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Fall 2022 | Issue 2 | Sept. 9, 2022


Message from the Dean


Dear Herff Family,
The events of the last week have hit close to home. These violent actions on the part of a couple of individuals are hard to understand, but there is no doubt that they affect us all. The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority, and we plan to review the security of the engineering complex and make improvements where necessary. The University has sent out several notices about safety and counseling, which bears repeating. If you ever feel unsafe on campus, please call Campus Police at 901.678.4357 or use the LiveSafe App. Store this number in your phone and use it when needed. If you need to speak to someone who can help you cope with these recent events, please contact our Counseling Center.
Russell Deaton, Ph. D.
Interim Dean of Engineering




STEM Building Groundbreaking Postponed


The groundbreaking event for the new STEM Building has been postponed. A new date and time has not been set.


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Updated Rendering




Welcome to Herff!


Mechanical Engineering
Yuan Gao, Assistant Professor
Yue Guan, Assistant Professor
Yong Hoon Lee, Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mohammadreza Davoodi, Assistant Professor
Cynthia Y. Edwards, Administrative Associate II




Faculty/Staff headshots to be taken at Rose Theatre


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Available Dates
September 20, 21 and 22
October 19

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Civil Engineering Research Seminar Series

Guatemala's Logistic Resilience: The Case of the Sugar and Banana Industries

Guest Speaker
Professor Tirso Córdova Pacas

International Transport,
Logistics and Competitiveness,
Universidad Francisco Marroquín,
Guatemala, Central America

September 13, 2022
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
101 Engineering Administration
(Pizza and drinks will be provided.)





Herff College Career Fair


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September 16, 2022
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Engineering Complex





Construction Management Lecture Series

Construction Scheduling
Wednesday, September 28
5:30 p.m. to 6:55 p.m.
102 D Engineering Administration Building 
Guest Lecturer: Grinder Taber Grinder
Topic: Scheduling

Construction Engineering
Thursday, October 6
11:20 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
116 Engineering Science Building 
Guest Lecturer: Turner Construction
Topic Preconstruction

Construction Estimating
Tuesday, October 18
9:40 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.
335 Engineering Science Building 
Guest Lecturer: Flintco
Topic: Estimating



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