Fulbright Program Grant Will Fund One Graduate Students' Study Abroad
Heather Doty, a graduate student in the Herff College of Enginneering, has been awarded
the prestigious Fulbright Program grant to study abroad.
Doty is pursuing a doctorate in biomedical engineering. Her specialty is tissue engineering,
specifically designing scaffolds to aid in bone regeneration. She will use her Fulbright
award to study at Singapore General Hospital’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
“I am very honored and excited to receive a Fulbright award,” Doty said. “I am delighted
to represent the U.S. as a student ambassador in Singapore. I look forward to the
research I will be participating in and to the new collaborations I will form. I know
this experience will strengthen our international relationships and enhance our research
here at the University of Memphis.”
Doty is the daughter of Claudia Bera and Ames Doty of Austin, Texas.
Named for the late U.S. senator from Arkansas, the Fulbright Program is the largest
international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars and professionals
to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching,
and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.
Students Bring Home Awards from IEEE Conference
The University of Memphis Student Branch of IEEE recently traveled to Nashville to
participate in the yearly IEEE Region 3 conference, SoutheastCon. The teams were composed
of students majoring in Mechanical, Electrical and Computer Engineering, as well as
Engineering Technology. The Students had entries in the website, T-shirt, hardware
and software competitions.
The hardware competition involved building a robot to autonomously seek out victims
of a natural disaster and report the victims’ status. The team had their best year
ever reaching the second round and tying for fifth place.
The software team was given a list of specifications and a limited amount of time
for the three team members to write the programs. Ben Avants (EECE), John Burr (Engineering
Technology) and John Olson (EECE), were able to complete three of the five problems
set forth. They were awarded second place among the 17 teams that competed. This was
the first time the Memphis Student Branch competed in the software competition, and
the first major competition in which they have taken home an award.