Fall 2022 | Issue 8 | December 2

Jared Hassman earns Rambabu Kadiyala Award

Jared A. Hassman, Electrical and Computer Engineering student and Herff Ambassador coordinator, was awarded the 2022 Rambabu Kadiyala Award. Set to graduate May 2024, he was nominated by multiple students as someone who is always willing to help other students. A Herff STEM Ambassador, he works 150 contact hours (plus necessary preparation time) during the academic year as a mentor or tutor in a local K-12 school or non-profit organization.


Herff participates in Student Networking Dinner

The Benjamin L. Hook Institute for Social Change hosted their 5th annual Student Networking Dinner for members of the Hooks African American Male Initiative (HAAMI) and A Seat at the Table (ASATT). Made possible thanks to grant funding from Truist, the event provided students dinner and the opportunity to network with community professionals.

HAAMI focuses on enriching the collegiate experience and improving graduation outcomes for African American undergraduate male students at the University of Memphis. The program’s pillars are academic achievement, personal development, and career readiness. Engineering majors make up the largest group of our HAAMI members. ASATT is an initiative sponsored by the Benjamin L. Hook Institute for Social Change in collaboration with the Office of Multicultural Affairs with the goal of empowering women students by providing mentorship opportunities, financial literacy lessons and career readiness skills.


Civil Engineering received $2.544M from TDOT

  • TDOT Pollinator Habitat, $181,000 Brian Waldron (PI) and Leigh Boardman (Biological Sciences)(co-PI)
  • Influencing Mode Shift Through Behavioral Change Strategies, $150,000, Sabya Mishra (PI), Mihalis Golias (Co-PI)
  • More Effective Use of Tennessee Waterways to Account for Competing Uses and Address Freight Congestion, $150,000, Mihalis Golias (PI), Sabya Mishra (Co-PI)
  • Identification of Simulation Calibration Parameters using Urban Freeway Data, $225,000, Mihalis Golias (PI), Sabya Mishra (Co-PI)
  • Strategies for Improved Driver Behavior within Work Zones, $250,000, Sabya Mishra (PI), Mihalis Golias (Co-PI)
  • Evaluating Transit Accessibility to Food, Education, Recreation, and Other Essential Services in Tennessee, $40,000, Sabya Mishra (PI), Mihalis Golias (Co-PI)
  • Identifying Critical Knowledge Gaps and Assessing Organizational Readiness for Improved Knowledge Management, $201,420, Stephanie Ivey (PI), Brian Janz (Fogelman College)(Co-PI), Catherine Armwood-Gordon and Kimberly Triplett (TSU)(Co-PI), Janey Camp (Vanderbilt)(Co-PI)
  • RES2023-03: Automatic Tools for Quick and Accurate Construction Cost Estimation for Retaining Walls, $149,999.00, David Arellano (PI), Charles V. Camp (CO-PI), Joseph W. Delaney (CO-PI)
  • Stormwater Conveyance from Bridge Decks, $338,000, Claudio Meier (PI), Daniel Foti (Mechanical Engineering)(Co-PI), Charles V. Camp (Co-PI), Shahram Pezeshk (Co-PI)
  • TDOT University Technical Assistant Program, $1,000,000, Shahram Pezeshk (PI), plus 21 Co-PIs.

Faculty publication featured in Wolfram Mathematica Community, earned featured contributor badge

Deaton, R., Garzon, M. & Yasmin, R. Systems of axon-like circuits for self-assembled and self-controlled growth of bioelectric networks. Scientific Reports, 12, 13371 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-17103-4.
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