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5-4-2021 (archive 5/6/21)

Due to the storms in the area, my server was down a few times on the evening of 5/4 between 7:30pm and midnight. Both MLGW and Comcast were having issues.

TECH 1211 Exam - Study Aids



5-1-2021 (archive 5/6/21)

As discussed in class:

I have posted the test bank and answers for Test #1 (this will NOT match your test, but has all the questions and answers - just not in the same order as you saw them on the test).

Test #3 has also been posted, this one IS the exact test you took.

Both files can be found in your "feedback" area on the class website.

[all feedback has now been provided for Lab #9 and is in your "feedback" as well - as of 3:30pm 5/1/21. No Resubmissions will be accepted for Lab #9 - First Submissions for Lab #9 will still be accepted until May 3 at 10am]

TECH 1211 Exam



4-29-2021 (archive 5/6/21)

As per my email of 4/29 @ 2:48pm:

TECH 1211 Exam will be held Thurs May 6 from 10:30am to 12:30pm on the class zoom. (this time is the exam time for our LAB sections)

End of Semester Announcements



4-29-2021 (archive 5/6/21)

As per my email of 4/29 @ 9:39pm:

I will accept late work (with appropriate penalty based on how late), until MONDAY May 3 at 10am for all my classes. Late assignments submitted after that time will NOT BE GRADED!

Please NOTE: This is NOT an invitation to redo assignments. Assignments resubmitted will NOT be graded.

This does not include the following assignments:

TECH 1010

  • Project due May 4 by 10:30am (will NOT be accepted late. Make sure you send both word and excel files)
TECH 1211
  • I will grade all files submitted for lab #9 on or before Sat May 1 at 10am and have them back by May 1 at 5pm. Resubmissions will NOT be accepted after that time. I will still accept 1st submissions of files for lab #9 until May 3 at 10am (but no latter).
  • Lab #10 due May 3 at 10am (will NOT be accepted late)
TECH 3233
  • Project due May 4 @ 7:30am. Please include test data of actual distance vs sonar measured distance (and xy graph of same) in excel (include file in zipped project folder). Will Not be accepted late.
I will post info on the status of final grades HERE (including when I have completed all grade calculations and posted them to gradewatch).

Get you work turned in and have a great summer! I look forward to actually seeing you on campus in the fall!

Vaccine Availability on Campus Update



4-16-2021 (Clarification 4-17-21, Archived 5-1-21)

From: UofM

We are now looking forward to a fall semester with on-ground classes, a wide array of activities and exciting fall sports. To do this safely and comfortably for all University community members, we must do our part by following the best practices for responding to COVID. This means, above all, ensuring our University community members are vaccinated before the fall semester starts. As a reminder, there is widespread availability of vaccinations without an appointment in our area, and the University is offering a shuttle to these sites Monday through Friday (bit.ly/VaccineRide).

To support greater access to the vaccine, the University of Memphis is partnering with Baptist Memorial Group (BMG) to provide the Pfizer vaccine to faculty, staff and students on Thursday, April 22, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Rose Theatre Lobby. You may register here or call 901.227.8378 for more information and/or to schedule an appointment. Employees can use sick leave to get vaccinated, and if sick leave is not available, they can use annual leave.

BMG will return to campus on Thursday, May 13, to provide the second dose of the vaccine. BMG will schedule second appointments before individuals leave from the first appointment. If any individual cannot attend the second appointment at the UofM, they will be eligible to receive a second dose at any location in-state or nationwide.

The Zach Curlin Garage will be open for parking on vaccination days to provide easy entry to the site.

Clarification

From: UofM

As a follow-up to the previous message regarding vaccine availability both on and off-campus, the University of Memphis is simply providing a community service that is voluntary for faculty, staff and students in partnership with the City of Memphis and the Baptist Medical Group.

Data Science and Analytics in Python Workshops



4-19-2021 (Archived 4/29/21)

Department of Computer Science offering data science and analytics in Python workshops

The UofM Department of Computer Science is offering two workshops in May to assist with learning to code, analyze data and make predictions with Python.

Python Programming & Data Analytics, an intro session, will be held May 7-8 followed by the advanced session of Data Science & Machine Learning on May 14-15. Both workshops will be held virtually. Faculty, staff and students are welcome to participate. Click here or the link below for information on how to register.

Register HERE.

Registration fee is significantly discounted for students.

Update on Fall Classes



3-20-2021 (Archived 4/29/21)

Since a number of students have asked questions about the Fall 2021 semester and are considering taking a semester off if Fall 2021 is on-line once again, I wanted to provide this summary of statements concerning the Fall 2021 Semester sent out over the past week:

The first email from the Provost, stated:

"we expect full-time faculty (including full-time instructors/coordinators) will ordinarily discharge their professional responsibilities in the areas of teaching, research and service by being physically present on campus during their contract period this fall semester." with exceptions granted "based on unusual circumstances".

The second email stated:

"University of Memphis is working with the State to have the Student Health Center serve as a vaccine site for all faculty, staff and students."

These two emails, along with the previous email with the subject line "Looking Forward to the Fall Semester" that stated:

"Our regular classes will be held at the times and in the locations listed in the schedule of classes. In-person attendance will be expected and recorded in the same way as it was prior to COVID. If, for some reason, in-person attendance this fall will not be possible for you, please choose online classes that will allow you to continue your studies."

So my interpretation is: with the vaccine becoming more and more available (and all indications that everyone who wants a shot will be able to get one before fall) and the above emails stressing that faculty should plan for a "Normal Semester" in the fall, I am expecting that we WILL be on campus and have in-person classes this fall.

Of course this could change if there is another covid surge, so I do ask that you consider getting the vaccine to protect you, your classmates, faculty and staff, so we can have a safe return to campus in the Fall.

I do look forward to getting "back to normal" and getting back into the classroom (and labs) and seeing you all IN PERSON for the Fall 2021 Semester!

CfIA and Navy ROTC hosting virtual cybersecurity workshop for students



4-19-2021 (Archived 4/29/21)

The Center for Information Assurance (CfIA) will host a virtual cybersecurity research and training workshop via Zoom from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 24. Funded by the Navy ROTC, the workshop is for all UofM students. It will focus on staying ahead of emerging threats with participants gaining tools, guidance and insights on ways to protect themselves and their privacy.

Register HERE

Tau Alpha Pi



6-2-2020 (Archived 4/29/21)

Although we could not hold our normal Induction Ceremony due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we are proud to announce this year's Tau Alpha Pi Engineering Technology Honor Society's Inductees:

Lawrence Smith, Allen "Brad" Bross, Micah Zywicki, Cecil DeVilbiss, Tylan Barr, Peyton Roberts, Phuc Nguyen, Hunter Underwood, Courtney Moore, Michell McCaskill and Mattew Hale (GR)

These students represent the upper 10% of all Engineering Technology Students.

Please join us in congratulating our latest Honorees.

End of the Year Drive-thru Event



4-20-2021 (archived 4/23/21)



The Engineering Student Council (ESC) is hosting an event for all engineering students. The event will be like our welcome back event in the fall. It is this Thursday (Apr 22) from 11 am – 2 pm. Each engineering student will receive a free HCOE t-shirt, a hamburger meal (with veggie burger options), and our graduating seniors will receive a graduation mask.

Drivers – Enter the engineering parking lot (located off of Zach Curlin):

If you do not have access to the engineering parking lot, don’t’ worry, as the gate will be open from 11 am -2 pm. Do not park in the lot if you don’t have a parking pass for the lot as they will ticket you. Once you enter the gate, enter the first driveway on your right. Go all the way to the end of the row and turn left. At the end of that row, turn left; you will see blue canopies on your right. Pull up to the canopy. Once at the canopy, roll your window down and let them know your t-shirt size and if you require a veggie burger. If you are a graduating senior, have your flashers on so you can get your HCOE face mask for graduation. After you receive your packet, you will exit the driveway straight ahead, and the exit gates are to your left.



Walkers (for those who work or live on campus):

If you are on campus already, you are welcome to walk up and receive your packet. We ask that you do not come in large groups, wear a face mask, and stay 6 feet apart. You will enter the parking lot through the engineering courtyard and breezeway. When you get to the table, please let the attendants know your t-shirt size, if you require a veggie burger, and if you are a graduating senior. Once you receive your packet, continue towards the end of the parking lot to return to campus.



CfIA and Navy ROTC hosting virtual cybersecurity workshop for students



4-12-2021 (Archive 4-17-21)

The Center for Information Assurance (CfIA) and the Navy ROTC research students will be hosting a virtual workshop for all UofM students on April 17 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The workshop discussions will focus on recent cybersecurity issues, the use of machine learning in cybersecurity, and how to protect users and their privacy from social engineering attacks.

The workshop will also include two guest speakers:

  • Timothy Marsh (FBI - Memphis Division) will discuss “Internet of Things (IoT) & Healthcare.”
  • Dr. Dipankar Dasgupta will discuss “Cyber Risks in Emerging Technologies and Cybersecurity Solutions — Tools & Techniques.”
Click HERE to register.

Engineering Job Opportunity & Virtual Information Session



4-13-2021 (Archive 4-17-21)

Sediver is hosting a virtual information session for engineering technology, electrical and mechanical engineering students focused on automation. See the job description.

The info session will be held by Sediver Thursday, Apr 15 from 1pm - 2pm. Please check your memphis.edu email for Microsoft Teams Link.

Vaccine Availability and Shuttle Service Update



4-12-2021 (Archive 4-17-21)

From: University of Memphis

The University is partnering with the City of Memphis to provide expedited access to vaccines. Students, faculty and staff may be vaccinated without an appointment at the Pipkin Building. You are requested to come to the entrance at Central and Early Maxwell with a UofM ID. The hours of operation are 7 a.m. through 7 p.m., seven days a week. The vaccine immunization form is available online for individuals to complete before going to the site. More information can be found at covid19.memphistn.gov.

The University will also offer a shuttle to the Pipkin Building for interested UofM students, faculty and staff. The pickup point will be in front of the Student Health Center, and the departure times will be Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The shuttle has a maximum capacity of ten individuals, and masks are required. Individuals are asked to sign up for the shuttle at bit.ly/VaccineRide to ensure capacity limits are maintained. The shuttle service begins Wednesday, April 14. View more information regarding the route at blueline.doublemap.com/map.

Vaccines Available



4-7-2021 (Archived 4/12/21)

From: University of Memphis

The City of Memphis has contacted the University to remind our campus community that many vaccines are still available this week. The most significant amount accessible is at the Pipkin Building, which is located beside the Liberty Bowl Stadium. We understand this is short notice, but felt it was essential to convey this information. These vaccines must be administered before a University of Memphis on-site location will be considered. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to take advantage of these existing vaccines and their immediate availability. You can find vaccine scheduling information here: https://covid19.memphistn.gov/.

The University will remain in contact with the City regarding vaccine distribution and provide updates as available.

Server and Computer Issues



3-27-2021 (Updated 3/29/21 @ 8:45am) (Archived 4/4/21)

Just so you know the server was down on 3/27/21 from 4:53am to 7:37am on Saturday March 27, 2021 due to a power outage.

There was a 2nd outage from 2am till 8:25am on 3/29/21 also due to a power outage.

Also note that on 3/26 I changed my UofM Password and in the process had a number of issues that might have affected my onedrive account. It is possible there might be issues with class videos. If you have issues retrieving videos for my classes, please email me and make sure to include the class, the lecture day and what is wrong (no file, no access, etc).

Security Incident Update



3-10-2021 (Archived 4/4/21)

From: Office of the CIO

Information Technology Services (ITS) previously notified the campus about a security incident. ITS is continuing to work with security forensics experts to identify and remediate compromised systems. Service levels are continuing to improve. As part of our remediation efforts and out of an abundance of caution, the following actions will be taken for all University User ID (UUID) passwords:

  • Minimum password length will be increased to 15 characters effective March 10.
  • All passwords must be changed March 10-31 using the iAM website. This includes all students, faculty and staff.

STEM Research and Classroom Building Design Revealed



2-28-2021 (Archived 4/4/21)

From: Herff Headlines



For the past five months, faculty and staff from across campus have worked with project designers from A2H and the SmithGroup to complete an impressive schematic design for the UofM STEM Research and Classroom Building (SRCB). The schematic design now moves into the design development phase and the building is on track for an early December groundbreaking.

View Animated 3D Design of STEM Research & Classroom Building

Spring Break



1/12/21 (Archived 4/4/21)

The spring break schedule this coming spring has been modified. There will be a two-day wellness break on Monday and Tuesday, March 8-9, and another two-day break on Thursday and Friday, April 8-9. The final class day will be Tuesday, April 27, followed by two study days with exams beginning on Friday, April 30. For full schedule of breaks see the semester calendar.

IEEE Student Branch - Leadership at The Magic Kingdom



3-14-2021 (Archived 3/20/21)



Learn about the work environment inside The Magic Kingdom. Please Don't Hesitate To RSVP!

Looking Forward to the Fall Semester



3-5-2021 (Archived 3/20/21)

From: University of Memphis

We are pleased that current information suggests we will return safely to face-to-face classes this fall with normal seating capacities. As you are looking through the schedule of classes, you will find a full roster of on-ground courses in addition to our nationally ranked and extensive online offerings. Our campus facilities (residence halls, dining outlets, student recreation center, etc.) will be open and offer a full range of activities and the traditional higher education experience that our students expect. We also anticipate being able to offer a wide range of community activities again that were not possible during this past year. This promises to be a very exciting time.

Our regular classes will be held at the times and in the locations listed in the schedule of classes. In-person attendance will be expected and recorded in the same way as it was prior to COVID. If, for some reason, in-person attendance this fall will not be possible for you, please choose online classes that will allow you to continue your studies.

Our ability to return to normal operations is the direct result of efforts you have made to follow the protocols which were put in place to keep you and others safe. We ask that you continue to do everything you can to stay safe now and the fall semester. Continue to wear your masks and maintain appropriate social distance consistent with the evolving CDC guidelines, and please take advantage of the opportunity to receive one of the approved COVID vaccines as soon as they are available to you.

We are looking forward to seeing you back on our beautiful campuses again soon.

Herff College Receives Donation



2-21-2021 (Archived 3/10/21)



Building Access and Hours



1-17-2021 (Archived 3/10/21)

According to an email from Dr Deaton (Associate Dean of Academic Affairs & Administration Herff College) building access will be via the North door on the first floor of ET and the West door on the first floor of ES and will be open during the following hours. We will also request that the classrooms be open during these same times. If you have problems getting into buildings or classrooms, call Police Services at 678-4357.

West door on 1st floor and classrooms of ES:
M 800-2035
T 800-2005
W 800-2035
R 800-2005
F 800-1630

North door on 1st floor and classrooms of ET:
M 800–2305
T 800-2205
W 800-2005
R 800-2305
F 800-1715
S 800-1200

EA102D: MTWRF 800-1700

EA203 TR 1230-1430

Security Incident



3-3-2021 (Archived 3-10-21)

From: Office of the CIO

Information Technology Services (ITS) previously notified the campus about a security incident. ITS is continuing to work with external resources to identify and remediate compromised systems.

At this time, we have no evidence of unauthorized access to personally identifiable information. We have developed a webpage that provides additional information and answers to questions about the cyberattack.

FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE

Better Days Ahead



2-26-2021 (archived 3-5-21)

If you did not read the email from President Rudd sent 2/26, you will be intrested in the following:

...We are anticipating and preparing for a return to significantly more face-to-face classes this summer, much greater social interaction outside of the classroom, dramatically better access to faculty, in-person orientation and a campus environment much more like what we know and love. As for the fall, we are preparing for a return to a fully face-to-face campus, in addition to our traditional online options and UofM Global.

IEEE - Leadership In Action



2-28-2021 (archived 3-5-21)

Being a leader is so often overlooked in this day and age. Perhaps it has become a word or role that we take for granted, but becoming a great leader is no easy task. Luckily, those who have gone ahead are willing to share their experiences with us so that we can be the next ones to step up and lead.

Here is an opportunity for you to discover leadership with Laura Whitsett, our very own Herff alumni and now Senior VP of R&D, Orthopedics at Smith and Nephew. This event will be hosted on Zoom, so go ahead and RSVP for the 5th of March from 2-3PM.

Hope to see you there!



Click on image to RSVP

Spring Engineering Career Fair



1-19-2021 (Archive 2-28-21)



TigerLink, powered by Handshake, will again be the platform used to host our Spring Engineering Virtual Career Fair from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday, February 26th! Our virtual career fair is part of 2021 Engineers Week, (February 21–27, 2021) a week-long event founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951 and dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.

There is no charge for students or employers to participate but advanced registration is required. To participate, students should create a free Handshake account HERE for student registration link or https://bit.ly/3sG6O8n and complete their profile which includes uploading a professional resume to their Handshake account.

Mentorship Roundtable with BAC



2-14-2021 (Archived 2-25-21)



MLGW Internship Opportunity



2-17-2021 (Achived 2-25-21)

MLGW would like to hire two engineering technology students for paid internship opportunities. The criteria for consideration are as follows:

  • Must be a full-time student
  • Must be a Engineering Technology major
  • Must have at least a 2.5 GPA
  • Prefer a junior
If you are interested, please forward your resume to srmoses@memphis.edu by 12:00 pm Friday Feb 19th.

Campus Opened



2-22-2021 (Archived 2-24-21)

All UofM Shelby County and Lambuth locations are scheduled to OPEN Tuesday, February 23, 2021.

Note that due to lower water pressure, not all facilities, including rest rooms, will be functioning.

Chartwells, our dining provider, is taking all necessary precautions to ensure that we are using boiled water for cooking and will be serving bottled water for drinking until the order is lifted.

Campus closed due to water advisory



2-21-2021 (Archived 2/22/21)

From Division of Business and Finance Email (Thurs 2/18/21)

Due to the continued water advisory, all UofM Shelby County and Lambuth locations will remain CLOSED on Monday, February 22, 2021. All on-campus activities and events are canceled. Remote work and classes will continue as originally scheduled. Classes scheduled on campus should take place remotely if possible. If circumstances continue, we will notify you on Monday afternoon.

Ongoing Inclement Weather Closure (Cont)



2-18-2021 (Archived 2-21-21)

From Division of Business and Finance Email (Thurs 2/18/21)

All UofM Shelby County locations and the Lambuth Campus in Jackson will remain CLOSED through Sunday, February 21, 2021. All on-campus activities and events are canceled. Remote work and classes will continue as originally scheduled. Classes scheduled on campus should take place remotely if possible. At this time, we expect to reopen our campuses on Monday, February 22, 2021. If circumstances change, we will notify you on Sunday afternoon.

Ongoing Inclement Weather Closure



2-14-2021 (Archived 2-21-21)

From Division of Business and Finance Email (Mon 2/15/21)

All UofM Shelby County locations and the UofM Lambuth Campus in Jackson will remain CLOSED tomorrow Tuesday, February 16, 2021, and until further notice. All on-campus activities and events are canceled. Remote work and classes will continue as originally scheduled. Classes scheduled on campus should take place remotely if possible.

Check your email or eCourseware for updates from your instructors concerning their classes.

Inclement Weather Closure: Sunday and Monday, Feb. 14-15



2-14-2021 (Archived 2/15/21)

From Division of Business and Finance Email (Sun 2/14/21)

All UofM Shelby County locations and the Lambuth Campus in Jackson will be CLOSED today (Sunday Feb 14) at 4:00 p.m. through Monday, February 15, 2021, due to a Winter Storm Warning in effect through Monday night. All on-campus activities and events are canceled. Remote work and classes will continue as originally scheduled. Classes scheduled on campus should take place remotely if possible.

Check your email or eCourseware for updates from your instructors concerning their classes.

Power Failure - Extended Deadlines



2-12-2021 (Archieve 2-14-21)

As you were informed by email if you are in my classes, this server was down due to a power failure (from aprox 3:20pm on Thurs Feb 11 till power was restored at aprox 12:30am Feb 12).

All assignments due by 5:30pm Feb 11 will be considered on time if uploaded by 5:30pm Feb 12.

Financial Support for Students



1-9-2021 (Archived 2-14-21)

If you did not see the email entitled "Financial Support for Students" please Read it Here.

Inclement Weather



2-10-2021 (Archived 2/12/21)

If you checked your email today you probably got an email from the Division of Business and Finance with the subject "Inclement Weather Closure On Thursday (2/11/2021) and then probably stopped reading.

If you read further it stated "Remote work and classes will continue as originally scheduled. Classes scheduled on campus should take place remotely if possible", in other words...you probably still have class! Go back and read the full statement and check your memphis.edu email to see if you have further instructions from your instructors.

Prof Kohn's classes will meet as scheduled unless the internet or power goes out at his residence (students will be emailed if that occurs).

Update - STEM Research and Classroom Building



2-2-21 (Archieved 2/12/21)



Click on image to RSVP


DUO Requirement Starts Today!



1-25-2021 (archived 2/1/2021)

Students are REQUIRED to use DUO (Two Factor Authentication) starting TODAY (Jan 25, 2021)!

See announcment below for more info.

[If you do not set it up by Feb 1, 2021, you will not be able to login to UofM systems - so make sure you activate it NOW!].

DUO Two-factor Authentication Required for Students



11-20-2020 (added Duo Fob info 1-21-21, Archived 2/1/2021)

Two-factor authentication provides an extra layer of security on your account in case the password is stolen or guessed. It works like this: after entering your password, you are asked for an additional means of identifying yourself using a notification sent to your phone (or separate device) through an app or a phone call. That way, if your password should be compromised, the hacker still wouldn’t be able to access your account.

At UofM, we use an application called Duo for two-factor authentication. Students are encouraged to sign up for this service before January 2021 to become acquainted with the service. Duo authentication will be required for all students starting on January 25, 2021. On February 1, 2021, the requirement for Duo two-factor authentication will be enforced for all University accounts. Duo has been required for all faculty and staff since February 2019.

For more information and to sign up, please visit the University of Memphis DUO website.

Don't have a cell phone to authenticate, look into Duo Fob (see Duo Fob info on the FAQ Page).

Scholarships for Spring 2021?



11-23-2020 (archive 2/1/2021)



Click on image above to go to website.

Student Workshop - Extra Credit Opportunity



1-14-2021 (archived 1-29-21)

Student Workshop: Know the Code, Tips and Strategies to Avoid Academic Misconduct

Misconduct Specific examples will be utilized to assist students in better understanding the University’s expectations. Students are encouraged to attend one of the sessions listed below:

Tuesday, January 26th (5:00pm – 6:30pm CST)
Zoom registration link

Wednesday, January 27th (5:00pm – 6:30pm CST)
Zoom registration link

Thursday, January 28th (5:00pm – 6:30pm CST)
Zoom registration link

Students who plan to attend a session will need to pre-register at least 2 hours prior to the session.

Extra credit will be offered for MY classes for attending. Remember, according to my policies, extra credit only applies if you have passed by proficiency.

ITS Changes



1-12-2021 (Archieved 1/29/21)

Some notes on ITS changes that affect your:

  1. Beginning Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, emails received from non-University accounts will have a yellow banner displayed at the top of the message. The banner will contain text indicating the email originated from outside of the University, making it easier to identify external senders especially on phones and devices where complete sender information may not be readily visible. The banner is a reminder to be extra vigilant toward messages from external senders.
  2. Beginning Monday, January 25, 2021, multi-factor authentication (Duo) will be required for all University student and employee accounts. Students are encouraged to enroll now by visiting iam.memphis.edu/duo. Duo provides a second form of verification in addition to a password when logging in. Users are encouraged to install the Duo mobile app. You can learn more about Duo at memphis.edu/duo.
  3. Beginning Monday, February 1, 2021, ITS will fully enforce the requirement to use Duo, and users not enrolled in Duo will be unable to log in to University resources.
  4. You will have to use Duo the first time you log on to a website behind our SSO authentication service. You will not be prompted to use Duo on other sites if you already have an active logon session to another site. If you restart your browser or computer, you may be prompted to use Duo again. You can also use the "Remember me" option at the bottom of the Duo screen to remember your Duo session on that device for a seven-day period (but this might not work in some labs).
[more can be found further down this page in entry "DUO Two Factor Authentication Required for Students]

Prof Kohn's Classes - Start of Semester



1-8-2021 (updated 1/12/21, archived 1/29/21)

I have decided that MY classes (TECH 1010, TECH 1211 and TECH 3233) will start the semester ON-LINE for the first two weeks. I will reassess the University Policies, Covid 19 data and Shelby County Health Department Guidelines at that time.

Right now I am leaning towards doing MY classes online until the vaccine is readily available to Students, Faculty and Staff. Once everyone can get vaccinated, it is a personal choice to be protected or not, until that time I would feel responsible if you got covid during my class.

For TECH 3233 - Parts kits will be made available (see email exact time for pickup. The kit contains ALL materials for the semester, not just the first few labs).

Spring Engineering Career Fair



12-17-2020 (archived 1/19/21)

Please plan to attend our virtual Spring Engineering Career Fair on February 26th. Stay tuned; we will soon announce event details (specific time, etc.)! The Fall Engineering Career Fair, held last October, was hosted on TigerLink, powered by Handshake, with more than 150 students and 35 companies in attendance. We are excited to repeat this virtual venue for spring 2021. Handshake is a modern career management platform for students and a robust college recruiting platform for employers.

Latest Campus Operations Update



1-5-2021 (archived 1/12/21)

If you have been keeping up with your campus email, you have probably read the email Campus Operations Update (Dated 1/6/21). Part of the email stated:

Spring Classes begin Jan. 19

The spring semester will begin as originally scheduled. In order to gradually increase campus density, faculty offering face-to-face or hybrid classes may choose to begin the semester remotely for up to two (2) weeks. Faculty will communicate any changes to their students through the syllabus or other messages on D2L, which will open on Monday, Jan. 11.

I am waiting for further clarification on the email before making any decision on holding Face to Face classes the first two weeks (and beyond).

Please continue to watch for UofM Updates and this website for information on MY (Prof Kohn's) classes and semester plans.

ANY announcements made on this webpage will ONLY APPLY TO MY CLASSES!.

Website - Getting Ready for Spring 21



11-30-2020 (updated 1/1/2021) (archived 1/12/21)

I am working on getting ready for the Spring 2021 Term including creating class websites and other updates.

Due to this, there might be interruptions to access or broken links on class websites.

Please note that class websites and feedback for assignments for Fall 2020 semester classes will be taken down by the end of Dec. If you wish to keep your assignment feedback, please download it before that time. were taken down.

Although no official announcement has been made, given the current spread of covid, the new variants of the virus and limited vaccinations, I am ASSUMING that my classes will be online (via zoom) for the upcoming semester and setting up my classes accordingly.

2021 Spring Classes and Spring Break Modifications



11-23-2020 (archived 1/12/21)

From: email

From the outset of the COVID-19 outbreak, our decisions have been guided by empirical evidence, timely data, our identified institutional values and the health and safety of those on our campus. We have also used surveys to students and faculty to gauge their priorities and perceptions as we proceed.

View Student Survey Results
View Faculty Survey Results

Spring Classes
We continue to monitor the external conditions carefully, but our experience this fall – and that of other universities across the country – has shown that it is possible to conduct face-to-face classes safely with the proper safety precautions and guidelines as long as community conditions permit. Recently completed surveys show that many of our students value face-to-face instruction and that many faculty members will offer their courses fully on-ground or in a hybrid format this spring. We also know from past experience and from the surveys that there are faculty and students who prefer the online format in any semester and that the number of faculty and students who are planning for their course schedules to be fully online or remote this coming fall has increased significantly in the face of the ongoing pandemic. Hence, you will see that we have robust face-to-face and remote offerings for the spring and hope that community conditions in January will allow us to offer both formats as planned. Please register soon to maximize the opportunity to choose the times and formats that best fit your needs and priorities.

Spring Break Modifications
Based on data and the feedback from faculty and students, we will be modifying our spring break schedule this coming spring. The University of Memphis will not have the traditional week-long spring break this year in order to reduce the likelihood of significant spread as a result of travel. Instead, we will have a two-day wellness break on Monday and Tuesday, March 8-9, and another two-day break on Thursday and Friday, April 8-9. The final class day will be Tuesday, April 27, followed by two study days with exams beginning on Friday, April 30.

DELL DISCOUNT STORE



12-17-2020 (moved to side and archived post 1/11/21)

Students that are enrolled at the University of Memphis can receive a discount on laptops. Moving largely to remote learning has taught us that a good laptop is essential to a good course experience. The discount store for students will provide deals and recommendations on reliable, fast, and secure laptops for students.

For more information about the Dell discount store, visit the Dell Discount Store for Students. Also, visit the Center for Teaching and Learning webpage on Remote Teaching Options, including hardware recommendations for instructors, students and staff.

Happy Holidays



12-7-2020 (Archived 1/11/21)

And yet more incentives to register early for Spring 2021?



11-23-2020 (Archived 1/11/21)

From: Div of Buisness and Finace

The University recognizes that our students and their families continue to face challenges created by COVID-19. We remain committed to doing all we can to support our students during this time. Having the flexibility of paying for student tuition fees over time, through the payment plans offered by the University, has been key to many of our students and their families. In light of this, the UofM will issue a full refund of payment plan fees to students who enter into a payment plan by December 31, 2020. Additionally, those who enroll in a payment plan by close of business on January 11, 2021, will receive a 50% refund of payment plan fees.

We encourage you to register for your classes early and take advantage of the many financial incentives being offered to you. Additionally, with the above offer, you can be assured that you do not risk being dropped from your classes for non-payment if you take care of your University business by the said deadlines.

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Student and University Business Services at 901.678.2712 or usbs@memphis.edu.

More incentives to register early for Spring 2021?



11-13-2020 (Archived 12/18/20)

Now is the time to begin preparing for the spring semester, and you can take these simple steps to plan ahead. Register by Nov. 18 for the best access to class offerings and for new registration incentives.

Spring 2021 Incentives

  1. The University of Memphis will refund the $50 per credit hour online fee to students enrolled in any UofM online course (MXX) for spring 2021.
  2. Ten students will be selected from each classification (freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors) to win a free class (valued at $1,200 maximum).
  3. Five students will be selected from each classification (freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors) to win a $500 textbook voucher.
All students are eligible for the $50 per credit hour online fee refund, and there is no deadline. The UofM online fee is $50 per credit hour (a 3-hour course would allow students to save $150). Registration by Nov.18 is the only requirement for eligibility for the free class and textbook voucher. The winners will be selected at random. Selected students will be notified via their UofM email address by the first day of classes for the spring 2021 semester.

For more details about registering for classes, visit HERE.

Fall Online Commencement



12-11-2020 (Archive 12-17-20)

Fall online Commencement premieres on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 1:00 pm. This online celebration is for fall graduates who registered for online commencement.

To watch live on Sunday, visit https://youtu.be/K8Wxu2MRbIE

Order of Ceremony:

  • Introduction and Remarks from our Administration
  • Commencement Address and Honorary Degree Recipient 2020
    • Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient: President & Chief Executive Officer, ALSAC, Richard C. Shadyac Jr.
    • Shadyac received the Doctor of Letters this year and is this year’s commencement speaker.
    • For more information on President Shadyac visit https://www.stjude.org/directory/s/richard-c-shadyac.html.
  • Graduate Slides
  • Slides are in alpha Last Name order by the College order listed below.
  • Each slide is approximately 7 secs
    • Doctoral Hooding (31 students)
    • Graduate School (all masters degrees) (278 students)
    • College of Arts & Sciences (275 students)
    • College of Communication and Fine Arts (91 students)
    • College of Education (21 students)
    • College of Health Sciences (131 students)
    • College of Professional & Liberal Studies (136 students)
    • Fogelman College of Business & Economics (208 students)
    • Herff College of Engineering (53 students)
    • Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management (31 students)
    • Loewenberg College of Nursing (92 students)

Want a Scholarship for Spring 2021?



11-11-2020 (archived 12-11-20)



On December 12th, the Herff College of Engineering will hold a drawing of ALL engineering students who have REGISTERED for classes and award a $500 scholarship to one lucky, proactive student. This award will go towards their spring semester tuition.

Again, the only requirement to be considered for this scholarship is you MUST be registered for classes by December 11th. Contact your advisor ASAP if you haven’t been approved to register for classes yet!

Covid



08-27-2020 (Archieved 12/8/2020 but links kept on home page)



For information on Testing and Notification Requirements, please see THIS STATEMENT.

November Graduation



11-3-2020 (Archived 12/01/2020)

If you have not seen it, it looks as if there WILL be an in person graduation ceremony in Nov. Check out the Commencement Office Website for details.

End of Semester Stuff



11-20-2020 @ 3:15pm - Last Update 11/22 @ 5pm (Archived 11/30/2020)

TECH 3232 - all grades are now showing on gradewatch (including exam and final project). Please see email about turning in late assignments (and what I will accept). No assignments will be accepted after Monday Nov 23 after 6:55pm! Also remember to return your kit (see below).

TECH 3821 - I will be grading your final projects (and other submissions) over the weekend. All assignments have been graded.

TECH 4234 - I have a handful of assignments to grade (should be done over the weekend). All submitted assignments have be graded and grades calculated. Please remember to return your kits (see below).

TECH 4945 - Still awaiting demo grades for some of you and still working on grading reports (I will post grades for those reports I have recieved when I complete grading all the one's currently in hand) Report grades and demo grades I have recieved have been posted to gradewatch. Report feedback will be posted to eCourseware next week (11/23 - 11/24).

Part Kit Return



11-16-2020 (Archived 11/30/2020)

If you got a Parts Kit for TECH3232 (Digital) or TECH4234 (Microprocessor IoT), you need to return them now it is the end of the semester.

If the kits are not returned by the time grades are due (Dec 7) you will RECEIVE AN "I" for the semester and if the kit is not returned within the 45 day window, the "I" will automatically become an "F" (on Jan 27, 2021).

I will be available for parts kit returns during the listed dates / times. If these times do not work for you (due to work or other issues), please let me know and we can make other arrangements for the return.

Please make sure you bring back ALL PARTS received. (For TECH 3232, if you broke or misplaced a component, I am not too worried about it since that is what Eng Course Fee money is for, just return everything you have).

I will be available for parts return:

  • Turs Nov 19 from 11:20-12:45 (Normal Class time for TECH 4234)
  • Friday Nov 20 from 11-1
  • Mon Nov 23 from 5:30-6:55 (normal class time for TECH 3232)
If you wish to meet outside, or the building is locked, email me when you arrive and we will meet in the courtyard (star on image below)



Study Spaces Opened



10-22-2020 (Archived 11/30/2020)

ET302 and ET312 (the computer lab) are now opened from 5pm -10pm on Tuesday and Wednesday for the rest of the semester. These are great places to work on homework and study in socially distance groups. Don’t forget a facemask must be worn at all times.

Attached are the hours for ET 236 (the design lab) and ET 312 (the computer lab). These places are open for study during normal business hours.

Building Hours



08-28-2020 (Archived 11/30/2020)

The Engineering Technology building's hours are:

M: 1200-1730
T: 1230-2130
W: 1200-1730
R: 1230-2130
F: 1230-1730

Enter through the door at the North side of Eng Tech (all other doors will remain locked).

UofM Science, Technology and Math (STM) Virtual Career Fair



10-22-2020 (Archived 10/30/2020)

The Science, Technology and Math (STM) Virtual Career Fair will be on Friday October 30, 2020 from 11 am to 3 pm.

All STEM majors are invited to attend. Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics.

We currently have 15 companies interested in meeting with UofM students. If you are looking or a full-time job or an internship, register for the STM Career Fair.

Visit Handshake to see the list of companies.

You will need to have a resume to register.

Please visit our STEM Resumes samples and checklist for assistance with creating a professional resume.

After you register, you must select the sessions with the companies you want to meet. Whether they are group or 1 on 1 sessions, you must do this before you will be able to attend.

This is a great opportunity to meet with a representative without having to stand in line at a face to face career fair. You will have a dedicated time slot to tell the employer about your experience and interest in their company.

So, click the link below to register for the fair and select your appointment times for the fair.

I am still hosting appointments for students to help you with your career needs online.

Visit Handshake to make an appointment.

Dr. Jada Meeks,
STEM Career Specialist
http://www.memphis.edu/stem

Virtual Graduate and Professional School Information Fair



10-21-2020 (updated 10/23/20) (Archived 10/30/2020)

The Virtual Graduate and Professional School Information Fair will be held Oct 29-30. Register now to learn more about the graduate programs that interest you and the benefits of earning a higher degree. Register HERE.

Herff College Awarded Grant



10-5-2020 (Archived 10/30/2020)

UofM Herff College of Engineering awarded $1 million grant to establish Mid-South Advanced Automation and Robotics Center (Primary Investigator - Dr Kevin Berisso)

The University of Memphis Herff College of Engineering has been awarded a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to establish the Mid-South Advanced Automation and Robotics Center (AARC), an automation and robotics training center of excellence.

Memphis is home to a high concentration of jobs in sectors like transportation and logistics that are increasingly becoming automated. The AARC will address these concerns while also creating a resource for the wider region to cultivate high-paying jobs for Mid-South citizens and help with re-training to ensure opportunities for all.

Read Full Article Here

STEM Research and Classroom Building (SRCB) Update



09-15-2020 (Archived 10/30/2020)

We are excited to announce that A2H, a Lakeland-based architecture/engineering firm, in partnership with Detroit-based SmithGroup Architects, will design the $41 million SRCB facility. A2H will have 70% of the project and be the “prime architect” with its in-house engineering disciplines, and SmithGroup will be the design architect.

Also exciting to note, 43 of the 104 employees at A2H graduated from the University of Memphis and many of their engineers studied in our current complex. They will be the designing 65,000 square feet of new space and making plans to renovate 17,000 square feet of our existing engineering complex!

If you would like to learn more about the SRCB and hear from A2H and the SmithGroup regarding future design plans, please join me at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6 for a Virtual conversation with Mark Askew, principal-in-charge of the project from A2H and Paul Urbanek, design principal on the project from the SmithGroup. Registration for the virtual event is available in the newsletter below. Please join us as we begin an exciting journey that leads to the grand opening of the new SRCB. I hope you will stay connected along the way as we transform the future of Memphis Engineering!

Emails



08-31-2020 (Update 9/1/20) (Archived 10/30/2020)

As I have announced in class, there is an issue with my emails going to student SPAM or JUNK folders. I am working on resolving the issue, but until a fix is implemented, please check your SPAM / JUNK folders to ensure you are not missing important emails.

Update:

ITD has added me to the "allowed senders" list in the email system as of 9/1 11:00am, if you find an email in your spam/junk folder sent after that, please let me know so I can continue to work on the problem.

ITS Security – Password Guidelines Update



6-26-2020 (Archived 10/30/2020)

From Robert Jackson (Chief Information Officer)

University password expiration guidelines for Universal User ID (UUID) accounts are changing. Effective July 1, 2020, UUID password expiration is no longer required for individuals who utilize multi-factor authentication (Duo). Additional information related to password security and guidelines is located at memphis.edu/its/security/password.php.

Students are encouraged to enroll in multi-factor authentication to obtain additional security protections and take advantage of this change. Information about enrolling in multi-factor authentication is provided on the Duo information page located at memphis.edu/its/security/duo.php.

To assist with a smooth transition toward the fall semester, all UUID password expirations are temporarily paused. UUID password expirations will resume on Sept. 1, 2020 for any individuals who are not utilizing Duo multi-factor authentication.

For assistance, please contact the Service Desk by calling 901.678.8888, emailing umtech@memphis.edu, or visiting umhelpdesk.memphis.edu.

IEEE - REGISTER NOW



10-02-2020 (Archived 10/23/2020)

IEEE Has two upcoming seminars:

Oct 16 at 1pm - Leadership in Action with Memphis Zoo CEO Jim Dean (RSVP HERE)

Oct 22 at 6pm - Reverse Engineering Network APIs (RSVP HERE)

IEEE Fall Events



08-31-2020 (Archieved 10/23/20)



(Click on image to go to UofM IEEE Student Chapter Website).

Herff Virtual Career Fair



10-9-2020 (Archieved 10/12/2020)

VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR
Friday, 10.09.2020
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
TODAY is the day for the Virtual Career Fair! Log in and connect with the 32 employers who are hiring from around the city and the country. If you have not registered for the engineering career fair on Handshake, click here: Herff College of Engineering Virtual College Fair.

A few quick reminders before you get started:

  • Sign up for employer sessions. You can only attend sessions you registered for. Registration closes when a session begins or reaches capacity. Check out this article to learn how to register.
    • Login to your Handshake account to schedule sessions for the career fair:
      • Go to Events
      • Schedule available group sessions and/or individual 1:1 sessions
    • Update your profile. Some employers set qualifications to define which students can register for their sessions. To ensure you qualify for employer sessions, make sure your school year, major, GPA, and work authorization status are up-to-date on your profile.
    • Double check your technology. You’ll need an internet connection, speakers and a microphone, and a supported device.
    • Here is an article that will help detail what you should expect at the Virtual Career Fair.
    • I will have a virtual room open from 8am-12:30pm to assist Viwith any questions that you might encounter. Click HERE to access the Zoom waiting room, Passcode: 719094.
    Finally, be sure to show up on time, dress professionally (men and women), have a great looking resume, and be prepared with questions. You can find a resume checklist and samples on the STEM website.

    A full list of employers and possitions available can be found HERE.

Herff Virtual Career Fair



08-21-2020 (Archieved 10/12/2020)



The Herff College Virtual Career Fair will be held on TigerLink (powered by Handshake) between 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. on Friday, October 9th. There is no charge for students or employers to participate but advanced registration is required. To participate, students should create a free Handshake account HERE and complete their profile which includes uploading a professional resume to their Handshake account.

IEEE - REGISTER NOW: Internet of Things Workshop - Free ESP8266



09-21-2020 (Archived 10/2/2020)



(Click on image to RSVP).

IEEE - Leadership In Action with VP of FedEx Bobbi Well



09-21-2020 (Archived 9/27/2020)



(Click on image to RSVP).

Virtual Career Fair Prep



09-10-2020 (Archived 9/27/2020)

You are invited to a Zoom webinar to learn how to prepare for a virtual career fair.

When: Sep 15, 2020 04:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Get the Most out of Your Career Virtual Fair: Student Training Webinar

Register in advance for this webinar HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

New Faculty Spotlight



09-15-2020 (Archived 9/27/2020)



Welcome Rajesh (Raj) Balasubramanian as an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Technology! He began his career more than 27 years ago as a tool and die maker for a British consumer goods company in India. While continuing to work, he earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering technology, master’s in engineering technology and another master’s in engineering management. He has worked for nationally and internationally respected companies, taking him all over the world to countries including India, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam and Denmark.

He has worked for many reputed companies such as Sanyo, Tata, Hewlett-Packard and AutoZone in various capacities such as Continuous Improvement, Supplier Quality and Product Quality Manager. Rajesh migrated with his family to the United States in 2006 and has called Memphis his home ever since.

Update on the STEM Research and Classroom Building



6-19-2020 (Archived 9/27/2020)

From: Dean Sweigard

The 111th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned around 3 a.m. this morning and adopted a $39.4 billion budget for fiscal year 2021 which includes $32.6 million for our STEM Research and Classroom Building (SRCB)! It's an incredible time for the Herff College of Engineering and I look forward to sharing more details as the new building process moves forward.

IEEE Presents



08-31-2020 (Archived 9/6/2020)



(Click on image to register)

Not registered, not a problem....Link To Zoom Meeting

Server Issues



08-26-2020 (Archived 8-28-2020)

As I previously stated, I did a major software upgrade to the server for this website over the summer and am still working out the bugs.

If you experianced a problem with this site between 6am and 11am today (8/26), especially if you tried to submit an asssignment, the issue should now be resolved.

Update on Prof Kohn's Classes



08-12-2020 (latest update 8/17/20, archived 8-28-2020)

First, Please make sure you are keeping up with your @memphis.edu email. Faculty, including myself, are sending out class specific info to your email but it does no good if you do not read it!

If you are adding a class late, you might want to check eCourseware for info on the class (most, but not all, instructors are posting class info on that platform). If nothing is posted, you might want to reach out to the instructor directly.

As for my classes:

TECH 3232 - classes will be on zoom during class time (and recordings/materials will be available on class website. Lab WILL be done at home. See email about kit pickup. [Course Policies, zoom link, kit pickup signup link posted]

TECH 3821 - classes will be on zoom during class time (and recordings/materials will be available on class website. See email about labs. [Course Policies, zoom link posted]

TECH 4234 - classes will be on zoom during class time (and recordings/materials will be available on class website). Lab WILL be done at home. [Course Policies, zoom link, kit pickup signup link posted]

TECH 4945 - classes will be on zoom during class time. See email (Aug 4) and class website for more information. [Zoom link posted on eCourseware, more info to be posted shortly]

Update: Kit pickup for TECH 3232 and TECH 4234:

UofM has decided to limit access to buildings for the beginning of the term by locking them during certain hours. If you arrive at UofM and the door is locked, please go do the door indicated below (one closes to the library) and email me and I will meet you there with your kit.



Update: TECH Building

The Engineering Technology building's hours are:

M: 1200-1730
T: 1230-2130
W: 1200-1730
R: 1230-2130
F: 1230-1730

The door at the North side of Eng Tech is the one that will be opened.

Covid-19 Testing Center and Notification Requirements



08-06-2020 (Archived 8-28-2020)

From: UofM Marketing and Communications

The University of Memphis is opening a COVID-19 Testing Center for only UofM students, faculty and staff who are exhibiting symptoms beginning August 17. Located at the Central to the Arts Hub, formerly the Visitors Information Center at the corner of Central and Patterson, the Center will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Test kits and processing are provided at no charge by the State of Tennessee and funded by Federal COVID-19 relief funding. Testing Center access details are very specific and are provided at memphis.edu/coronavirusupdates/sick/testing.php.

UofM Student Notification Requirements:

  • Whether tested on campus or elsewhere, if a UofM student tests positive for COVID-19, the student should contact the Dean of Students Office at deanofstudents@memphis.edu. Staff will guide the student through University protocols and provide available resources.
  • Student Health Services will contact students for next steps to include isolation/quarantine requirements.
  • Students may contact Student Health Services at studenthealth@memphis.edu, 901.443.1397 or 901.443.6438 with questions or concerns.
UofM Employee Notification Requirements:

  • Whether tested on campus or elsewhere, if an employee tests positive for COVID-19, the employee should contact Human Resources at hr@memphis.edu, and they will be provided with information on protocols and available resources.
  • Human Resources will contact employees with next steps to include isolation/quarantine requirements.
  • Employees may contact Human Resources at hr@memphis.edu or 901.678.3573 with questions or concerns.

Registration Deadline Extended & Late Fees Waived



08-04-2020 (Archived 8-28-2020)

From: Marketing and Communications

As you know, last week the University announced a phased return to campus this fall with most classes being delivered virtually/remotely for the first 30 days. We will adjust our approach going forward based on the latest circumstances in our community relative to the spread of COVID-19 and local, state and national health guidelines.

Given this and the numerous other issues our students are faced with as we continue to grapple with the impacts of COVID-19, the University has made the decision to extend the registration deadline to Wednesday, August 26. We will also waive all late registration fees for Fall 2020. Students will not be assessed the $100 late fee if they need additional time to consult with their academic advisors, finalize their course plans and complete their registrations.

Our academic advisors are actively working to support our students, and we encourage you to reach out to them with any questions you have. Contact your academic advisor.

Center for Information Assurance Grant Announcement & Opportunities



6-26-2020 (Archived 8-28-2020)

The Center for Information Assurance is proud to announce a joint effort of Engineering Technology and Computer Science has been awarded a $318,000 grant from the Department of Defense to build a team consisting of students capable of effectively conducting research studies in the area of cybersecurity, pairing a variety of skills with organization and leadership to enhance research outcomes in the ROTC program.

The goal of this grant is to develop a technically sound ROTC program through the introduction of cybersecurity in the existing curriculum. The project will design and develop hands-on exercises based on the latest threats and social engineering attacks and introduce those in the existing ROTC curriculum, enhance the capabilities of students to detect and predict evolving threats whereby they can deploy the latest defense strategies and countermeasures in their workplace, and provide a support network in order to retain diverse and minority students within the program through advising, mentoring, networking, internships and workforce connections, tutoring, soft skills building, collegiality, etc.

The Center for Information Assurance is currently seeking:

  • Graduate Research Assistants: 2 Graduate Students will provide assistance to the research aspects of the project and will be supervised by PIs. They will be selected having knowledge in cybersecurity principles and practices.
  • Student Workers: 10 undergraduates requested at $18/hour for Summer, Fall and Spring semesters. Undergraduate student will work with GA in developing the research as described in the proposal and will be supervised by the PI/Co-PI.
To submit your resume or for more information on this effort, contact Dr. James McGinnis at jmcgnnis@memphis.edu.

Herff Virtual Party On the Patio



08-21-2020 (Archived 8-21-20)



Link to Zoom Virtual RSO Fair

Continued Financial Support for Student



08-11-2020 (Archived 8-21-20)

from: Marketing and Communications

Dear Students:

We recognize the challenges presented by COVID-19 on all fronts, including finances. The University of Memphis is committed to doing all we can to support our students during this time. Below are some actions we are taking immediately:

  • Grants to reduce the online course fee by 50%.
  • Waiver of late registration fees and extending late registration period to August 26.
  • We will not be dropping students for non-payment this evening as scheduled, and will be extending that deadline to Friday, August 14, to allow more time for you to address any outstanding financial aid items and finalize payment plans.
  • We will be providing a 50% refund of the payment plan fee for those who enter into an installment plan arrangement by close of business on Friday, August 14.
We are continuing to evaluate other ways we can assist our students during these unprecedented times and will communicate other efforts with you shortly. For questions regarding financial aid, please submit an online help request at memphis.edu/financialaid. For questions regarding payment plans, visit memphis.edu/usbs or contact 901.678.2712.

Zoom Security



08-10-2020 (Archived 8-21-20)

As of July 31, the setting to require passwords for Zoom meetings has been toggled on and locked. Making this setting mandatory aligns with Zoom’s plans to enforce the rule for all future meetings, and it assures a greater level of security from unwanted visitors. When a new meeting is scheduled, a password will be automatically generated which will be located in the Security field.

Honors Contracts



08-05-2020 (Archived 8-21-20)

Please note that this year Honors Contracts are on-line. please see THIS WEBSITE.

The faculty guide for approval is available HERE.

Save the Date - Herff College Career Fair



08-04-2020 (Archived 8-21-20)

Fall Engineering Career Fair will be held on October 9th. Virtual for the first time ever, times and details coming soon!

More info will be posted HERE

More info on return to class



08-04-2020 (Archived 8-21-20)

From: Office of the Provost

Most Fall 2020 classes at the University of Memphis will be remote or online until further review as President Rudd shared on July 30, 2020. Students do not need to adjust their Fall 2020 schedules to register for remote or online classes.

Fall 2020 classes are to be considered remote or online - unless students are provided additional information from instructors. Small groups for research, performance or labs may be held on campus in this first phase, but these classes will be the exception.

What is the difference between online and remote?

Online – Web (no set meeting times)

This status means that the class is 100% online, and there are no times that students will need to log in (asynchronous). No class times exist in the schedule of classes. These classes are marked with an M50, 410 or R section number (TN eCampus). There are no time conflicts with these classes, and work can be done any time students choose to complete assignments.

Remote – (some set meeting times possible)

All other classes at this time will be considered remote until further notice. These classes will be conducted 100% remotely, but there may be some activities scheduled during the class time in which students will be expected to log in and participate (synchronous). Class times are indicated in the schedule of classes. Students should be available during the class times listed should the instructor want to honor these times in the schedule.

Some classes are marked REM (remote synchronous) and other classes may still indicate conventional, etc. Unless students receive further notice from an instructor, all Fall 2020 classes not marked as Online – Web, will be considered remote and will not be held on-ground at this time.

Additional information will be found in eCourseware shortly for each class.

More information will be forthcoming throughout the Fall 2020 term as new information develops.



For Prof Kohn's classes - all classes will be considered REMOTE classes. Unless otherwise stated, virtual classes will be during scheduled class times (with recordings made available for those who cannot attend the lecture live). See my email of 8/4 for your specific class and watch both this and class websites for updates as more information becomes available.

Construction - Central Ave Parking



08-05-2020 (Archived 8-21-20)

From: Buisness and Finance Email

[Construction has begun on] the new Scheidt Family Music Center. The project is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2022.

As you may know, additional parking has been provided along Deloach Street near Central Avenue in anticipation of this new facility. Vehicular parking, driving routes and pedestrian paths will be impacted by the construction routing plan, as shown on the logistics schematic below.

Please be aware and exercise caution in the vicinity of this new construction zone.



** New Server **



08-01-2020 (Archived 8-21-20)

Over the summer, I built a new server. Although I have tested it extensively, there has been issues since going live on Aug 1. I am working on fixing the bugs and hope to have them straightened out shortly.

Phased Return to Campus



7-30-2020 (clairification "*" added 8/11) (Archived 8-21-20)

From President Rudd (July 30, 2020)

As shared in communications since the onset of COVID-19, our decision-making has been driven by empirical evidence, timely data, our identified institutional values and the health and safety of those on our campus at the forefront. The latest available data indicates unacceptable risk in Shelby County and Memphis for an immediate transition to a dense campus environment. Our ability to manage and effectively respond to COVID-19 risks are complicated by the current lack of widely available and reliable access to tests and timely test results. We have also carefully considered the feedback and concerns we have received from faculty, staff, parents and students. Consistent with our recent decision for Campus School and University Middle, we will be implementing a phased return to our campus, with the first phase being predominantly virtual/remote.

The vast majority of schedule offerings are currently listed as hybrid courses. For the first month of the fall semester, curriculum delivery will be virtual/remote. We will reassess in early September and evaluate the possibility for some regular on-ground and hybrid courses to voluntarily return to campus if health data allows for a safe transition. As was the case in the spring semester, and has been the case throughout these summer months, some face-to-face instruction will continue on campus that is simply not possible to conduct virtually. This includes some laboratories, clinical training, arts/music and engineering courses.* All face-to-face instruction will be conducted in small numbers and follow our carefully developed guidelines and protocols outlined in our return to campus plan available on our Coronavirus Updates page. We will also allow students to return to campus housing and reopen various dining options, with significant restrictions in place. Many of our students need to be housed in campus facilities in order to have full access to the essential infrastructure necessary for their education, even in virtual/remote context. We have successfully managed those facilities for four months now and are confident we have the necessary measures in place for students in need to voluntary return to campus housing.

Please remember, our campus has remained open throughout this crisis. We are operating well and safely with a density of approximately 35-40%, including students in our housing facilities, with access to limited dining venues. We will work to stagger and rotate staffing to manage overall campus density within this range during the first phase. We anticipated this as a possible scenario, and we are well prepared.

It is simple, people are what make the University of Memphis great. The current local environment simply does not allow for a safe return in significantly greater density on our campus at this time. You will receive additional details in the next several weeks about this first phase of our return to campus. This is a moment in our history that will be defined by our patience, flexibility and caring for one another. I continue to be impressed by the compassion, kindness and caring of our community. We will emerge from this challenge stronger as a campus, a community and a city.

Signed: M. David Rudd, Ph.D., ABPP
President

* - these are special cases and are approved by the Dean and Provost - Check with instructor if Lab will be meeting (but very few got approved)

Server will be unavailable



08-04-2020 (Archive 8-20-2020)

This website will be unavailable Sat Aug 8 for most of the day for maintenance. The server should be back up by Noon, Sunday Aug 9. You might have to refresh your broswer afterwards to get reconnected.

Fall Semester Updates



7-21-2020 Update 7-24-2020, 7/30/2020 (Archived 8/4/2020)

Please make sure you check your schedule on myMemphis. Due to social distancing, many clases have been moved. Double check your schedule before the first day of class. Note that classes that are over the social distancing room capacity will be converted to Hybrid delivery (more on this as details become available).

Also, you should have recieved an email "Return to Campus Public Health Expectations". This includes links to 2 videos and pledge to follow these guidelines. Please take the time to watch the videos and carry out the recomendations discussed....we all have to protect each other from Corona!

Update 7-24-2020:

Please note that it is likely that TECH 3232 and TECH 4234 lectures will be moved to other rooms (again make sure you have the latest schedule for your first day of classes).

Also note that it is LIKELY that a 2nd lab will be created for TECH 3232 Monday night from 7:10pm to 9:55pm. If / when it is created, I will be emailing those in TECH 3232 to inform you that you can move to the other lab (I hope that we can split in half, but I will need at least 5 students to move to the new lab). Watch your @memphis.edu email for details.

Update 7-30-2020:

Make sure you read the post entitled "Phased Return to Campus", is superseeds what is posted above.

Fall 2020 Academic Calendar Adjustments



6-8-2020 (Archived 8/4/2020)

From: LINK

In accordance with the best available health guidance and in an effort to protect the safety of our students, faculty and staff, the University of Memphis will begin classes one week earlier than previously planned so that all classes and final exams can be completed prior to the Thanksgiving holidays. All classes will begin on Monday, August 17, and end on Tuesday, November 24. The last day of regular classes will be Tuesday, November 17, with five days for final exams. We will not be taking a fall break this semester, but will observe the Labor Day holiday. Announcements about additional measures will be forthcoming as the University’s preparedness work groups finalize and present their recommendations to the administration for approval and implementation this fall.

Please be reminded that the University’s COVID-19 webpage is constantly being updated with important information including materials relevant to our return to campus.

City of Memphis Ordinance and Face Coverings on Campus



6-26-2020 (Archived 8/4/2020)

From: Dr Rudd's Email:

Late yesterday Mayor Strickland signed a City Ordinance requiring face coverings to be worn in public areas (Click Here to see ordinance). We currently have approximately 25% of faculty and staff on our campus, as has been the case for much of the past three months. We require face coverings to be worn by all on our campus in public areas, a requirement that was in place prior to the recent ordinance. The science on this issue is clear; use of a mask is the single most effective way to limit the spread of COVID-19 in public areas, but only if we all cooperate. As signage around campus emphasizes, it is critical for us to embrace this practice in order to take care of one another and our campus community. Please be sure to follow this requirement on a daily basis. Let’s work together to protect the health of all in our community.

Memphis Football Intro Video



6-2-2020 (Archived 8/4/2020)

The 2019 UofM Football Intro Video was "Best in the Nation" according to the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Marketing (NACMA). It is a GREAT video, so I posted it here:

2020 IEEE Officers



5-27-2020 (Archived 8/4/2020)



Spring 2020 Grades Posted; Credit / No Credit Opt-In Available Now



5-13-2020 (Archived 8/4/2020)

Dear University of Memphis Student:

Your Spring 2020 grades have been posted to your academic record. Please go to the myMemphis portal and review your grades.

s you are aware, students may choose to have all of their Spring 2020 letter grades converted to Credit / No Credit grades. More information about Credit / No Credit grades can be found at memphis.edu/aa/aaunits/gradeoptions.php. You should consider talking to your advisor, your graduation analyst, Financial Aid staff and others to better understand this option and how it may impact you.
,br> TO HAVE SPRING 2020 GRADES CONVERTED TO CREDIT / NO CREDIT:

  • If you choose to have all of your Spring 2020 grades converted to Credit / No Credit grades, you must sign up on the online opt-in form at https://umwa.memphis.edu/forms/index.php/grade_select/user between May 13-May 19 at 4:30 pm.
  • After May 19, you will be unable to opt-in to receive Credit / No Credit grades for Spring 2020.
  • All of your Spring 2020 letter grades will be changed to Credit / No Credit on May 20.
  • Please note that transfer work will not be converted to Credit / No Credit.
IF YOU DO NOT OPT-IN WITH THE ABOVE FORM, YOUR SPRING 2020 LETTER GRADES WILL NOT BE CHANGED.

If you do not complete the online opt-in form, your letter grades will not be converted to Credit / No Credit. If you wish to keep your Spring 2020 letter grades as posted, there is no action needed.

Note for Law School Students: Due to the impact of COVID-19, all Spring 2020 law school classes were converted to mandatory pass/fail (P*/F*).

Congratulations, Class of 2020!



5-9-2020 (Archived 8/4/2020)



Please join us in watching the Online Commencement live beginning at 10 AM tomorrow, Saturday, May 9. We are celebrating our largest class to date with 2,592 graduates.

Watch the Online Commencement Live on Saturday, May 9

Project Notice | Natural Gas Improvement



5/10/2020 (Archived 8/4/2020)

As part of our critical utility infrastructure improvements, work will begin summer 2020 to install high-pressure natural gas distribution throughout a significant portion of the main campus.

This project will be be implemented throughout the academic school year and scheduled for completion in approximately one year.

The diagram below provides a schematic view of natural gas pipe routing. Please notice the yellow circles, which identify the locations where significant digging will take place.



Official Notice

Academic Financial Support for Summer 2020



4-18-2020 (updated 4/22/20 to include #3) (Archived 8/4/2020)

In an effort to continue to support our students’ progression to degree completion during these difficult times, the UofM is offering direct financial support to students for Summer 2020:

  1. We will provide a direct grant to all students enrolled in summer online courses for the amount of the online fees they would have been charged. The $50 per student credit hour translates up to $150 per three credit hours, or up to $300 per six credit hours or two classes.
  2. We are expanding the 3+3 program for all Freshmen and Sophomores and will be provide a direct grant to cover the cost of the second 3 credit hour class taken by eligible students. The direct financial support will be calculated based on your residency status for the assessed tuition.
  3. For our upper class student populations (juniors and seniors), we are offering a $500 grant to assist juniors and seniors with their costs when enrolled for two classes in the summer 2020 semester. The additional direct grant will be on top of the grant that students will receive to cover the online course fees. For a student taking two classes, or six credit hours, this will result in a total grant amount of $800.
We strongly encourage all students to take advantage of these aid programs to continue their academic careers and progression toward degree completion. Please contact the Scholarship Office should you have any questions at scholarships@memphis.edu or visit memphis.edu/scholarships/threeplusthree.php.

TECH Student Featured on Hackaday



4-4-2020 (Archived 8/4/2020)

Before break, Eng TECH Student, John Forsyth, had his project "Using Voice Commands To Start A Jeep" featured on the website Hackaday.

I ment to post it after break, but with everything that happened, it slipped my mind untill now.

It was also picked up by a 2nd website: Hackster

Considering that John is just now taking Microprocessors (TECH 3233), I can't wait to see what he cooks up for his senior project.....

Update - Credit/No Credit Grade Option



4-10-2020 Updated#1 4-18-2020 Update #2 5/9/2020 Archived 5/13/20

From UofM:

Updated information about this semester’s credit/no credit grading option that we hope will answer many of your questions HERE. Grades will be posted on or before May 13, and students may opt into the CR/NC process at that time. An email with the electronic form will be sent in May.

Please follow THIS LINK for more details.

Professor's Comments:

The opt in window is from May 13th to May 19th, but note that once the Credit/No Credit option is chosen it cannot be changed or reversed latter, so consider your options carefully!

Also, note that it is unclear if this will have any impact on future financial aid. [I just do not know]




Update #1 4/18/2020

We have added a grade of CR* that will replace a letter grade of D for undergraduate students who choose the CR/NC option. This grade will fulfill GenEd and elective credit options, but not fulfill requirements in the major that requires a grade of C- or better. Just like the CR and NC grades, it will not count in GPA calculations.

Please follow THIS LINK for more details.




Update #2 5/9/2020

As a reminder, the University of Memphis will be offering Undergraduate and Graduate students a Credit / No Credit grading option for the Spring 2020 semester.

Undergraduate and Graduate students who want Spring 2020 grades converted to Credit / No Credit grades must opt-in at memphis.edu/aa/aaunits/gradeoptions.php from May 13-May 19. All Spring 2020 standard letter grades will be converted to Credit / No Credit grades on May 20 for students who opt-in to the process.

Students who do not want to have their standard letter grades changed to Credit / No Credit grades have no action to take.

More information about the Credit / No Credit grading option can be found at memphis.edu/aa/aaunits/gradeoptions.php.

Students are encouraged to discuss the Credit / No Credit option with their advisors, graduation analysts, Financial Aid staff, CARES staff and others to ensure they make the best decisions when considering Spring 2020 grades.

Tests Posted



5-2-2020 @ 2:40pm (archived 5-9-20)

End of semester tests have been posted for my TECH 3233 and TECH 3812 classes. Check class website for details (if they are not links, please refresh your page). I will be on-line during our class time(s) to answer questions you might have.

End of Semester Stuff



4-29-2020 @ 11:20pm (archived 5-9-20)

TECH 1010

  • Final Project due by end of class May 1 (I will be on Zoom during the normal class time to answer any last minute questions)
  • I will NOT accept any work beyond 5pm Fri May 1 (that includes late work, and the final project)
TECH 3233
  • Project Due May 6 by 5pm (including Memo, Code, Demo and Q/A)
  • Exam will be posted over the weekend and will also be due May 6 by 5pm
  • I will NOT accept any Late work beyond 5pm May 5
TECH 3812
  • Lab 7 (Wireshark) due May 6 by 5pm (NO Exceptions)
  • Test #3 will be posted over the weekend and will also be due May 6 by 5pm
  • I will NOT accept any Late work beyond 5pm May 5

Adobe Creative Cloud - Home Access



4-16-2020 (archived 5-9-20)

Adobe has provided temporary at-home access for impacted students and faculty so that they can continue their work remotely. To enable access to Creative Cloud Desktop Apps on your personal device, see our page for installation instructions.

All Summer 2020 Classes are Online



4-7-2020 (archived 5-9-20)

Update on Summer 2020 Registration – All Summer 2020 Classes are Online

Please note that all Summer 2020 classes will be offered online. All Summer 2020 sections displayed in the course schedule are to be offered as online to include sections M, R, 410, 001, etc.

Summer 2020 sections formerly scheduled to be held on-ground have the location WEB to indicate the new web delivery. Some elements of your online classes may still take place remotely but during the class time listed in the schedule. There are no changes to the display for M50s and other regular online sections.

The online fees for MXX classes have been waived: Students enrolled in any UofM online course (MXX) will have the online fee waived. The UofM online fee is $50/credit hour (a 3-hour course would allow students to save $150). Please note: TN eCampus (formerly RODP) courses are excluded from the waived online fee offer.

UofM Global students can register for all Summer 2020 sections since all sections are offered online.

Registration opens April 6 for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 registration. Please note that no decision has been made yet concerning moving all Fall 2020 sections online. More information to follow.

For questions about the Summer 2020 schedule, contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@memphis.edu.

For questions about Summer 2020 fees, contact University and Student Business Services at usbs@memphis.edu.

For Summer Financial Aid information, visit memphis.edu/financialaid/summer.php.

Urban STEM Scholarship at the U of M



4-5-2020 (archived 5-9-20)

The Urban STEM Collaboratory invites applications for the 2020-2021 STEM Scholars program. Scholarships are awarded in a range of $2,500-$10,000 per academic year and are renewable through the senior year based on continued eligibility and funding availability. Scholars will become a part of a STEM Community and will engage in a variety of academic, social, and career support programs designed to help them succeed academically and professionally.

    Eligibility:
  • Open to Engineering or Mathematical Sciences majors at the University of Memphis
  • Must be an entering or current freshman at the time of application
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.0 for entering freshman
  • Minimum college GPA of 2.8 for current freshmen
  • Minimum 26 composite score on the ACT, or equivalent
  • Must be eligible for financial aid as determined by the FAFSA
    To apply:
  • Complete the online application
  • Be sure to include names and email addresses for two references (high school or college faculty or administrators)
  • Application review begins April 30, 2020 and will continue until all spots are filled
For more information or to apply please CLICK HERE

Credit/No Credit Grade Option



4-2-2020 (archived 5-9-20)

Official Announcement:

In response to our changing circumstances, the University of Memphis will be offering all students a credit/no credit grading system for this semester. Academic work with graded tests and other assignments will proceed within the parameters of remote instruction and flexibility. Grades will be submitted in the same way and on the same dates as originally planned (see schedule for grades); however, students will have a choice between taking grades in all of their classes or opting for the credit/no credit system.

This system is intended as a unique response to the unprecedented and unforeseeable events causing our transition to online classes. Students will have the option of leaving their semester grades as posted. However, students will also have the option of notifying the Registrar that they would prefer to have all grades for this semester converted to credit/no credit grades. The grade of credit will earn the same credit hours as letter grades, but will not be factored in the student’s GPA. Grades of “no credit” will not earn credit hours, but will also not be factored into a student’s GPA (i.e. be the equivalent of a W grade). Students should consult with their academic advisors to understand how any grade conversions may affect their academic progress.

Additional details will be posted on [linked] site as they become available.

We will be returning to our regular grading scale for all classes this summer and fall.

[please note: Prof Kohn has no further details than those posted above]

Tau Alpha Pi



4-29-2019 (archived 5-9-20)

On Friday April 26, this year's new members to National Honor Society for Engineering Technology - Tau Alpha Pi at the University of Memphis were inducted. These students represent the upper 10% of all Engineering Technology Students.

Please join us in congratulating our latest Honorees.



Back row: Lucas Rivers, Austin Gatlin, Ashely Woodall, Micah Zywicki, Austin Stone, Zach Artz, Dwight Newsome, Dr. Kevin Berisso

Front row: Brian McNabb, Amber Libby, Wen Xue, Austin Tuohy

not shown: Nicholas Chaney, Juan Torres Gomez, Uriel Rodriguez, Christopher Gray and Christopher Harrison)

Website Was Down



4-8-2020 (archived 4-18-20)

Yes this website was down on 4/8 from aprox 5:30pm till about 8:30pm due to a network issue. Sorry if this caused you any inconvenience.

Commencement Updates



4-8-2020 (archived 4-18-20)

Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are postponing commencement ceremonies for the safety of our students and their families and friends. If circumstances change for the better, we are planning for a traditional commencement ceremony in late summer or early fall. Our spring graduates will be invited to participate in a future traditional ceremony as soon as we can safely schedule one. Although we will not be able to celebrate our seniors and others in the traditional manner, we will honor spring graduates with an Online Commencement.

Although it is not the traditional ceremony, Online Commencement is a way to remember you on the original graduation date and share that moment with family and friends. The online ceremony will include your picture if you choose to send one in, the pronouncement of your name and messages from administrators and alumni. Your mortar board (graduation cap) and 2020 tassel will be mailed to your home the week of May 9.

We will have more details concerning the Online Commencement sent to you later today.

Virtual Learning and Spring Commencement



3-30-2020 (archived 4-18-20)

Note from Dr Rudd:

We are moving into our second week since transitioning to remote and virtual learning at the University of Memphis. Last night President Trump extended the national guidelines, including continued social distancing, through April 30, 2020. The caring, resilience and teamwork of our community during this difficult time has been impressive. Although the overwhelming majority of our students have returned home, our faculty and staff remain available and accessible through virtual means to provide support and guidance. We are committed to helping our students complete the spring semester, achieve their goals and prepare for the next step in their individual journeys.

Adjusting to Remote and Virtual Learning
As our students continue their studies remotely, there are services available to assist them including a summary of digital resources dedicated to student success, along with tips and tools for navigating the transition to remote learning and staying on track toward degree completion. Resources can be found at memphis.edu/umtech/teaching/ecwstudent.php. Additional resources for emotional support, physical health and general well-being are available through the Dean of Students Office at memphis.edu/deanofstudents/.

Spring Commencement
Many of you have reached out to express your disappointment about the disruption of spring commencement. I share your disappointment. Although we will not be able to celebrate our seniors and others scheduled to graduate in May in the traditional manner because of the significant risk to the public health, we will celebrate and honor spring graduates with a virtual ceremony. We are actively monitoring COVID-19, and if circumstances change for the better, we are planning for a traditional commencement ceremony in late summer or early fall. We will invite our spring graduates to participate in a traditional ceremony as soon as we are able to safely schedule one. We will share more details in the coming weeks as plans are finalized.

Again, thank you for your caring, your collaborative spirit and your resilience during these very difficult times. Together we will successfully navigate the challenges ahead.

As a reminder the Coronavirus Updates and FAQs webpages are updated on a daily basis as new information becomes available, and the yourhealth@memphis.edu helpline is available to answer any questions related to COVID-19.

Welcome Back



3-23-2020 (archived 4-18-20)



Tau Alpha Pi



4-29-2019 (archived 4-18-20)

On Friday April 26, this year's new members to National Honor Society for Engineering Technology - Tau Alpha Pi at the University of Memphis were inducted. These students represent the upper 10% of all Engineering Technology Students.

Please join us in congratulating our latest Honorees.



Back row: Lucas Rivers, Austin Gatlin, Ashely Woodall, Micah Zywicki, Austin Stone, Zach Artz, Dwight Newsome, Dr. Kevin Berisso

Front row: Brian McNabb, Amber Libby, Wen Xue, Austin Tuohy

not shown: Nicholas Chaney, Juan Torres Gomez, Uriel Rodriguez, Christopher Gray and Christopher Harrison)

COVID-19, Spring Break, and Prof Kohn's Classes



3-12-2020 (last updated 3-23-20 @ 2:15pm, archived 3/30/20)

If you saw Dr Rudd's email dated Mar 12 @ 8:47AM, spring break is extended for students for an additional week, through March 22 with classes beginning again on Monday, March 23. Faculty and staff return to campus on Monday, March 16 and will use the additional time to preparation and transition to remote/virtual learning for the majority of courses and educational activities for the remainder of the spring semester.

The FINAL PLAN on how we proceed with classes is as follows:

  • TECH 1010
    • Use Zoom video conferencing for classes.
    • Post assignments on class website to be completed and submitted via my submission tool.
    • Provide feedback on assignments via website. Click on "Access Graded Work (Feedback)" on class website. Students please make sure you can access your feedback. If you have issues please email me ASAP!
    • Read class website "Online Class" section for full details on attendance, assignments etc.
  • TECH 3812
    • Use Zoom video conferencing for classes.
    • Post assignments on class website to be completed and submitted via my submission tool
    • Provide feedback on assignments via email or other method.
  • TECH 3233
    • Use Zoom video conferencing for classes.
    • Instructor will make "Lab Kits" to be picked up for use at home. (Now Available - See email)
    • Post assignments and labs on class website to be completed and submitted via my submission tool.
    • Provide feedback on assignments via email or other method.
  • TECH 4943
    • See announcements section in eCourseware for information pertaining to this course.


      Update #1 3-15-20 @ 5:03pm:

      Drop date has been moved from March 20 to March 27, 2020 (The Friday after classes resume online).

      Update #2 3-16-20 @ 2:40pm:

      TECH 1010 students, please check your memphis.edu email account.

      Update #3 3-17-20 @ 12:00pm:

      UofM has Zoom up and running. Links and info are now on the class webapges for TECH 1010 and TECH 3233 along with a video tutorial (please watch, it is short but helpful). I will be online during our class times this Thursday (March 19) for TECH 1010 and Friday (March 20) for TECH 3233 so you can test your computer/internet (and so I can test as well). Please take the time to join me for a brief period of time to work out bugs on both ends so we are ready for next week.

      Update #4 3-18-20 @ 5:20pm:

      Computer Lab Access for Students: We will have computer labs on campus available for students who do not have adequate computers or bandwidth at home. We are developing a list of those locations and times to be able to maintain oversight and provide for proper distancing and hygiene in those labs. We will provide that information to you and the students later this week.

      Schedule: The semester ending date and the due date for grades remain unchanged. However, the schedule for final exams days versus instructional days is relevant only for tests that have synchronous and limited timing. Wherever possible, all class activities and assignments should be asynchronous. In cases where that is not possible, tests should be administered during what would have been a regular class time to avoid conflicts for the students. Finals should follow the regular exam schedule for the same reason. If you are not administering a synchronous final exam, you may use the last week and a half of the semester for activities other than a final exam. Please do let you students know about due dates well in advance, however, so that they can schedule their work accordingly.

      Update #5 3-19-20 @ 8:50pm:

      Computer Lab Access for Students: We will have computer labs on campus available for students who do not have adequate computers or bandwidth at home. Access and usage will follow CDC guidelines. Information regarding computing lab locations and hours of availability can be found on the Technology Resource Locator website.

      Update #6 3-21-20 @ 10:20am:

      If you cannot attend the ZOOM Class at the normally scheduled class time, due to new work hours or other issues caused by COVID-19, please contact me via email and I will TRY to work with you so you can continue in the class.

Changes to Email - URL Filtering Protection



3-5-2020 (archived 3/30/20)

As announced on January 24 in a welcome message from Information Technology Services, URL Filtering and URL Rewriting Protections will be turned on during the week of spring break, March 9-13.

URL Filtering Protection limits access to malicious websites by either blocking access to the site altogether or by removing links to malicious sites from otherwise safe pages.

URL Rewriting Protection service previews URL links in messages. If the link is considered unsafe, the user receives a message that the site has been blocked. If, however, the link is considered safe, the service will let you through to the destination.

Graduate School Open House: February 27



2-19-2020 (Archived 3/4/20)

Are you interested in pursuing your master’s or doctoral degree? Whatever your dreams, the Graduate School at the University of Memphis can help you achieve them!

Our top-ranked, affordable and accredited graduate programs are designed to benefit both full-time students and working professionals.

We can help you continue your drive and enhance the knowledge and experience you already possess. Are you ready to climb the ranks of your organization? Let us show you the way. If it’s time for a career change, we can help you determine the best industry to fulfill your passions.

We offer a comprehensive array of academic programs, outstanding faculty and a supportive environment conducive to graduate study and research.

Join us at our upcoming Open House to speak one-on-one with admissions counselors about our degree programs, scholarship offerings and more! We’re here to help you start your graduate studies as early as fall 2020.

Graduate School Open House
Thursday, Feb. 27
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
FedEx Institute of Technology, Suite 201
365 Innovation Dr.
Memphis, TN 38152

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more updates and events. Contact us at 901.678.3685 or graduateadmissions@memphis.edu for more information.

IEEE News



2-13-2020 (Archived 2/23/20)

Parts Teardown Night + Insomnia Cookies

(Wed 2/19 3:30-5:30pm)

We are expecting a shipment of large boxes full of surplus hardware. Bring your tools and any hardware you want to take apart while enjoying fresh cookies. You will be able to take home parts extracted from this event.

Room TBD. Check the IEEE Website for details.

ThyssenKrupp Elevator R&D Tower Tour



2-19-2020 (Archived 2/23/20)



Click on image to RSVP

IEEE News



2-11-2020 (Archieved 2/15/20)



Also, check out the new IEEE Website!

Other upcoming activities: Parts Teardown Night, Thyssenkrupp Elevator Tour, The Magic of Disney Internships, Fisher & Arnold Tour and Silicon Ranch Tour.

Engineering Career Fair



2-3-2020 (Updated 2-5-20, Archived 2/7/20)



The Spring 2020 Engineering Career Fair will be held Friday, February 7th from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Engineering Administration Lobby and extended onto the second floors of our Engineering Science and Engineering Technology buildings.

For a list of companies attending (now with location of booth, possitions to fill and majors) CLICK HERE.

Click here for student registration.

Cummins Pizza Party and Panel



2/4/20 (Archived 2/7/20)


click on image above to RSVP


News from the Dean



2-4-2020 (Archived 2/7/20)

I am excited to inform you that the UofM STEM Research and Classroom Building (SRCB) received funding in the State of Tennessee’s 2021 Budget proposal, announced last night during Governor Lee’s State of the State Address.

While we are thrilled to be at this point in the budget process, our work is not done. Now we must ensure the SRCB stays in the budget until the Tennessee Legislature adopts the final Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget later this spring. To do this, UofM’s Government Relations staff will actively maintain a positive presence with lawmakers in Nashville during the legislative session.

Other good news to report, last Friday, THEC approved our Master of Science in Engineering Management degree program. I look forward to soon sharing program details.

Thank you!



1/26/20 (Archived 2/7/20)


Prof Banning and I would like to thank all the student volunteers that helped with the FLL West TN Championship this past weekend.

Upcoming IEEE Events



1/26/20 (Archived 2/7/20)


click to rsvp








Also mark your calandar for a tour of the Millington Solar Farm on Friday Apr 10, 2020. Carpool from UofM at 1:15, tour begins at 2pm and should take 45-90 minutes.

Other planned events in the works: Laser Cutter Workshop, Thyssenkrupp Tour, Fisher & Arnold Tour and a hardware teardown night.

Student Mixer



1/30/20 (Archived 2/4/20)

On Monday Feb. 3, 2020 at 530pm in ET302, we will have a mixer for undergraduate Herff College students, and alumni/industry partners. There will be a short Q&A, and then, we will mix with pizza, salad, and drinks. The event should end by 700pm.

Alumni have all successfully navigated the programs that you are now in. In addition, they are all working as engineering. Therefore, they are valuable contacts and good sources of advice. T-shirts will be given at the end to attending students.

Study Abroad Fair



1/28/20 (Archived 2/4/20)



Scholarships



11/14/19 (Archived 2/4/20)



Upcoming SWE Events



1/27/20 (updated 1/29/20, Archived 2/3/20)

The Society of Women Engineers will be having a general meeting on Jan 29, 2020 at 1pm in ET 238. Come and find out more about this organization.

SWE Memphis will be taking a tour of the Memphis Cummins Plant on Jan 30, 2020 starting at 11:45 at their facility at 2680 Pershing Ave (38112). Please RSVP HERE (this tours is limited to the FIRST 20 who sign up).

Upcoming Events



12-18-2019 (updated 1/26/20, Archived 2/3/20)

Employers and Alumni
Support our Resumania and Career Fair Events!

Don't miss these opportunities to meet or #hireHerff! Our Spring Resumania event offers three (3) two-hour time blocks for you to choose from:

  • Thursday, January 30th, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, January 31st, 9-11 a.m.
  • Friday, January 31st, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

If you are available to help review student resumes during one of these times, please let us know by registering HERE.

The Spring 2020 Engineering Career Fair will be held Friday, February 7th from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Engineering Administration Lobby and extended onto the second floors of our Engineering Science and Engineering Technology buildings. Click here for student registration.

If your company would like to participate in the career fair, please register HERE. If you have questions about either event, please reach out to Shelia Moses at srmoses@memphis.edu. These events would not be possible without your support!!

Extra Credit Oportunity



1/8/20 (Archived 1/26/20)

The annual West TN FIRST Lego League Championship is being held on Saturday, January 25, in The University Center.

Prof Banning and I need volunteers to help in setting up the event, refereeing the robot competition, and tearing down the event.

We are asking for volunteers for all three efforts:

  • Setting up: 3:00-8:00 PM on Friday, January 24 (starting at the ET building and setting up at the UC)
  • Refereeing: 8:00 AM – 4 PM on Saturday, January 25 (UC)*
  • Tearing down: 4:00 – 8:00 PM, January 25 (tearing down at the UC and returning to the ET building)
* - Refereeing requires training


Prof Banning and I offer extra credit (check with other ET Faculty to see if they will as well) and keep in mind that my policy is that extra credit does NOT count unless you have earned a C- in the course.

Please send Prof Banning (tbanning@memphis.edu) an email if you can volunteer and which session(s) you to want to volunteer.

We need about 20 students for each of the three activities, so please help us by volunteering.

Server Maintenance



12/17/19 (Archived 1/18/2020)

Over the break, I will be performing server maintenance and doing some file reorganization. This server might be down from time to time, links might be broken etc during this time.

Decommission of umDrive



8-31-2019 (Archived 1/7/2020)

Information Technology Services (ITS) has been notified by the vendor that support for our umDrive platform will be discontinued effective Dec. 31, 2019. ITS has identified alternative services and prepared a plan to move data from umDrive that will cause as little disruption as possible.

umDrive will remain fully functional for fall 2019. Local Support Providers (LSPs) have been trained to assist with moving data to alternate spaces with similar or exact services as umDrive. You can find details on what services are available for storage, collaboration and publication at this website.

We understand this change is inconvenient, and we are committed to easing the discomfort as much as we can. For assistance with umDrive issues, please contact the Service Desk by calling 901.678.8888, emailing umtech@memphis.edu or visiting helpdesk.memphis.edu.

Original (Official) Announcment



So what does this mean for you:

If you have stuff you want to keep that is currently on umDrive, you need to make a backup of it before the end of the fall term. (see website for instructions).

Faculty who use umDrive for various reasons will be changing to something diferent next term, so expect new instructions for getting content and submitting assignments if your instructor has traditionally used umDrive in the past and expect some technical issues at the start of the spring term.

End of Semester Grading



12/11/19, Updated 12/14/19 @10pm, Final Update 12/16/19 @8:48am (Archive 12/17/19)

TECH 4234 has been graded. All grades are final and have been submitted.




I have completed grading for TECH 3232, 3821 and 4945 and have posted final grades on Gradewatch and have turned in my official grades for those classes.

I am still grading final projects for TECH 4234.



I have compliled all the lists I recieved for Extra Credit in my classes and posted them HERE. Please let me know if there are any ommisions or errors by close of day Thursday Dec 12.

Please keep in mind that extra credit does not apply until you have a C- in the class (see course policies).

Engineering Technology Tutor Available



11/5/19 (Archive 12/17/19)

Engineering Technology now has it's own tutor. Patrick Smith will be tutoring within the department. Please CLICK HERE to see the his schedule and courses he will tutor for.

IEEE - NASA Alumnus Seminar: FPGAs 201



11/13/19 (Archive 11/25/19)



Register Here to Attend


IEEE - Intro to Python



11/13/19 (Archive 11/18/19)



E-Day



10/28/19 (update 10/29/19) (archived 11/8/19)



Thank you to all who helped out with E-Day! Because of you the event was a huge success. I have not seen the final numbers but we expected 2,900 visitors, and I would not be surprised if we had that.

Pictures taken within the department can be found HERE.



Update:

E-Day Volunteers,

I just learned that we entertained approximately 3250 visitors at E-Day last Friday. Thank you to all students, staff, and faculty who helped. The inclement weather presented a huge challenge but you all did a great job in spite of the conditions. A special thanks to Dr. Stephanie Ivey and Business Officer David Greganti who co-chaired the planning committee. I also want to recognize the College technical staff who were in charge of all the set up and tear down. There are too many people who contributed for me to name each one but I am very appreciative of your efforts and I know our guests appreciate you hard work, as well.

Regards,

Richard J. Sweigard
Dean
Herff College of Engineering

IEEE Events



11/1/19 (archived 11/8/19)



You can click on the image above to sign up as well as scanning the QR code.

Sediver Lunch & Learn Info Session



11/5/19 (archived 11/8/19)

Opportunity for Seniors in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering Technology!

You are invited to attend a Lunch & Learn Info Session by Sediver’s Human Resource Manager and Engineering Manager to provide information about the company and job opportunities they have available in their West Memphis, AR location for seniors graduating December 2019 or May 2020.

The presentation will take place this Wednesday, November 6th in ES 220, from 12:30 – 1:30 PM. Thanks Dr. Griffin for hosting this event during your Professional Development class.

Please RSVP to Shelia Moses at srmoses@memphis.edu by noon Tuesday*, so we can order food.

* - I realize that this got posted late, but even if you do not get food, it still is worth going to to learn about the company and potential employment.

FedEx Express



10-21-2019 (Archieved 10/28/19)

FedEx Express will be holding an Employer of the Day Information and Recruiting Event at the Fogelman College of Business on Tuesday, October 22 from 9am – 3pm. They are encouraging all majors to attend. There will be engineers and engineering managers there all day as well.

If you did not attend the Engineering Career Fair, this is another opportunity to learn more about careers in engineering and IT at FedEx.

E-Day



8-16-2019 (archieved 10/28/19)

E-Day (Herff College Open House) will be held on Oct 25, 2019. Full competition rules and registration will be available HERE on Sep 3, 2019.

Engineering Tech Students: Check with your Professors to see if you class will be doing demonstrations, your class will not be meeting and/or extra credit opportunities are available for helping.

IEEE News



9-25-2019 (Archived 10-19-19)


Mark your calendar for October 18 for our rescheduled soldering workshop! This workshop is open to all students, regardless of major. We will be giving away a limited supply of soldering iron kits!

IEEE September / October Schedule

Friday, September 27: We will not host a normal Friday workshop. Enjoy the weekend!

Friday, October 4 (1pm): PCB Workshop. Learn how to design your own circuit board while eating free food. One lucky winner will receive a gift certificate to order your PCB design!

Friday, October 11 (2pm): Mitsubishi Electric Power Products TOUR! Meet in the Engineering Parking Lot at 1:30 to carpool. Register here today! You don't want to miss it.

Friday, October 18 (1pm): Soldering Workshop

Halloween Project Contest
Can you build a blinking pumpkin? How about a motion activated sound effects trigger? Or an automated candy dispenser? The sky's the limit with our Halloween Project Contest.

Details: Submission window will open Oct 25 and will close Nov 2. Simply upload a short video and any code to be entered for the grand prize.

MATLAB License



9-20-2019 (Archived 10/7/19)

The MATLAB license has been renewed but you need to update the license file. See these instructions.

To update the license file:

  • Open MATLAB.
  • Select the drop-down menu under the "Help" button on the toolbar.
  • Select "Licensing".
  • Select "Update Current License".
  • Select the license that you want to update.
  • Click on the "Update" button.
  • Confirm that you want to update the license by selecting "Yes" on the next screen.
The license file will be updated automatically using the internet.

After updating the license, you may need to restart MATLAB in order to implement the change. After restarting MATLAB, if the license file is still not updated, then please contact your License Administrator as they might need to update the expiration date.

Graduate School Information Fair



9-5-2019 (Archive 10/7/19)

IEEE Upcoming Meetings



8-28-2019 (Archive 9-25-19)

More IEEE News



9-11-2019 (Archive 9-25-19)

Note: the possition of Vice-Chair for Egineering Technology is currently opened. If you are intrested contact the IEEE Student Branch at ieee@memphis.edu.

To RSVP for the Mitsubishi Tour, please CLICK HERE.

International Paper - IT Info Session



9-16-2019 (Archived 9-23-19)

International Paper is hosting an IT Info Session after the Engineering Career Fair on Friday, September 20 from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM in the Engineering Science Building, Room 220 for Computing Engineering and Engineering Technology majors interested in information technology. Fall Semester is IP’s recruiting season for full-time employment and Summer 2020 internships.

Please RSVP for the IT Info Session HERE.

Fall 2019 Herff College Career Fair



3-14-2019 (Updated - 8-15-19, 9-14-19 Archived 9-23-19)

The 2019 Fall Herff College of Engineering Career Fair will be on Friday Sep 20, 2019 from 8:30am - 11:30am. REGISTER HERE.

Tips to Get the Most Out of the Engineering Career Fair:

  1. Bring extra copies of your resume to submit to employers. Use resume paper!
  2. Come prepared. If you spend a little time getting some background on an organization, then you can ask very focused and specific questions. This impresses representatives because it shows a genuine interest in them.
  3. Dress appropriately – Professional business attire required and your name badge goes on the right side.
  4. Allow yourself adequate time. Come as early as possible. You may need to return between classes.
  5. Prioritize the employers you're most interested in.
  6. Introduce yourself and be prepared to give your "elevator/career pitch." Extend your hand, say "hello" and state your name. Have your resume ready to give to the employer. Be ready to talk about your career interests as well as academic and extracurricular experiences to show your skills and strengths.
  7. Take notes when you inquire about next steps and the possibility of talking with additional managers.
  8. Ask the representative for his/her card, and then promptly send a thank-you note. Having the business card of the representative you have just spoken with serves three purposes. First, you have a direct contact with the organization, including the proper spelling of the representative's name, direct telephone line, etc. Second, a brief thank-you note acknowledges the help they gave you and the time they took to visit campus. Third, sending thank-you notes is a good professional habit.
  9. Be courteous and do not monopolize the representative’s time! Demonstrate sensitivity to other students waiting to speak with employers by keeping your questions brief and offering to continue your conversation at a later time. Enjoy the fair and your interaction with the employers. Let your positive TIGER attitude show!
A full list of companies scheduled to attend can be found HERE.

Herff Happy Hour



8-20-2019 (Archive 9-20-19)

Study Abroad Fair



9-11-2019 (Archive 9-16-19)

Resumania



8-25-2019 (Update 9-12-19 / Archived 9-14-19)

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Friday, September 13th, 9-11 a.m. AND 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Engineering Administration Lobby

No RSVP needed. Please bring a hard copy of your resume to be reviewed by one of our corporate partners.

Representatives from the following companies:

  • Carrier Corporation - Friday, 9-11 AM
  • Cummins - Thursday, 2:30-4:30 PM
  • FedEx Express – Friday, 11 AM – 1 PM
  • Lehman-Roberts Company – Friday, 9-11 AM
  • Nike – Friday, 9 AM – 1 PM
  • Wright Medical- Thursday, 2:30-4:30 PM; Friday, 9-11 AM

IEEE Upcoming Meetings



9-9-2019 (Archived 9-14-19)

Note: the possition of Vice-Chair for Egineering Technology is currently opened. If you are intrested contact the IEEE Student Branch at ieee@memphis.edu.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP for the 3D Printing workshop. Gibson's Donuts will be served. Please bring your laptop if you are intrested in following along.

UofM Dinning Changes



6-28-2019 (updated 7-12-19 and 8-16-19) (Archived 9-7-19)

As announced back in April, Chartwells will be replacing Aramark for campus food services. It was announced a few days ago that they will taking over dinning services starting on July 1 (a few weeks early).

Check your email for a message "UofM Partnership with Chartwells to begin July 1" for full details.

As with any transition, there will be some issues/disruptions during the transition, but they should have everything worked out for Fall Semester.

Here is the new DINNING WEBSITE which includes a "whats opened now" section that is handy.

NOTE: it appears that you can no longer request a refund for unspent Tiger Eat$ funds. These funds will roll over from Fall to Spring semester, but unused funds will not be refunded at the end of the spring semester....so eat up.

Career Fair Prep Workshop



8-27-2019 (Archived 9-7-19)

To prepare for the Engineering Career Fair on Sept. 20, Dr. Jada Meeks will be doing a work shop on Sept. 6 in the Engineering Auditorium from 2:30pm-4:00pm on Resume Techniques and the Elevator Pitch.

IEEE Upcoming Meetings



9-3-2019 (Archived 9-7-19)

Please RSVP HERE!

New Website



5-8-2019 (Archived 9-4-19)

Just gave the website it's first update in over 10 years. Hope you like it!

Many of the links that were on the right hand side of the old webpage (including classes, advisement, and useful links) are now found in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Late Registration -- New Online Process



8-24-2019 (Archived 8/31/19)

The late registration process is now online for Fall 2019.

The late registration webpage is located at https://www.memphis.edu/registrar/register/lateadd-reg.php. The new online Late Registration form will be available on this web page when Fall 2019 late registration opens on August 30.

(Students can register themselves online in Self Service Banner through August 29 for Full term and First part of term for Fall 2019.)

Late registration --- New Online Process:

  • Students will complete one online form for each class they want to add.
  • The late registration request* will be emailed to the instructor for approval or denial. (It is at the instructor’s discretion to approve or deny any late registration request received.)
  • If the request is approved, the Registrar’s Office will receive the information and attempt registration.
  • If a permit is needed, an automatic email will go to the student (and advisor) and will tell the student to contact the department for a permit. Permit information is located on the updated permit page and provided in the email to students: https://www.memphis.edu/registrar/register/permits-all.php
  • When the department enters the permit, the student will receive an automatic email and should forward the email to the Registrar’s Office. The Registrar’s Office will complete registration.
  • A report will go to the Financial Aid Office and the USBS Office every day with a list of late registered students.
  • Students will have five days to pay. If at five days they have not paid, the process will be run to cancel classes by USBS.

Let's Light Up the Bridge!



8-16-2019 (Archived 8/31/19)

Friday, August 30 | 7 PM
Alumni Mall | 499 University Drive

Join us at the new amphitheater and watch as we light the bridge! Enjoy performances from the Mighty Sound of the South, Memphis Second Line Jazz Band, the Spirit Squad and Pouncer.

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. No coolers. No pets. Food and drink will be available for purchase (including Mempops, Kona Ice and Ben & Jerry's.)

(more info HERE)

Cummins Events - TODAY



8-28-2019 (Archived same day a 2:45pm)

Cummins is coming to Herff College of Engineering on Wednesday, August 28.

Opportunity to meet Cummins leadership team from Columbus, IN and Memphis and learn about co-op and employment opportunities.

These events are for students, faculty and staff to attend:

  • Information Table - EA 2nd Floor Lobby | 9-10:30 AM
  • Party on the Patio - Engineering Courtyard & Parking Lot | 11 AM-1 PM
  • Information Session - EA 203 Auditorium |1:30-2:30 PM

TECH 4234 Schedule Change



7-18-2019 (archived 8/28/19)

Due to a room conflict, the schedule for TECH 4234 will be changed. It will still be a MW Lecture from 5:30 - 6:55pm, but note on Monday it will meet in ET 226 and Wednesday in 227. Lab will be Wednesday from 7:10 till 10:05pm (this is currently tentative pending approval change is now official).

Please check you schedule online before the semester begins to verify the changes.

Welcome Back Events



8-20-2019 (archived 8/29/19)

Monday, August 26th - 7am-8am Freshmen Breakfast

The first event of the week is a fantastic breakfast, FOR FRESHMEN ONLY on the third floor of the Engineering Administration building, room 306. This breakfast is the ONLY chance for students to pick up their engineering class t-shirt (it is FREE)! We are having a full breakfast buffet from 7am-8am. I know it is early, but well worth it just for the shirt. This is the only event that is limited to those who are first-time undergraduate freshmen in engineering.

Tuesday, August 27th - 5pm-7:30pm, Paintball Party!!!

The college is paying for the first 150 students who sign up to go play paint ball. You will be given a mask, paintball gun, and a specific amount of ammo. We will be playing at Paintball Park (9640 E Davies Plantation Rd, Lakeland, TN 38002). Please only sign up if you are 100% certain you will make it. Sign-up Here!

Wednesday, August 28th - 11am-1pm Party on the Patio

This is a great chance for you to sign up to participate in an Engineering RSO's (registered student orgs), pick up your ESC (engineering student council) t-shirt, play some yard games, sign up for Isaiah's 901 Challenge, earn a free HCOE t-shirt, and enjoy lunch. Lunch is your choice of a hamburger, all beef hot dog, potato salad, baked beans, chips, cookies, tea, lemonade, and water. This is a FREE EVENT, but everyone needs a ticket in order to eat! (If you need a vegetarian option please email Isaiah by Monday at 3pm) The tickets help us plan for next year by seeing how many people come through the line. This event is open to all engineering students (undergraduate and graduate). Check in at the registration table and show them your tiger zone qr code or give them your UUID (the first part of your email) to get your ticket.

Thursday, August 29th - 8am-10am Doughnuts with the Dean

We will have Gibson Doughnuts, Coffee, and OJ in Engineering Administration 202C. This is a chance to ask the Dean questions about life, engineering, or the university. Drop by just to say hello or plan stay for awhile! We can't wait to see you!!

Herff College T-Shirts for Sale



8-20-2019 (Updated 8-21-19 / Archived 8-28-19)

The Engineering Student Council will be selling t-shirts at Party on the Patio for $10 a shirt. The number of available shirts is limited, so please pre-order your shirt by emailing Allison Fetz at aefetz@memphis.edu! Pre-orders will close on Monday, August 26. All pre-orders will be available for pick-up on August 28 at Party on the Patio between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, and any remaining shirts not sold during the pre-order period will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Additionally, t-shirts from previous years will be available for $5 each or can be bundled with the new shirt for $12. Cash only!

Update - As of Aug 21 (less than 24h after the T-Shirt's went on pre order), there are only a handful of smalls and mediums left.

If you missed getting a shirt your size....They will be placing an ording in the spring semester.

Bridge Opening



8-19-2019 (Archived 8/22/19)

Cyber FastTrack



4-23-2019 (Archived 8/21/19)

Cyber FastTrack is a free online cybersecurity program for college students and graduates. Through online challenges, quizzes, exams, and tutorials, you will learn disciplines such as: Forensics, Intrusion detection, Security operations, System and network penetration testing, and Application penetration testing. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to enroll and give it their best shot. No previous experience is required. High-performing students will be awarded a Cyber Honors Academy Scholarship*.

Students will gain free, valuable experience training at SANS Institute, focusing on courses such as Security Essentials and Hacker Exploits, plus electives including Digital Forensics, Intrusion Detection and Cyber Defence in Depth.

A further 200 well-performing students will receive $500 in scholarships towards college tuition, through a prize draw.

The program started on April 5, 2019 and can be completed by Sept. 15, 2019. More information is at http://www.cyber-fasttrack.org.

* - To be eligible to earn either scholarship at the end of the program, you must have completed (or will complete by the end of the current semester) a minimum of 48 college credits.

New and Simplified Fee Structure Proposed



5-24-2019 (Archived 8/21/19)

Over the past year, the University has been committed to access and affordability initiatives which simplify and create uniformity in our tuition and fee structure. As we continue this effort, we will discuss a proposal to simplify our mandatory fee structure during the upcoming June 5 Board of Trustees meeting.

Details on the proposed structure and a mechanism for providing feedback can be found on the Board of Trustees website, memphis.edu/bot/resources/notices.php.

Old Archive



5/8/2019


Anything below here was from the old archive site and was translatted into the new format.

Construction and Traffic Update



2-9-2019 @10:00am
Archived 5-8-2019


Section of Southern Avenue to be CLOSED
indefinitely beginning Monday, February 11

As you may have noticed, the pedestrian bridge across Southern Avenue is taking shape. The general contractor, Flintco, has notified us that additional action is now necessary that will affect vehicular traffic on Southern Avenue. Over the next several weeks, crews will be working on the bridge above Southern Avenue and the railroad tracks, welding, pouring concrete, and installing the suspension cables. This work is scheduled to be completed by late March, at which time Southern will reopen.

Beginning next Monday, February 11, Southern Avenue will be closed indefinitely to vehicular traffic between Houston Street and Goodman Street to allow work on the bridge above Southern. Additionally, Echles Street will be closed between Southern and Spottswood. Traffic will be detoured to Patterson, Spottswood, and Goodman. Please note that this schedule could be affected by weather.

New Food Services Partner for Fall 2019



3-25-2019 @10:50am
Archived 5-8-2019


In an email from Dr Rudd (Dated Mar 8, 2019), it was announced that Chartwells will be the new on campus Food Service Provider starting in Fall 2019.

Access Memphis (Tuition Changes)



3-25-2019 @11:15am
Archived 5-8-2019


In an email from Dr Rudd (Dated Mar 22, 2019) it was stated:

The University of Memphis’ commitment has always been, and continues to be, one of delivering high-quality educational programs to all of our students at the lowest possible cost. Toward this end, the UofM recently approved and will be implementing the following beginning Fall 2019 as part of our Access Memphis initiative:

Guaranteed Tuition Plan – All incoming first-time, full-time freshmen will be eligible to enroll in our guaranteed tuition plan, which assures that they will lock in the Fall 2019 tuition rate for eight consecutive regular semesters if they take at least 12 student credit hours per semester.

Tuition Cap – Resident undergraduate students will only pay for 12 credit hours. All credit hours above 12 are free of charge. Resident graduate students will only pay for 10 student credit hours. Graduate credit hours over 10 are free of charge for resident students.

Uniform Tuition Rates – Students, regardless of whether they are taking traditional on-ground/in-person or online classes, will pay the same tuition rate.

Outstanding Senior



4-27-2018 @ 12:04pm
Archived 4-26-2019


The Department of Engineering Technology has recognized Benjamin Estes as the Outstanding Senior for 2017-18.

Please join us in congratulating Ben!



Tau Alpha Pi



4-27-2018 @ 12:04pm
Archived 4-26-2019


On Wednesday April 25, this year's new members to National Honor Society for Engineering Technology - Tau Alpha Pi at the University of Memphis were inducted. These students represent the upper 10% of all Engineering Technology Students.

Please join us in congratulating our latest Honorees.



Mick McCarthy, Benjamin Estes, Tony Le, Forrest Russll, Ismaiel Kayali, Joe Williams, Robert Hewitt (Faculty)

(not shown: Benjamin Lawrence, Austin Galloway, Hunter Sarten, Terence Ryan, Hung Dinh, Zachary Hall, Cedric Daniels, Clayton Patton)

Good Friday Cookout - Canceled



4-16-2019 @2:00pm
Archived 4-23-2019


Sorry to say, but the Good Friday Cookout (originally scheduled for the Heff College Courtyard then move to Audubon Park) has been canceled, and will not be rescheduled.

Bringing out the Leaders



1-31-2019 @11:50am
Archived 4-16-2019


6th Annual Bringing out the Leaders

EXPOSURE | ENLIGHTENMENT | EMPOWERMENT

Bridging the Gap between college and career by connecting college students with top industry professionals in the Mid-South.

Title Sponsor: Transnetyx

OVERVIEW

We know the challenges that exist in getting our college students out to network with professionals in the city, as well as acquiring knowledge in their desired fields and careers.

Bringing out the Leaders is an event that is designed to overcome these challenges. Bringing out the Leaders is not intended to be your normal cliché networking and Q&A session with students. They want to create a platform where college students can ask authentic questions and receive valuable insight. They want them to leave this event with real answers and real solutions that they can use the second they leave this event.

Event Details
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM (Doors open at 5:30 PM)
Location: University of Memphis (UC) Ballroom C

Panelists:
· Curtis Givens - CEO at CGI Entertainment
· Dorian Spears - Chief Partnerships Officer at Momentum Nonprofit Partners
· Michael Whaley - Shelby County Commissioner
· Laura Whitsitt - Senior VP at Smith & Nephew
· Mariangeles Grear - Development Specialist at ALSAC/St. Jude

Special Guests:
· Mayor Jim Strickland - City of Memphis
· Mayor Lee Harris - Shelby County

Construction Management Program Info Session



2-19-2019 @12:40pm
Archived 4-16-2019


The Herff College of Engineering will be starting a new Construction Management Program beginning Fall 2019. This will be available as a specialized Field of Study in Engineering Technology for the BSET program.

If you want to know more about Construction Management and the construction industry, join us for the Lunch and Learn series happening on several Fridays through the remainder of this semester. Flyer is attached.

This Friday, February 22, Turner Construction will be here. We will meet and eat in Room 116 in the Engineering Science building.


Good Friday Cookout



4-5-2019 @10:25am
Archived 4-16-2019


Please note - this event has been moved to Audubon Park (new poster will be posted when available


Click on above image to follow link

James Web Space Telescope Lecture



3-25-2019 @10:25am
Archived 4-2-2019



UofM IEEE Student Meeting



2-4-2019 @3:30pm

Update 2-18-2019 (x2)
Archived 2-24-2019


Jalyn Kelley, a Client Services Manager for the IEEE, is going to be on campus Tuesday, February 19 and wants to meet with the IEEE Student Branch. There will be pizza and refreshments, as well as door prizes. Below is a description of the presentation:

Career, content, and networking: today’s IEEE

This presentation on the role IEEE and IEEE Xplore plays in an engineer’s education and career, will include an overview of:

• Career Resources & Tools for Job Searching
• Recommendations for attending career fairs
• How to stand out in an interview
• Scholarships & Student Competitions
• Networking opportunities
• IEEE Xplore Digital Library
• And more!

The exact time and location are TBD at the moment, though if you are interested please fill out this doodle poll with a certain time frame would work better so I can get the most people there!

The presentation is scheduled for February 19th at 4:30PM. The room number is EA 203 (The EA Auditorium). Please RSVP HERE.

Soft Robotics Technology



2-1-2019 @10:00am
Archived 2-24-2019



UofM is pleased to welcome Dr. TJ Wallin, a member of the Shepherd Robotics Lab at Cornell and a postdoc at Oculus VR, for a talk on his work in soft robotics technology. Soft robots are capable of mimicking the complex motion of animals. Soft robotic systems are defined by their compliance, which allows for continuous and often responsive localized deformation. These features make soft robots especially interesting for integration with human tissues, for example, the implementation of biomedical devices, and for robotic performance in harsh or uncertain environments, for example, exploration in confined spaces or locomotion on uneven terrain.

Science, Technology & Math Career Fair



2-19-2019 @3:00pm
Archived 2-24-2019


Engineering Technology students....you are encouraged to attend the Science, Technology and Math Career Fair Feb 20 from 11AM – 3PM in the University Center Ballroom. You should have recieved an email with a list of employeers attending. This is another opportunity to meet with hiring recruiters for internships and full-time positions.

Business professional attire please. If you need additional information, you may contact Dr. Jada Meeks at jmeeks@memphis.edu.

Lab Tour - Metal Additive Manufacturing Lab



2-4-2019 @3:00pm

Update 1-31-2019
Archived 2-16-2019



Please RSVP HERE.

Please note the time has changed since the original post (new time is 1-3pm)

Spring Herff College Career Fair



10-26-2018 @12:18pm

Update 1-31-2019
Archived 2-9-2019




Check your UofM Email for full details (including companies in attendance).

Register HERE


Original Entry
Just a heads: The Spring 2019 Herff College Career Fair will be held on Feb 8, 2019.

More info can be found on THIS WEBSITE

Southern Ave to be Closed



1-23-2019 @3:30pm
Archived 2-5-2019


Beginning next Monday, January 28th, through Monday, February 4th, Southern Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic between Houston Street and Goodman Street to allow work on the bridge above Southern. Additionally, Echles Street will be closed between Southern and Spottswood. Traffic will be detoured to Patterson, Spottswood, and Goodman. Please note that this schedule could be affected by weather.

Oh My Graduation



1-23-2019 @9:50am
Archived 2-5-2019



Reserve your seat in Tigerlink!

Study Abroad Fair



1-22-2019 @11:00am
Archived 1-31-2019




Herff College of Engineering Completion Scholarships



12-14-2018 @11:15am
Archived 1-15-2019


The Herff College of Engineering wants to announce the availability of scholarships in financial need that are designed to help students graduate. The scholarships are designed to support students who have demonstrated the ability to be successful in college and are making progress toward a degree but need additional financial resources to complete their degree. To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must be within 45 hours of graduation, demonstrate financial need as determined on the FASFA, be registered as a full-time student and maintain a 2.8 or above GPA.

If you are interested in this scholarship, send an email to Dr Deaton (Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Administration) at rjdeaton@memphis.edu expressing your interest by December 20, 2018. I know this is short notice but we want to make some awards in the Spring. In that email, if you can include your FAFSA information, it would expedite the process. Also, estimate your financial need for the Spring.

Banner Upgrade



8-27-2018 @ 10:30am
Archived 1-15-2019


A major upgrade to Banner, the university's centralized academic and administrative records system, is going live on Sept. 24. Why is this being announced here....so students are aware that their might be disruptions that could affect myMemphis functionality as the transition takes place. For more details, click here

Tutoring - Fall 2018



8-31-2018 @ 5:30pm
Archived 1-15-2019


Once again, Herff College is offering free tutoring for students. All tutoring takes place in EA304 (open computer lab).

New this year: On-line tutoring 24/7 via Upswing. This service is provided free of charge in 30 minute increments. You can access the on-line tutoring through the Educational Support Program.

More Info

Southern Avenue to be CLOSED Over Break



12-13-2018 @11:27am
Archived 1-15-2019


Section of Southern Avenue to be CLOSED from Friday, December 14 – Sunday December 23

As you have probably noticed, significant progress continues to be made on the new, general-access parking garage on Southern Avenue and the pedestrian bridge across Southern and Walker. We have been notified by Flintco, the general contractor, that additional action is now necessary that will affect vehicular traffic on Southern Avenue.

Beginning this Friday, December 14th, through Sunday, December 23rd, Southern Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic between Houston Street and Goodman Street to complete the buildup of the parking garage and dismantle the crane. Additionally, Echles Street will be closed between Southern and Spottswood. Traffic will be detoured to Patterson, Spottswood, and Goodman.

Please note that this schedule could be affected by weather.

End of Semester Grading #2



12-16-2018 @3:55pm
Archived 12-19-2018


All grades are calculated and available on gradewatch.

Logged Extra credit (for Prof Kohn's Classes) can be found here. Please remember that extra credit does NOT apply if you did not get a 70% or better in the class.

End of Semester Grading



12-14-2018 @3:00pm
Archived 12-19-2018


I am working on getting grading done. TECH 1010 and TECH 3821 have been updated with end of semester project grades. Still working on TECH 3232 and TECH 4945 grading.

Extra credit has NOT been posted yet and probably will not be until Sunday.

Other than pre-arrange late work, I am no longer accepting late assignments.

Department of Energy Virtual Career Fair



11-8-2018 @3:05pm
Archived 12-3-2018


L.I.V.E. Department of Energy Virtual Career Fair
Nov. 29, 1-3 p.m. ET
Register today: https://orau.6connex.com/event/LIVE/WDTS/login

UNDERGRADS: Looking for an opportunity to participate in STEM research at a one-of-a-kind research facility?

The next step in your search is just a click away!

Join us from 1-3 p.m. ET Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, for the L.I.V.E. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) Virtual Career Fair and discover the opportunities to participate in the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) and the Community College Internships (CCI) at six participating labs/facilities:

  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • General Atomics
During the L.I.V.E. Virtual Career Fair, you’ll be able to interact with recruiters, scientists and researchers; explore information about each lab/facility; and learn about the SULI and CCI experiences.

Please note that these opportunities are only for undergraduate students attending accredited U.S. institutions who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents.

Learn more about the event and how to register here: https://orau.6connex.com/event/LIVE/WDTS/login.

Blockchain Workshop TODAY



11-19-2018 @11:10am
Archived 11-26-2018


UofM ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) is hosting a blockchain workshop today that will be run by Blockchain901. This will be an introductory workshop for anyone who is interested in blockchain, and pizza will be provided. Please reserve through the following link so that they will know how many pizzas to order: RSVP HERE

Date: Monday, November 19th
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: FIT Fishbowl

If you have any questions, please email: memphis.acm.chapter@gmail.com

Flyer

Student Professional Awareness Conference



10-23-2018 @ 1:30pm
Archived 11-16-2018



Please RSVP HERE.

Prof Kohn will give extra credit for attending this event.

University Opened



11-15-2018 @7:35am
Archived 11-16-2018


ALL UofM locations OPEN today, THURS, 11/15/18; classes meet as scheduled. This includes Law School and Lambuth Campus.

University Closing



11-14-2018 @3:35pm
Archived 11-15-2018


The University of Memphis will close all locations, including the Lambuth campus, at 3:30pm TODAY, due to inclement weather. There will be no evening classes or activities tonight, Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

Resume Workshop



10-23-2018 @1:18pm
Archived 10-30-2018


IEEE is hosting a resume workshop Friday, October 26th from 12:30 - 2:00 PM in ES 218. The workshop will be conducted by Dr. Jada Meeks. Prof Kohn will offer extra credit for attending.

Metal Additive Manufacturing Lab



9-5-2018 @ 11:10am
Archived 10-1-2018



Herff College Career Fair



9-10-2018 @ 3:30pm

Updated List 9-13-2018 @ 5:30pm
Archived 9-16-2018



Please RSVP HERE.

To see a list of employers CLICK HERE (Excel File).

IEEE Interest Meeting



9-5-2018 @11:00am

Update 9-10-2018 @1:30pm
Archived 9-16-2018


The University of Memphis IEEE holds an interest meeting at the beginning of every Fall and Spring semester covering topics such as:

  • Who is IEEE?
  • Upcoming IEEE Workshops
  • IEEE elections
  • IEEE involvement
  • And more!
We hope to schedule this on a day that most people would be able to attend, so if you are interested, please fill out this doodle poll with available times next week: https://doodle.com/poll/xti7pafbtq3giwr7

UPDATE: - The meeting has been schedule for Friday, September 14th at 2:00PM - 3:00PM in EA203. Pizza will be provided!

If you have any questions, feel free to email IEEE at ieee@memphis.edu, or me personally at bsimmers@memphis.edu

Wireless Network



8-19-2018 @12:45pm
Archived 9-16-2018


The following wireless networks were decommissioned August 15, 2018:
uofm, uofm-guest, uofm-secure
Individuals should begin using the following appropriate wireless network:

  • um – Primary wireless network for use by UofM students, faculty, and staff.
  • um-guest – Temporary access for campus visitors that requires sign-in every 24 hours.
  • um-devices – Connect wireless devices such as gaming consoles, wireless printers and streaming devices to this network.
  • eduroam – Visitors to UofM whose home institutions participate in Eduroam can connect to this network using credentials from their home institution.
University employees and students should connect their smart phones, tablets, and computers to the um wireless network. Accessing the um wireless network will require authentication with your UUID and password.

For additional information, please visit the webpage on wireless. If you need assistance, please contact the ITS Service Desk at 901.678.8888.

University Career Fair



8-27-2018 @10:15am
Archived 9-16-2018


The Fall 2018 University Career Fair, put on by Career Services, will be held on Sep 12, Noon to 4pm in the UC Ballroom.



click on image for more details

A Conversation with Microsoft



8-30-2018 @1:40pm
Archived 9-10-2018


You are cordially invited to “Mayor Jim Strickland Presents: A Conversation with Microsoft” which will be at the Memphis Cook Convention Center on September 6, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This event will be an informal conversation and Q&A with a panel of Microsoft Engineers who will share their journeys that led them to find their roles with the organization; empower the community and youth to achieve more through storytelling; provide additional brand awareness of Microsoft; and inform students of the recruiting process of their internship program. There will also be food, entertainment and a chance to win Microsoft SWAG.

We are anticipating numerous college students and corporations in Memphis and surrounding areas. Please forward the attached flyer to your various departments and organizations on your campus and have them to register on Eventbrite.



click on image above to download pdf

Herff College Career Fair



7-13-2018 @ 6:30pm
Archived 9-10-2018



If you know of a company that would like to recruite engineering or technology students, they can register for the event Here.

Herff College Welcome Back Activities



8-24-2018 @3:20pm
Archived 8-30-2018


Freshman Breakfast (freshmen only) Monday the 27th in EA306. This breakfast is the ONLY chance for students to pick up HCOE sunglasses! We are having a full breakfast buffet from 7am-7:45am. I know it is early, but well worth it just for the swag. This is the only event that is limited to those who are first-time undergraduate freshmen in engineering. Freshman need to RSVP HERE.

Party on the Patio Wednesday the 29th from 11am-1pm. This is a great chance for students to sign up to participate in an Engineering RSO’s (registered student orgs), buy an ESC (engineering student council) engineering t-shirt, play some yard games, sign up for Isaiah’s 901 Challenge, and enjoy lunch. Lunch is your choice of a hamburger, hot dog, or cheese pizza, potato salad, baked beans, chips, cookies, tea, lemonade, and water. Everyone needs a ticket in order to eat! The tickets help us plan for next year by seeing how many people come through the line. This event is open to all engineering students (undergraduate and graduate). Students need to RSVP HERE.

Faculty and staff will need to check in to get your ticket. Simply stop by the registration table and give them your UUID (the first part of your email).



Doughnuts with the Dean Thursday the 30th from 8am-10am in EA202C. We will have Gibson Doughnuts, Coffee, and OJ. In addition, this is the ONLY chance for our new undergraduate freshmen students to pick up their engineering class t-shirt. This event is open to all engineering students (undergraduate and graduate). Students need to RSVP HERE.

To see all the welcome back activities accross campus go HERE

Fire Alarm Testing



7-19-2018 @ 12:00pm
Archived 7-31-2018


Please note that the contractors will be testing the fire alarm system in the Engineering Technology Building next Tuesday and Wednesday, July 24-25, during the day. The alarm will be tested intermittently throughout the two days. Please be aware that this is just a test of the alarm system. You do not need to leave the building when the alarm sounds.

UMTech Solutions Service Outage



7-18-2018 @ 10:00am
Archived 7-31-2018


Information Technology Services will be upgrading the University of Memphis’ file-level storage this weekend, July 20-22. The network attached storage ( ITNAS) will go offline from Friday 11:00 p.m. until early Monday morning. ITNAS is where your group, home directories, and UMdrive are located.

On Friday July 20, before you leave, save and close any files you are working on. If you have files you must access to over the weekend, copy those files to a different location in advance of the outage, such as your local computer.

On Monday morning July 23, please reboot your computer. If you experience difficulty accessing files after a reboot, please contact the service desk at ext. 8888

UMTech Solutions Network Upgrade



5-9-2018 @ 10:40am

Update 5-15-2018
Archived 7-31-2018


Update
EA, ES and ET are scheduled for upgrade June 18,2018 and will start around 11:00PM and finish on June 19 around 5:00AM.


The network upgrade project is underway and involves three major network components: wired network, wireless network and network access control system. This network upgrade will provide significant enhancements to our bandwidth, wireless coverage, and security. It will also build capacity for supporting future growth of academic and research initiatives.

The upgrade began in main campus residence halls and will progress to other buildings followed by our campuses at Millington, Collierville, the Law School, Lambuth and Park Avenue Campus. This network upgrade will impact every building at every location, and network outages will occur while equipment is being replaced. Most network outages will occur overnight between the hours of 11PM and 5AM while the wired network is being upgraded. Smaller, localized disruptions in wireless services may be experienced as the wireless network equipment is replaced. Signage will be posted in buildings alerting occupants of potential network disruptions.

As we progress through the network upgrade, additional information and status updates will be shared. The latest information and scheduling related to the project may be found HERE. For questions or assistance after a building has been upgraded, please contact the ITS Service Desk by calling 901.678.8888, emailing umtech@memphis.edu or visiting HERE.

[as the time of this post, EA (and probably all of Herff College) are scheduled for the upgrade on 6/18/18 from 11pm to 5pm]

UofM First in Higher Education to Partner with Folds of Honor



6-4-2018 @ 10:30am
Archived 7-31-2018


The University of Memphis is the first institution of higher learning to nationally partner with Folds of Honor to support higher education for spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members, President M. David Rudd has announced.

The UofM is accepting the Folds of Honor scholarship ($5,000 annually with the addition of private donations and other support funds to cover the financial gap) as payment in full for tuition for all Tennessee residents and others around the country in accordance with capacity.

“We would not exist as a country without the service and sacrifice of so many who defend our freedom,” said Rudd, who is also a veteran. “The families are serving as well, and the loss of a parent or spouse presents a huge hardship, both emotionally and financially. The University of Memphis is committed to cover any gap that exists and to relieve these families of that burden.

“The hope is that other universities will follow, helping the University of Memphis establish a national consortium committed to recognizing the remarkable contributions and sacrifices of our men and women in uniform.”

This Website



5-11-2018 @ 3:00pm
Archived 7-31-2018


I have started to work on the class websites for the Fall 2018 semester. Until this work is completed you might find broken or empty links. Please bear with me until the work is completed.

Design Lab - ET236



5-7-2018 @ 1:00pm
Archived 7-31-2018


The Design Lab in ET236 will be unavailable most of the summer. The room will be repainted and power will be installed for 8 new workstations. The poster printer will still be available.

Graduation Deadline



4-12-2018 @ 12:00pm
Archived 7-31-2018


Plan to graduate in December 2018? You need to complete your graduation application by JULY 11, 2018. CLICK HERE to start the process.

Tutoring - Spring 2018



1-25-2018 @ 11:40am

Updated Schedule 3-28-2018
Archived 7-31-2018


Once again, Herff College is offering free tutoring for students. All tutoring takes place in EA304 (open computer lab). For the tutoring schedule click on the box below!

Info

Tau Alpha Pi



5-8-2017 @ 12:40pm
Archived 4-27-2018


On Friday May 5 (2017) new members to National Honor Society for Engineering Technology - Tau Alpha Pi at the University of Memphis were inducted. These students represent the upper 10% of all Engineering Technology Students.

Please join us in congratulating our latest Honorees.



Sam Lootens, Lam-Hong Tran, Tristan Dixon, Ariel Fant, Bao Duong, Robert Litten, Kyler Mitchell, Kaev'En Stamper, Jonathan White

(not shown: Brian Burrage, Connor Stroope, John Martin, Terrica Parker, Tyler Dunaway, Chris Barfield)

Senior Project Presentations (TECH 4943)



4-11-2018 @ 4:20pm
Archived 4-19-2018


Senior Project Planning Seminar (TECH 4943) presentations will be next Friday, April 13, 2018 in ET 233 starting at 12:40pm.

We have 6 presentations (aprox 10 min for presentation AND Q&A each).

Please come out and see what your fellow students are doing for their projects and to help grade the presentations. We will use online scoring, so please bring a device (tablet or laptop work best, but a phone will work in a pinch).

Check with your professors to see if they will offer extra credit for attending.

IEEE Meeting - Transitioning from College to Career



4-2-2018 @ 11:40am
Archived 4-19-2018


The next (and final) IEEE meeting, will be an Alumni pannel discussion about transitioning from college to career. The pannel members now work at Logical Systems Incorporated, a global provider of process, mechanical, and electrical engineering services specializing in process improvement, automation, systems integration and information systems. The tentative date is Friday, April 13th, at 12:00pm. Pizza will be provided.

Watch this website for more information....it will be posted when it is available.

STEM Career Fair



4-9-2018 @ 11:20am
Archived 4-13-2018


Career Services and the College of Arts & Sciences will host the spring Science, Technology and Math Career Fair April 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. All STEM majors are invited to attend, including biology, chemistry, earth sciences, physics, computer science and math. Students will be able to explore career and internship opportunities with major organizations, including Valero Energy Corp., Willis Towers Watson, Atlantic Track, Federal Aviation Administration, Helena Chemical, PMC Biogenix, Northwestern Mutual-Meeks Financial Group, Memphis Light Gas & Water, Memphis Rise Academy, Nike IT Division, City of Memphis, American Esoteric Laboratories, Cook Systems, Vie Inc., Aerotek Scientific and Fast Enterprises, LLC.

Those attending should wear professional attire and bring copies of their resume. Register at TigerLink. For more information, visit memphis.edu/stem or call 678.3103.

Herff College Egg-stravaganza



4-3-2018 @ 11:20am
Archived 4-9-2018


Need a break from studying....HCOE Student Services and ELLC is hosting an Egg-stravaganza this Sunday. Come out for an egg hunt, egg toss, and other fun games. We will be in the Engineering Courtyard from 3pm-5pm.

Parking Notice for MLK50 (Apr 3, 2018)



4-2-2018 @ 10:30am
Archived 4-9-2018


The National Civil Rights Museum is hosting a MLK50 Symposium in the Michael D. Rose Theatre on Tuesday, April 3, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The number of expected attendees is between 400-700; however, the number of registered attendees continues to grow. This email is being sent to notify the campus community of the University’s support of this historic event and possible disruptions to normal parking procedures on this day.

If you have a UofM parking permit for the Zach Curlin Garage and you arrive before 8 a.m., you should not see any difference in your normal routine; however, you may want to plan for lunch on campus as you may not have a space in the garage when you return. Parking and Transportation Services staff will be on site all day managing the garage for space availability and redirecting Zach Curlin Garage permit holders to an alternate gated location in the event that the garage reaches capacity.

In order to prepare for the increase in expected vehicles on campus, we will also close the Zach Curlin South Lot 5 (red arrow on the map attached) to all General Parking permit holders for the overflow of vehicles in the event that the Zach Curlin Garage reaches capacity. General Parking permit holders may use any of the other General Permit parking locations shaded in yellow on the map attached.



If you would like to avoid the area altogether, there is ample parking in the South Lot 15. You may also take advantage of the Blueline shuttle service, which will run its normal route schedule. You may track the Blueline routes or download the app for real-time shuttle locations by visiting http://blueline.doublemap.com/map/.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding while we manage the needs of our campus community and support this historic event.

Soldering Workshop



3-27-2018 @ 11:40am
Archived 4-2-2018


IEEE Workshop: Soldering Techniques

Thursday, March 29th at 4:15 in ES 220

Do you want to learn to solder circuitry for a class project or just for fun? We’ll teach you. Come learn how to solder different circuit elements to a PCB!

Everything will be provided, all you should do is show up.

Cyber Security in Healthcare



3-6-2018 @ 10:15am
Archived 3-19-2018


The Department of Engineering Technology is hosting a presentation by Mac McMillan (a nationally recognized authority on Healthcare Cyber Security and CEO of CynergisTec Inc) on March 15th at 1:00pm in room 225 of the FedEx Institute of Technology. Those in the Networking Field of Study, or those interested in working for IT in the healthcare industry are strongly encouraged to attend!

Bio

Career Fair March 14



3-5-2018 @ 12:10pm
Archived 3-19-2018


The UofM's largest campus-wide Career Fair for all majors will be held Wednesday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. The event is open to current UofM students and alumni who have a TigerLink account. Business professional dress is required. For more information, click here.

College to Career Conference - registration open



2-21-2018 @ 2:00pm
Archived 3-19-2018




To Register or for more information Click HERE.

Cyber Security Auditing and Penetration Testing



2-21-2018 @ 9:50am
Archived 2-24-2018



Names in the News



2-15-2018 @ 7:10pm
Archived 2-24-2018


Dr. Kevin Berisso, director of the AutoID Lab in the Herff College of Engineering, has been named chair of the Advancing Identification Matters’ RFID Experts Group (REG). The group is responsible for addressing global standards and issues associated with radio frequency identification (RFID). The REG is currently comprised of more than 40 organizations from the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Info

Engineering Spring Career Fair



2-15-2018 @ 6:35pm
Archived 2-24-2018


Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Eng Sci First Floor (Mostly Civil Eng Employers)
Eng Admin Lobby (EECE, TECH, Mech Eng)

All students attending the Career Fair MUST Pre-register, so we can provide printed name tags with your major when you sign in for the Career Fair. PLEASE REGISTER BY 5:00 PM on Monday, February 19.

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 required – 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.

ENGINEERING SCIENCE BUILDING – FIRST FLOORMAJORS RECRUITEDPositions to Fill/th>
A2HCivil, Electrical, & Mechanical Engineering 
AFCO Steel  
All World Civil Engineering 
American Indian Center of Arkansas  
Atlantic TrackCivil, Computer, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology Internships and Full-Time Positions/td>
Barge Design Solutions  
City of MemphisCivil Engineering 
Ensafe, Inc.Civil Engineering 
Fisher & ArnoldCivil & Electrical Engineering 
Memphis Light, Gas and WaterCivil, Electrical, & Mechanical EngineeringInternships, Full-Time Positions/td>
   
 Engineering Technology 
Standard Construction  
SSR Ellers  
TDEC Memphis Field Office  
Tennessee Department of TransportationCivil EngineeringInternships, Full-Time Positions/td>
US Army Corps of Engineers  
Varco-Pruden BuildingsCivil Engineering  
ENGINEERING ADMINISTRATION BUILDING LOBBYMAJORS RECRUITED 
ABBBiomedical, Civil, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, Engineering TechnologyInternships & Full-Time Positions/td>
Air Force Special ProgramsElectrical Engineering, Engineering TechnologyFull-Time Positions/td>
Arkansas Department of Transportation  
AZO Inc.Mechanical Engineering, Engineering TechnologyFull-Time Positions/td>
Big River Steel LLCComputer, Electrical, & Mechanical EngineeringInternships, Full-Time Positions/td>
   
 Engineering Technology 
Cannon & Cannon   
CumminsComputer, Electrical, & Mechanical EngineeringInternships, Full-Time Positions/td>
   
 Engineering Technology 
Diversified.Engineering TechnologyInternships/td>
FedEx ExpressCivil, Computer, Electrical, & Mechanical EngineeringInternships/td>
Flintco, LLCCivil EngineeringInternships, Full-Time Positions/td>
Hino Motors ManufacturingMechanical Engineering 
HytrolElectrical Engineering, Mechanical EngineeringFull-Time Positions/td>
Jacob Tubing, L.P.Mechanical Engineering, Engineering TechnologyInternships/td>
Lehman-Roberts Co.  
National Guard Products, Inc./Jordan Aluminum CompanyMechanical EngineeringInternships, Full-Time Positions/td>
Navy Officer ProgramsBiomedical, Civil, Electrical, Computer, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering TechnologyPaid Student Programs and Full Time Positions/td>
Neel-Schaffer   
SmartMart, Inc.Computer, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering TechnologyInternships, Full-Time Positions/td>
Tennessee Valley AuthorityCivil, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering TechnologySummer and Fall Internships/td>
The Kroger CompanyCivil, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering TechnologyFull-Time/td>
The Pickering FirmCivil, Electrical, & Mechanical Engineering 
Turner ConstructionCivil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Internships, Full-Time Positions/td>

Upcoming Herff Student Activities



2-8-2018 @ 9:20pm
Archived 2-24-2018


What: HCOE RomCom Movie Night
When: Tuesday, February 13th 2018
Time: 6:30p-9p
Where: EA 203
Cost: Free (includes movie and concession style food)






What: Financial Literacy Seminar
Where: ET302
Time: 2pm-3pm on 2/14/1/8 or 3:30pm-4:30pm on 2/21/18 (They are the same presentation)
Food: Pizza and refreshments will be served.

Topics will include:
  • Financial Success
  • Investing
  • Managing your Cash
  • Planning for Retirement
  • Taxes
  • Will and Power of Attorney



Eng Tech Power Outage



2-2-2018 @ 11:10am
Archived 2-15-2018


In order to make electrical connections for the Advanced Manufacturing Lab, power to the Engineering Technology Building will be shut off on Saturday, February 10 at 7:00 AM and last no more than 8 hours.

Looking for a Job?



2-1-2018 @ 2:40pm
Archived 2-15-2018


Resumania:
Wednesday February 7, 2018

Come to the Lobby of Eng Admin building (9am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm) to have Employers and Alumni, help prepare you for the upcoming Engineering Career Fair by providing immediate feedback on your resume and cover letter.

Engineering Career Fair:
Wednesday February 21, 2018

The Spring Engineering Career Fair will be held 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in the lobby of the Engineering Administration building.

One more week remaining to submit Tiger Scholarship Manager application!



1-25-2018 @ 2:40pm
Archived 2-15-2018




Banner 9 Upgrade


2-5-2018


Banner 9 upgrade in the works (from Marketing and Communications email 2/5/18)

A major upgrade to Banner is in the works. The new version will provide an updated user interface, an improved experience on mobile devices and other new features. Initial testing is in process, and training opportunities are planned to begin in July. For more information, click here.

Late Registration Extended



1-19-2018 @ 1:150pm
Archived 1-31-2018


Due to the recent University of Memphis closures for inclement weather, we have extended web registration dates to accommodate course scheduling needs.

The following dates are for first part of term, full part of term, UofM Global and TN e-campus (RODP) classes for Spring 2018.

Web registration will be available through next Thursday, January 25 at midnight.

Spring 2018 Websites



12-26-2017 @ 3:30pm
Archived 1-31-2018


I am working on the Spring 2018 class websites. They are still a work in progress. For TECH 4943, some of the documents still have not been updated, but beyond a new section in TECH 4943 Proposal most info is valid.

Over the Flu



1-21-2018 @ 9:15pm
Archived 1-25-2018


As you know, my (Prof Kohn's) classes were cancled Thursday (1/18) and Friday (1/19) of last week due to the flu. I think I have sufficiently recovered....so my classes WILL be meeting starting Jan 22. See you in class!

Extra Credit Oportunity



1-13-2018 @ 10:00am
Archived 1-21-2018


As many of you are aware, we host the First Lego League (FLL) West TN Championship and that Prof Banning and Prof Kohn are the FLL Partners. If you have not heard of FLL, it is a robotics competition for elementry and middle school students.

We need your help with the event. There are multiple oportunities to help out including:

  • Setup Crew - Friday Jan 19 4-9pm (Meet at Prof Banning's office, we load vehicles then head over to the UC Ballroom (3rd Floor) to set up)
  • Event Voluntters Sat Jan 20 7-4 (various, please see Prof Banning or Prof Kohn if you are interested)
  • Teardown Crew - Sat Jan 20 4-9pm (meet at UC ballroom)
Prof Banning and Prof Kohn* will be giving extra credit for helping out. Check with other ET Faculty to see if they will as well.

* - see class policy for details

UofM Opening



1-17-2018 @ 8:30pm
Archived 1-19-2018


ALL UofM locations will be OPEN tomorrow, Thursday, January 18, 2018. This includes the Law School and the Lambuth Campus in Jackson.

While our campuses have been deemed safe to reopen, everyone is encouraged to use caution when outdoors due to possible remaining patches of ice/snow and extreme cold weather conditions. Individuals should make their decisions to travel to campus based on personal safety, according to their proximity and location, especially those traveling from rural areas. We understand that some may encounter travel difficulties, and the Provost has asked faculty to be considerate of students who determine they are unable to come to campus due to weather conditions.

The above is from an email from bharber@memphis.edu (UofM Chief Operations Officer) sent Jan 17 @ 4:01pm

Closing Continued



1-16-2018 @ 7:00pm
Archived 1-17-2018


Due to the conditions resulting from the overnight winter storm, ALL UofM locations will remain closed tomorrow, Wednesday, January 17, 2018. This includes the Law School and the Lambuth Campus in Jackson. All classes, scheduled activities and events are canceled.

This additional day is necessary to better prepare the campus streets, parking lots and walkways for students and employees to return to campus. The University will reopen and return to normal operations on Thursday, January 18, 2018.

The above is from an email from bharber@memphis.edu (UofM Chief Operations Officer) sent Jan 16 @ 6:41pm

Weather Closing



1-15-2018 @ 9:30pm
Archived 1-16-2018


ALL UofM Shelby County locations and the Lambuth Campus in Jackson will be CLOSED tomorrow, Tuesday, January 16, 2018, due to the Winter Storm Warning in effect until 12:00 PM on January 16. All classes and on-campus activities and events are canceled.

The closing is the result of the Winter Storm Warning and current forecast, developing conditions, and potential snow accumulation on streets, in parking lots and on walkways, all of which could create potential hazards/risks. Temperatures will remain below freezing throughout the day.

The above is from an email from mbalee@memphis.edu (UofM Chief of Police) sent Jan 15 @ 8:48pm

UofM Closed



1-12-2018 @ 10:00am

Update 1-13-2018
Archived 1-15-2018


Friday Jan 12

ALL UofM Shelby County locations and the Lambuth Campus in Jackson are CLOSED today, Friday, January 12, 2018, due to the Winter Weather Warning in effect until 6:00 PM. All on-campus events are canceled.

The closing is the result of the Winter Weather Warning and current forecast, developing road conditions, frozen accumulation in parking lots and on walkways, all of which could create potential hazards/risks. Temperatures are now below freezing and will remain there throughout the day.

Sat Jan 13 - Monday Jan 15

Due to the conditions resulting from [Friday's] winter storm, the University of Memphis will remain closed through the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday weekend (Saturday January 13, through Monday, January 15). All scheduled activities and events are canceled, with the exception of students who chose to move back into the residence halls over the weekend. Physical Plant, Police Services and Residence Life staff will be working to provide assistance. The University will return to normal operations when classes resume on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

Holiday Greetings



12-18-2017 @ 1:30pm
Archived 1-12-2018


Have a great winter break....See you in Jan!



End of Semester Grading



12-14-2017 @ 3:15pm

update 12-15-2017
Archived 12-18-2017


All submitted assignments have now been graded. Curve and Extra credit have also been calculated. Grades are available in Gradewatch. I still need to audit my spreadsheets (verify formulas) so they are NOT official. Grade calculations have been audited and verified. Official grades will be posted to Banner this afternoon. Official grades have been posted. Have a great break!

Extra Credit



12-10-2017 @ 4:00pm
Archived 12-14-2017


Please check the Extra Credit List and report any errors or omissions ASAP. Green highlighed cells indicate you are in more than one of my classes.

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).

Computer Lab / Tutoring



09-4-2017 @ 9:15pm

update 11-29-2017
Archived 12-14-2017


For Exams.....The Engineering Tutoring Center on the 3rd floor of Engineering Admin will have expanded hours available now (Nov 29) through study day Dec. 7. Check the schedule in the tutoring center or with your tutor.

Here are the hours of operation for the Engineering Student Service Center (Open Computer Lab / Study Room) EA 3rd floor:

DayOpenClose
Mon - Thur8:00amMidnight
Fri8:00am10:00pm
Sat9:00am5:00pm
SunClosedClosed

Peer Tutuoring is also available:


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Extra Credit Oportunities



11-16-2017 @ 3:15pm
Archived 12-14-2017


Besides the FLL Field building you should already be aware of, Dr Berisso is in need of students to help him with a cell phone bar code scanner study. If you can spend aprox an hour scanning bar codes, extra credit will be given in my (Prof Kohn's) classes.

Tutoring by Tau Beta Pi Tuesday



12-5-2017 @ 10:00am
Archived 12-6-2017


The students of the engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi, will be offering tutoring Tuesday 12/5 at 430pm on the 3rd Floor of Engineering Administration. If you need some review or help before finals, please take advantage of this opportunity. There will also be some pizza.

Advisement Announcement



09-08-2017 @ 9:40am
Archived 12-5-2017


If you are advised by Prof Banning please note the following:

Appointment Plus is no longer working and the new system is not on-line.

To that end, I am starting the old-school paper signup process for registration for Spring 2018. Early registration starts November 13.

The sheets will be on my door starting tomorrow showing 30-minute time slots. There are 3o-minute slots for early night time students scheduled also.

The date range for signups will be September 18 - October 27 and Early Registration starts November 13.

There are approximately 155 slots for that date range which should be adequate for those students that can remember to sign up.

Also note if you were advised by Betsy Lowe (primarily freshman) will also advise with her for the Spring 2018 semester.

Temporary closing of Zach Curlin Street



11-28-2017 @ 3:25pm
Archived 12-5-2017


Temporary closing of Zach Curlin Street tomorrow Weds., Nov. 29, 2017, from 9:00-11:00 AM

I just got an email that that stated that between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM tomorrow, Wednesday, November 29, 2017, the City of Memphis will be repaving a section of Zach Curlin Street at Central Avenue. During those times, traffic will not be able to turn south onto Zach Curlin from Central or access Central from Zach Curlin.

Please plan accordingly!

FBI Talk on Cyber Security



10-25-2017 @ 11:10am

Update 10-25-2017 @ 8:00pm
Archived 11-1-2017


Update: The video is archive HERE.



Sorry for the short notice on this but if you can't go you can watch it via the livestream.....

As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, please join the Information Security Team in welcoming FBI Special Agent Timothy Marsh from the Memphis Division’s Counterintelligence and Cyber Program.

Wednesday, October 25th
Where: General Education Building (GEB) A102 (University of TN Heath Science Center)
When: 2pm

Come listen to a law enforcement expert on the best practices in combating cybercrime and how to protect yourself from being a victim. Everyone on campus and our clinical partners are welcome to join in the discussion either in person on online.

To view a livestream of the event visit: HERE

Faculty and staff can register here, but everyone is welcome to attend.

Financial Aid and Scholarship Infomation Session



10-25-2017 @ 12:30pm
Archived 11-1-2017




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E-Day - Thank you



10-21-2017 @ 11:50am
Archived 11-1-2017



Thanks to all the students who helped make E-Day a huge success! Pictures from the event can be found at http://tech-uofm.info/fall_2017/Events/E-Day/.

Herff Movie Night



10-21-2017 @ 11:45am
Archived 11-1-2017





Information Session Rite-Hite Corporation



10-19-2017 @ 10:45apm
Archived 11-1-2017


Rite-Hite Products Corporation is hosting an Internship Information Session and lunch to tell you more about opportunities at their company in Memphis. They are looking for interns and what you to learn about their company.

STEM: Rite Hite Information Session and Lunch
Wednesday October 25th
12 noon to 1:00 pm
Engineering Technology Room 302

Please Sign up on Tigerlink at http://memphis.edu/tigerlink (instructions for signup can be found HERE



Wanted - Frosh Camp Counselors



10-12-2017 @ 3:45pm
Archived 11-1-2017


The Frosh Camp program is now in the process of hiring a new group of Counselors for the 2018 summer. Applications are available via Tiger Zone (here), and they are due on Tuesday, October 31st by midnight. We are not requiring that applicants attend an Interest Session although it is strongly encouraged. Please see below for the Interest Session dates & times taking place next week.




E-Day



10-16-2017 @ 11:44am
Archived 10-21-2017



E-Day (the Herff College Open House) will be on Frday Oct 20. Classes in ET, ES and EA MIGHT be cancled for the day. Check with your instructor to see if that is the case. (more info on the event can be found HERE)

Many activities go on during that day and we need volunteers to help out. Many TECH faculty give extra credit or require students to help (again check with your instructor - I (Prof Kohn) give extra credit but as per my policy, only if the student is passing the course by proficency (see course policy)).

Here are some ways to help:

  • Check with your TECH professor (Most have demo's / Activities going on)
  • Egg drop (sign up HERE)
  • Guides* (sign up HERE)
*Guides:
Students will be placed strategically throughout the college to help guide people to their perspective locations. You just need to be able to give directions and have a positive attitude. If you work 2 hours you will get an Eday shirt to wear that day (and keep) so people can easily locate you! So, when you sign up please make sure you sign up for 2 timeslots as each timeslot is only an hour long.

Open Conversation



10-15-2017 @ 5:00pm
Archived 10-19-2017



An OPEN CONVERSATION with
University of Memphis President M. David Rudd
and UofM Leadership

Wednesday, October 18 | 8-10 PM
University Center Theatre

TOPIC
Sexual harassment and sexual assault,
to include rape, on college campuses
FOCUS
Ridding our campus of this abhorrent behavior,
prevention, and how we can improve
our response during active investigations

click here for live broadcast
Closed captioned version will be available within 48 hours of the event.

Study Abroad



09-29-2017 @ 1:00pm
Archived 10-12-2017



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Upcoming Events



09-05-2017 @ 11:10am
Archived 9-26-2017


Career Fair will connect students and alumni with jobs and internships.

UofM students and alumni can connect with recruiters for full-time and internship opportunities at the fall Career Fair Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. Business professional dress is required. Those who attend should bring copies of their resume. For more information, visit memphis.edu/careerfair.

Heff College Events

Resumania - Sep 6
Move-Hire Orientation - Sep 6
STEM Elevator Pitch Competition - Sep 12
Engineering Career Fair - Sep 20

Watch this website for updates on the events above.



Graduate School Info Fair

Thursday, September 21, 2017
3:30 . 6:30 p.m.
University Center Ballroom

Learn more about financial aid and scholarships.
Meet faculty, explore programs and attend a free GRE test prep workshop.
Light refreshments provided. Parking in the Zach Curlin Garage.
Contact Mary Kyle with questions (marykyle@memphis.edu)



Engineering Spring Career Fair



09-15-2017 @ 11:05pm
Archived 9-26-2017


Engineering Spring Career Fair
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
8:30 am . 11:30 am


All students attending the Career Fair need to Pre-register, 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:

  1. Make sure you research the companies attending. Researching will help you form your strategy, demonstrate preparedness and ensure you make a positive first impression.
  2. Form your strategy based on those companies you really want to see.
  3. Recruiters are impressed with students who demonstrate familiarity with their organization, ask intelligent questions and explore fit.
  4. Have a well-written and concise resume.
  5. Professional dress attire highly recommended . Remember to look polished!
  6. Communication is important . introduce yourself and have a firm handshake and maintain eye contact.
  7. Prepare questions to ask the recruiters. Asking good questions shows genuine interest.
  8. Do not monopolize a company.s time.
  9. Ask for business cards to follow-up with a thank-you note via email to the recruiters you talked with.
  10. Practice your Elevator Speech . a short pitch that highlights your strengths and what distinguishes you from others.
PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS ATTIRE REQUIRED

Below is the list of companies attending the College Fair:

ENGINEERING SCIENCE BUILDING . FIRST FLOORMAJORS RECRUITEDPositions to Fill
Arkansas Department of TransportationCivil Engineering
Buchart Horn, Inc.Civil EngineeringInternships, Full-Time Positions
Cannon & Cannon
City of MemphisCivil Engineering
Ensafe, Inc.Civil Engineering
Geotechnology, Inc.Civil EngineeringInternships, Full-Time Positions
Maryland DOT State Highway AdministrationCivil Engineering, Engineering TechnologyInternships, Full-Time Positions
Memphis Light, Gas and WaterCivil, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering TechnologyInternships, Full-Time Positions
Process & Power, Inc.
SSR Ellers, Inc.Civil Engineering
TDEC Memphis Field Office
Tennessee Department of TransportationCivil EngineeringInternships, Full-Time Positions
Turner Construction CompanyCivil Engineering, Mechanical EngineeringInternships, Full-Time Positions
US Army Corps of Engineers
ENGINEERING ADMINISTRATION BUILDING LOBBYMAJORS RECRUITED
A2H, INCCivil, Electrical , Mechanical EngineeringInternships, Full-Time Positions
AZO Inc.Mechanical Engineering, Engineering TechnologyFull-Time Positions
Carlson ConsultingCivil Engineering
CumminsComputer, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering TechnologyInternships
Diversified.Computer, Electrical, & Mechanical Engineering Engineering TechnologyInternships, Potential Full-Time Employment Afterwards
Express Drone Parts / 901DronesComputer, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering TechnologyInternships
FedExCivil, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering TechnologyInternships, Full-Time Positions
Flint Hydraulics, Inc.Mechanical EngineeringFull-Time Positions
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer HealthcareElectrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology (Process Engineering, Validation Engineering, Project Engineering)Internships, Full-Time Positions
Hino Motors Manufacturing
Illinois Department of Transportation
MedtronicBiomedical, Electrical, & Mechanical EngineeringInternships
Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.Computer, Electrical, & Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Technology
Norfolk Naval ShipyardElectrical Engineering, Mechanical EngineeringFull Time Entry Level Engineers
Onyx Medical LLC an Elos Medtech CompanyEngineering Technology . Process & ManufacturingInternships, Full-Time Positions
Pickering Firm, Inc.Civil, Electrical, & Mechanical EngineeringFull-Time
Smith & NephewBiomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology
Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.Civil, Electrical,& Mechanical Engineering
Surface DynamicsBiomedical Engineering & Manufacturing Process (ET)
Systematic Testing & BalancingMechanical EngineeringInternships, Full-Time Positions
US Air ForceBiomedical, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering Engineering Technology
US NavyBiomedical, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering Engineering TechnologyFull-Time
VuCon, LLCCivil Engineering, Engineering TechnologyInternships, Full-Time Positions

Helpful Video Tutorials for Electronics Students



09-5-2016 @ 4:30pm

Update - 5-18-2017 @ 9:00pm
Archived 9-12-2017


What to learn about Breadboards, soldering or basic electronic components you will be using in Eng Tech? Check out these tutorials from Arrow Electronics.

What's New



08-23-2017 @ 2:00pm
Archived 9-12-2017


The computer lab that was in TECH236 has been moved to EA 3rd floor. All Herff College tutoring will be moved to that location as well.

TECH236 is now a PROJECT LAB for working on Senior Projects, Group Projects etc. They are still installing equipment, but it will have MakerBots, a Laser Cutter, Computers, Handtools, etc.

Advising within the department is also changing. Prof Banning will still be handling the majority of the advising, but starting this semester, Juniors will be phased over to be advised by their Field of Study lead.

TigerText Going Away



08-09-2017 @ 2:30pm
Archived 9-12-2017


The University of Memphis new comprehensive personal safety mobile app is LiveSafe and can be downloaded for free. This app allows you to receive instant alerts from Police Services and replaces the Tigertext service, which will end on August 31st, 2017. Additionally, it provides a quick, convenient and discreet way to communicate directly with Police Services. The app will allow members of the campus to send text, pictures, video and audio directly to Police Services in real time. It also allows for a live chat with safety personnel. The app includes the option to share tips and information anonymously. In addition, subscribers can use SafeWalk to invite personal contacts to virtually escort you as you chat.

For an overview, visit http://www.memphis.edu/police/pdf/uofm-livesafe-overview-letter.pdf or https://www.facebook.com/uofmemphis/videos/10155794442848273/

For Apple iOS instructions, visit Here.

For Android instructions, visit: Here.

Email365 - Alumni



05-16-2017 @ 2:30pm
Archived 9-12-2017


Graduating? They changed policies on emails. Graduates and Retirees can no longer keep there memphis.edu email address. Read Below:

Our Email365 benefit has changed in accordance with University policy UM1805. Per the policy, only current faculty, staff and students will have access to an @memphis.edu email address. View the new Email Use policy

The Alumni Association has launched a new email service for its members.

Alumni Association members will be able to create an @memphisalumni.org email account UMAR members will be able to create a @memphisretirees.org email account 60 day transition period before @memphis.edu email accounts are closed (April 20, 2017 - June 20, 2017).

For more info, and to sign up GO HERE.

Computer Stuff



05-15-2017 @ 2:30pm
Archived 9-12-2017


From: This Week E-Newsletter (May 15, 2017)

Update on umMail link in myMemphis When users access umMail from the myMemphis portal by clicking the envelope, they will see this message: .Our apologies. We are no longer able to automatically log you into umMail. In 10 seconds, you will be redirected to the umMail login screen where you can enter your credentials. If you are not redirected, please click here.. This is expected behavior. Microsoft now requires you to use your primary email and your password to log in. Note: You cannot use a preferred or vanity email address to log in.

Windows 10 coming to labs and classrooms this summer

Starting this month and continuing throughout the summer, Information Technology Services will be working with colleges to implement the Windows 10 Operating System in labs and smart classrooms. For detailed information regarding this upgrade and additional information about Windows 10, visit the informational page here. (ed note: this includes all Eng Tech Computer Labs)

Welcome Back Activities



08-22-2017 @ 4:00pm
Archived 9-4-2017


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I hope you all had a great summer. I am excited to announce we are hosting a welcome week dedicated to just engineering students. We are hosting 4 BIG events next week thanks to the generosity of our donors (FedEx, CDM Smith, TVA, EPS, G&W Diesel Services, and EVS). The events are listed below in detail and a flyer is attached to distribute.

The first is a breakfast, for freshmen only, on Monday the 28th in EA306. This breakfast is the ONLY chance for student to pick up their underclassmen freshmen engineering class t-shirt! We are having a full breakfast buffet from 7am-7:45am. I know it is early, but well worth it just for the t-shirt (trust me they will want the shirt!). This is the only event that is limited to those who are first-time undergraduate freshmen in engineering.

Tuesday the 29th we had a donor give us 150 tickets to the Redbirds game. The student’s ticket comes with 90 mins. of all you can eat hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and drinks. We only have 150 tickets, so tell them to sign up only if they are really going to be there. Game starts at 6:35pm. This event is open to all engineering students (undergraduate and graduate). As a faculty/staff member, you are welcome to join us (it is $1 hot dog night). To purchase tickets in the same area please call Austin Stewart 901-722-0205 and tell him you are with the HCOE.

Wednesday the 30th is our Party on the Patio from 11am-1pm. This is a great chance for students to sign up to participate in an Engineering RSO’s (registered student orgs), buy an ESC (engineering student council) engineering t-shirt (or pick up your preorder), take a picture in the photo booth, sign up for Isaiah’s 901 Challenge, and enjoy lunch. Lunch is your choice of a hamburger, hot dog, or cheese pizza, potato salad, baked beans, cookies, tea, lemonade, and water. Everyone needs a ticket in order to eat! The tickets help us plan for next year by seeing how many people come through the line. This event is open to all engineering students (undergraduate and graduate). All faculty tickets will be given to your department admin or chair to distribute. All staff tickets can be picked up in my office.

Thursday the 31st the ESC is hosting a tailgate on Tiger lane starting at 5:30pm. We will have hot dogs, chips, cookies, and water for students. In addition, we will have some swag to get you ready for the opening football game. This event is open to all engineering students (undergraduate and graduate). Faculty and staff are encouraged to stop by!

Students can sign up for all of the events here.

Spring 2017 Class Evaluations



4-19-2016 @ 10:00am
Archived 5-8-2017


Students, you may now evaluate your Full Session Spring 2017 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 May 4. 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.

Summer / Fall Advising



2-3-2017 @ 10:20am
Updated 3-13-2017 @ 3:50pm
Archived 4-29-2017


It is that time of year again for Advising for the Summer and Fall Semesters. Please make an appointment by:

- goto http://www.memphis.edu/et/

- click "Make an Appointment"

- after logging in, select "Engineering Technology" and "Thomas Banning"


UPDATE:

Registration for Summer and Fall 2017 semesters begins on April 3. It is important that you complete your advising session before registration opens.

Advising in Engineering Technology has been underway for several weeks.

DO NOT DELAY! DO IT TODAY!

Scott Southall

Tau Alpha Pi



12-11-2016 @ 9:40pm
Archived 4-29-2017


On Friday Dec 9, we inducted one new member to 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.

Please join us in congratulating Brennan Toldi as our latest Honoree.

Peer Tutoring - Revised Schedule



01-23-2017 @ 11:15am
Updated Tutoring Schedule 3-5-2017 @ 11:25pm
Archived 4-29-2017


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.

Info

Professional Etiquette & FE Exam Pointers



04-17-2017 @ 3:15pm
Archived 4-29-2017


IEEE Meeting and Emacs Seminar



04-11-2017 @ 1:00pm
Archived 4-19-2017


The Current State of Information Technology Security



04-4-2017 @ 11:45am
Archived 4-11-2017


Engineering Technology invites you to an exciting seminar on The Current State of Information Technology Security on Thursday, April 6th from 1:00 – 2:30 PM in the Engineering Administration Auditorium (EA 203). Guest speaker, Bruce Upton is a retired US Air Force communications security officer and is a national information security expert.


Click on image for pdf

National Conference on Undergraduate Research



04-4-2017 @ 11:30am
Archived 4-11-2017


The University of Memphis will host the 31st annual National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR) Thursday, April 6 through Saturday, April 8. NCUR highlights undergraduate research, and it is expected to draw over 4,100 students and faculty members from all 50 states and several countries.

Frederick Smith, chairman and CEO of FedEx Corp, will give the opening plenary lecture. Other scheduled speakers are Santosh Kumar, professor of Computer Science at the UofM, Terri Freeman, President of the National Civil Rights Museum, and Daphene McFerren, Executive Director of the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute of Social Change.

Faculty, staff and students who are not presenting at the conference may attend the academic sessions and plenary lectures free of charge. The full conference program can be found at this link: http://www.memphis.edu/ugresearch/links/ncur_conference.pdf.

This message is being sent to allow the campus community to plan their activities in conjunction with NCUR in order to minimize any inconvenience. Commuters may experience traffic delays along Central Avenue due to shuttle bus pick-up and drop-off. If possible, you may want to avoid the area during NCUR.

Additionally, expect dining locations on campus to be busier than usual. If you typically dine on-campus, you may want to consider bringing your lunch or dining off-campus.

Please make our welcoming campus even more so by being on the lookout for campus visitors that might need assistance. We appreciate our faculty, staff and students that have so graciously volunteered. With your assistance, NCUR 2017 will be a success!

For more information about NCUR 2017, please contact conference co-chairs Melinda Jones (mljones6@memphis.edu) and Dick Irwin (rirwin@memphis.edu).


Currently no Engineering Technology rooms are effected...Prof Kohn's classes will meet as scheduled (except senior projects).

Immigration Executive Order Open Forum



04-2-2017 @ 1:15pm
Archived 4-11-2017


STEM Career Services - Upcoming Events



03-29-2017 @ 12:45pm
Archived 4-2-2017


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.

Info

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:

Info

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.

Info

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 McGinnis has his PhD from University of Little Rock 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 McGinnis 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:

List

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.

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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!