, Archived 4-2-2016

Gary Lynch, retired from Smith & Nephew and Jessica Becker, current Quality Manager at Smith & Nephew will be making a presentation on March 31 in ET 302 at 1:00 PM.

The topic is very interesting and does make points about an actual experience and just how a quality system helped dramatically increase the value of a biomedical startup company.

Gary Lynch is a very interesting presenter who evidently has also been quite a successful professional. Jessica Becker of Smith & Nephew will also be assisting in the presentation.


IEEE Guest Speaker

03-17-2016 @ 9:45am, Archived 3-24-2016

IEEE have invited Dr. Richard Moore of MIT to give a talk at our meeting next week. The title of his talk is “Electronic Music: Low Cost Design and Prototyping”.

The meeting will take place Monday, March 21 at 3:00pm in EA 203. We hope to see you all there!


Emergency Preparidness Drill Over Spring Break

03-03-2016 @ 12:50pm, Archived 3-12-2016

Just and FYI if you are on campus during spring break:

On Monday, March 7, and Tuesday, March 8, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, first responders will be utilizing the Richardson Towers complex to conduct training exercises. The exercises will involve emergency personnel to include local, state and federal law enforcement officers. Participating agencies will include the FBI, the Memphis Fire Department, the Memphis Police Department, the Shelby County Sherriff’s Office, and the University of Memphis Police.


IEEE to Hold Elections

02-26-2016 @ 11:00pm, Archived 3-3-2016

IEEE will be holding elections on Wednesday, March 3 at 3:00pm in ES 220. If you would like to run for a position, please Sign Up Here. You will be expected to give a short speech about what qualifies you for the position. You must be a member of IEEE to vote; if you intend to vote, make sure to bring your IEEE membership number with you to the meeting.

Please consider running for a position, especially ET Co-Vice Chair!


Graduate School Recruitment and Information Fair

02-24-2016 @ 10:15am, Archived 3-3-2016




Herff College Career Fair - more info

02-15-2016 @ 9:45pm, Archived 2-19-2016



Companies - EA LobbyMajors Recruited
AerotekMechanical Engineering
Allworld Project ManagementCivil Engineering, Electrical Engineering
ArkemaElectrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
AZOElectrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
DyneticsComputer, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering
Economy RentalMechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology
FlextronicsComputer Engineering, Engineering Technology
Ingersoll Rand/TraneComputer, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering
ReTransComputer Engineering
Smith & NephewBiomedical, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology
TechnicolorMechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology
ThysenKrupp ElevatorElectrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
ToyotaComputer, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering
TrumboMechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology
*Companies - ES First FloorMajors Recruited
*These companies are recruiting civil engineering majors, but also recruit other majors where indicated.
A2HCivil, Electrical , Mechanical Engineering
Arkansas Highway DepartmentCivil Engineering
Carlson ConsultingCivil Engineering
City of MemphisCivil Engineering
Ensafe, Inc.Civil Engineering
Fisher & ArnoldCivil Engineering
Geotechnology, Inc.Civil Engineering
Gresham Smith & PartnersCivil Engineering
Memphis Light, Gas & WaterCivil, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology
TDEC Memphis Field OfficeCivil Engineering
TDOTCivil Engineering
The Kroger CompanyCivil, Electrical , Mechanical Engineering
The Pickering FirmCivil, Electrical , Mechanical Engineering
US Army Corp of EngineersCivil, Electrical , Mechanical Engineering


Herff College Career Fair

02-7-2016 @ 11:00pm, Archived 2-19-2016




Tiger Scholarship Manager - Scholarship Opportunities

11-30-2015 @ 9:45am, Archived 2-1-2016

The Scholarship Office is excited to let you know Tiger Scholarship Manager has opened for the 2016-2017 school year. The deadline is February 1, 2016. For more information on how you can apply see www.memphis.edu/scholarships. If you have any questions please call our office at 901-678-3213, or email us at scholarships@memphis.edu.

Departmental, College or University scholarship recipients MUST submit a new General Application in Tiger Scholarship Manager in order to renew or apply for a new one.

Apply


All UofM locations will be OPEN SAT, JAN 23, 2016

1-22-2016 @ 3:50pm, Archived 1-24-2016

All UofM locations will be open tomorrow, Saturday, January 23, 2016. This includes the law school and the Lambuth Campus in Jackson. All classes will meet as scheduled.

Individuals should make their decisions to travel to campus based on personal safety, according to their proximity and location. The Provost has asked faculty to be considerate of students who determine they are unable to come to campus due to weather conditions.

Tomorrow’s forecast is for morning temperatures in the mid-twenties with wind chills in the upper teens. The high will be around 30-32 degrees. Everyone is encouraged to dress warmly, exercise caution and limit your time outdoors. If commuting, make sure your vehicle has plenty of fuel.


All UofM locations CLOSED Friday, January 22, 2016

1-21-2016 @ 7:00pm, Archived 1-24-2016

All UofM locations CLOSED tomorrow, Friday, January 22, 2016, including law school and Lambuth.

All classes and events scheduled for tomorrow are canceled at all UofM locations. This includes evening classes.

The closing tomorrow is due to the winter storm warning in effect from midnight tonight until 9:00 PM Friday and the National Weather Service’s forecast for a significant accumulation of snow and sleet.


End of Semester Stuff

11-22-2015 @ 9:15pm, Archived 12-12-2015

Late Assignments

ALL Late assignments you wish to turn in to Prof Kohn must be received no later than 3pm on Dec 3 (Study Day).

Assignments over two weeks late will NOT be accepted. Those less than two weeks late will be penalized 1.5% per day late.

Assignments already submitted and/or graded will not be accepted (no resubmissions).




Extra Credit

Please check the Fall 2015 Extra Credit List and report any errors or omisions before Study Day. (Please note - the FLL Lego Build has yet to be entered on the sheet.)

One hour of Extra credit time will be given to all students in a given class if 90% of the class completes the SETE for the course by the time SETE's close (see below for details).

As of 12/3 2pm 12/9 11:35am 12/10 10am
  • TECH 1211 - 6 7 of 11
  • TECH 3232 - 7 9 of 9
  • TECH 3241 - 2 of 2
  • TECH 3821 - 5 8 of 9
This list will be used to calculate the applicable extra credit for Prof Kohn's Classes (keeping in mind the course policy for each class).

Update 11/30 - CBU's SPAC has now been added to the list.

Update 12/3 - Added Lego FSK Build Extra Credit.

Update 12/10 (10am) - Extra credit is now final and includes those classes with ~90% SETE participation.






Gradewatch

I have started to fill in the calculations for the end of semester grades. The letter grade is MEANINGLESS until all grades are in (the formula is just to big to erase). The "ALL" row is your current grade out of the number in the next column (available) and is NOT out of 100. All formulas have yet to be verified and extra credit is yet to be applied.

Update 12/11 - All grades for all classes are calculated and FINAL.


Fall 2015 Class Evaluations

11-21-2015 @ 10:15am, Archived 12-12-2015

Students, you may now evaluate your Full Session Fall 2015 instructors. Please take a few moments to do so by following the directions below. The site is now open and will close December 10 at 6:00 a.m.! Complete your course evaluations (SETE) and see your grades early!

Once your instructor has posted your grade, you can immediately see that grade, PROVIDED you completed a teacher evaluation for that class.

How to access your evaluation forms:

1. Open any internet browser
2. Type in my.memphis.edu and log in using your UUID and email password
3. Click on the gray “Student” tab
4. Complete an evaluation for each course listed and hit the “Submit” button at the bottom of the form

If you have any questions or need assistance in completing the evaluation forms, contact the HelpDesk at 678-8888 or helpdesk.memphis.edu.


CBU IEEE Student Branch to host SPAC Event

11-11-2015 @ 6:15pm, Archived 11-21-2015

The CBU student section of IEEE is once again hosting a Student-Professional Awareness Conference (SPAC). They have invited Mr. Dick Gadomski to speak about Entrepreneurship. Mr. Gadomski has personal experience in being an entrepreneur, so his talk will be very insightful! They will also have a panel discussion, and there will be plenty of networking opportunities!

The event is Friday November 20th at the Kroc Center from 5-7:30pm, with registration starting at 4:30. Dinner will be served. Tickets are $35 for professionals, $10 for students, and you can register online at spac.ieeecbu.org.

Prof Kohn will give extra credit for those who attend (keeping in mind the course policy on extra credit). Check with other faculty to see if they might give extra credit as well.


Herff College Tutoring Center

08-28-2015 @ 10:45pm, Updated 08-31-2015 @ 4:00pm, Archived 11-21-2015

Need help with a class and do not know where to turn? Try the Engineering Tutoring Center. Tutoring takes place in the Dean's Conference room (EA 202C) and is free to Herff College Students. For the schedule, click on the button below:

List


Advising for the Spring Semester

9-11-2015 @2:00pm, Updated 10-14-2015 @ 3:15pm, Archived 11-15-2015

It’s already time to start advising for the Spring 2016 semester!! Advising starts 9/21 and ends to 11/13.

If you were advised by Prof Banning, please make an appointment HERE.

If you were advised by Lori Stewart, please make an appointment with her HERE.

Without advising you will not be able to register for classes.

For the night students … If you need an appointment with Prof Banning (tbanning@memphis.edu) at a time later than 6:00 PM, please email him and it will be handled on a case-by-case basis.


10/14

Prof Banning reports that at least 60 students still need to sign up for advisement. No advising means no opportunity to register starting November 9 which means they lose the opportunity to register for the classes and times that they want.


MLGW Info Session

10-21-2015 @4:00pm, Archived 10-22-2015

Attention Electrical Engineering and Engineering Technology Majors

Mr. Wayne Ellis will be here on Thursday, October 22 to promote current positions and upcoming opportunities for full-time positions. This is a great opportunity for students graduating in December 2015 or May 2016 to network and ask questions.

Please bring your resumes and see the attachment for additional information.

Memphis, Light, Gas & Water Division Seminar
Thursday, October 22, 2015
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Engineering Administration 202C (Dean’s Conference Room)



Student Professional Awareness Event (SPAx)

10-14-2015 @3:20pm, Archived 10-21-2015



IEEE student branch is organizing a QA event with recent graduates who are now professionals under the Student Professional Awareness event (SPAx).

It is on Monday, October 19 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm. Food will be provided.

Extra credit will be given to students in Prof Kohn's classes (see course policy for details) who attend. Ask your other TECH instructors about extra classes in their classes.

Please register by clicking the button below:

RSVP


IEEE Student Branch Meeting

9-29-2015 @3:15pm, Archived 10-04-2015

IEEE invites you to our second meeting of the Fall Semester.

There will be plenty of FREE PIZZA!

Our guest speaker will be Professor Cody Behles, who would be giving a presentation on technology available at the Library such as 3-D printers etc.

We will also be talking about some of our upcoming events.

When: Thursday, October 1
Where: ES 308
Time: 4:30 pm


Fall Career Fair

9-17-2015 @6:00pm, Archived 10-04-2015

The 2015 Fall Career and Internship Expo is a great opportunity for employers to recruit for full-time, part-time, and internship positions. This event is sponsored by Career Services and the Academic Internship Office.

The expo will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 between 10:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. in the University Center Ballroom.

For More Info Visit: http://www.memphis.edu/careerservices/employers/expo.php


Technicolor - Lunch and Learn

9-18-2015 @9:00pm, Archived 9-29-2015

The SME Student Chapter will be hosting a Lunch and Learn with Technicolor on Tues Sep 22 at 11:30-12:30 (Room TBA).

Technicolor will be talking about their new management trainee program (mainly for graduates and those about to graduate) as well as internships, co-op, and potential projects. They have some quite impressive automation, 38 automated production lines and 10 manual lines. Many opportunities in programming of robotics, PLC’s, applying lean principles, and problem solving.


Graduate School Recruitment Fair

9-11-2015 @2:00pm, Archived 9-29-2015

Attend the University of Memphis
Graduate School Recruitment Fair!
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
3 – 7 p.m. University Center Ballroom

Heavy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments provided.

Free GRE® workshops at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Take your next step up the career ladder by earning a Master's or PhD degree!

Come learn about graduate school and the over 110 graduate degree programs offered by the University of Memphis! Graduate and professional schools from over 30 other universities will also have staffed information tables at the Recruitment Fair. Financial aid, fellowships and scholarships are available!

Parking in the Zach Curlin Garage.

Please contact Ms. Mary Kyle with any questions, marykyle@memphis.edu


Lunch and Learn - Ingersoll Rand / Trane

9-11-2015 @2:00pm, Archived 9-17-2015

You’re invited to attend a Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, September 16th presented by Ingersoll Rand corporate personnel and engineers from Ingersoll Rand and Trane Memphis locations.

Come and get an overview of the company and learn about opportunities for faculty research/engagement and their Graduate Training Program.

Plus, FREE pizza and drinks provided by Trane. See the attached flyer for additional information.


click to enlarge



IEEE Meeting

8-28-2015 @10:50pm, Archived 9-4-2015

The first meeting of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) will be held Thursday Sep 3 at 4pm in ES220. Come out and grab some FREE PIZZA and find out what the world's largest engineering society can do for you and your career.

Topics to be discussed include: Annual Conference, Upcoming events (including an FBI Speaker on Cyber Security), S-PAX, Robot Team, and much more.


Herff College Welcome Back Activities

08-21-2015 @ 11:35am, Archived 8-28-2015

Wed August 26th, 2015 from 11am-1pm

The Dean’s Welcome lunch (EA202) – Pizza, drinks, and a raffle!

ESC’s Engineering RSO fair (EA Lobby) –check out all the different ways students can get involved.

Ice Cream – Unilever will be handing out ice cream in the EA/ET/ES Hallway split.

Freshmen T-Shirts – We will be handing out Engineering Class of 2019 t-shirt to all incoming engineering student

Thu August 27th, 2015 from 7:30am-9:30am

Smuckers will be in the EA lobby handing out information and goodies – bring your resumes and dress for success!


Free Microsoft Office!

1-22-2014 @2:00pm, Archived 8-4-2015

The University of Memphis has joined Microsoft's "Student Advantage Program". Students, Faculty and Staff can now obtain the Office suite for their personal devices free of charge. This includes all desktops and mobile devices ( Windows, Mac, iOS, Android).

The program includes free access to Microsoft's OneDrive (cloud storage) with a quota of 1 TB.

Please go to http://Memphis.edu/getoffice and logon using your credentials to install the software.

S-STEM Applications Now Being Accepted

6-23-2015 @11:401m, Archived 8-4-2015

Applications for Fall 2015 are now open. Please click here to apply.

Application Deadline is July 31.

Only STEM Majors are eligible for an S-STEM scholarship. This includes majors in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science (Geology), any Engineering, Mathematical Sciences, and Physics. We will fund only Juniors and Seniors (60 or more combined hours at the end of Summer 2015).

Please be aware that you must file a FAFSA in order to be eligible for an S-STEM award. This award is for students with unmet financial need. After scholarships are awarded the Office of Financial Aid will work with you to restructure your aid package if necessary to ensure you can take the maximum amount of the S-STEM scholarship.

Awards are based on your GPA, your personal statement, and on recommendations from representatives from your department.

UofM Student and Alumni Login Page


New UofM Career Services Website

6-14-2015 @2:20pm, Archived 8-4-2015

Career Services is pleased to announce our new career management software, TigerLink, is now live on the Career Services website.

The new TigerLink system provides current students and graduates of the University with access to job and internship listings, career fair information, on-campus interview schedules, resume and cover letter examples, online practice interviews, and the ability to schedule career advising appointments through an online calendar system.

Students are able to access the system with the same user name and password used for other University resources such as MyMemphis. Graduates of the University may create a TigerLink account by contacting the Career Services office at careerservices@memphis.edu.

If you have links to Optimal Resume and/or eRecruiting on your website, you will want to relink to the TigerLink system using the links provided below.

UofM Student and Alumni Login Page


New UofM Website / Broken Links

6-4-2015 @11:20am, Archived 8-4-2015

A few weeks back, the new University of Memphis Website went on line.

The new website still has many issues that are being worked on, but if you need to find something, the old website is still available HERE

As for this webpage (tech-uofm.info), I have pointed the Advisement and Degree Plan Links to the old links until this information is available on the new site.


Yet Another New UofM Ad!

6-4-2015 @11:20am, Archived 8-4-2015


UofM IEEE Student Branch

4-19-2015 @10:05pm, Archived 8-4-2015

A few weeks back, students from the University of Memphis Student Branch of IEEE traveled to Fort Lauderdale FL for the 2015 IEEE Southeast Conference. Students from both Eng and Eng Tech competed at the event in a number of different competitions including T-Shirt, Web Site Design, Robot / Hardware Competition and Student Paper Competition.

Our Branch came away with two awards:

  • 3rd place in the Website Design
  • 3rd Place in the T-Shirt
Other highlights of the event:
  • Best Robot score in years!
  • First Student Paper from UofM in years!
For pictures from the event Click Here

Interested in going to the 2016 IEEE SoutheastCon in Norfolk, VA? Check out the 2016 IEEE SouthEastCon Student Program and get involved! We are looking for members to participate! We are especially looking for students interested in forming an Ethics Team for next year's competition, as well as the Robot / Hardware Team, Student Paper, T-Shirt and Website Design.


New UofM Ad!

4-19-2015 @10:00pm, Archived 8-4-2015

New UofM ad that features some shots of our department.....


Gradewatch Status

5-2-2015 @10:00am Archived 5-19-2015

Final grades were posted to UofM Banner.


Commencement Date has changed to
Sunday, May 10, 2015

4-30-2015 @11:30am Archived 5-10-2015

Thank you for your patience as we waited for the official ceremony date for our Spring Commencement. The National Basketball Association (NBA), which sets the FedExForum schedule, has determined that the Grizzlies will play on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the FedExForum. Therefore, the University of Memphis’ Spring Commencement activities at the FedExForum have been moved to Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 12 p.m. (noon) and 4:30 p.m.

12 noon (p.m.)- College of Arts & Sciences, College of Communication and Fine Arts, University College and Doctoral candidates for these colleges. Doors open 1 hour prior to the event.

4:30 p.m.- Fogelman College of Business & Economics, College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, Herff College of Engineering, Loewenberg School of Nursing, School of Public Health, Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Doctoral candidates for these colleges and schools. Doors open 1 hour prior to the event.

Location: FedExForum (191 Beale Street, Memphis, TN 38103)

Students can still pick up their cap and gown on May 7th and 8th. Information can be found at: http://www.memphis.edu/commencement/ugstudents/capandgown.php.


Exam Schedule

5-1-2015 @9:00am Archived 5-10-2015

The Spring Semester exam schedule can be found at http://www.memphis.edu/registrar/calendars/exams/15s_final.php. Exams take place in the normal class meeting room. Note: Exam times and class times are NOT ALWAYS THE SAME!

Exams schedules can ALWAYS be found off the Registrar's Semester Calendars webpage.

For evening classes that change times to accommodate labs, go by the first class meeting of the week (unless the instructor states otherwise.


ALERT : Engineering Technology Advising for Summer 2015 & Fall 2015

4-5-2015 @11:10amm, Archived 4-17-2015

From Prof Banning:

Registration will start on Monday, 4/6.

If you have not signed up for advising, please do so ASAP. There are approximately 50 student that have yet to signed up.

I opened up my schedule even further to allow you to make appointments. Advising will take place through 4/10 (yes, registration will have already started).

I absolutely will not do advising after 4/10 since students in my classes need the attention as we approach the end of the semester.


Gradewatch and Firefox

4-4-2015 @11:00pm,

If you have tried to get to your grades using Gradewatch via the Firefox browser, you might have received an error saying "Secure Connection Failed". I am investigating why this is occurring, but Chrome and Internet Explorer currently do not have this issue. Please use one of those browsers when trying to retrieve your grades.

[update: In Firefox 37.0.1, you can bypass this error by opening the menu | Options | Advanced | Certificates Tab and unchecking "Query OCSP Responder servers to confirm the current validity of certificates", but it is probably easier just to open annother browser]


Summer & Fall Advising

2-5-2015 @2:35pm, Archived 4-5-2015

Appointment-Plus has been opened for appointments starting February 23 and closes April 17.

The registration period begins April 6, 2015.

Please go to Appointment-Plus to make your appointment online. Approximately 135 students will need advising by Mr Banning and even more by Mrs Stewart, so please get your time slots early.


Extra Credit Opportunity

3-17-2015 @10:13am, Archived 3-22-2015

The Memphis Joint Engineers Council is holding their annual Engineer's Week Student Contest on March 21, 2015 at Southwest TN Community College (Macon Cove Campus) on Sat March 21. They need judges and helpers for the event. If you are interested contact Prof Williams (crwillia@memphis.edu) and sign up. Extra Credit will be offered for students in Prof Kohn's 3000 - 4000 level classes (See class policy for additional info). More information about the event can be found HERE.


Graduate School Recruitment Fair

3-16-2015 @2:21pm, Archived 3-22-2015



The Spring 2015 Graduate School Recruitment Fair, taking place on March 17th from 1pm to 6pm in the Rose Theatre Lobby. There will also be a free G.R.E.®, G.M.A.T.®, and Praxis® test prep workshops at 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. For more info click on image (above).


TECH 1010 Grading

3-6-2015 @3:52pm, Archived 3-22-2015

The grades for Word Assignments 4 - 7 have been posted to gradewatch. Unfortunately I ran out of paper, so I could not print the assignments, so you will NOT be getting back the assignments on paper. If you would like to know why you lost points on an assignment, I will be glad to send you the notes I made. Just email me or see me after class after break.


UofM Re-Opens March 7

3-6-2015 @10:40pm, Archived 3-16-2015

All UofM locations will be open, Saturday, March 7th , 2015. This includes the law school and the Lambuth Campus in Jackson. Classes will meet as scheduled.


UofM Closed March 6

3-5-2015 @8:50pm, Archived 3-16-2015

The U of M will be closed tomorrow, Friday, March 6, 2015. All classes and events scheduled for tomorrow are canceled at all U of M locations, including the law school and the Lambuth Campus in Jackson. This includes evening classes.

The TECH 4272 Test scheduled for Mar 6 is now a take home test and is posted on the class website. It is be due by tomorow at 5pm via online submission.


UofM Closed March 5

3-4-2015 @9:47pm, Archived 3-16-2015

According to a TigerText just recieved......All U of M locations including the law school and the Lambuth Campus in Jackson will be closed tomorrow, Thursday March 5, due to ice accumulated & 100% chance of snow overnight.

The TECH 4281 Test scheduled for Mar 5 will be a take home test and should be posted sometime tomorrow morning.

TECH 3232 students, please check your memphis.edu email account for instructions on how you can continue working on Lab 4 from home.


UofM Closing at 4pm March 4

3-4-2015 @4:00pm, Archived 3-6-2015

All U of M locations will close at 4:00 PM today, March 4, due to forecast for ice-sleet-snow this evening. This includes the law school and the Lambuth Campus in Jackson.

IN THE EVENT that classes are canceled for tomorrow night (March 5) the TECH 4281 test will be a take home test. Watch this website (and the class website) for further details.


Career Expo March 4

3-2-2015 @3:00pm, Archived 3-4-2015

Career Expo will connect students and alumni with jobs, internships The Career Services Office and Academic Internship Office will offer current students and alumni an opportunity to find jobs and internships with more than 75 employers. The annual spring Career and Internship Expo will be held Wednesday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom.

Employers such as FedEx, ALSAC/St. Jude, Barnhart Crane and Rigging, ServiceMaster, Medtronic, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and many others will recruit for internships as well as entry-level and advanced positions. U of M students and alumni can network, obtain career information and gain experience talking to employers. Attendees should dress professionally and bring resumes.

The Expo is free and open to students and alumni. For more information, visit the Career Services website at www.memphis.edu/careerservices or call 678-2239.


Classes Resume Mon Feb 23

2-23-2015 @7:17am, Archived 3-2-2015

All U of M locations will open at 10:00 AM today, Monday, February 23, 2015. This includes the law school and the Lambuth Campus in Jackson. All classes that begin today at 10:00 AM or later will meet as scheduled. Classes and activities scheduled before 10:00 AM are canceled.

In other words:

TECH1010 for Monday Feb 23 is canceled.

TECH 4272 will meet as scheduled.


IEEE Tear Down Day Canceled

2-21-2015 @11:05am, Archived 2-22-2015

Even though the University of Memphis is open today (Sat Feb 21), it has been decided to cancel Tear Down Day that was scheduled for 2 pm today.


UofM Re-openeds Sat Feb 21

2-21-2015 @11:00am, Archived 2-22-2015

All UofM locations are open today, Saturday, February 21, 2015. This includes the law school and the Lambuth Campus in Jackson. Classes will meet as scheduled.


Classes Canceled Fri Feb 20

2-20-2015 @7:45am, Archived 2-21-2015

All classes and events scheduled for today, Friday, February 20, 2015, are canceled at all U of M locations, including the law school and the Lambuth Campus in Jackson. This includes evening classes. The closing is the result of the National Weather Service’s forecast for sleet, freezing rain, and ice during critical commute hours.


Classes Resume 2/19

2-18-2015 @8:43pm, Archived 2-19-2015

All U of M locations will be open tomorrow, Thursday, February 19, 2015. This includes the law school and the Lambuth Campus in Jackson. All classes will meet as scheduled.


Classes Canceled 2/18

2-18-2015 @7:24am, Archived 2-18-2015

Based on weather events that occurred overnight and an assessment of our campuses early this morning, the UofM will be closed Wednesday, February 18, 2015. All classes and events scheduled for today are canceled at all UofM locations, including the law school and the Lambuth Campus in Jackson. This includes evening classes.


Classes Resume 2/18 @ 9am

2-17-2015 @10:12pm, Archived 2-18-2015

[note: the info below was posted via Tiger Text @ 7:04pm on Feb 17, but was supperseeded by a test at 5:57am Feb 18 which canceled class for that day]

All U of M locations will reopen at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. This includes the law school and the Lambuth Campus in Jackson. All classes that begin tomorrow at 9:00 AM or later will meet as scheduled. Classes and activities scheduled before 9:00 AM are canceled.


Classes Canceled

2-15-2015 @9:15pm, Update 2-16-2015 @6:10pm, Archived 2-17-2015

From the UofM Website:

All classes and events scheduled for Tuesday, February 17, 2015, are canceled at all U of M locations, including the law school and the Lambuth Campus in Jackson. This includes evening classes.

The closing is the result of significant ice remaining on roads, in parking lots, and on walkways, which could create potential hazards/risks. Given the temperatures are predicted to drop into the teens tonight, it appears there will not be melting until tomorrow afternoon.




All U of M locations, including the Law School, and the Lambuth Campus in Jackson, will be closed and all classes and activities are canceled on Monday, February 16, 2015, due to the Winter Storm Warning in effect and 100% prediction of snow and ice.


Herff College Career Fair

1-26-2014 @10:15pm, Update 2-9-2014 @8:00pm, Archived 2-15-2015

The Herff College of Engineering Career Fair will be held 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 in the lobby of the Engineering Administration Building.

More details will be posted when they become available. Click on button below for more info.

More


Server Issues

2-5-2015 @11:10am, Archived 2-15-2015

The tech-uofm.info server was up/down since ~3am due to a failed hard drive. The issue has been fixed. Sorry if it caused any inconveniece.


Thank You!

1-16-2014 @11:15am, Archived 2-15-2015


Prof Banning and I would like to thank all the students who helped out with the West TN FLL Championship! With your help, the event was a huge success. We cannot thank you enough for helping out!


Prof Kohn's Classes Friday Feb 6

2-6-2015 @8:30am, Archived 2-9-2015

I am still under the weather so today's classes are cancled. The TECH1010 assignment is still due today, see email for video help on Google Search.


Prof Kohn's Classes This Evening

2-5-2015 @11:15am, Archived 2-6-2015

I am feeling a little better today, but still not good enough to hold class....therefore due to illness - my TECH 4281 and TECH 3233 Classes are canceled for this evening (Thu Feb 5, 2015).


Prof Kohn's Classes Canceled

2-4-2015 @7:24am, Archived 2-5-2015

Due to illness - Prof Kohn's TECH1010 and TECH 4272 Classes are canceled for today (Wed Feb 4, 2015).


Extra Credit Offered

1-16-2014 @11:15am, Archived 1-25-2015


We are looking for volunteers for West TN FLL (First Lego League) Championship to be held on Saturday, January 24th. We need volunteers to be referees, to control the sequencing the teams as they get ready to compete, we need runners and we need folks for the setup of the event the Friday afternoon, January 23.

Extra credit in Mr. Banning and Mr. Kohn’s class is confirmed!!

If you interested or have any questions please email either Professor Banning or Professor Kohn.


New Section of ENGL 3603 Just opened

01-13-2015 @ 4:40pm, Archived 1-25-2015

Due to the high demand for ENGL 3603 (Engineering Communications), the English department has just opened another section of ENGL 3603 for the Spring 2015 semester! The information for the class is below:

CRN 11930 ENGL 3603 MW 2:20-3:45PM in PT 201


Safety Notice

01-8-2015 @ 10:45am, Archived 1-13-2015

A pipe has burst causing major flooding on the south side of the FedEx Institute building. Due to the extreme conditions, ice is forming in that area. Please avoid this area as we work to resolve this situation.


Gradewatch Status

Last Update 12-15-2014 @ 10:00am, Archived 12-17-2014

TECH 1010 - Grades Finalized (posted to banner)

TECH 3232 - Grades Finalized (posted to banner)

TECH 3241 - Grades Finalized (posted to banner)

TECH 3821 - Grades Finalized (posted to banner).

TECH 4945 - Grades Finalized (posted to banner).

Extra Credit for my classes will be based on extra credit hours. Check THIS SPREADSHEET to ensure all your activites have been recorded. (TECH 4945 students do NOT recieve extra credit for SP II activities). If an error is spotted, please email me by Friday, Dec 12 at 5pm. Please remember that extra credit DOES NOT count unless you are passing the class!


Fall 2014 Class Evaluations

11-23-2014 @ 9:15pm, Archived 12-12-2014

Students, you may now evaluate your Full Session Fall 2014 course instructors. Please take a few moments to do so by following the directions below. The site is now open and will close December 11 at 6:00 a.m. Complete your course evaluations (SETE) and see your grades early!

Once your instructor has posted your grade, you can immediately see that grade, PROVIDED you completed a teacher evaluation for that class.

How to access your evaluation forms:

1. Open any internet browser
2. Type in my.memphis.edu and log in using your UUID and email password
3. Click on the gray "Student" tab
4. Complete an evaluation for each course listed and hit the "Submit" button at the bottom of the form

If you have any questions or need assistance in completing the evaluation forms, contact the HelpDesk at 678-8888 or helpdesk.memphis.edu.


Extra Credit Offered

11-17-2014 @ 6:30pm, Archived 12-12-2014


Herff College hosts the West TN Championship for First Lego Legauge on Jan 24th. To get ready for that event we need to build the field elements which are made of Legos. Since Prof Banning and Prof Kohn are the FLL Partners they will be giving extra credit in their classes if you help out. See Prof Banning anytime Tues - Thurs from 9am or Friday 9am till 2pm to help out. The more time you work the more extra credit you will get. And just think.....you get to play with Legos AND earn extra credit while doing it.....what a deal!

Please note that for Prof Kohn's classes, extra credit only applies if you are passing the class.


IEEE S-PAC

11-15-2014 @ 10:20am, Archived 11-22-2014

Extra credit is available for Prof Kohn's TECH 3233, 3241, 3281 and 4945 classes (as per policy, you must earn a 'C' in the class for extra credit to apply). Check with your instructor to see if they will also give extra credit for attending!

Click image to go to website and register.


International Paper

11-14-2014 @ 9:00am, Archived 11-15-2014


Spring 2015 Advising

09-29-2014 @ 8:31am, Archived 11-15-2014

Prof. Banning will begin advising Engineering Technology students on Monday, September 29 for the Spring 2015 semester. To schedule and advising appointment with Prof Banning, please use Appointment Plus.

Freshmen who were advised by Lori Stewart for this semester will continue to be advised by her for the Spring 2015 term. You can sign up for an appointment for Lori HERE


3D Printing and Scanning in the Library

08-27-2014 @ 1:40pm, Archived 11-15-2014

The University Library now has a 3D Printer and Scanner Lab for student use. You do have to attend a training course to be allowed to use the equipment, but after that you're good to go. Click on the button below for more info:

More Info


Graduate School Recruitment Fair / Free GRE Workshops

11-07-2014 @ 5:50pm, Archived 11-14-2014


E-Day

10-13-2014 @ 10:00pm, Archived 10-30-2014

The Herff College Open House (aka E-Day) will be on Friday Oct 24, 2014. Extra credit will be available for Prof Kohn's TECH 3233, 3241, and 3821 classes for those who help out (check with your other TECH instructors to see if they are also offering extra credit). Prof Kohn needs help with his Mobile Robot Demo and for the First Lego League scrimmage (training will be required for the FLL scrimmage helpers).

We also are in need of Tour Guides. Tour guides will need to work a hour shift at minimum. Shifts will start at 9am and is the time we need the most tour guides. You will get lunch during the event. There will be a 20 minute training session required this year. The training is scheduled for Wed. Oct 22nd at 4:30pm in the Auditorium (EA 203). If you want to be a tour guide, please contact Isaiah Surbrook (i.surbrook@memphis.edu).


2014 Fall Career and Internship Expo

09-01-2014 @ 4:15pm, Archived 9-29-2014

The 2014 Fall Career and Internship Expo is a great opportunity for employers to recruit for full-time, part-time, and internship positions. This event is sponsored by Career Services and the Academic Internship Office.

The expo will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm in the University Center Ballroom.

More Info


Learn more about International Paper

09-08-2014 @ 4:30pm, Archived 9-13-2014

Come learn more about Internships and Careers at International Paper. Wednesday Sep 10 7:30-11:00am and Thurs Sep 11 2pm-6pm in the Engineering Admin Lobby.


IEEE Meeting

09-05-2014 @ 5:15pm, Archived 9-13-2014

The first general meeting of the UofM IEEE Student Branch will be held on Firday Sep 12 at 2pm in ES218. Come find out about IEEE membership and upcoming activites, SECon and plant tours. Free Pizza!


Smucker's Internships

08-27-2014 @ 2:15pm, Archived 9-13-2014

If you missed Smucker's event today, but want to see the info on their Internship program, click on the button below.

More Info


BSides Memphis 2014

09-01-2014 @ 3:55pm, Archived 9-13-2014

On Friday, Sept. 12, Jim Manico (@manicode, manico.net) will teach a free course in secure coding at this year's BSidesMemphis. Registration for the course is separate from the conference registration and seating is limited, so please register ONLY if you plan to attend.

When:Friday, September 12, 2014
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where:Southwest TN Community College
Farris Auditorium
5983 Macon Cove
Memphis, TN 38134
Cost:FREE

Register


Update on Central Ave Project

08-18-2014 @ 5:17pm, Archived 9-1-2014

Progress is continuing on the Central Avenue Safety Improvement Project. The timeline is as follows:

  • August 18. The westbound lanes at Zach Curlin and Central will return to only one lane closed (the outside lane). Decorative concrete sidewalks are being completed on both the north and south sides of Central. Additionally, wrought iron fencing along the south edge of the Central Avenue parking lot will be installed.
  • Aug. 18 – 25. MLGW is scheduled to begin removing the overhead power lines on the north side of the street, which will allow installation of new street lighting.
  • August 19 or 20. The service drives on the south of Central, near the Art and Communication Building and the Theatre Building, will reopen.
  • August 22. The new traffic signal at Zach Curlin and Central should be operational.
  • Mid-September. The outside lanes of traffic will reopen, and the inside lanes of traffic will be closed for installation of the center median.
We appreciate your patience as we work to improve safety on Central Avenue and the north side of our campus. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 901-678-2121.


Password Change Policy Modified

06-01-2014 @ 9:08pm, Archived 9-1-2014

As a part of [ITD's] ongoing examination of campus processes, the University is implementing a policy change to enhance the overall strength and security of account passwords. These changes address both the frequency and complexity of password changes.

Beginning June 9, 2014, all University of Memphis students, faculty and staff will be required to change their UofM UUID password every 180 days. This policy change will take effect with all passwords changed on or after June 9, 2014.

You will not be required to change your password until your current expiration date is reached. Information Technology Services (ITS) will send automated email reminders 14 days and 7 days prior to your password expiration.

In addition to the change in frequency, changes are also being implemented in the minimum requirements for passwords. These changes will provide additional security by increasing password strength and making passwords more resistant to attack. The new minimum requirements for passwords are:

  • Must be at least twelve (12) characters in length.
  • Must contain characters from at least three of the following categories:
    • lowercase letter (e.g. a, b, c)
    • uppercase letter (e.g. A, B, C)
    • number (e.g. 1, 2, 3)
    • special character (e.g. _ ! $ % ^ * + - )


Welcome Back Students

08-16-2014 @ 9:00am, Archived 9-1-2014

Welcome Back Students! A few things you will notice coming on campus this fall:

First, the Eng Parking Lot (Lot 45) Has been repaved.

Next, they are still working on improvements to Central Ave. Expect lane closures and delays if you take Central or park in the Central lot.

The computers in the TAF labs have been upgraded and a new image has been installed. Some of the old computers are being placed in ET labs.

Hope you have a wonderful semester......see you in class!


Herff College Welcome Back Lunch

08-26-2014 @ 7:00pm, Archived 8-28-2014

The Herff College Pizza "Welcome Back Lunch" will be on Thursday Aug 28 at 11am - 1pm in the Engineering Administration Building Lobby. Also come out and meet the student organizations within the college.


Smucker's Welcome Back Continental Breakfast

08-26-2014 @ 7:00pm, Archived 8-27-2014

You are invited to a WELCOME BACK continental breakfast hosted by Smucker’s tomorrow morning (Wednesday, 8/27) from 8 – 10 AM in the Engineering Lobby for our faculty, staff and students. This is an opportunity for our students to meet and network with current Smucker’s employees and explore internship opportunities. Free coffee and Uncrustables!


Lot 45 Parking

05-29-2014 @ 5:00pm, Archived 8-14-2014

Parking Services (5/29/14):

Parking and Transportation Services is beginning the renovation of parking Lot 45 – Engineering on June 9th in order to improve the quality of this parking facility. This renovation will require the lot to be closed for approximately six weeks (weather permitting).

Questions about the renovation of the parking lot or the resulting temporary changes should be directed to Tanara L. Teal-Tate at the U of M Parking and Transportation Services Office, extension 3844 or by email to tteal@memphis.edu

Permit access for Lot #45 has been reassigned to Lot 40 (Innovation Parking Garage by the FedEx Institute of Technology). Please contact Parking and Transportation Services if you require alternate accommodations due to the low clearance in the garage or if you prefer to park in General parking.

Those of you who would rather park in the General permit parking lots, as opposed to the Innovation Garage, may use your same permit but you will need to reply to [the email sent to your memphis.edu account] so that your parking payroll deduction will reflect the new rate of $15.30/month instead of $36.05/month. Eligible parking passes for General Parking Lots include:

  • Continuing Education passes valid Summer 2014.
  • Employees on payroll deduction for general or priority parking.
  • Employees or students who pay to park by the month (Please make sure your pass is valid; e.g. June sticker is good until June 30.)

From Parking Services (5/27):

In order to improve the quality of University of Memphis campus parking facilities, Parking and Transportation Services is set to begin the complete renovation of the Engineering Lot 45 at the corner of Central and Zach Curlin.

The first Pre-Construction meeting will be held May 27th which will provide more information on the official start date and time frame of the project, which are unknown at this time. Please expect another update after the meeting with additional details.

For your convenience, we have activated your permit to access the Innovation Garage Lot 40 during this time.


Server Unreachable

05-29-2014 @ 5:00pm, Archived 8-14-2014

For the past day or two this site was unreachable due to a DNS server issue @ zoneedit.com. Sorry if you were unable to reach the site until now but it was beyond my control.


Summer

04-11-2014 @ 3:45pm, Archived 8-14-2014

First off....have a great summer and look forward to seeing all of you in the fall.

Second, I will be in and out of the office during the summer (especially May and June), but if you really need to see me, please email me and set up an appointment.


Grading Status

05-06-2014 @ 5:15pm, Update 05-11-2014 @ 1:56pm, Update 05-11-2014 @ 11:30pm, Archived 5-12-2014

Update:

TECH 4943 - Final Grades posted


Update:

The status of the grades on gradewatch are as follows:

TECH 1010 - Final Grades Posted

TECH 1811 - Final Grades posted


Original Post

The status of the grades on gradewatch are as follows:

TECH 1010 - All handed in work has been graded. The spreadsheet has NOT been audited to verify the formulas are correct.

TECH 1811 - All handed in work has been graded (if no grade is posted it might mean the submitted work was unacceptable, especially for Lab #9 and #10 and HW Chp 8 and 9). The spreadsheet has NOT been audited to verify the formulas are correct.

TECH 4943 - Still have to grade the project reports (50%) and assign a "Professionalism" Grade (10%).


Spring 2014 Class Evaluations

4-22-2014 @ 11:00am, Archived 5-12-2014

Students, you may now evaluate your Full Session Spring 2014 course instructors. Please take a few moments to do so by following the directions below. The site is now open and will close at 6:00 a.m. on May 8. Complete your course evaluations (SETE) and see your grades early!

Once your instructor has posted your grade, you can immediately see that grade, PROVIDED you completed a teacher evaluation for that class.

How to access your evaluation forms:

1. Open any internet browser
2. Type in my.memphis.edu and log in using your UUID and email password
3. Click on the gray "Student" tab
4. Complete an evaluation for each course listed and hit the "Submit" button at the bottom of the form

If you have any questions or need assistance in completing the evaluation forms, contact the HelpDesk at 678-8888 or helpdesk.memphis.edu, or call this office at 678-2119.


STEM Networking Event

4-15-2014 @ 8:40pm, Archived 4-28-2014

The last MemphiSTEM Networking Mixer will be held on Friday April 18th at 2pm in UC 304. FREE FOOD (the good stuff!)! Please join us for networking with STEM students, faculty, and staff! Hope to see many of you there!


Upgrade Complete!

4-23-2014 @ 9:28pm, Archived 4-28-2014

Yesterday, this website's internet connection was upgraded to a faster internet connection. You should see a higher level of performance from this website from now on.


Happy Birthday Herff College

4-15-2014 @ 8:30pm, Archived 4-28-2014



Website going down for upgrade!

4-10-2014 @ 10:28pm, Archived 4-28-2014

Please note that this website will be going down for a network upgrade on 4/22/2014 sometime between the hours of 1pm and 5pm. The site might be unavailable for a few hours (the IP address of the server will be changing and it will take some time for the DNS updates to propagate though the network). Please plan accordingly.


Herff College Ambassadors

4-3-2014 @ 2:10pm, Archived 4-28-2014

Isaiah Surbrook, Director of Engineering Student Services, is currently accepting applications for Engineering Ambassadors who will serve next school year (2014-2015). He has 6 spots open for next year and really wants an ambassador from each department. The job is telling people why engineering technology is a great field of study and why Herff College of Engineering is the place to be. Students that complete the required hours will receive a small $200 stipend (spread out over 2 semesters), a HCOE Polo, and little things here and there.

Apply


Book Scholarship

4-3-2014 @ 2:00pm, Archived 4-28-2014


Click to zoom


Say hello to my little friend!

3-21-2014 @ 11:30pm, Archived 4-28-2014



Internships

3-21-2014 @ 10:45pm, Archived 4-28-2014


Click to zoom


Egg Drop

3-18-2014 @ 10:45pm, Archived 4-10-2014

University of Memphis Library will be hosting an Egg Drop Contest. The event will be held April 10th in the library rotunda at 1:00. Students will create Egg Transport Vehicles (ETV) designed to safely deliver eggs from the 4th floor of the library rotunda to the ground below. Prizes will be awarded. Please click on the button below for more details.

More Info


Sign up for Advising for Fall

2-7-2014 @ 1:50pm, Archived 4-10-2014

Advising for the Fall 2014 is about to start. Please sign up for an appointment with Prof Banning (schedule now posted on his door - ET 220). Since Prof Banning is going to be advising ALL Engineering Technology students (Including Freshmen) you should sign up as soon as possible!

Registration for Fall begins 4/7/14.


Graduate School Recruitment Fair

3-5-2014 @ 1:35pm, Archived 3-21-2014

Step Up to a Higher Degree

The University of Memphis - Graduate School Recruitment Fair

Thursday, March 20 1–6 p.m.

Free GRE Workshops at 2 & 5 p.m.

Michael D. Rose Theatre at the U of M

(Parking in the Zach Curlin Garage)

Apply to the Graduate School on the spot, discuss financial aid, scholarships, fellowship programs, accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s (3 + 2 programs) and graduate certificate opportunities.

More Info: memphis.edu/truebluefuture or 901.678.4212


Veterans

2-27-2014 @ 9:35am, Archived 3-21-2014




Fall 2014 Schedule

2-10-2014 @ 12:10pm, Archived 3-11-2014

Please note that the Summer / Fall 2014 schedule currently on line is INCORRECT. The finalized shedule will be on line by March 3 (one month prior to registration).


No Morning Classes Tuesday March 4

3-3-2014 @ 10:17pm, Archived 3-4-2014

According to the University of Memphis Website, The U of M Law School will open at 10 a.m. March 4. All other Shelby County locations will open at 1 p.m. The Lambuth campus in Jackson will be closed March 4.


No Classes Monday March 3

3-2-2014 @ 9:17pm, Archived 3-4-2014

According to the University of Memphis Website, All U of M locations, including Lambuth in Jackson, will be closed Mon., March 3 due to weather.


MemphiSTEM Networking Event

2-21-2014 @ 12:50pm, Archived 3-2-2014



Click Here To Register


University Emergency Notification Test

2-17-2014 @ 10:30pm, Archived 2-27-2014

As part of ongoing preparedness efforts, the University will conduct a test of its’ emergency notification system including TigerText, Alertus, and the outdoor sirens. The test is scheduled for Wednesday, February 26, at 12 noon, in the event of inclement weather, testing will be cancelled until the following day.


Engineering Building - Main Campus - Phones are Down

2-19-2014 @ 3:50pm, Archived 2-20-2014

Due to a cut telephone cable, all phone numbers in the Engineering Buildings are down. See here for updates.


Spring Career & Internship Expo

2-15-2014 @ 11:50pm, Archived 2-19-2014




NSSE Survey

2-6-2014 @ 11:50am, Archived 2-17-2014

Every three years the University of Memphis participates in the administration of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) as part of the Performance Funding requirements. We also use the data to improve programs that will give students experience both in and outside of the classroom. This year, on February 11, 2014, the survey will be sent to all freshmen and seniors.

If you are freshmen or seniors, expect the survey in your email on February 11. Students who complete the survey will be eligible for some very nice prizes, including Josh Pastner autographed basketballs.

Thank you for your cooperation.
Provost Rudd


Looking for a Job or Internship?

2-9-2014 @ 9:40pm, Archived 2-15-2014

Two activities are coming up that will help you in your job search:

The first is the Resume Mania for HCOE: Take advantage of this opportunity to have their resumes critiqued by an engineering alumni or a HR representative from local engineering companies.



The second is the Career & Internship Expo on Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 from 10am to 3pm in the UC Ballroom. For more info see the Career Services Website.


2014 Volkswagen Distinguished Scholars Program

1-8-2014 @ 10:36pm, Archived 2-12-2014

University of Memphis students are eligible to apply for the 2014 Volkswagen Distinguished Scholars Program, a research internship administered for Volkswagen Group of America by ORAU on behalf of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

The program offers students the opportunity to participate in research for ten full weeks during the summer at ORNL where scientific mentors will select projects for individual students based on their interests and degree fields. An optional second summer is possible where students will further their research at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, TN.

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate student: Junior or Senior during Summer 2014
  • Graduate student: Not yet completed course-work
  • May 2014 graduates entering graduate school
  • STEM degree field with interest in the automotive sector
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must have a grade point average of 3.5 or above
The program is open to any eligible student studying a science, technology, engineering or math discipline with an interest in the automotive industry. Examples of research projects interns would be assigned include:
  • Low-cost carbon fiber
  • Battery storage
  • Biofuels, engines and emissions
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Sustainable manufacturing
Deadline for applications is February 12, 2014. For more information or to download an application, visit www.orau.org/volkswagen.

[note that in the last 5 years, two Eng Tech students have been accepted to this program - please apply]


UofM Website will debut a new design in February

1-28-2014 @ 8:50am, Archived 2-6-2014

From: This Week Newsletter, Jan 21 Issue

Beginning in February, the University of Memphis website will have a sleek new look.

The redesigned site will promote academics, services and support for students by celebrating the University’s initiatives and accomplishments. The pages will feature a clean design and upgraded visuals. A rotating panel will run across the top of the home page. Prospective students, current students, faculty and staff will find the site easier and quicker to navigate thanks to updated menu bars. All University calendars will be linked, from event schedules to academic calendars.

“We are excited to create a new website that focuses on all U of M students – current and prospective – and which showcases our incredible faculty and staff,” says U of M webmaster Dr. Darla Keel. “One of the goals of our new site is for our students to easily find the resources and information they need to understand why the U of M is the right choice for their college career, to help boost their success once they are here, and to encourage engagement in campus activities. We want to build community with our students, faculty, staff and beyond by creating a website that has an intuitive architecture and that is rich in information that will help all to easily navigate our fantastic University.”

The website design will be rolled out in four phases, to be completed by June 2015. Pages redesigned in the first phase include the home page, current students, future students, research, academics and faculty and staff.

[Editor Note: expect the navigation of the website to change. You might have to take some time to find a path to your most used University of Memphis Websites after the change is implemented]


McWherter Library Closed

1-8-2014 @ 11:06am, Archived 1-16-2014

Due to a burst water pipe, McWherter Library will be closed for the remainder of the week and re-open on Monday, January 13th at 8:00 a.m. While the building is closed to the public, assistance will be available via the Ask a Librarian service at www.memphis.edu/libraries. The library staff is also available by calling 678-2201 or 678-2205.


Updates on Classes

1-6-2014 @ 5:17pm, Update 1-7-2014 @ 12:50pm,

I was informed today that TECH 3233 and TECH 4281 are cancled for the Spring 2013 semester due to low enrollment. To accomodate other changes made to my teaching schedule, TECH 4943 will be moved to Fridays from 12:40pm to 1:35pm 2:20pm - 3:15pm.

Prof Southall is sending emails to those effected by class cancelations so check your memphis.edu email account.


Register for Spring 2014 Semester

12-9-2013 @ 12:50pm, Archived 1-16-2014

To All Engineering Technology Majors:

Please register for Spring 2014 courses as soon as possible if you have not already done so.

Several courses offered in the Spring 2014 semester currently have either low or no enrollment and may be cancelled the week before classes begin. We must make this decision approximately one week prior to the start of the semester.

These courses are:

CourseTitle
TECH - 2261 - 001Data Structures
TECH - 3044 - 001Analysis for Engineering Tech
TECH - 3233 - 001Microprocessor Technology
TECH - 3812 - 001Adv Electronic Comm Technology
TECH - 3841 - 001Electrical Power/Motor Control
TECH - 4272 - 001Operating Systems
TECH - 4281 - 001Computer Network Technology
TECH - 4466 - 001Facility Design
TECH - 4821 - 001Microwave Technology
TECH - 4995 - 001Automatic Identification Apps
If you have not registered for some reason (holds, etc…) and intend to register for any of these courses, please let either Mr. Banning or myself know of your intentions. If you know of other students who do need any of these courses, get them to register.

In this semester we cancelled low enrollment courses only to have students show up the first week of classes complaining about the cancellations. We can not wait until classes begin to make these decisions.

Thanks,

Scott Southall


Internship Available at Oak Ridge National Labs

12-8-2013 @ 9:50pm, Archived 1-16-2014

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program – Apply at http://orise.orau.gov/mlef

Gain hands-on experience with Department of Energy research scientists and staff.

Application closes January 15!

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program, sponsored by the Office of Fossil Energy (FE), U.S. Department of Energy, is now accepting applications for a10-week summer internship. MLEF’s mission is to improve opportunities for women and minority students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, but all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. The program allows students to apply their academic achievements to actual research while gaining hands-on experience.

Selected MLEF Fellows will receive a bi-weekly stipend, approved travel costs to/from their host site and will attend a Technical Forum to present their project at the end of the internship.

Eligibility

To qualify for the program, students must:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Be a U.S. Citizen
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university (sophomore year or higher)

For more information or to complete an application, visit http://orise.orau.gov/mlef. Application period closes January 15, 2014.


Grades

12-15-2013 @ 9:00pm, Archived 12-23-2013

All grades are now calculated and on Gradewatch AND University of Memphis systems.

Don't forget to register for spring semester (See note Below "REGISTER FOR SPRING 2014 SEMESTER")

Have a GREAK BREAK! See you in 2014!


UofM OPENED Monday Dec 9

12-8-2013 @ 3:30pm, Archived 12-15-2013

All locations of the University of Memphis, including the Lambuth Campus in Jackson, will be OPEN on Monday, December 9. Final exams scheduled for December 6 – 8 have been rescheduled for Friday, December 13. A revised exam schedule is available at http://www.memphis.edu/registrar/notice/rescheduled_exams.php.

Please continue to use caution and watch for ice. In the event of an emergency, call 678-4357 (HELP).


Extra Credit

12-8-2013 @ 9:55pm, Archived 12-15-2013

Students in my TECH 3232, 3281 and 4234 classes should have recieved an email (via their memphis.edu account) that included a spreadsheet of their participation in Extra Credit activities. If you find an error in this spreadsheet, please notify me via email before 5pm on Thursday Dec 12 (at which time the spreadsheet becomes final).

Again, as per policy: Extra credit only applies once a student has proven proficiency in the class material by receiving a passing grade in the class.



UofM Closed Friday Dec 6

12-5-2013 @ 7:55pm, Archived 12-08-2013

From UofM Home Page:

All U of M locations, including the Lambuth Campus, will be CLOSED Fri., Dec. 6 thru Sun., Dec. 8 due to weather. Final exams scheduled for Dec. 6-8 will be rescheduled for Fri., Dec. 13. For a revised exam schedule, click http://www.memphis.edu/registrar/notice/rescheduled_exams.php. All residence halls will remain open. Dining services will be available at Tiger Den during normal hours. If you have an on-campus emergency, call 678-4357 (HELP).


Fall 2013 Class Evaluations

11-25-2013 @ 2:00pm, Archived 12-05-2013

Students, you may now evaluate your Full Session Fall 2013 course instructors. Please take a few moments to do so by following the directions below. The site is now open and will close at 6:00 a.m. on Dec 5. Complete your course evaluations (SETE) and see your grades early!

Once your instructor has posted your grade, you can immediately see that grade, PROVIDED you completed a teacher evaluation for that class.

How to access your evaluation forms:

1. Open any internet browser
2. Type in my.memphis.edu and log in using your UUID and email password
3. Click on the gray "Student" tab
4. Complete an evaluation for each course listed and hit the "Submit" button at the bottom of the form

If you have any questions or need assistance in completing the evaluation forms, contact the HelpDesk at 678-8888 or helpdesk.memphis.edu, or call this office at 678-2119.


Kathy Atkinson Retirement Celebration

11-13-2013 @ 4:10pm, Archived 12-04-2013

I know many of you will want to thank her in person for all she has done.....


Advising for Spring 2014 Semester

09-22-2013 @ 1:40pm, Archived 12-04-2013

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: Advising for the Spring 2014 is about to start. Please sign up for an appointment with Prof Banning (schedule now posted on his door - ET 220). Early registration begins 11/11/13


Central Avenue Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project

08-30-2013 @ 7:45pm, Archived 12-04-2013

The University and the City of Memphis have joined together to improve safety on Central Avenue along the north side of the main campus. The first phase of the improvement project may begin sometime next week, contingent on city notice to proceed. We want to make you aware of this possibility as you may want to allow extra time to get to your destination. Work will begin near the intersection of Zach Curlin and Central Avenue, moving westward to Deloach Street.

The University has worked with city officials for many years to develop a plan to improve pedestrian safety in the area. It is being funded by state capital maintenance funds and enhancement grants, as well as money from the City of Memphis Capital Improvement Program. No student tuition funds are being expended for this project.

Pedestrian safety continues to be a priority for us, and we are thankful to the city for focusing on this important project. More information, including a project map, is available at www.memphis.edu/centralave.htm.

[Source: Email dated 8/30]


Email Upgrade beginning Oct 20

10-19-2013 @ 4:40pm, Archived 11-13-2013

Second phase of campus email upgrade will begin October 20

On Sunday, Oct. 20, Microsoft will begin the second phase of the upgrade to our campus email system that began this summer. This upgrade will take several days while Microsoft moves our user accounts to new servers running an updated version of the UMmail web interface.

During this upgrade, all email services should be available. After your account is migrated, you will be prompted to restart Outlook or your UMmail session; your mobile device may need a setting change to point to the new server; and the UMmail web interface (ummail.memphis.edu) will have an updated look and feel.

For more information, including documentation and training, visit the umTech email page. If you have additional questions or issues, contact the umTech Helpdesk at 678-8888.


S-PAC 2013 Registration Opened

09-22-2013 @ 2:20pm, Archived 11-13-2013

IEEE Memphis invites all engineering students and technical professionals to participate in the 2013 S-PAC conference!


About the Conference

The goal of the conference is to unite students and professionals to learn, network, and grow by interacting with each other through non-technical presentations by speakers from different parts of the country.Since 2007 the IEEE Memphis Section joined forces with 6 engineering schools, 5 engineering disciplines, and a host of professionals and volunteers to organize the region's first Student-Professional Awareness Conference (S-PAC). The IEEE Memphis Section firmly believes that the future of engineering, whichever discipline it may be (Electrical, Computer, Mechanical, Civil, Biomedical, etc.), lies in the hands of students. Therefore we're taking a proactive approach by building a relationship with these individuals and guiding them towards a bright future.

Keynote Speakers:
    "Art of Communication" - Rep. Pat Nelson, Mississippi House of Representatives
    "Practice of Innovation" -Dr. Ben Amaba, Worldwide Executive, IBM Corporation
See speaker bios http://spac.ieeecbu.org/about_the_speakers.htm

The S-PAC Conference will be held Friday, November 8th, 2013 @ 4:00 at the The Salvation Army Kroc Center, in Memphis, TN.

Why Participate?

Students: This is your opportunity to learn, network, and develop as young engineers. Learn about how you can overcome the economic obstacles and enrich your engineering career. [Prof Kohn, and maybe your professor if you ask, will give extra credit for attending]

Professionals: This is an opportunity for you as a professional engineer to give back to the engineers of tomorrow by attending this conference and sharing your knowledge and expertise.

Sponsors: 150 students! 4 universities! All in one place! Instead of driving all over the region looking for engineers to hire, simply spend one evening enjoying a delectable dinner and mingle with students in a casual environment. Moreover, if you are a Gold or Diamond sponsor we will give you all of their resumes to take back with you! To be be a sponsor, please visit http://spac.ieeecbu.org/sponsorship.htm

Register today at http://spac.ieeecbu.org/


Lunch and Learn - What you should know about Internships

10-7-2013 @ 11:00am, Archived 10-12-2013

Career Lunch and Learn: “What You Should Know About Internships” with Gabrielle Dycus and Emily Abernathy of FedEx Services - University Center, Bluff Room Oct 9 (Wednesday) 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

RSVP HERE


Resume Workshop

09-16-2013 @ 3:40pm, Archived 10-6-2013

The University of Memphis Branch of IEEE with the Christian Brothers University Branch of IEEE would like to invite you to the second annual Resume Workshop. We are inviting all students to attend this event. Space is limited so please registar at: http://ieeememphis.eventbrite.com.

This event is free and lunch will be served. Time and dates are listed below. If you have a resume please bring it with you. Also come prepared to take notes. If you don't have a resume after this workshop you will be ready to begin one. I hope to see you there.

When: October 5, 2013
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Christian Brothers University Campus (Montesi Hall)

Any Questions, please email universityofmemphis.ieee@gmail.com


Student Job Oportunity

09-23-2013 @ 3:20pm, Archived 10-3-2013

The West Tennessee STEM Hub is looking for STEM Student Ambassadors. Student Ambassadors will receive monthly stipend of $175 for the months of Oct. - May 2014 for 15 hours per week of structured activities.

More Info


University Emergency Notification Test

09-16-2013 @ 1:00pm, Archived 10-3-2013

As part of National Preparedness Month, the University will conduct a test of its emergency notification system; this includes the outdoor warning sirens, “TigerText” cell phone text messaging, and Alertus Desktop notification on Wednesday, September 25, at 12 noon. If you have signed up for the University’s Twitter or Facebook accounts, you will receive the identical test message through these social websites.


Welcome Back!

08-19-2013 @ 9:30pm, Archived 9-16-2013

Welcome back students! You might notice a few things changed over the break:

First off we have a new faculty member. Please join me in welcoming Dr Kevin Berisso. He comes to us from Ohio University and is an expert in RFID and Barcodes, although he is knowledgeable in manufacturing, controls, programing and networking. His PhD is in Technology Management. His office is ET222.
Outside the department, we have a new Dean, Dr Sweigard comes to us from University of Kentucky. We also have a new Provost, Dr Rudd and a new Interim President, Mr. Martin.

Also, we have "new" computers in ET227 and ET207 and the last of the old CRT monitors are gone!
We have a new robot in the department. Meet Baxter....if you haven't seen him on the news, read about him in IEEE Spectrum magazine or on one of a million technology blogs you have been living under a rock!

To find out more Read This Article
Lastly, I upgraded my server over the summer, you will not see much of a difference (since it is speed limited by the internet connection), but the old server was becoming a little unreliable and it was time to upgrade.

Hope you have a wonderful semester......see you in class!


Welcome Back Herff College Students and Faculty!

08-23-2013 @ 6:30pm, Archived 8-30-2013

Come for free pizza and welcome the new dean from 11am - 1pm on Wednesday Aug 28 in the Engineering Administration Lobby (outside the dean's office).


S-STEM Scholarship

07-18-2013 @ 10:00am, Archived 8-19-2013

The NSF S-STEM program at The University of Memphis seeks to award scholarships to economically disadvantaged students in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Math, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Geological Sciences, and Physics.

Application deadline: August 2, 2013

Apply


Spring 2013 Class Evaluations

4-21-2013 @ 3:00pm, Archived ?-??-2013

Students, you may now evaluate your Full Session Spring 2013 course instructors. Please take a few moments to do so by following the directions below. The site is now open and will close at 6:00 a.m. on May 2. Complete your course evaluations (SETE) and see your grades early!

Once your instructor has posted your grade, you can immediately see that grade, PROVIDED you completed a teacher evaluation for that class.

How to access your evaluation forms:

1. Open any internet browser
2. Type in my.memphis.edu and log in using your UUID and email password
3. Click on the gray "Student" tab
4. Complete an evaluation for each course listed and hit the "Submit" button at the bottom of the form

If you have any questions or need assistance in completing the evaluation forms, contact the HelpDesk at 678-8888 or helpdesk.memphis.edu, or call this office at 678-2119.


IEEE Student-Professional Awarness Conference

4-21-2013 @ 2:42pm, Archived 4-28-2013



Note: Extra credit will be given in all of Prof Kohn's 3000 and 4000 level classes for those in attendance. Ask other Eng or Eng Tech professors if they will give extra credit as well!

Click on the image above to register.

More Info

The Memphis Section of IEEE and its student chapters are proud to host the Student - Professional Awareness Conference (S-PAC 2013). The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) established the S-PAC as a career growth and professional awareness conference that focuses on bringing both student and professional worlds together for a networking event and seminar on engineering related topics. This year the Memphis Section of IEEE has organized a variety of engineering societies to participate in the S-PAC to be held at 7:00 PM on April 26, 2013 at the Expo Center in the Memphis Zoo. The first speaker will be Maria Lensing (VP Signature Client Group, AT&T) and the second speaker is Michael Zurkammer (Founder, the CT Groups).

Why Participate?

Students: This is your opportunity to learn, network, and develop as young engineers. Learn about Career Growth and Self-Management to help you make the right choices about your next move in life by networking with professionals and peers. Your future boss could be one of our sponsors or one of your peers from another school! When you register you can upload your resume to the S-PAC website, which will be given to all gold and platinum sponsors! Most importantly, this is an opportunity for you to develop as an individual and expand your knowledge of the engineering community and profession as a whole. Cost $10 (except CBU students).

Professionals: As a college student did you think about: graduate school or the corporate world? Did you think, "Where should I apply for a job? Will I be happy doing this ten years down the road? What kind of salary should I expect?" WELL, students are still asking the same questions. This is an opportunity for you as a professional engineer to give back to the engineers of tomorrow by attending this conference and sharing your knowledge and expertise. Cost $25


ET Building Elevator

09-14-2012 @ 4:30pm, Archived 4-17-2013

Please note that the elevator in the Engineering Technology building will be shutdown starting the week of Sep 17 Jan 21 and will not be operational while it undergoes extensive maintenance.

UPDATE (9/17/12): The project will be delayed for a few days due to unforseen circumstances. Stay tuned for updates

UPDATE (10/15/12): I have heard no word on when, or if, the project will be started, when I do I will post it here.

UPDATE (1/18/13): The work will finally begin on Jan 21 and will be out for at least 8 weeks.


Parking on Tuesday March 19

03-13-2013 @ 12:50pm, Archived 4-2-2013

On Tuesday March 19 UofM is hosting a major event at the UC. Due to the large number of attendees expected, parking might be more difficult than normal. Please give yourself extra time to find a parking spot so you can get to class on time. You might be redirected from your normal parking lot to accommodate the event.


College to Career Workshop

02-18-2013 @ 8:40pm, Archived 2-27-2013

The University of Memphis Society of Women Engineers is hosting another event for students looking for internships and jobs related to their field of study. Student Career Services will be be giving a presentation, "The Job Search", about internship and job hunting on Friday February 22 targeted for engineering students (3-4pm).

Following that presentation, "Bridging the Gap from College to Career" a panel of recent graduates now in the engineering work force will be discussing their experience transitioning from being a student to a professional (4-5pm). Both events are located in the Engineering Administration conference room on the first floor next to the lobby. A networking reception with free food will follow the workshops. Everyone is invited, please bring a friend!

(Mr. Kohn will give Extra credit for student in HIS 3000 and 4000 level classes if they attend).


Resume Workshop

01-24-2013 @ 5:00pm, Archived 2-27-2013

The University of Memphis Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has some big upcoming events that we wish for everyone (males and females of all engineering majors) to participate in! On January 30th is a resume workshop presented by the student career services hosted in ET302 at 12:30-1:30pm. PIZZA and drinks will be provided. This workshop's purpose is to help students preparing to apply for internships, Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) programs and jobs in the near future. Please come with a friend!

After the resume workshop, SWE will be hosting mock interviews for students on February 22, 2:30pm-6:30pm. Professional engineers from local industry will be on campus to review your resume and conduct the mock interviews. RSVPing will be very important for us for this event, spots will fill up in the order they are requested. Resumes will be electronically collected on February 6th by midnight, please send them to uofm.swe@gmail.com. This will be a great opportunity to go through the motions of an interview, from dressing in business attire, to getting feedback on your resume content and format, to practicing your hand shake. Take advantage of this oportunity to prepare for your job search! (Mr. Kohn will give Extra credit for student in HIS 3000 and 4000 level classes if they attend).


Welcome Back Students!

1-17-2013 @ 12:12am, Archived 2-6-2013

Can't believe break is over and it is time for the Spring 2013 semester to begin. Hope you had a wonderful break and ready to hit the books! Have a great semester and WELCOME BACK.

Some changes while you were gone: New tables and chairs in ET 200 and ET 238. Also the University of Memphis website has a new look!

Also note, that IT has a new password policy and that you are probably seeing a notice when you log into myMemphis that you need to change your password within the next month. IT also fixed the need to constantly re-login while using the wifi network.

Have a great semester and see you in class!


TECH 4272 Canceled

1-11-2013 @ 12:35pm, Archived 2-6-2013

Due to low enrollment, TECH 4272 (Operating Systems) has been canceled. If you were scheduled for that class you might want to get with your advisor to find another class.


Changes to Classrooms

12-14-2012 @ 3:35pm, Archived 1-17-2013

Students, when you come back in the spring, if all goes according to plan, you will find TABLES and CHAIRS replaced the old desks in ET 200 and ET 238. A little Christmas present for the Engineering Technology Students.


UofM Opened today

1-16-2013 @ 8:12am, Archived 1-17-2013

All UofM Shelby Co Locations are opened today (Jan 16) during normal business hours.


UofM Closing Early Today

1-15-2013 @ 10:50pm, Archived 1-16-2013

All Memphis and Shelby County locations of the University of Memphis will close at 11:30 today and will remain closed tonight. Residence hall move-in will follow the normal schedule. For additional information, call 901-678-4357.

Residence hall move-in is on normal schedule.


2012 Holiday - Campus Closed

11-26-2012 @ 1:20pm, Archived 1-13-2013

The University of Memphis will close for the winter 2012 holidays at 5:00 pm on Friday, December 21, 2012 and reopen at 5:00 am on Wednesday, January 2, 2012. No events or activities of any kind should be scheduled at any UofM facility or campus during this time (unless prior approval has been granted) as all services will be operating on reduced schedules. Additionally, campus buildings, with the exception of research facility laboratories and Music, will have limited lighting, heating or cooling during this time (emergency systems will not be affected).


Final Grades

12-14-2012 @ 6:20pm, Archived 12-26-2012

Final Grades are now posted in Gradewatch for ALL my classes.

Have a great break...


Extra Credit - Please Verify

12-5-2012 @ 3:30pm, Archived 12-14-2012

Students, please check THIS LIST to ensure that my records on your extra credit activities are correct.

If there is an error, please email me and let me know (Please put EXTRA CREDIT in the subject line of the email). For E-Day, if it is not recorded, you either did NOT sign in when you lead tours or you did not email me the hours worked and where (if you worked in a demonstration room).

SETE evaluation extra credit will be added if the class has 100% participation in both the lab and class sections by the time SETE close.

All corrections MUST be in by Thursday Dec 13 by NOON!

FLL Hours worked will be posted after the event. Please make sure you sign in and out at the registration desk at the event.

UPDATE: Errors reported before 12/9 @8pm have been corrected AND FLL hours worked have been added.

UPDATE: Errors reported before 12/10 @6:30pm have been corrected and SP II Presentations added. Also TECH 3232 will be getting extra credit for 100% participation in SETE (sorry other classes, but someone didn't fill them out).


Faculty Evaluations (SETE) Now Opened

11-19-2012 @ 3:40pm, Archived 12-10-2012

Attention: All Students Enrolled in Full Session Fall 2012 Courses

You may now evaluate your Full Session Fall 2012 course instructors. Please take a few moments to do so by following the directions below. The site is now open and will close December 10 at 6:00 a.m. Complete your course evaluations (SETE) and see your grades early!

Once your instructor has posted your grade, you can immediately see that grade, PROVIDED you completed a teacher evaluation for that class.

How to access your evaluation forms:

1. Open any internet browser
2. Type in my.memphis.edu and log in using your UUID and email password 3. Click on the gray .Student. tab
4. Complete an evaluation for each course listed and hit the .Submit. button at the bottom of the form

If you have any questions or need assistance in completing the evaluation forms, contact the HelpDesk at 678-8888 or helpdesk.memphis.edu, or call this office at 678-2119.


First Lego League Western TN Championship

11-27-2012 @ 4:40pm, Archived 12-9-2012

The University of Memphis will be hosting the First Lego League Western TN Championship on Dec 8, 2012. We need volunteers to help set up on Dec 7 (at 3:30pm) and to work the event on Dec 8 (8:30am till 5pm)*. If interested, please see Prof Kohn.

Note: Some faculty give extra credit for participation both the Poster Session and Formal Presentations, check with your Professor to see if extra credit is being offered.

* - Perfer you volunteer for the full day, but if you can't we can still use your help for whatever time you have.


UMDegree Info Session

11-8-2012 @ 6:10pm, Archived 12-5-2012

There will be an informational meeting and Q&A Session on the new UMDegree degree audit system on Thursday November 29 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM in room ET 233


Senior Projects II

11-27-2012 @ 4:30pm, Archived 12-5-2012

The Senior Projects II Poster Session will be Friday Nov 30 from 12:40pm to 2:25pm (2nd Floor ET Building Hallway).

The Formal Project Presentations will be held on Monday Dec 3 starting at 1:15pm in ET 200.

Please come out and see what the seniors have been up to.

Note: Some faculty give extra credit for participation both the Poster Session and Formal Presentations, check with your Professor to see if extra credit is being offered.


IEEE Resume Workshop

11-8-2012 @ 6:10pm, Archived 11-19-2012

The UofM IEEE Student branch is happy to announce it's first Resume Workshop to be held Saturday November 17, 2012 from 11-1 pm at the University of Memphis in the Fountain View board room inside the University Center. The cost is free and lunch will be served. This workshop will include four speakers from industry discussing; proper resume writing skills, what companies are looking for, and much more. I am asking for all members who are interested in attending to please RSVP by Monday night November 12, 2012. To RSVP contact Kevin Love email: kslove@memphis.edu


E-Day Volunteers

11-1-2012 @ 1:30pm, Archived 11-19-2012

As you probably have heard, E-Day, the Herff College Open House will be from 9am till 5pm on Nov 16. We need students to help out in all areas. This could be worth extra credit in your classes (Check with your Professor for details).

If you would like to work a particular event (like my Mobile Robot Demo), please contact the professor who is in charge of the demo to sign up.

If you would like to guide groups around to the various displays (be a tour guide), please email Mrs Shelia Moses (srmoses@memphis.edu) and let her know when you are available and your ET and/or ES Professors (so she can email them verifying you participated).

See E-Day Website for a list of activities.

Thank you in advance for helping out!


Thinking about Grad School?

11-6-2012 @ 11:10am, Archived 11-13-2012

Graduate School Recruitment Fair
Monday, November 12, 2012
1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Rose Theatre

Step up, meet and discuss with University of Memphis. graduate school counselors, faculty and staff about your future. Ask all the questions you have about getting a graduate degree at University of Memphis.

Plus take advantage of a free GRE Workshop at 5:00 p.m.

Learn more about financial aid, scholarships and fellowship programs.

You can even apply!

For more information visit memphis.edu/truebluefuture or (901) 678-4212


Emergency Notification Test

11-1-2012 @ 6:00pm, Archived 11-08-2012

Communication during a crisis or emergency is a key component of the university’s ability to respond effectively. Therefore, as part of ongoing preparedness efforts, the University will conduct a test of its emergency notification system; this includes the outdoor warning sirens, “TigerText” cell phone text messaging and Alertus Desktop notification on Wednesday, November 7, at noon. If you have signed up for the University’s Twitter or Facebook accounts, you will receive the identical test message through these social websites.

The underlying intent for sounding campus sirens is the same in all emergencies: “Seek shelter now and obtain more information.” However, you do not need to take any action during the test. To avoid any confusion, the test will be cancelled if there is a chance of severe weather on the test day.

More information about this effort and emergency planning in general at the University of Memphis are available online HERE


Upcoming Password Changes

07-27-2012 @ 12:00pm, Archived 10-15-2012

At the University of Memphis, user accounts are synchronized to all of our systems, so that you have a single sign-on for all resources. MicrosoftLive@edu hosts one of those resources – UoM email, and they will be changing their password requirements in the near future.

To meet or exceed Microsoft’s requirements, we have proactively updated our password requirements. You will see these new settings when you change your password through iAM.

What is changing?

The password length has increased from at least 6 to at least 8 characters, and non-alphabetic characters are also required. If your password currently meets these new requirements, there is nothing for you to do.

If your password does not meet these requirements, you will be prompted to change your password when accessing your email, once MicrosoftLive@edu’s requirements go into effect. The exact date of the change is not yet known, but we encourage you to proactively update your password.

Please contact your LSP or the Help Desk at 678-8888 if you need assistance with changing your password.


Server Update

06-17-2012 @ 3:50pm, Archived 10-15-2012

One of the reasons for the server maintenance is to add HTTPS to Gradewatch. This forces the Gradewatch pages to be transmitted securely. You will notice that when you go to Gradewatch now, you will get a message saying something like "There is a problem with this website's Secure Certificate" or "This connection is untrusted" or "This is probably not the site you are looking for". You can IGNORE these messages and click "Continue" or "I Understand the Risks" or "Proceed Anyway".

The reason for this is that I am using a Self Signed Certificate. Why: a verified certificate costs $$$$$$ and my objective was to securely send your grades to you over the internet without spending $$$$$.


Fall Career and Intership Expo

09-22-2012 @ 2:30pm, Archived 9-28-2012

The University of Memphis Career Services Office and the Office of Academic Internships will offer current students and alumni an opportunity to find jobs and internships with 87 employers. The Fall Career and Internship Expo will be held in the University Center Ballroom on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Employers such as FedEx, Cummins, AutoZone, Tennessee Valley Authority, Volkswagen, International Paper, Medtronic, CBRE and many others will recruit students and alumni for internships as well as entry-level and advanced positions. Students should dress professionally and bring copies of their resumes.

The fair is free and open to students and alumni. Students should take advantage of these excellent opportunities. Click HERE to view a list of employers. For more information, please call us at 901-678-2239.

Link


Herff Cookout and STEM Club Fair

08-24-2012 @ 12:30pm, Archived 9-28-2012

The Herff College welcome back cookout will be held on Sep 21 from 11am to 1pm. Come out and grab a burger and a hot dog and also check out the various STEM Clubs within the college and sign up to get involed!


IEEE Student Branch Meeting

08-28-2012 @ 3:00pm, Archived 9-17-2012

The first meeting of UofM IEEE Student Branch will be held Sep 5th at 1pm in ET 226. Come on out and hear what IEEE has to offer! We will be discussing volunteer opportunities (E-Day, US First, unfilled positions), a leadership training seminar, IEEE social, S-PAC, and SouthEastCon 2013 (Robot Team, Programming Competition, Ethics Competition and Student Paper Competition).


New STEM Scholarship Available

08-06-2012 @ 12:15pm, Archived 8-21-2012

The U of M S-STEM proposal is being funded by NSF, which means we now have a new scholarship program for STEM students! We plan to begin awarding scholarships this fall.

The goal of the S-STEM program is to support scholarships for academically talented students demonstrating financial need. Successful applicants will receive a financial award of up to $5,000 per year contingent on financial need. The program provides individualized professional, academic, and financial counseling and attempts to place students in summer work related to their discipline.

To be eligible, students must have a STEM major, a 2.5 GPA, and must be eligible for financial aid via the FAFSA. Additional requirements to maintain the scholarship are described at the top of the application. The link to the application is: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SSTEMF2012


UofM Blogging

Never Posted on Homepage, Archived 7-10-2012

The Edublogs enterprise WordPress (WP) blog service for the UoM is now available for use. Please take a look and give it a try at: http://blogs.memphis.edu/

We have built an actual WP blog to be the “front-end” to the UoM blog service. The Log In and documentation can be located on this initial “landing page” blog site. To begin, and after you login, you will be taken to your Dashboards page. (The system will automatically create a blog space for you. This site will be based on your email address -for example, tiger_tom@memphis.edu.) Selected your blog and begin editing it – it is that simple. (For experienced WP blog users, you can simply begin by choosing your desired theme and setting up your blog widgets.)

All documentation and support links are available from the “blogs.memphis.edu” home page. (Since the documentation from edublogs, (the hosted service provider) is outstanding, I am not planning to create any additional or Memphis specific documentation for the service – however, I would be interested in your feedback about that plan.)

2nd note:

The instructions to Log-In to your blog at blogs.memphis.edu may not have been as clear as they should have been. In addition to the information below, I have attached a pictorial set of instructions for logging into your blog and your Dashboard, where you will edit your blog.


Server Issues

07-16-2012 @ 5:05pm, Update 07-24-2012 @ 5:05pm, Archived 8-6-2012

I am currently having issues with my ISP (Comcast) which intermittently takes this website down. Hopefully it will be repaired next Tuesday.

Update: Well Comcast came and went. They identified the problem, but didn't fix it (they need to have a crew come out and do some work on the pole). They said it would be done in the next 72 hours. Until then the site will still be down intermittently.


Server Maintenance

06-14-2012 @ 6:35pm,

I am doing work to upgrade my server. Due to this work this site might be down intermittently or content might be missing or broken. Please bear with me during this transition to the new server.


Network Access Control Upgrade

06-11-2012 @ 2:45pm,

On Sunday, July 8, the Information Technology Division will move to a new Network Access Control (NAC) system to help keep our campus network, both wired and wireless, secure.

The transition to the new system will be slightly different depending on your type of computer/device. Please see the information below:

Faculty and Staff using campus computers:

Your department Local Service Providers (LSPs) will work with you to ensure your computers connect to the NAC smoothly.

Faculty and Staff using personal computers and mobile devices

Depending on your device, the instructions will vary. Instructions will be available on our NAC Training page on Tuesday, July 3.

Students

Depending on your device, the instructions will vary. Instructions will be available on our NAC Training page on Tuesday, July 3.

For further assistance, you may also contact the Help Desk at (901) 678-8888.


Hazmat Exersize

4-23-2012 @ 2:30pm, Archived 5-9-2012

On Tuesday, May 8, 2012, beginning at 9:00 a.m., University of Memphis will collaborate with the Memphis-Shelby County Local Emergency Planning Committee (MSCLEPC) to conduct a hazmat transportation related full-scale exercise on campus, the exercise will conclude at approximately 11:00 a.m. All scene locations will be confined to areas around the J.M. Smith Chemistry Building, Norfolk Southern rail system and Walker Ave.(between Zach Curlin and Patterson), temporary traffic disruptions may occur, but will be kept to a minimum.

The exercise scope includes a full-scale hazardous material incident that requires local, state and federal response. The event itself will be a transportation related incident involving hazardous material, life safety, evacuation, in-place sheltering, decontamination and fire suppression considerations.


Spring 2012 Class Evaluations

4-16-2012 @ 11:00am, Archived 5-6-2012

Students, you may now evaluate your Full Session Spring 2012 course instructors. Please take a few moments to do so by following the directions below. The site opens April 11 and closes Apr 29 at 6:00 a.m. Complete your course evaluations (SETE) and see your grades early!

Once your instructor has posted your grade, you can immediately see that grade, PROVIDED you completed a teacher evaluation for that class.

How to access your evaluation forms:

1. Open any internet browser
2. Type in my.memphis.edu and log in using your UUID and email password
3. Click on the gray "Student" tab
4. Complete an evaluation for each course listed and hit the "Submit" button at the bottom of the form

If you have any questions or need assistance in completing the evaluation forms, contact the HelpDesk at 678-8888 or helpdesk.memphis.edu, or call this office at 678-2119.


Statue of Ramesses II

4-20-2012 @ 9:40am, Archived 4-23-2012

On Monday, April 23rd, while the statue of Ramesses II is being moved from its former site at the Pyramid in downtown Memphis to the University of Memphis, there may be some disruption of traffic along Highland Street north of Central Avenue and along Central Avenue east of Highland.

The current schedule calls for the statue to be moved along the Highland/Central legs of its journey sometime during the afternoon. The truck carrying the statue will be moving only about 30 miles per hour, and the installation process, involving two industrial-sized cranes, will be complicated and time-consuming. The statue will be placed just south of the Central Avenue crosswalk, in front of the Theatre and Music buildings.

Therefore, drivers are advised to use caution when using Highland Street and Central Avenue that afternoon. Drivers should expect delays and avoid the area around the Central Avenue crosswalk if at all possible.

The installation of the statue should be completed by late that afternoon.


IEEE Student-Professional Awarness Conference

4-16-2012 @ 12:00pm, Archived 4-23-2012



Note: Extra credit will be given in all of Prof Kohn's classes for those in attendance.

Click on the image above to register (Deadline April 17).

More Info

The Memphis Section of IEEE and its student chapters are proud to host the Student - Professional Awareness Conference (S-PAC 12). The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) established the S-PAC as a career growth and professional awareness conference that focuses on bringing both student and professional worlds together for a networking event and seminar on engineering related topics. This year the Memphis Section of IEEE has organized a variety of engineering societies to participate in the S-PAC to be held at 5:30 PM on April 20, 2012 at the Sabbatini Lounge. One of the speakers will be Shali Atkins of Contagious Networking (Linked In Page).

Why Participate?

Students: This is your opportunity to learn, network, and develop as young engineers. Learn about Career Growth and Self-Management to help you make the right choices about your next move in life by networking with professionals and peers. Your future boss could be one of our sponsors or one of your peers from another school! When you register you can upload your resume to the S-PAC website, which will be given to all gold and platinum sponsors! Most importantly, this is an opportunity for you to develop as an individual and expand your knowledge of the engineering community and profession as a whole. Cost $10 (except CBU students).

Professionals: As a college student did you think about: graduate school or the corporate world? Did you think, "Where should I apply for a job? Will I be happy doing this ten years down the road? What kind of salary should I expect?" WELL, students are still asking the same questions. This is an opportunity for you as a professional engineer to give back to the engineers of tomorrow by attending this conference and sharing your knowledge and expertise. Cost $25


IEEE PES Meeting

4-10-2012 @ 10:45pm, Archived 4-23-2012

You are cordially invited to the joint program by the:

Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers . Memphis Chapter and the IEEE Memphis Chapter of the Power & Energy Society and the Industry Applications Society

Program: NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection at MLGW
Speaker: Allan H. Long, PE, Manager of Regulatory Compliance, MLGW
When: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 11:30am - Buffet Luncheon / 12:00Noon - Program
Where: Christian Brothers University Buckman Hall, Montesi Executive Center (CBU MAP)
Contact: Please RSVP by 12:00Noon on Friday, April 13, 2012 to:
Billy Allen, Chapter Vice Chair, IEEE Memphis PES/IAS
Email: w.allen@ieee.org
Earn 1 PDH for attending (please RSVP by deadline)

Abstract:
NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) has to do with both cyber-security and physical security of the Bulk Electric System (BES). Allan Long will provide an overview to Memphis Light, Gas, and Water.s (MLGW) response to these NERC mandates.

Speaker:
Allan Long is the Manager of Regulatory Compliance at Memphis, Light, Gas and Water Division, having over thirty years of extensive experience in several different roles at MLGW. He is a past President of the TSPE Memphis Chapter and the TSPE State Chapter. Allan also has served in several local, state, regional, and national positions within the IEEE.


Scholarships Available

3-7-2012 @ 11:45am, Archived 4-10-2012

The Department of Engineering Technology has a number of undergraduate scholarships available to help students defray the cose of educational expenses (books, supplies, etc). For more info click HERE

Application deadline is April 15th.


Graduate School Recruitment Fair

3-5-2012 @ 8:45pm, Archived 4-10-2012

The University of Memphis - Graduate School Recruitment Fair
Monday, March 19, 2012
1 - 6 p.m. Michael D. Rose Theatre

Step up to a higher degree by pursuing a graduate degree. Come to the 2012 Graduate School Recruitment Fair and talk with Graduate School Faculty about the 54 Master.s, 25 doctoral, 21 graduate certificate and Education Specialist's degree programs.

Featuring
FREE GRE® WORKSHOPS
at
2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.

Providing you the latest information on:
- revised test format
- strategies for answering questions
- Tips for success
- Test taking skills


File Submission System

02-01-2012 @ 12:13pm, Archived 2-15-2012

The issues with submitting files for my classes has been fixed. You should now be able to upload your assignments.


Campus Technology Survey

01-30-2012 @ 10:45am, Archived 2-15-2012

Students, Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in the 2011 / 2012 Campus Technology TechQual+ Survey. The UoM is conducting this survey to assess the quality of technology services on our campuses. The primary goal of the survey project is to understand what you as technology users expect from the UoM Information Technology (IT) service organizations, and to gauge how well we are meeting your needs.

The survey takes less than 2-minutes to complete, and will be available through February, 2, 2012. To participate in the survey, please visit the following link:

https://survey.techqual.org/dl.aspx?g=d4e3167d-f425-4217-9dcb-0b31522df910


The Information Technology Division will use the results of the study to help shape our planning for technology services for the coming year.

Thanks for your participation!


Campus Card ID System DOWN

12-19-2011 @10:30am, Archived 1-10-2012

The Campus Card ID system (Blackboard) will be upgraded Tuesday, December 20, 2011 beginning at 8:00 am. As a result, the following processes will be impacted:

  • Tiger Dining Services . Credit/Debit Cards will not work; Tiger Funds and cash accepted.
  • Campus Card Office . ID processing will not be available.
  • Campus Card Online will not be available.
  • Vending Machine card readers will not work; cash and coins accepted.
  • Copy Machine card readers will not work.
  • Campus Card Connection Machines will not work.
  • University Bookstore . Tiger Funds and BAPP will not work; Credit/Debit Cards and cash accepted.

    It is anticipated the upgrade will be finished Tuesday afternoon. Status updates may be found on the Campus Card web page at http://www.memphis.edu/campuscard/.


  • ES and EA Power Outages over Xmas Break

    12-18-2011 @9:00pm, Archived 1-10-2012

    Please be advised that beginning December 26th, the Engineering Administration and Engineering Science buildings will be without power for an expected 7-10 days. During this time, a generator will be onsite to power the boilers to keep the buildings warm enough to keep the pipes from freezing. Please plan accordingly to shut down computers and equipment during this time.


    Fall 2011 Class Evaluations Now Opened

    11-29-2011 @ 9:20am, Archived 12-18-2011

    Students, you may now evaluate your Full Session Fall 2011 course instructors. Please take a few moments to do so by following the directions below. The site is now opened and closes December 11, 6:00 a.m. Complete your course evaluations (SETE) and see your grades early!

    Once your instructor has posted your grade, you can immediately see that grade, PROVIDED you completed a teacher evaluation for that class.

    How to access your evaluation forms:

    1. Open any internet browser
    2. Type in my.memphis.edu and log in using your UUID and email password
    3. Click on the gray "Student" tab
    4. Complete an evaluation for each course listed and hit the "Submit" button at the bottom of the form

    If you have any questions or need assistance in completing the evaluation forms, contact the HelpDesk at 678-8888 or helpdesk.memphis.edu, or call this office at 678-2119.


    Fall 2011 Exam Schedule

    11-29-2011 @ 9:20am, Archived 12-18-2011

    The Fall 2011 Exam schedule can be found at http://www.memphis.edu/registrar/calendars/exams/11f_final.htm


    My Office Phone Number

    07-26-2011 @11:00am, Archived 12-18-2011

    Please note that my office phone number has changed. My new number is 901 213-7811.


    First Lego League Contest Help

    11-22-2011 @11:00am, Archived 12-4-2011

    The University of Memphis, Herff College of Engineering will be hosting a First Lego League competition on Dec 3, 2011.

    We need help as follows:

    9:00 am to 11:00am two students to help set up tables and fields

    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm two students to handle registration (9 teams)

    12:00 pm to 3:30 pm one student to run the Audio Visual Computer and one to operate the Camcorder

    1:20 pm to 3:30 pm two students to reset the two mission fields

    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm two students to breakdown tables and carry to truck

    We could also use three students all day or ten students in two to three hour shifts as floaters.

    If you are intrested in Extra Credit for my (Prof Kohn's) classes please email me telling me what you want to do.

    It would be helpful, if you are helping with the resetting the field if you would watch the Mission Video so you know the playing field.

    US First


    GRE® Test Prep Workshop

    10-6-2011 @10:50am, Archived 11-21-2011

    Need Help Preparing for the Revised GRE® Come Join Us FREE - GRE® Revised Test Preparation Workshop
    Thursday, October 27, 2011
    11:30 a.m. . 1:00 p.m.
    Rose Theatre

    Michelle Hampton, Presenter
    Associate Director for Global Client Relations
    Educational Testing Service (ETS)

    Providing you the latest information on:

  • Revised test format
  • Strategies for answering questions
  • Tips for success
  • Test taking skills

    Hors d.Oeuvres Served

    RSVP to Lorraine Allen (lallen@memphis.edu,678-4212) by Friday, October 14, 2011


  • SME Meeting

    10-21-2011 @5:00pm, Archived 11-21-2011

    North Mississippi SME Chapter 421 is having a plant tour of Natureplex at 11085 Airpark Road in Olive Branch, MS

    Tuesday, November 8, 2011, starting at 6:00 P.M.

    Airpark Road intersects Hacks Cross Road and Natureplex is east of Hacks, toward the Olive Branch airport.

    The intersection of Airpark and Hacks is about a mile north of Goodman Road (Hwy 302) and also about a mile south of E Homes Road.

    The meeting includes a tour the facility and a then the SME chapter will conduct business after the tour.

    Reservations are required; please RSVP to Daniel Teasler at dteasler@natureplex.com or phone at 901-825-8556 no later than November 7, 2011.

    Natureplex is an Over-the-Counter pharmaceutical and health supplement manufacturer started in Memphis and has moved to increase facility and production two times over the ten years of being in business. They have filling and packaging lines for liquids and creams.

    I believe that a number of the Memphis SME 105 members will also be in attendance making this a good multi-chapter networking experience.

    For more information see Carl Williams.


    SME Meeting

    10-19-2011 @2:40pm, Archived 11-21-2011

    Please join SME Chapter 105 on October 27, 2011 6:00 PM at Jason.s Deli Conference Center (3473 Poplar Ave # 102 Memphis, TN 38111)

    Our special guests for the evening will be members of the Electrolux team charged with recruiting engineers and manufacturing specialist in preparation of staffing their new facility here in Memphis. Come hear firsthand about the scope of the project and the challenges they are facing.

    We will have sandwiches, chips and all you can drink soft drinks, come early to eat and socialize.

    Cost is $10 per person, $5 with a valid student ID.

    Reservations are required, please RSVP to Jim Whitehead at jimw1958@bellsouth.net Ph:901-259-8045 no later than October 26th. We look forward to seeing you there.


    International Paper IT Internship

    10-5-2011 @11:00pm, Archived 10-13-2011

    International Papper is looking for an IT intern. See link below for full details. On campus interviews will be on Oct 14 at Career Services. Students must apply though eRecruiting.

    Details


    Internships

    10-7-2011 @6:40pm, Archived 10-13-2011

    Looking for an Internship? Are you a Junior or Senior with a GPA of 3.0 or higher? Two companies will be on campus to recruit interns.

    On Tuesday, Oct 11 - FedEX Services Summer Intership Information Session 12:30 - 1:30pm in ES 308

    On Thursday, Oct 13 - Cook Systems Internship Information Session 12:30 - 1:30 pm ES 308

    Please bring resumes and appropriate dress attire is required.

    More info on other internships is available....click on the button below:

    Details


    Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Meeting

    08-28-2011 @11:45am, Archived 9-28-2011

    There will be meeting of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) today (SEP 28) at 4pm in ET 226. Pizza and drinks will be provided (FREE FOOD)! Go to the meeting and check out what this student organization is all about!


    Homecoming Parade Sep 23, 2011

    09-17-2011 @3:15am, Archived 9-26-2011

    On Friday, September 23, traffic flow on three of the four main streets surrounding the campus will be altered to accommodate the University of Memphis Homecoming Parade and pep rally. Patterson Street, Walker Avenue and Zach Curlin Street will be affected. During the parade, Patterson will remain open from Central to Watauga. The parade will not travel on Central Avenue, which will remain open during the entire event.

    Beginning at 4:00 p.m. on September 23, traffic will not be permitted to enter the campus by way of Zach Curlin where the parade will form. Anyone attending a class or event on the south and east sides of the campus should enter and exit by way of Walker; they will have access to the garage and parking lots along Zach Curlin until 5:00 PM.

    The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. and should last approximately one hour. The parade will travel south on Zach Curlin, west on Walker, and north on Patterson. It will then enter the campus, traveling east on DeSoto, north on State, west on Veterans, north on Innovation, east on Norriswood to the McWherter Library, and then south to the Student Activities Plaza where the parade will end. The pep rally will take place on the Student Activities Plaza. See the map.

    The Memphis Police Department will control traffic on all city streets and at all city street intersections. The University Police will direct traffic where the campus streets and parking lot driveways intersect with city streets, and on campus.

    During the parade, the city streets and campus streets/drives will be closed and re-opened incrementally and progressively (e.g., Patterson will still be open to traffic at the beginning of the parade). Each street allowing access to the campus will be re-opened to traffic after the parade has completely cleared that street.

    Once the parade begins, access to any street along the parade route should be restricted for no more than 15 minutes. University police officers will assist anyone attempting to leave campus during the parade if an alternate route is available. However, we strongly encourage those who need to leave campus this afternoon to do so before 5:00 p.m.

    Anyone arriving at the campus for Homecoming and other campus events will be able to enter the South Lot and park. The Central Lot will also be open. Once Zach Curlin and Walker are re-opened around 6:15 p.m., visitors will be able to park in the Zach Curlin lots and in the Zach Curlin Garage. If you know of anyone coming to campus for Homecoming or any other event, please forward this information to them.

    This message is being sent to allow the entire campus community to plan their activities in conjunction with the parade and pep rally. Your assistance is appreciated in helping us make this year’s events successful. For information on other planned Homecoming events, please go here.

    Thank you.


    Herff College Cookout

    09-6-2011 @5:00am, Update 09-8-2011 @ 11:00am,
    Archived 9-13-2011

    Update: Due to construction the Cookout has been CANCLED. The LEAF demo will go on as scheduled.

    The Herff College cookout will be this Friday from 11 till 12:30 in the courtyard between ES, ET and ES (Location might change due to construction).

    On the same day and time from Noon till 4pm, Nissan will have a LEAF all electric car on display on the south side of the building.


    Fall Semester and Website Updates

    07-18-2011 @ 5:00pm,
    Update 07-21-2011 @ 1:00pm,
    Update 08-19-2011 @ 2:30pm, Archived 8-29-2011

    I am starting to update the links on this webpage to reflect the Fall 2011 semester. Until I am done, some links might not work or point to old webpages (especially on class webpages).

    TECH 7283 has been cancled due to low enrollment.
    Also note that if you are thinking about taking TECH 7283....sign up now or the class will be dropped due to low enrollment.

    Lastly note that TECH 4281 will probably be has been moved to the Spring 2012 semester due to low enrollment and the fact that it has a prerequsite (TECH 3232) that is offered in the Fall Semester, thus fixing the sequence.


    Email Migration

    07-28-2011 @11:40am, Archived 8-8-2011

    This weekend (July 29 - Aug 1) ITD will be migrating all faculty and staff email to the new "cloud-based" Microsoft Live@EDU.

    Email will be affected between 6:00 p.m. Friday, July 29th and 8:00 a.m. Monday, August 1st. Access and functionality will be limited during that time.


    Central Avenue

    05-13-2011 @ 7:50am, Archived 8-8-2011

    The University of Memphis will close its Central Avenue parking lot beginning May 9 as part of a major renovation of the lot. The work is expected to take approximately 16 weeks to complete.

    An information session for faculty, staff and students will be held April 14 at 2:30 p.m. in the University Center Fountain View Suite to discuss the project, as well as proposed major changes to Central Avenue adjacent to campus.

    The first phase of the Central Avenue Safety Project centers on the parking lot where major renovations of the lot will occur throughout the summer. These include more crosswalk accessibility, more spaces for visitors and those with disabilities, installation of security cameras, improved drainage, enhanced landscaping and restriping the lot in a north/south direction rather than east/west.

    Future changes to Central Avenue adjacent to campus will include installation of a center median with low-level landscaping, and the addition of bike lanes on both the north and south sides of the street. A four-way intersection at Central and Zach Curlin has been proposed with a new entrance to the Central Avenue parking lot included.

    Tony Poteet, assistant vice president for campus planning and design, said the project will provide a responsive design for a walkable and bikeable community, greatly improve pedestrian safety and maintain an open, connected campus edge integrated into the neighborhood.

    .The goal of the project is singular . to protect the safety of students and other pedestrians crossing Central,. he said.

    A website that will include maps of the construction area and more detailed information will be available in April.

    From: This Week April 11 Issue


    New Email Service

    04-27-2011 @ 6:25pm, Archived 8-8-2011

    ITD will be implementing a new email system in June, 2011, supported by Microsoft Live@EDU. Since the new email system uses Microsoft Outlook interface, the user experience is nearly the same as our current environment.

    Beginning in April, the email migration team will be working with Microsoft to test and migrate mailboxes to the Live@EDU system. This work will happen in the background, and you should have no interruption to your current email.

    Please go to the ITD webpage for detailed information and Q&A about new email system . http://www.memphis.edu/itd/livemigration/

    You will also find information posted on the home page of the MyMemphis portal. Both sites will be updated regularly as the system changeover progresses.

    We want to commend the work done by the Email Project Committee. Comprised of faculty, staff and students, they evaluated our current Microsoft Exchange system, and three other vendors. systems. They received feedback from all user groups, and made recommendations to ITD as to how to proceed.

    We look forward to providing you a seamless transition to the new email service.

    Douglas E. Hurley, Ph.D.
    Vice President and Chief Information Officer

    UPDATE: When we switch to Live@edu, you will have access to SkyDrive and Office Web Apps.


    Grades

    5-5-2011 @ 12:30pm, Archived 5-15-2011

    I have now conducted the final audit/review of my grading spreadsheets and Gradewatch now reflects your final grades. These grades have also been entered as the offical grade on MyMemphis.

    Have a great summer and I look forward to seeing you in the fall


    Graduation

    5-03-2011 @ 6:10pm, Archived 5-15-2011

    Note that the Commencement Ceremonies will be held SUNDAY May 8th (not Saturday May 7th as originally announced). This is due to the NBA Playoffs.


    News from IEEE SoutheastCon 2011

    03-20-2011 @ 8:35pm, Archived 5-5-2011

    This past weekend, the Student Branch of IEEE participated in SoutheastCon 2011. Students from our branch participated in the Hardware, Software and T-Shirt Contests.

    John Burr (TECH), Ben Avants (EECE), Jon Olson (EECE) were awarded 2nd place in the Programming Contest. This is the first time UofM has competed in this contest at SoutheastCon! Congradulations!


    John, Ben and Jon recieving their award from the Student Activities Chair - Regina Hannemann at the Awards Banquet


    Also, UofM was well represented in the Hardware (Robotics) Contest, doing the best they have done in years! The robot completed 3 of the assigned taskes and had a score of 200 in the preliminary rounds! Unfortunatly it was not good enough to go into the championchip round.



    The members also participated in Leadership training, to help continue the success of our IEEE Student Branch next year.

    For more pictures from the event: GO HERE!

    And even more pictures from the event: GO HERE!

    We also recieved the preliminary rules for next year's hardware contest!


    Spring 2011 Class Evaluations - Closing Date Changed!

    4-19-2011 @ 12:30pm, Archived 5-5-2011

    Students, you may now evaluate your Full Session Spring 2011 course instructors. Please take a few moments to do so by following the directions below. The site opens April 18 at midnight and closes May 12 May 9 at 6:00 a.m (This is a change from the previous closing date). Complete your course evaluations (SETE) and see your grades early!

    Once your instructor has posted your grade, you can immediately see that grade, PROVIDED you completed a teacher evaluation for that class.

    How to access your evaluation forms:

    1. Open any internet browser
    2. Type in my.memphis.edu and log in using your UUID and email password
    3. Click on the gray "Student" tab
    4. Complete an evaluation for each course listed and hit the "Submit" button at the bottom of the form

    If you have any questions or need assistance in completing the evaluation forms, contact the HelpDesk at 678-8888 or helpdesk.memphis.edu, or call this office at 678-2119.


    Emergency Warning System Test

    5-03-2011 @ 6:10pm, Archived 5-5-2011

    The University of Memphis will conduct tests of the Outdoor Warning System and TigerText on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at noon. In addition, at the same time, a limited number of faculty/staff computer desktops will display an "Alertus" message. When an emergency occurs and TigerText is activated, Alertus Desktop will pop up a full-screen alert on selected PCs. Clicking on the green "Acknowledge" button will quickly close the alert, returning users to their original screen.


    Grades

    4-24-2011 @ 11:00pm, Archived 5-5-2011

    Here is the status of grades as posted on GradeWatch:

    TECH 1010, 1211 and 3233 - All Grades have been posted to Gradewatch except those assignments that are due this week. These grades have NOT been audited*.

    Now is the time to verify that all assignments you turned in show a grade and that they match the grade on the returned work. Please find and report any errors NOW, do not wait until final grades are posted!

    * - Grades are not final until I verify all the formulas used to calculate grades are correct.



    Please note the following:

    #1: Late work will NOT be accepted beyond the last day of class at NOON. Anything beyond a week late will incur a severe penalty!

    #2: DO NOT ask for extra credit assignments. The time to worry about passing a class is ALL SEMESTER LONG, not just at the end of the semester! It is not fair to give one student extra credit opportunities and I do not have the time to prepare and grade extra credit assignments for an entire class this late in the semester. You should have taken advantage of extra credit when it was announced throughout the semester.

    #3: DO NOT ask if you can still pass the class. Gradewatch is available to check on your grades. For TECH 1010, only the Java unit is left ungraded (so 20% of the grade is yet to be posted), for my other classes I have indicated how much of the final grade is still outstanding.


    Book Scholarship - Fall 2011

    03-7-2011 @ 2:45pm, Archived 5-3-2011

    The Engineering Alumni Chapter is offering book scholarships to engineering students for the Fall 2011 term. Application deadline is April 29, 2011.

    Click on the link below for application.

    Apply


    MemphiSTEM - Tutoring Available

    02-17-2011 @ 10:30am, Archived 5-3-2011

    MemphiSTEM, and NSF Funded project, has tutoring available for many classes/subjects including: College Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, and a variety of programming languages including Java, C, C++.

    They also hold networking events, tours and seminars that are of interest to Engineering Technology Students.

    Click on the link below for more information.

    More Info


    Spring 2011 Class Evaluations Now Opened

    4-19-2011 @ 12:30pm, Archived 5-2-2011

    Students, you may now evaluate your Full Session Spring 2011 course instructors. Please take a few moments to do so by following the directions below. The site opens April 18 at midnight and closes May 12 at 6:00 a.m. Complete your course evaluations (SETE) and see your grades early!

    Once your instructor has posted your grade, you can immediately see that grade, PROVIDED you completed a teacher evaluation for that class.

    How to access your evaluation forms:

    1. Open any internet browser
    2. Type in my.memphis.edu and log in using your UUID and email password
    3. Click on the gray "Student" tab
    4. Complete an evaluation for each course listed and hit the "Submit" button at the bottom of the form

    If you have any questions or need assistance in completing the evaluation forms, contact the HelpDesk at 678-8888 or helpdesk.memphis.edu, or call this office at 678-2119.


    Centennial Photo

    04-14-2011 @ 6:00pm, Archived 04-19-2011

    Join the University.s Centennial Celebration, and immortalize yourself in the process, by posing with your fellow students, faculty, staff, and alumni for the University.s official centennial photo.

    The centennial photo shoot, set for 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 18th, needs 400 volunteers . all dressed in Tiger blue or gray above the waist . to form a giant .100. on the Alumni Mall south of the Administration Building.

    The photo will appear on the cover of the centennial keepsake issue of the University of Memphis Magazine, which will be published this August.

    Volunteers should assemble at the west side of the University Center no later than 12:30 p.m. Only 400 people can be included in the photo, so be sure to arrive on time.

    If inclement weather cancels the Monday shoot, the alternate date is Tuesday, April 19th, same time and place.

    For more information about this unique event, call the Marketing and Communications office at extension 2843.


    Soldering Seminar

    03-24-2011 @ 1:35pm, Archived 04-07-2011

    IEEE will be hosting a soldering seminar available to all students Thursday, April 7 at 5:00pm, in room ET207. Brandon Helsel will be demonstrating basic soldering techniques. If you have a project coming up that requires soldering, or just want to know how.....come on by!


    Lunch & Learn Series

    04-5-2011 @ 5:20pm, Archived 04-06-2011

    Career Services is having another in their "Lunch & Learn Series" on Wednesday April 6 at 12:30 in the UC Room 304. "How to Interview: The Art of Marketing Yourself" will be given by Deidre Neal, Manager of Employment at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This is a chance to learn interview skills from someone who interviews for a living, so do not pass up this oportunity. Pizza and Drinks will be served.


    MemphisSTEM Presents
        "Wireless Sensors: Applying Computing to the Benefit of Mankind"

    03-28-2011 @ 1:00pm, Archived 04-06-2011

    Our next MemphiSTEM Networking event is this Friday at 12:30 in Dunn 227. We will serve pizza! Please RSVP by March 31 (Thursday) at noon, so that we can plan for refreshments- if you have special dietary needs, please enter these on the RSVP form: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LunchandLearn_0401.

    This meeting will be the first in our MemphiSTEM Lunch and Learn series, and will feature Dr. Santosh Kumar (named one of the top ten most brilliant young scientists in the United States by Popular Science magazine in 2010.) Dr. Kumar will be presenting, "Wireless Sensors: Applying Computing to the Benefit of Mankind". A description of his talk is pasted below.

    Hope to see many of you this Friday!



    Wireless sensors are tiny battery powered computers that include a processor, a wireless radio, RAM, permanent flash storage, and are capable of hosting a wide variety of sensors. The sensors can range from mundane environmental parameters such as temperature, humidity, and light, to sensing smoke, nuclear radiation, and gun shots. When placed on human body, they can sense heart rate, blood pressure, glucose level, alcohol level, to name just a few. Being battery powered and wireless, they can be deployed with equal ease on human bodies, on animals, on birds, in battlefields, in industrial plants, on agricultural farms, in forests, and under water in rivers and oceans, among others. Applications of wireless sensor networks include continuous and remote physiological monitoring of human health, intrusion detection at international borders, pinpointing of snipers, pollution monitoring in rivers and in the air, precision agriculture, and nuclear radiation detection, among numerous others.

    In this talk, after introducing the area of wireless sensor networks, I will discuss two wireless sensor network applications that we are working on in collaboration with researchers from CMU, UC Berkeley, Georgia Tech, UCLA, Harvard, UMass, Columbia, Ohio State, and Minnesota. The first project, AutoSense (sponsored by NIH) seeks to revolutionize research in behavioral sciences by enabling, for the first time, objective, reliable, and continuous measurements of personal exposures to psychosocial stress and addictive substances, in real-time, as experienced by individuals in their natural environments. The second project, AutoWitness (sponsored by NSF) is a large scale burglar tracking system that will help law enforcement agencies by not only instantly notifying them of a burglary event, but by also providing real-time updates on the current location of suspect(s) fleeing with stolen (tagged) assets, all without requiring a report from the owners.


    Lunch & Learn Series

    02-22-2011 @ 2:00pm, Archived 02-26-2011




    University OPENED Friday

    02-10-2011 @ 6:00pm, Archived 02-14-2011

    The University will be OPEN Friday, February 11, 2011. Classes will meet as scheduled.


    University Closed Tursday

    02-9-2011 @ 7:00pm, Archived 02-10-2011

    The University of Memphis will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, February 10, 2011, due to weather conditions. All classes and activities scheduled for tomorrow are cancelled.


    University Closed

    02-9-2011 @ 10:00am, Archived 02-10-2011

    The University of Memphis will close at 12:30 PM today, Wednesday, February 9, 2011, due to the Winter Storm Warning that will be in effect at that time. Classes or activities scheduled after that time are cancelled.


    US First Quick Build

    01-22-2011 @ 5:15pm, Archived 01-25-2011

    The Robot "Quick Build" Session for the US First Robotics Teams is going ahead as scheduled on Sat Jan 22, 2011. Those who wish to help out, please arrive at the Engineering Technology Building between 8:00am and 8:15am. Thank you for helping out!


    University Closed

    01-21-2011 @ 5:30am, Archived 01-21-2011

    According to the University Website, the University of Memphis is closed Friday, January 21, 2011.


    Classes Tonight

    01-20-2011 @ 5:45pm, Archived 01-21-2011

    According to the TigerText I just recieved, UofM will be closed after 7pm tonight.


    UofM Closed Monday

    01-09-2011 @ 11:35pm, Archived 01-10-2011

    Due to the weather, the University of Memphis will be closed Monday, January 10th.


    ITD - Annual Maintenance Downtime

    12-16-2010 @ 6:10pm, Archived 12-29-2010

    From December 27 . 29, 2010, while the University is officially closed, ITD will be performing annual equipment and systems maintenance. Please adjust your work schedules accordingly. During this time, equipment and systems that support e-mail (UMmail), myMemphis (the portal, Banner, etc.), UMdrive, TigerLAN, iAM, eLearn, LDAP, etc. will be unavailable. Additionally, applications and systems that use central user authentication services (e.g., LDAP) will also be unavailable (examples include Hyperion Reporting, UMwiki, Staff & Faculty CVs and Profiles).

    With the University closed, The ITD Help Desk (678-8888) will also be closed during this time. However, there will be a recorded message providing maintenance information and also information updates if needed.


    Fall 2010 Class Evaluations Now Opened

    11-27-2010 @ 11:00am, Archived 12-20-2010

    Students, you may now evaluate your Full Session Fall 2010 course instructors. Please take a few moments to do so by following the directions below. The site opens November 29 at midnight and closes December 20, 6:00 a.m. Complete your course evaluations (SETE) and see your grades early!

    Once your instructor has posted your grade, you can immediately see that grade, PROVIDED you completed a teacher evaluation for that class.

    How to access your evaluation forms:

    1. Open any internet browser
    2. Type in my.memphis.edu and log in using your UUID and email password
    3. Click on the gray "Student" tab
    4. Complete an evaluation for each course listed and hit the "Submit" button at the bottom of the form

    If you have any questions or need assistance in completing the evaluation forms, contact the HelpDesk at 678-8888 or helpdesk.memphis.edu, or call this office at 678-2119.


    Fall 2010 Exam Schedule

    11-23-2010 @ 2:00pm, Archived 12-20-2010

    The Fall 2010 Exam schedule can be found at http://www.memphis.edu/registrar/calendars/exams/10f_final.htm


    Test of Emergency "TigerText" Messaging System

    12-13-2010 @ 3:00pm, Archived 12-15-2010

    Communication during a crisis or emergency is a key component of the University of Memphis. ability to respond effectively. Therefore, as part of ongoing crisis management awareness, the university will conduct a test of "TigerText". the emergency text messaging system for cell phones, on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 12:30 P.M.

    The TigerText test message will begin with the phrase "Univ of Memphis Alert," followed by the message "Test of emergency warning system". People who have problems receiving the TigerText message should contact U of M Telecommunications at 901-678-2999. Please submit other related comments to be prepared@memphis.edu located on the Crisis Management web site (http://www.memphis.edu/crisis).

    Please keep in mind that this service is dependent upon correct registration with the TigerText system, also, be familiar with your individual cellular phone carrier guidelines for delivering such messages to their customers. phones. If you have not yet signed up for TigerText, you may do so online at http://tigertext.memphis.edu. If you have signed up for the University.s Twitter or Facebook accounts, you will receive the identical test message through these social websites.

    More information about this effort and emergency planning in general at the University of Memphis are available online at http://www.memphis.edu/crisis


    Homecoming / Campus Traffic

    10-27-2008 @ 12:40pm, Archived 11-1-2010

    Due to homecoming the trafic pattern around campus will be altered starting at 4pm on Friday Oct 29.

    The main impact this will have on Engineering Technology students is as follows:

    Beginning at 4:00 p.m. on October 29, no traffic will be permitted to enter the campus by way of Zach Curlin where the parade will form. Anyone attending a class or event on the south and east sides of the campus should enter and exit by way of Walker; they will have access to the garage and parking lots along Zach Curlin until 5:00 PM.


    Server Upgrade

    10-17-2010 @ 10:33pm, Archived 10-24-2010

    I am in the process of upgrading the server to the latest and greatest version of Linux. If you experiance any problems, please email me and let me know.

    I hope to have the server fully tested and back to 100% before we return from fall break.


    IEEE Resume & Interview Workshop

    10-20-2010 @ 11:45am, Archived 10-24-2010

    You are invited to the Resume & Interview Workshop for Engineers and Other Technical Professionals

    -- for both students and un-employed and under-employed professionals...

    Date: Friday, Oct 22nd @ 5 - 7 pm (room available through 9 pm)

    Location: Jason's Deli - Group Meeting Room - Reserved under "IEEE"

    3473 Poplar Ave, Memphis - (901) 324-3181 - Jason's deli - www.jasonsdeli.com

    Cost: Free for IEEE members (students & professionals); $5 all others

    ** includes tea, soda, and coffee and finger foods **

    Details: Review of tips and tricks for what to include in your resume, how to research potential employers, perform in your phone or face interview, and best forms of follow up. We.ll use IEEE material developed for specifically for the NASA Career Workshop. Format will be presentation style and interactive discussion.

    Mock Interview: For those interested, we.ll do a mock interview following the main discussion. Interviewees are requested to research/ review the following job positions and companies prior to the event. Bring a resume suited to the position and be prepared to interview with a hiring manager.

    Federal Engineering, Inc - Senior PSMR Communications Engineer (Link to Website)

    Cargill - Production Management Engineer (Link to website)

    Contact:
    Susan Ronning, P.E.
    IEEE Region 3 PACE Coordinator
    email: susan@ieee.org
    voice/ text: 901-292-5968
    LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/susanronning


    2010 Career and Internship Expo

    09-20-2010 @ 2:50pm, Archived 9-22-2010

    On Wednesday, September 22, 2010, Career Services will host the 2010 Career and Internship Expo from 10 a.m. . 3 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Admission to the event is free to students and alumni.

    Over 50 employers have registered to attend the Career and Internship Expo. This event is a great opportunity for the University of Memphis community to network with employers recruiting for internships and employment across all academic majors. For a complete listing of employers attending the event, as well as majors being recruited, visit LINK.

    Please note that professional dress is required. Typically, professional dress is a matching suit (top and bottom). Participants should prepare in advance and bring copies of their resume.

    If you would like additional information, please contact Career Services at 678-2239. We look forward to seeing you on September 22!


    Welcome Back!

    8-22-2010 @ 1:15pm, Archived 9-11-2010

    Welcome to U of M and the Fall 2010 Semester. Now that summer is over, it is time to get back to work and advance towards your goal of a BSET degree. See you in class!

    If you are taking any of my classes this semester, you can follow the link for the class to view the TENTATIVE class policies and required textbook.


    Annual Engineering Cookout

    9-7-2010 @ 5:30pm, Archived 9-11-2010

    The Herff College annual cookout will be Friday September 10 from 11am to 1pm in the courtyard between the Engineering Buildings.


    Internet Controlled Robot Arm

    8-18-2009 @ 11:30am, Archived 8-22-2010

    Over the summer, we have been working on a new "CETH" display. Although it is still a work in progress, one item is an Internet Controlled Robot Arm. Try it by clicking on the button below.

    If you would like to help improve the display, have something you would like to show off, or would like to improve the robot arm web pages or controls, see Professor Kohn in ET 218.

    Robot


    CETH-UOFM.INFO

    5-12-2010 @ 11:00am, Archived 8-22-2010

    On June 12, 2010 the domain name of ceth-uofm.info will expire and will not be renewed. Make sure to update your bookmark to tech-uofm.info before that date.


    Linux Accounts

    10-18-2009 @ 8:00pm, Archived 8-22-2010

    The server used for my CETH1211 (Spring 09) and CETH2251 (Fall 08) has been moved on campus. You can still use your existing account, but set up PuTTY to use the host name programming.tech-uofm.info and 22 for the port or you can also use a java enabled web browser by following THIS LINK.

    If you have not had me for programming, but would like access to a linux server (for C, C++, web page design, php, senor projects or any other reasons) please see me during my office hours and I will be glad to set you up an account.


    Summer 2010

    5-12-2010 @ 10:00am, Archived 8-22-2010

    As a 9 month faculty member, I am no longer "on the clock" as of May 14, 2010. If you need to get ahold of me, I will be checking my email from time to time, but since I expect to travel, I might not get back to you right away.

    Have a great summer and I will see you in the fall!


    GradeWatch

    5-4-2010 @ 4:30pm, Update 5-6-2010 @ 4:30pm, Archived 5-12-2010

    Here is the status of grades as posted on GradeWatch:

    TECH 3233 - All Grades posted to Gradewatch but they have NOT been audited*. have now been audited and posted to myMemphis.

    TECH 4991 - dido above.

    Now is the time to verify that all assignments you turned in show a grade and that they match the grade on the returned work (late work will NOT be accepted, only corrections to grades that are posted).

    * - Grades are not final until I verify all the formulas used to calculate grades are correct.


    FYI - Good News

    4-30-2010 @ 4:00pm, Archived 5-12-2010

    Professor Banning, Professor Newman and I have just been told that we will NOT be receiving a "Terminal Contract" as previously announced.


    Time to fill out Course Evaluations

    4-21-2010 @ 9:37am, Archived 5-12-2010

    You may now evaluate your full session Spring 2010 instructors.

    Please take a few moments to do so by following the below directions. The site is scheduled to close at midnight, May 10th! Complete your course evaluations (SETE) and see your grades early!

    Once your instructor has posted your grade, you can immediately see that grade PROVIDED you completed a teacher evaluation for that class.

    How to access your evaluation forms:

    1. Open any internet browser
    2. Type in my.memphis.edu and log in using your UUID and email password
    3. Click on the gray "Student" tab
    4. Complete an evaluation for each course listed and hit the "Submit" button at the bottom of the form


    ET Student Wins Award at Student Research Forum

    4-6-2010 @ 12:30pm, Archived 5-12-2010

    David Kennedy, now a graduate student in the Engineering Technology Department, won 2nd place in the annual Student Research Forum for his project "Mobile Robotics" in which he created an internet controlled robot using a OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) PC. He used the OLPC's video, sound, microphone as well as it's internet (Wi-Fi) capabilities to implement his project along with a USB Input/Output Control device to control the drive motors of the robot.



    Video of the Project in action:


    IEEE SoutheastCon News

    3-22-2010 @ 4:00pm, Archived 5-12-2010

    The University of Memphis IEEE Student Branch just returned from IEEE SoutheastCon 2010 where they competed in the T-Shirt, Hardware and Website competitions.

    The UofM Branch won 3rd place for our new website and the hardware team, although not victorious, did a wonderful job fielding a competitive robot for this year's contest.



    Click HERE for links to pictures and videos of the event.

    Do you want to join the Hardware (Robot) Team for next year's competition? Read THIS then come see the IEEE Advisor (Dan Kohn - ET 218) to get involved.


    CETH 3233 - Achievment Test

    5-3-2010 @ 8:20am, Archived 5-4-2010

    For those who are exempt from the final exam in TECH 3233 and wish to take the achievement test early, I will be available from 10am till 4pm on Monday 5/3. Just come by my office and I will be glad to give you the test early.

    P.S. Everyone has done the course and lab eval so the 2.5% bonus has been awardeed and is reflected in Gradewatch - but only those students who had a 'D' or better as of last tuesday are exempt from the exam.


    TECH 4234 Fall 2010

    3-17-2010 @ 12:50pm, Archived 4-26-2010

    Due to a scheduling conflict with Engineering, TECH 4234 for the fall semester was moved from the time shown on the posted tentative schedule.

    TECH 4234 will now be from 11:30-12:25 TR and the lab will be on Thursday Tuesday from 12:40-3:25.

    For students who are planning to take TECH 4823, the LAB will show as overlapping the lab for TECH 4234, but see Professor Southall, Professor Banning or Professor Kohn for a permitt and you will be allowed to take both classes.


    Out of the Office

    4-18-2010 @ 3:25pm, Archived 4-21-2010

    This is a reminder that I will be attending the ASEE SE Regional conference this week (Sunday through Tuesday).

    TECH 3233 - You have a take home test (see class webpage).

    TECH 4991 - Work on the robot arm project (see the email I sent out).

    I do have internet access at the hotel, but the conference schedule is pretty tight, so do NOT expect a quick response to emails (I will try to check email periodically but NO promises!)


    Licensure of Technology Students in TN

    2-1-2010 @ 12:50pm, Archived 4-06-2010

    There is currently a bill in the state Legislature HR 2686 that, if passed will allow you as a holder of an Engineering Technology Degree to sit for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam. This could open doors currently closed to Engineering Technologists.

    I encourage you to read the summary (linked above) and to be aware that this legislation could have an effect on your future career.

    Already some groups are opposing this bill (See LINK)


    McWherter Learning Commons New Hours

    3-15-2010 @ 5:45pm, Archived 3-22-2010

    Beginning at midnight on Monday, March 15th, the Learning Commons on the first floor of McWherter Library will no longer be a 24-hour space. The Technology Hub on the Second Floor of the new University Center will be the 24-hour computer lab on campus. The McWherter Learning Commons will be open during regular McWherter Library hours. There will be library staff and technical assistants available to help users all hours the McWherter Learning Commons is open.

    Because of on-going construction, people who want to enter the Technology Hub in the new University Center after hours will access the area via the bridge from the Zach Curlin Parking Garage. We hope you enjoy your new 24 hour area.


    University Center - New Office Locations

    3-6-2010 @ 7:16am, Archived 3-22-2010

    The following departments and organizations have moved into the new University Center. The Union food court will open on Monday, March 8. The Grand Opening celebration will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the UC west entrance on Monday, March 15 at 10 a.m. and continue throughout the day. Regular events and programs will commence on Tuesday, March 16. If you need more information, please call 901-678-2042.

    DepartmentNew Location
    Adult & Commuter Student Services243 University Center
    Student Activities Council (SAC)210 University Center
    Student Leadership & Involvement211 University Center
    Student Government Association214 University Center
    Minority Affairs223 University Center
    Minority Affairs Student Organizations218 University Center
    University Center Business & Scheduling Office255 University Center
    Post Office259 University Center
    Dean of Students359 University Center
    Judicial & Ethical Programs359 University Center
    Also, the Commencement Office and the Office of Academic Transfer and Articulation are moving to the 8th floor of Wilder Tower.


    Draft Schedule Posted

    2-23-2010 @ 8:50am, Archived 3-22-2010

    The Engineering Technology Fall 2010 schedule has been posted throughout the Engineering Technology Building 2nd floor. Check this schedule NOW and report any possible conflicts Mrs. Hochstein or Mr. Banning ASAP. The department will NOT make changes to this schedule once it is entered into the computer system. The time to check is NOW!


    Website Outage

    3-8-2010 @ 10:345am, Archived 3-15-2010

    Over the period of March 5 - 12 this website experienced a number of outages while updating equipment. All the upgrades have been completed and there should be no further outages.


    University Center - Grand Opening

    3-5-2010 @ 9:30am, Archived 3-15-2010

    On March 15, 2010 at 10am President Raines and others will cut the ribbon on the new University Center.

    For more information on the Ribbon Cutting and other Opening Day activities planned click on the button below...

    Link


    Company Tour

    2-17-2010 @ 9:50am, Archived 3-5-2010

    The UofM Baja Team and IEEE will be touring ComCams http://www.compcams.com/ on Friday March 5th @ 2pm. Please email Kerri Saunders if you want to attend. (hint: ask your instructors if they will give extra credit if you attend...many will!)


    Emergency Notification Test

    3-2-2010 @ 12:50pm, Archived 3-2-2010

    There will be a test of the outdoor warning system and "Tiger Text" emergency text message system this Wednesday March 3 around noon. This is ONLY a TEST!


    E-Week Activities

    2-2-2010 @ 12:50pm, Update 2-9-2010 @ 5:50pm, Update#2 2-12-2010 @ 5:50pm, Archived 2-21-2010

    Engineering Week is coming up (Feb 12 - 18, 2010). A number of activities of interest to students (including the S-PAC) are on the schedule and are open to students. See the button below for the full schedule.

    UPDATE: Activities at UofM have been added to the list!

    UPDATE #2: UofM Activities list updated!

    E-Week


    Student - Professional Awarness Conference

    1-8-2010 @ 7:30pm, Archived 2-14-2010

    The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) established the S-PAC as a career growth and professional awareness conference that focuses on bringing both the students and professional worlds together for a networking event and seminar on engineering related topics. This year The Memphis Section of IEEE has organized a variety of engineering societies from Arkansas State University, Christian Brothers University, The University of Memphis, The University of Tennessee at Martin, The University of Mississippi, and Union University to participate in the S-PAC.

    Approximately 100 electrical, computer, mechanical, chemical, biomedical, and civil engineering students from these six universities will participate in the conference.

    IEEE will provide two nationally distinguished speakers who will give presentations on Career Growth and Self-Management.

    Students who participate in the conference will provide resumes, which will be bound and given to all Gold and Diamond event sponsors.

    Date:  Friday, Feb 12, 2010
    Time:  3:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue: Memphis Botanic Gardens

    Extra Credit will be awarded for Mr. Kohn's classes (ask your other instructors if they will too!)

    Schedule / Presentation Topics:
    3:30 - 4:30Project Managment - Myth and Reality for Engineers
    Professional Development Hours - Students WELCOME
    4:30 - 5:15Registration and Networking
    5:15 - 5:30Opening
    5:30 - 6:30Contemporary Opportunities
    6:30 - 6:45Break and Dinner
    6:45 - 7:45Getting and Keeping a Job in Today's Economy
    7:45 - 9:00Networking
    9:00Closing

    WebSite


    UofM Closed

    2-8-2010 @ 8:40am, Archived 2-08-2010

    As a result of the winter weather, all Shelby County locations of the University of Memphis will be closed Monday, February 8. Classes will not meet, and business offices will not be open..


    University Closed

    1-28-2010 @ 9:14pm,
    Update: 1-29-2010 @ 5:40pm
    Update: 1-30-2010 @ 7:15pm Archived 1-31-2010

    As a result of the winter storm warning in effect, all Shelby County locations of the University of Memphis will be closed Friday, January 29. Classes will not meet, and business offices will not be open.

    Update: The University will also be closed Saturday Jan 30 as well.

    Update: The University will reopen at Noon Sunday Jan 31. Events beginning after Noon will occur as scheduled.

    Source


    HVAC Shutdown Saturday

    1-15-2010 @ 10:30am, Archived 1-18-2010

    There will be a scheduled HVAC shutdown for Saturday, January 16th from 10:00 am to approximately 4:00 pm to tie into the new boilers. During these 6 hours, there will be no heat to the Engineering Technology Building.


    UofM Closing

    1-7-2009 @ 3:00pm, Archived 1-08-2010

    Due to the forecast for extreme winter weather conditions tonight and tomorrow, the University of Memphis will close at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, and will remain closed all day Friday, Jan. 8.

    More


    U of M Opening Delayed

    1-06-2010 @ 9:00pm, Archived 1-07-2010

    U of M Opening Delayed Until 10 AM on Thursday, January 7th

    Due to a winter weather advisory, the University of Memphis will delay its normal opening on Thursday, January 7, 2010, until 10 AM.

    If weather conditions are significantly different than expected, an additional announcement will be made by 8 AM.


    GradeWatch

    12-14-2009 @ 8:50pm, Last Update Posted 12-16-2009 @ 1:45pm Archived 12-29-2009

    Here is the status of grades as posted on GradeWatch:

    TECH 1010 - Final grades posted to Gradewatch and myMemphis.

    TECH 3232 - Final grades posted to Gradewatch and myMemphis.

    TECH 4234 - has not been updated to reflect assignments turned in after 12/10/09 up to Dec 14 @10pm but does not yet or to include the final project (Still awaiting 2 group presentations and demos. ALSO - as per the Course Policies: "All circuits must be demonstrated to the instructor for points to be awarded for completing the lab. NO DEMONSTRATION will result in a ZERO for the LAB!"* All work must be submitted and demoed by Dec 16 at 7:30pm.

    * - Grades are not final until I verify all the formulas used to calculate grades are correct.


    NSF S-STEM Scholarship Opportunity

    12-09-2009 @ 11:00am, Archived 12-29-2009

    Pays up to $4350 per year.

    Ideally it is for Students that are within 2 years of graduation, but, applications from all STEM undergraduates will be considered. Applications must be received no later than 17 December 2009 to receive full consideration for the Spring 2010 semester; however, applications will continue to be considered for Spring 2010 as funds are available.

    Students can find out more from:

    S-STEM Requirements

    S-STEM Application


    Time to fill out Course Evaluations

    12-03-2009 @ 1:00pm, Archived 12-29-2009

    You may now evaluate your full session Fall 2009 instructors.

    Please take a few moments to do so by following the below directions. The site is scheduled to close at noon, December 17th! Complete your course evaluations (SETE) and see your grades early!

    Once your instructor has posted your grade, you can immediately see that grade PROVIDED you completed a teacher evaluation for that class.

    How to access your evaluation forms:

    1. Open any internet browser
    2. Type in my.memphis.edu and log in using your UUID and email password
    3. Click on the gray "Student" tab
    4. Complete an evaluation for each course listed and hit the "Submit" button at the bottom of the form


    E-Day

    10-28-2009 @ 1:20pm, Archived 11-21-2009

    Our annual open house - E-DAY - is fast approaching. Check with your teachers to see if they need help during the event (sometimes they give extra credit for helping out). This year there are also a number of contests. To see a list goto the E-Day Website.


    Plant Tours

    10-28-2009 @ 1:20pm, Update Posted 11-08-2009 Archived 11-21-2009

    IEEE has arranged a plant tour of Brother International on Friday Nov 13 from 3pm - 4:30. Sign up sheets are on the IEEE bulletin board in both Engineering Technology and Engineering Science.

    Update: The tour will meet at 2:00 in the EA Foyer (will be leaving at 2:15 sharp). Make sure the wear buisness casual for the tour.

    Also the Society of Physics Students is setting up a tour for Sharp. If interested take the survey to help set the date (right now it is either Nov 20 or sometime in January).

    Update: The tour has been set for NOV 20 at 1:30pm. Contact Annie Wise (vwise@memphis.edu) for full details.


    Windows 7

    9-22-2009 @ 9:15am, Archived 11-5-2009

    Usually I do not advertise on this website, but Microsoft is running a deal for student for Windows 7 that you might want to check out. See the Windows 741 website for how to purchase Windows 7 for $29.99 (instead of $119.99).


    Office Hours / Classes

    11-11-2009 @ 10:20pm, Archived 11-5-2009

    TECH 3232 on Thusday Nov 12 will NOT meet. Please see class website for the announced take home test. The test will be due at start of class on Nov 17.

    TECH 1010 on Firday Nov 13 will not meet as well. Please see the class website for a Visio assignment (Due Nov 16 at start of class).

    Also all office hours for Thusday Nov 12 and Friday Nov 13 are cancled. I will TRY to check my email if you have any questions that are extreamly urgent.


    Did You Know? FREE SOFTWARE Ooops!

    10-27-2009 @ 9:45pm, Correction Posted 11-05-2009 Archived 11-8-2009

    Did you know as a student employee (see below) you can download software for free or at a discounted price. Just log into https://software.memphis.edu/ and see what software is available.

    For those in TECH1010, this is a way to get both Microsoft Office 2007 and Microsoft Visio for class!

    UPDATE: Even though some students have reported that they have gotten into this site and were successfull downloading software, officially this site is for Faculty and Staff Only. Sorry for getting your hopes up about free software.


    Clement Hall Update

    10-27-2009 @ 9:00am, Archived 10-28-2009

    Clement Hall will re-open Tuesday morning, October 27th, 2009.

    Classes that were relocated by last week's work in Clement Hall will resume in their usual rooms in Clement at that time.


    Clement Hall Closed

    10-22-2009 @ 11:30am, Archived 10-27-2009

    Due to a steam pipe break in Clemet Hall, classes in that building have been temporarily moved to other locations (see list below). Clement Hall SHOULD be re-opened on Tuesday Oct 27.

    List


    Traffic Notice

    10-22-2009 @ 11:30am, Archived 10-23-2009

    On Friday Oct 23 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm traffic patterns around campus will be affected to accommodate the First Tennessee True Blue 5k. Memphis Police Department will close one lane on Patterson, Central, Walker, and Zach Curlin during that time..


    2009 Career and Internship Expo

    9-21-2009 @ 2:10pm, Archived 9-25-2009

    On Wednesday, September 23, 2009, Career Services will host the 2009 Career and Internship Expo from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. in the University of Memphis Holiday Inn Ballroom located at 3700 Central Ave. Admission to the event is free for students and alumni.

    Approximately 62 employers have registered to attend the Career and Internship Expo. It is a great opportunity for the University of Memphis community to network with employers recruiting for internships and employment across all academic majors. For a complete listing of employers attending the event, as well as majors being recruited, visit the website.

    Business professional attire is required for the Career and Internship Expo. Participants should prepare in advance and bring copies of their resume.

    This year, students will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a 19- inch, flat screen television! As you leave the event, be sure to stop by one of the evaluation tables to complete a survey for us AND a card for the door prize.

    If you would like additional information, please contact Career Services at 678-2239. We look forward to seeing you on September 23!


    IEEE Events This Week

    9-20-2009 @ 9:10pm, Archived 9-25-2009

    The UofM IEEE Student Branch will be touring Medtronic on Tuesday Sep 22. See me (Dan Kohn office ET 218) for details.

    IEEE Memphis Section will be meeting on campus for a talk on "Certain Steps for Uncertain Times" by Stan Olson. It will be held Sep 23 at 6:30 in EA 203.

    Hope to see you there!


    IEEE Student Chapter Meeting

    9-15-2009 @ 12:30pm, Archived 9-20-2009

    The first meeting of the U of M Student Chapter of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) will be held Friday September 18 at 1:00pm on the second floor of the Engineering Science Building (in either RM 218 -> follow the smell of Pizza!).

    Topics to be covered: 2010 IEEE Hardware (Robot) Competition (see rules), Medtronic Tour (Sep 22), IEEE Profesional Meeting (Sep 23 5PM UofM ES Rm 203), BristleBot Competition and much more.

    Hope to see you there!


    Annual Engineering Cookout

    9-15-2009 @ 3:30pm, Archived 9-20-2009

    The Herff College annual cookout will be Friday September 18 from 11am to 1pm in the courtyard between the Engineering Buildings.


    Important Announcement

    4-24-2009 @ 12:49pm, Archived 9-15-2009

    Beginning with the Fall, 2009 semester all Engineering Technology courses will have the course prefix of "TECH". The previous course prefixes of CETH/EETH/METH will no longer be used. Course numbers will remain unchanged except for Circuit Analysis (formerly EETH 2820). This course will now be TECH 2822.


    TECH 3232 Room Change

    8-28-2009 @ 11:50am, Archived 9-15-2009

    Please note that TECH 3232 (Digital Technology) lecture has been moved from ET 227 to ET 238.


    Welcome Back!

    8-27-2009 @ 11:00am, Archived 9-15-2009

    Welcome to U of M and the Fall 2009 Semester. Now that summer is over, it is time to get back to work and advance towards your goal of a BSET degree. See you in class!

    If you are taking any of my classes this semester, you can follow the link for the class to view the class policies and required textbook.


    Web Pages Under Construction

    8-7-2009 @ 5:30pm, Archived 8-27-2009

    I am in the process of getting my website ready for the fall semester. For the next week or two you might find some broken links on the class websites while I work on the pages.


    Summer Office Hours

    5-10-2009 @ 12:00pm, Archived 8-27-2009

    Since I am not on contract during the summer semester, I will NOT have regular office hours. If you need to meet with me for any reason, please email me to set up an appointment.

    My email address is: dekohn@memphis.edu


    Shutdown of CETH1211 / CETH2251 System

    5-24-2009 @ 12:10am, Archived 5-31-2009

    I am planning on shutting down the server used for my CETH1211 and CETH2251 classes for the summer. Student files will NOT be erased, but the system will not be accessible. If you feel you will need access to these files over the summer, download them to your desktop computer ASAP using a secure shell (ssh) file transfer program like WinSCP.


    Spectrum Portal to be Renamed

    5-11-2009 @ 10:45am, Archived 5-31-2009

    On Sunday, May 17th, the Spectrum portal is getting a new name, "myMemphis" to coincide with future changes to alumni web resources and personalized enhancements. "myMemphis" will continue to provide the campus community with a single point of access to online services and information. Additional information about "myMemphis" can be found at http://www.memphis.edu/portal.


    TECH 1010, CETH1211 and CETH3233 Grades

    5-06-2009 @ 3:15pm, Archived 5-10-2009

    I have now audited my grade book (spreadsheets) and the final grades are now posted on gradewatch. If you have a question about your grades (ie missing work, incorrect grade posted, etc.) please email me ASAP. I will post the grades to spectrum on Friday, so NOW is the time to bring up any questions or concerns you have about your grade.


    TECH 1010, CETH1211 and CETH3233 Grades

    5-04-2009 @ 9:10pm,
    5-05-2009 @ 6:50pm, (update)
    5-06-2009 @ 10:23am, (update 2) Archived 5-10-2009

    Exam grades have now been posted to Gradewatch for TECH 1010, CETH 1211 AND CETH3233. Please note that I have not done my final checks to verify the spreadsheet. Until I do that, the grades are NOT official and might change. I also have one or two late assignments that I have yet to grade. I will post a new message when the grades are verified.

    Please take the time to fill out the on-line course evaluations for ALL your classes! (See note below)


    Exam Schedule

    4-23-2009 @ 6:17pm, Archived 5-10-2009

    The Spring 2009 Exam Schedule can be found HERE.


    Course Evaluations

    4-23-2009 @ 6:19:00pm, Archived 5-10-2009

    Please take the time and fill out your course evaluations for the Spring 2009 term.

    For instructions click here

    To go fill out your course evaluations log into Spectrum

    Also, please include text comments! I want your honest opinion of the course and how you think I can improve my classes!


    Congratulations Again - Bluff City Bots

    4-9-2009 @ 6:35pm, Archived 5-10-2009

    Congratulations once again to the MCS Bluff City Bots US First Robot Team. On April 2-4 they competed in the Minnesota US First North Star Regional Competition were they made it to the semi-finals! For pictures and more info goto My Blog Page. Good Going Team!


    IEEE Election Results

    4-1-2009 @ 1:25pm, Archived 4-21-2009

    IEEE held its election of new officers for the 2009-2010 academic year. Congratulations to the following students:

    • Kerri Saunders (Chair)
    • Jon Olson and David Kennedy (Vice Chair)
    • Brandon Helsel (Secretary)
    • Dean Sewell and Andrew Agee (Treasurer)
    • Jon Olson (Webmaster)
    • Josh Elerson (Corporate Liaison)


    Congratulations - Bluff City Bots

    3-14-2009 @ 8:20pm, Archived 4-21-2009

    Congratulations to the MCS Bluff City Bots US First Robot Team for winning the Rookie Inspiration Award at the Wisconsin Regional First Robotics Competition. Good Going Team!

    For pictures from the event go HERE.


    IEEE SouthEastCon Robot Competition

    3-14-2009 @ 8:25pm, Archived 4-21-2009

    Students from the Herff College of Engineering participated in the 2009 SouthEastCon 2009 Hardware (Robotics) competition.

    To see the UofM robot click HERE.

    To see all the robots that we competed against see the video on YouTube.Com

    Next year's competition will be a solar powered minicar / robot. If you are interested in being a part of the team, please see me (Dan Kohn). My office is ET 218.

    For pictures from the event go HERE.


    Notice: Out of the Office

    4-8-2009 @ 8:43am, Archived 4-9-2009

    Due to a FreeScale MicroController Seminar on Thursday April 9, I will NOT be in my office during my normal office hours. The Seminar is supposed to wrap up between 3:30 and 5pm and I plan to be in right after it concludes. If you need to see me, plan accordingly.


    Out of Town / Email Responses

    4-5-2009 @ 8:39pm, Archived 4-8-2009

    I am currently at the ASEE SE Regional Conference in Atlanta, Ga. For my monday and tuesday classes, please check the class website for assignments while I am away.

    As you can see I do have access to the internet, but it is limited. I will TRY to check my email as often as I can but the conference schedule is very busy and I only have access in the Lobby of the hotel so do NOT expect a quick response.


    21st Annual Student Research Forum

    1-20-2009 @ 1:50pm, Archived 4-1-2009

    The 21st Annual Student Research Forum will be held Monday, March 30, 2009 in the Rose Theater. Poster Presentations will be at 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. with the Awards Ceremony at 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.. On-line applications, which are due March 6, 2009, can be found at http://academics.memphis.edu/gradschool/srf/index.html


    IEEE Voting

    3-25-2009 @ 1:39pm, Archived 4-1-2009

    IEEE is holding officer ELECTIONS now till 4:30pm on March 31st. Please cast your vote in ET203 or ES206. Then join us for a meeting when the polls close (4:30 on the 31st) in ES 218 to hear some of the plans for next year.


    IEEE Elections

    3-20-2009 @ 1:39pm, Archived 3-25-2009

    IEEE is holding officer nominations on Tuesday March 24 in ES 218 at 4:30pm. Nominations are opened to all Engineering and Technology students. You do not have to be a member of IEEE to be nominated for an office (but you are required to join to hold an office).

    For more info contact Josh Elerson.


    Engineers Week (Feb 16-20) - Lecture Series

    2-5-2009 @ 10:00am, Archived 2-20-2009

    Monday Feb 16
    How to Have a Life and Be a Serious Engineering Student by: Kevin Vaughan, BSEE .84, Township Development
    12:45 pm / ES218

    Tuesday Feb 17
    The Future Looks Green: On the Cutting Edge of Sustainability by: Matt Coulter, Allen & Hoshall
    8 am / ES326

    Tips for Landing a Job in a Recession by: Terrence Reed, Buckeye
    9:40 am: / ES308

    What They Don.t Teach You About Getting Hired & Promoted by: Andrea Smith & Dantaya Williams, Carrier Corp.
    12:45 pm / ET302

    Wednesday Feb 18
    Using Excel to Solve Engineering Challenges by: Bob Bailey, BSCIVE .73 & Yousef Saleh, Pickering, Inc.
    1 pm / EA102c

    Thursday Feb 19
    Life as an Engineer in a Biomedical Company by: Irina Timmerman, Wright Medical; Mark Gosney, Smith & Nephew; & Matt Morrison, Medtronic
    12 pm / ET302

    Friday Feb 20
    Project Management from A to Z by: Michael Leachman, BSET .04, U.S. Navy
    9:10 am / ET238

    The Pros & Cons of Owning Your Own Engineering Consulting Firm by: Mark Askew, BSCIVE .76, Askew Hargraves Harcourt
    11:30 am / ES114

    Building a Foundation for Success by: Trip Jones, BSET .77, FedEx
    11:30 am / ET233

    Life in the Fast Lane: Engineering Hot Rods by: Brian Reese, Competition Cams
    12:30 pm / ES220


    Student-Professional Awarness Conference (S-Pac)

    11-25-2008 @ 5:30pm, Archived 2-08-2009

    What is a Student Professional Awareness Conference (S-PAC)?

    Engineers must be proficient, professionally astute, and clearly aware of their responsibility to society. Student Professional Awareness Conferences (S-PACs, pronounced "ess-paks") explore the subjects that affect engineers' careers, regardless of how well engineers prepare themselves technically.

    This IEEE sponsored event is to unite students and professionals to learn, network and grow by interacting with each other through non-technical presentations by speakers from different parts of the country.

    The event will take place on Feb. 6, 2009 at the Botanic Gardens in Memphis. Cost is $10 for Students and $25 for Professionals.

    More Info


    Paid Tutors Needed

    1-19-2009 @ 4:50pm, Archived 1-23-2009

    Memphis City Schools is Recruiting Paid Tutors for Memphis Literacy Corps Program. Memphis City Schools is currently seeking college students to serve as tutors for the Memphis Literacy Corps program. Elementary students in 3rd through 5th grade will be paired with local college students for 10 weeks of intensive, individualized tutoring prior to the administration of the TCAP test. Tutoring will be for six hours a week between February 2, 2009 and April 17, 2009.

    Tutors will be paid $10 per hour and receive paid training prior to the start of the program. Upcoming training sessions are at East High School: January 17 and January 24, 8:30 - 11:30 am; and January 20 and January 21, 3:00 - 6:00 pm. Tutors would only need to attend one of the sessions.

    For more information, contact Barbara Dawson at 416-5732 or visit the Memphis Literacy Corps web page at www.mcsk12.net.

    Welcome Back

    1-15-2009 @ 12:30pm, Archived 1-20-2009

    Welcome to the Spring 2009 Semester! Over the break I haved been working a a new server (see below) to serve you better. See you in class and have a wonderful semester!


    New Webserver

    12-24-2008 @ 10:00am, Archived 1-20-2009

    The server has been upgraded from a Compaq Presario 5050 (333 MHz Intel Celeron) to a Dell Precision 650 (>3GHz dual Xeon) as well as an upgrade to a latter version of Linux and adding additional storage space.

    During the transition, the server might be down for periods of time and some links might not work correctly. Please bare with me during the transition.

    Webpage Changes

    12-14-2008 @ 9:46pm, Archived 1-20-2009

    In preparation for next semester, I have started updating the website. During the break you might find some broken links while I get ready for Spring 2009.

    The site might also be down for a day or two while I move the website to a new server.


    Grades to be posted to Spectrum

    12-11-2008 @ 1:20pm, Archived 12-12-2008

    I will be posting my final grades to Spectrum in 24 hours (1pm on Dec 12). I will NOT be accepting late work after NOON on Dec 12. Please make sure all late work is in by that time.

    If you have any questions or feel that there is an error in my gradebook (GradeWatch), please bring it to my attention ASAP so that the error can be corrected before I post grades on Spectrum.


    Exam Schedule

    12-01-2008 @ 1:15pm, Archived 12-12-2008

    The Fall 2008 Exam Schedule can be found HERE.


    Course Evaluations

    11-25-2008 @ 1:00pm, Archived 12-12-2008

    Please take the time and fill out your course evaluations for the Fall 2008 term.

    For instructions click here

    To go fill out your course evaluations log into Spectrum


    Traffic Notice - November 21

    11-20-2008 @ 2:00pm, Archived 11-22-2008

    On Friday, November 21, 2008, from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm, traffic patterns on three of the four main streets surrounding the campus will be altered to accommodate the First Tennessee True Blue 5K and pep rally presented by the Young Alumni Committee. Patterson, Walker, Central and Zach Curlin will be affected.

    More Info


    Open House Nov 21

    11-17-2008 @ 7:30pm, Archived 11-22-2008

    The Herff College of Engineering at the University of Memphis will open its doors to the community and to hundreds of middle school, high school, and community college students during its E-Day open house Friday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The event will showcase engineering activities and research being conducted at the Herff College, located along Central Avenue on the U of M campus.

    More Info


    Job Oportunity

    10-21-2008 @ 7:10pm, Archived 11-22-2008

    ADTRAN is looking to hire students graduating in Dec 2008, especially those who have taken CETH 4281. The full job description is below along with a link to their HR webpage.

    Requisition Number: 5647 Location: Huntsville, AL Status: Full Time Shift: 1st Department: 376 Description: Engage in the following testing efforts focused on Networking Products: Design, plan and execute tests to discover defects in product software as quickly and as efficiently as possible. Will utilize the following types of testing as needed for each software release: Functional testing, system testing, exploratory testing, regression testing, performance testing and conformance testing. Work closely with development engineers to resolve defects. Assist in the administration of the product defect database. Responsible for ensuring that testing effort stays focused on detecting defects that are most likely to be discovered in customer applications. Provide feedback to development engineers to help improve product usability. Assist in the organization and ongoing build-out of engineering internetworking test labs. Work closely with other DVT engineers and PQ engineers that will also be part of the Netvanta/ADTRAN OS test team. Closing Date: 2/21/2009 Education: Bachelor.s degree Experience: 0-5 years of experience. Ability to learn new technologies quickly. High level of Motivation. Exceptional ability to detect errors in complex systems and troubleshoot root causes. Track record of good communication skills and ability to work well in a team environment. Experience in the area of networking or telecommunication highly desirable. Experience with testing or quality assurance highly desirable.

    Link


    ROTC Training

    10-21-2008 @ 7:10pm, Archived 11-17-2008

    The Air Force ROTC unit will be training on campus this Friday night, November 14, from 7:00 PM until approximately midnight. They will be training in a larger area than usual, from the Engineering complex to the Zach Curlin Garage, between the Student Activities Plaza and Zach Curlin Street (almost the entire east side of campus). They will be in camouflage uniforms and carrying mock weapons, so don't be alarmed if they happen to encounter any of the trainees.


    Herff College of Engineering - Town Hall Meeting

    11-05-2008 @ 10:00am, Archived 11-13-2008

    Kevin Funderburk (SGA Engineering Student Senator) will hold a Town Hall Meeting Nov 12th 3pm-4pm in the Engineering Auditorium to discuss and address concerns that students, faculty and staff have that need to be voiced to the SGA. Please plan to attend and let the voices of the Herff College of Engineering be heard in SGA.


    BioImaging Symposium

    11-04-2008 @ 5:40pm, Archived 11-10-2008

    You are invited to attend a symposium on BioImaging at the FedEx Institue of Technology (UofM) Nov 6, 2008 from 1pm to 4:30pm. See link for full details).

    Link


    Engineering Fall Cookout

    09-17-2008 @ 4:30pm, Archived 9-19-2008

    The Fall Welcome-Back cookout is Friday Sep 19 from 11am - 1pm in the courtyard. FREE FOOD!

    Emergency Warning System

    09-16-2008 @ 11:40am, Archived 9-18-2008

    The campus Emergency Warning System and TigerText will be tested on Thursday, Sep 18 at 11:00am. Please read the full announcement below.

    Info

    SME Meeting

    09-15-2008 @ 7:20pm, Archived 9-16-2008

    The University of Memphis Student Branch of Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) will meet Tuesday Sep 16th at 4:15pm in ET 233. Pizza will be served. To join bring a check for $10 (the fee is really $20, but the SME Professional branch pays the other $10 for students) and an Application Form.

    IEEE News

    09-11-2008 @ 8:30am, Archived 9-16-2008

    The University of Memphis Student Branch of Institue of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) will meet Tuesday Sep 16th at 2:30pm in ES 218 with a Robot Team meeting right after.

    Office Hours Changed

    09-03-2008 @ 8:00pm, Archived - 9-16-2008

    Please note, that I have made some changes to my office hours to accomodate faculty meetings. Click HERE for updated office hours.

    Welcome Back Students!

    08-24-2008 @ 8:00pm, Archived - 9-16-2008

    Welcome to U of M and the Fall 08 semester. Hopefully you all had a good summer and are ready to get back to work. To introduce myself, I encourage you to take a look at my Personal Homepage as well as checking out my Curriculum Vitae.

    See you in class!