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Fall 2022 | Issue 6 | November 4

Career Milestone Recipients to be Honored

The Career Milestone Awards Program is designed to recognize employees for their years of service to the University of Memphis. Staff employees are eligible for recognition during their fifth year of service and faculty during their tenth year of service. Subsequent recognition occurs thereafter in five (5) year increments. Each year, the Department of Human Resources sponsors the Career Milestone Awards Ceremony for all faculty & staff employees where they are presented with a milestone award in appreciation of their years of service to the UofM. This year's ceremony will be held Nov. 15, 2022, at 10 a.m. in the University Center Ballroom. 

Forty Years
Steven Griffin, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Thirty-Five Years
Gladius Lewis, Mechanical Engineering

Twenty Years
Jeffrey Marchetta, Mechanical Engineering
Aaron Robinson, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Fifteen Years
Jessica Jennings, Biomedical Engineering
Betsy Loe, Herff College of Engineering

Ten Years
Adel Abdelnaby, Civil Engineering
Russell Deaton, Herff College of Engineering
Kimberly Rogers, Herff College of Engineering
Scott Schoefernacker, CAESER

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Dr. Doblas to give NEDtalk

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University Libraries will host NEDtalks on Nov. 9-10 from 3-5 p.m. in the Second Floor Commons of Ned McWherter Library. Dr. Ana Doblas, Electrical & Computer Engineering, will speak on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 3:45 p.m. Her topic is "What is a DHM Microscope, and Which is Its Current State of Art?" 

NEDtalks is a bi-annual research forum hosted by the Ned McWherter Library where UofM professors and students from multiple disciplines share recent research in engaging & entertaining 15-minute presentations in the TEDtalks style. One event of the year is dedicated to UofM professors. The second event, NEDxStudents, is dedicated to UofM students. The Libraries partners with Helen Hardin Honors College for NEDxStudents, and a panel of judges awards the best student presentation of each day a monetary prize. Refreshments will be provided.
List of NEDTalks

Congratulations Dr. Meier!

Dr. Roger Meier headshotDr. Roger Meier, associate professor and graduate coordinator in Civil Engineering, was recognized at the Tennessee Engineers annual meeting of about 600 participants. The American Society of Civil Engineers Tennessee Section renamed the annual outstanding Student Chapter Member Award to the “Dr. Roger W. Meier Outstanding Student Chapter Member Award.”

October Research Awards

Dr. Mohd Ali, associate professor in the Department of Electrical Computer Engineering, was awarded $498,000 from the National Security Agency for his project “Cyber Resilient 5G-Enabled Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure.”

Dr. Stephanie Ivey, associate dean and professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, was awarded $403,331 from the National Science Foundation, for her project “Collaborative Research: The Urban STEM Collaboratory - Building STEM Identity and Student Success through Academic, Financial, Social, and Career Support,” and $85,000 from Battelle for her projects “TSIN - West TN STEM Hub” and “STEM Hub CS.”

Dr. Scott Schoefernacker, associate director of water in the Center for Applied Earth Science and Engineering Research, was awarded $139,717 from the City of Collierville for his project “City of Collierville Wellhead Protection and Support Services,”; $132,200 from the City of Bartlett for his project “City of Bartlett Wellhead Protection and Support Services,”; and $45,000 from the City of Germantown for his project “City of Germantown Wellhead Protection and Support Services.”

Dr. Sabya Mishra, professor of Civil Engineering, awarded $100,000 from Memphis Area Transit Authority and FTA for his project "Accelerating Innovative Mobility - Memphis Area Transit Authority Case Study."

Dr. Claudio Meier, associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, was awarded $29,975 from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville with the U.S. Geological Survey for his project “Auto-Depuration Due to Hyporheic Exchange/Filtration under Bars of Headwater Streams in Tennessee.”

Dr. Joel Bumgardner, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was awarded $22,898 from Triad Life Sciences, Inc for his project “Biomaterial Characterization.”


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The CAESER Division of Transportation and Logistics, the Southeast Transportation Workforce Center, and the Memphis World Trade Club are pleased to partner again this year to host the 16th Annual State of Freight conference! 
Don't miss out!  Attend the conference on Nov. 10 at the University of Memphis in advance of the 71st annual Port of New Orleans Night (hosted at the Peabody Hotel).
Learn from thought leaders and join in on discussions around the future of freight- including electrification and alternative fuels, state of freight in Tennessee, and where we are headed with AI, robotics and autonomy! 

>> Conference Agenda (pdf)
>> Conference registration (FREE)
>> Port of New Orleans Night registration

Thank you to our partners and sponsors!
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Herff Turkey Bowl Event

Join us for Turkey Bowling on Tuesday, November 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the second floor lobby of Engineering Administration. To participate, sign up in teams of two for a single elimination tournament. Registration deadline is Monday, November 14, at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to spectators. Winners will receive a prize.Turkey bowl image
All participants are asked to collect money to donate to the Mid-South Food Bank. The MSFB can provide three complete meals to mid-south families for every dollar we raise. Last year, the teams and students raised enough to feed more than 1,500 people, and this year the goal is 3,000. If every student in the HCOE donated $1, we would provide more than 4,400 meals.
To help reach the goal, the black HCOE t-shirts, the light blue UofM+HCOE=A Great University and  HCOE Class T-shirts will be sold for $10 each.
Team Registration Form

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