Spring 2023 | Issue 3 | February 24

MJEC honors Herff students, faculty

The Memphis-Area Joint Engineers Council (MJEC) honored three of our own last week during their kickoff luncheon for Engineers Week, February 19-25. The event was sponsored by the Engineers' Club of Memphis. Those recognized were:

Featured Engineer Award
Dr. Russell Deaton, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs & Administration
Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Featured Engineering Student Award
Mary Lindsey, Biomedical Engineering

Featured Engineering Technology Student Award
Alexander Cook, Engineering Technology
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CPM Scheduling with Yates Construction

Civil Engineering alumni Coley Sontag (’19) and Zach Halford (’22) of Yates Construction present to students during the CPM Scheduling presentation, the first lecture of the Construction Management Series this semester.

CyberCorps Scholarship for Service

The federal government is paying for cybersecurity degrees!

CyberCorps SFS is a unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of federal information assurance professionals that protect the government’s critical information infrastructure.

Scholarship Details

  • All tuition and education related fees paid
  • Up to 3 years of support for undergraduate and graduate (MS or PhD) education
  • Academic year stipends of $25,000 for undergraduate students and $34,000 for graduate students
  • Professional allowance of $6,000 for SFS Job Fair and other travel, professional certification, etc.
  • Summer internships
  • Post graduation government service requirement for a period equivalent to length of scholarship


  • U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Full-time student with a commitment for a career in cybersecurity
Deadline to Apply

2023 Fall and 2024 Spring Cohort Applications (one round of applications):

February 1 to April 15, 2023


Go to Tiger Scholarship Manager
Select CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service.


Join CMAA, visit Ford's BlueOval City

Become a member of the University of Memphis Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America and, this semester, you will have the opportunity to visit the much anticipated BlueOval City Project that is coming to Stanton, Tennessee. 
BlueOval City

Why Join?
  • Networking
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Internship opportunities
  • Job site visits
  • Certification potential
    Earn a Construction Manager in Training (CMIT) certification
For more information, email Cody Williamson, cmwllm28@memphis.edu.

Dr. Hasan Ali publishes third book

Dr. Hasan Ali's third book, "Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage in Power Grids," has been published and is available for purchase on Amazon

Book Description
Energy storage is key to integrating renewable power. Superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) systems store power in the magnetic field in a superconducting coil. Once the coil is charged, the current will not stop and the energy can in theory be stored indefinitely. This technology avoids the need for lithium for batteries. The round-trip efficiency can be greater than 95%, but energy is needed for the cooling of the superconducting coil, and the material is expensive. So far, SMES systems are primarily used for improving power quality through short time storage, but further applications are being researched.

This concise treatise for researchers, including PhD students, involved with energy storage research at universities and in industry, experts at utilities and grid operators, as well as advanced students provides a hands-on overview of SMES technology. Chapters cover principles, control, power quality and transient stability enhancement, load frequency control, dynamic performance, use of AI with SMES, and cybersecurity case studies underpin the coverage.

Amazon Link

Construction Management Lecture Series

Guest Lectures

Class: Construction Estimating
Topic/Delivery: Detailed Estimates
Company: Montgomery Martine
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
9:40 to 11:05 a.m.

Class: Construction Engineering
Topic/Delivery: Project Closeout
Company: Grinder, Taber & Grinder
Monday, April 10, 2023
5:30 to 6:55 p.m.
EA 102D

Site Visit

Class: Construction Engineering, Construction Scheduling & Construction Estimating
Topic/Delivery: Blue Oval City
Company: Walbridge
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
1 p.m.
Project Site

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