Herff College of Engineering Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute (IFTI)
Explore IFTI's Educational Activities

­IFTI's most recent activities to foster the educational and professional development of K-12 learners; university undergraduate and graduate students and practicing transportation professionals.

Educational Agreement 

Educational Partnership with Russian Academy of Water Transport

The Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute (IFTI) at the University of Memphis hosted a delegation of 20 Russian logistics professionals as part of the International Trade Administration Special American Business Internship Training (SABIT) Program Nov. 18-20, 2013.

During the program, the U of M and Volga State Academy of Water Transport signed a memorandum of agreement to hold scientific, educational and cultural exchanges. Dr. Andy Meyers, U of M vice provost for Research, signed the agreement on behalf of Interim President Brad Martin. Read more...

 GEE in Action

STEM Education for Middle & High School Students

Each summer, the University of Memphis engages, educates, and excites Memphis area students and teachers with two fast-paced interactive programs involving a number of activities designed to motivate and challenge participants to explore engineering. The Girls Experiencing Engineering Program (GEE) targets middle and high school aged girls. The male version of the program is called Transportation Engineering Careers (TREC). Read more...

 Garret A Morgan Grant Award

Partnership with Memphis City Schools

The Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration has awarded the Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program grant to Wooddale High School in partnership with the Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute (IFTI) at the University of Memphis for their proposed Memphis Transportation Engineering Careers (TREC) project. Read More...


Freight Transportation Leadership Academy

The Academy is a 4-part certification program targeted for mid-to-upper level executive positions that fills an important industry need. It is concise, affordable professional primer that teaches leadership skills, offers hands-on experience through "field trips" to see each mode in action, and provides participants a total understanding of the transportation industry and its connectivity. The Academy is creating a pipeline for future industry leaders. Read More...

 Connecing the industry and academics

Connecting the Transportation Industry & Academics

In fall 2011, Curt Heaslet, an engineer with FedEx, taught a course at the University of Memphis called Applied Simulation Modeling and Analysis. The course curriculum included an in depth application of simulation software, reviewed case studies, and offered a final project where students solved a business need in the industry. Read More...

 Transportation Modeling Workshop

Transportation Modeling Workshop

In June 2012, Dr. Mike Golias, Assistant Professor with the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Memphis explained and demonstrated a new integrated transportation model developed for the Memphis, TN metropolitan area. MPOs, DOTs, emergency responders, and others can use the model to evaluate projects. Read More...

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