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Blind Spot: Professors Look to Tackle Glaucoma. The University of Memphis and the Southern College of Optometry are working together to find better ways to detect glaucoma. Watch the video.

Wang Doctoral Student Receives Coveted Fellowship

Chuanqi Wang, a University of Memphis geotechnical engineering doctoral candidate, can now be called a GSI Fellow! Wang received a $10,000 fellowship from the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI.)  The GSI Board of Directors selected Wang and two other students from a number of proposals from universities around the world. Read More...


High School Roboticists Need Your Help

For the past 3 years, the Herff College Department of Engineering Technology has been helping US First Robotics Competition (FRC) Teams in Memphis area high schools learn about Engineering and Robotics. If you are not familiar with US First, it is a program to teach students about engineering though robotics competitions. (Click here to watch a great video.)

With our help, FRC has grown from one team in 2009 to ten teams last year.  But we need your help! Many teams do not have mentors.  The skills needed include: Electrical, Computer, Software (C/C++, Java and particularly LabVIEW), Control Systems and Mechanical Engineers or Engineering Technologists. Not only will you be helping students get excited about Engineering, but you get to play with some very cool robots and help influence the next generation of Engineers. For information on how you can help, contact Daniel Kohn.

 IFTI  IFTI Hosted Federal Highway Administration Meeting

On Monday, August 20th, the Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute (IFTI) collaborated with the Federal Highway Administration division administrators and strategic transportation planners for Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. This meeting was the first time these key players gathered to discuss important issues facing the mid-south freight transportation industry and infrastructure.  The time together allowed the four entities to identify opportunities to work together to provide education and outreach to transportation professionals and the community at large.


NSF Grant to U of M Professor Will Benefit Mobility-Impaired Persons

A grant to Dr. Joel Bumgardner, professor of biomedical engineering at the U of M, will not only help educate students in a number of fields, but will ultimately be of benefit to persons who are mobility-impaired. The $111,490 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will partially fund undergraduate student design projects that aim to assist people with general or age-related mobility disabilities. Other U of M professors who worked with Bumgardner in obtaining the grant and who will be instrumental in organizing student design projects are Dr. Amy Curry, Dr. John Williams and Dr. Warren Haggard. Read Moreā€¦


 Meet Herff College of Engineering Student, Mark Minyard

August 17th was the first day of the fall 2012 semester. We interviewed a new Herff College of Engineering student and captured his thoughts as he embarked on a new school year. Click here to meet Mark Minyard and to hear about his first week.

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Dr. John Williams

Dr. John Williams, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, is working on the next generation of knee replacements being developed at the University of Memphis. More...

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