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U of M “E-Day” Nov. 16th Will Celebrate Engineering Education and the Engineering Profession

For release: November 7, 2012
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901-678-2843

The Herff College of Engineering at the University of Memphis will open its doors to the community and to hundreds of elementary, middle school and high school students during its E-Day open house Friday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.  

The event will showcase engineering activities and research being conducted at the College, which is located on Central Avenue near the Zach Curlin intersection.

Faculty, staff, students and alumni of the Herff College will be on hand to answer questions and discuss programs offered at the College. Groups may take guided tours that include demonstrations of engineering activities ranging from measuring an EKG to assessing the response of a multistory building to an earthquake. Guided tours will be provided, or individuals and small groups may visit the exhibits and demonstrations at their own pace.

In addition to the tours, student groups may compete in a variety of competitions designed to show off engineering and team skills. Teams will compete in such events as harnessing wind power, water transportation, biomaterial design, structural strength of unusual materials, and optimization of materials and methods for constructing a cardboard beam.

Schools or groups may register online at

The Herff College of Engineering offers undergraduate programs in biomedical, civil, computer, electrical and mechanical engineering, and in engineering technology. Graduate programs are offered in biomedical engineering (in partnership with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center) and in computer, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering, and in engineering technology.

The College also houses the Ground Water Institute, a center of expertise on ground water research and management. Other research centers include the Center for Advanced Sensors, Center for Biofuel Energy and Sustainable Technologies, Center for Partnerships in GIS, and the Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute.


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