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U of M Engineering Students Receive NSF Graduate Fellowships

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.

Heather Doty

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

IEEE COnference Award

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.

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