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March 15th, 2014

Memphis is home to Federal Express, St. Jude, Elvis Presley, and some awesome BBQ. The Memphis Section has more than 600 members, many of whom belong to one of the 37 IEEE Technical Societies. The Memphis Section is also comprised of student chapters from Arkansas State University, The University of Memphis, Christian Brothers University, Union University, UT Martin, and Ole Miss.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of the Section Officers.

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November 7th, 2019

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October 31st, 2019

Join us for an evening of Networking and Axe throwing.

RSVP required. $5 cash and a business card due at event. Includes Axe Throwing, Rec Room Living room and food.

Friday, Nov 8, 2019
Rec Room Living Room (3020-1 Broad Avenue) 5:30pm-6:30pm
Axe Throwing 6:45-7:45
Drinks are available for purchase next door from Rec Room.
Venue requires 21+ as there will be alcohol available.

October 23rd, 2019

The IEEE Council on RFID is pleased to announce that we will once again be running our Educational Mega-Challenge as a part of the 14th Annual International Conference on RFID. This year’s topic, It’s RAINing IoT, will concentrate on the integration of RAIN (UHF) RFID into an Internet of Things (IoT) solution. Undergraduate and graduate student teams are invited to submit solutions that use IoT to address technical, social, or economic problems or issues. The projects must have RAIN RFID as a component of the solution, but the RAIN RFID component does not have to be the centerpiece. Proposals can be a part of ongoing research, a completely new concept or a variant of another proposal or solution.

Submissions are due by 22:00 UTC on February 7, 2020, and should be in the form of a response to an RFP. See the webpage ( for details on judging and submissions. The three finalist teams will be invited to present in person at the Conference in the RFID Journal Live Awards Theater where one member will give a 3 minute, single slide presentation of their solution.

Teams must have at least one IEEE student member and one IEEE senior member (as an advisor/mentor). Teams are encouraged to be multi-disciplinary and can be comprised of students from up to two institutions (community colleges, 4-year colleges/universities). Thanks to our generous sponsors, the three finalist teams will receive funding to help defray the costs of travel to the conference (exact amount will be dependent upon the final level of sponsorship that is obtained), but the winning team will receive approximately 1/2 of the funding and the runner-ups will receive approximately one-quarter each).

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the Mega-Challenge chair, Dr. Kevin Berisso at or

October 11th, 2019

We are pleased to announce the member-direct Region 3 Fall Webinar:

Thursday, October 17, 2019: 2:00 to 3:00 PM EDT — Engineer Licensure from A to P.E. ***

Have you considered being licensed as a professional engineer? What are the advantages? What is involved? Why should engineers pursue licensure, and what about software engineers? Hear the answers to these and other questions in this IEEE-USA sponsored webinar. Dr. Glenn Parker is chair of the IEEE-USA Licensure and Registration Committee, and is a licensed Professional Engineer who helps to write and review the Computer Engineering P.E. examination. Come hear the latest updates on the process and, if you are already licensed, hear how you can get involved in shaping the future of licensure.

Presenter: Dr. Glenn Parker;

To register and get connection information:

October 11th, 2019

Region 3 Awards: Deadline is December 1st

Go to:

I believe most of us know someone deserving of one of the Region 3 awards below. Nominating someone doesn’t take long. Ask the nominee to help provide the information you need! Review the purpose of each award below, and submit your nominations. Feel free to contact me, the Region 3 Awards and Recognition Chair, with your questions at

  • Region 3 Outstanding Engineer Award — Purpose: To recognize a member of Region 3 who, through technical and professional abilities, has made an outstanding contribution to the electrotechnology profession.
  • Region 3 Outstanding Service Award — Purpose: To recognize a member of Region 3 who, through service to the Region and to the Institute, has made an outstanding contribution to the electrotechnology profession.
  • Joseph M. Biedenbach Outstanding Engineering Educator Award — Purpose: To recognize a member of Region 3 who has shared technical and professional abilities through teaching in industry, government, or in an institution of higher learning and in so doing has made an outstanding contribution to the electrotechnology profession.
  • Daniel W. Jackson Award — Purpose: To recognize a Past Director who, through continuing service to the Region and to the Institute, has made exemplary contributions to the electrotechnology profession.
  • Region 3 Professional Leadership Award — Purpose: To recognize a member of Region 3 for outstanding leadership efforts in achieving the professional aims of IEEE in the United States.
  • Employer Professional Development Award — Purpose: To recognize an employer in Region 3 for outstanding contributions in advancing the professional development of employees.

Nominations, endorsements and evaluations are handled on-line at the Region 3 Awards and Recognition Portal. You can download the application(s) from the website to enable the gathering of information offline before you submit online. Please visit and sign up for an account today!


Kristin Bing
IEEE Region 3 Awards Chair

September 13th, 2019

The University of Memphis Student Branch invites you to a Tour of the Mitsubishi Electric Power Products facility (2865 Riverport Rd, Memphis, TN 38109) for a tour on Oct 11 at 2pm.


June 4th, 2019

Brandy Washington (CBU -ECE ’20)) and Mason Cowing (U of M IEEE) submitted an entry to the 13th annual IEEE/RFID International Conference held in Phoenix, Arizona and finished in the top three in the Mega-Challenge. The rules for the competition were to pick a city and think of a problem that could be solved using RFID technology. As interns at R&N Systems Design – a company that deals with correctional facilities, the project that was developed revolved around the use and movement of tools in correctional facilities. The solution presented was to create a tool belt that used a Raspberry Pi Zero as a Bluetooth module, a BLE tag, LEDs, and a buzzer. These components were used to help track tools and alert users when a tool was out of range from the tool belt. A prototype was developed in which a red LED would flash and a buzzer would sound if the device was not found or out of range, and a green LED would light meaning the device was found or in range. Pictured are Brandy and Mason at the poster competition at the 13th annual IEEE/RFID International Conference.

May 31st, 2019

The InfraGard National Capital Region (InfraGardNCR) invites you to join its upcoming InfraGardNCR Cyber Series webinar on 6/24/2019 at 1 p.m. Eastern!

The InfraGardNCR Cyber Series is hosted every other month by NCR’s IT sector chiefs (Patty Arcano and Chris Foulon). Our June webinar looks at industrial control system malware that might also incorporate physical effects. Our presenter is Robert Lee, CEO and founder of Dragos, Inc.

This webinar is open to everyone, including people who are not InfraGard members, so please forward the invitation to any colleagues who might be interested in the topic. We’ll also record the webinar and archive it on the InfraGard portal for later viewing.

You must register at in advance to attend the webinar. Connection instructions will arrive via automatic email from our Zoom platform.

Here’s a synopsis of what we’ll cover:

There’s been more media attention paid recently to the increasing surfacing of malware which might be targeting ICS and which might also have the potential for kinetic effects. For example, the real-world incident involving the TRISIS/TRITON malware affecting the Triconex safety systems is an indicator of the new strategic threat to cause physical damage to critical infrastructure via cyber attacks.

What’s the current threat landscape in the world of industrial controls? How likely is it that cyber attacks will have real-world physical results? What are the options to defend against these threats?

Join us on 6/24 to find out!

Tell a friend — this webinar is open to all interested parties, regardless of their InfraGard membership status.

More about our speaker:

Robert M. Lee is CEO and Founder of the industrial (ICS/IIoT) cyber security company Dragos, Inc. He is a National Cybersecurity Fellow at New America for critical infrastructure cybersecurity policy issues. Robert was named one of Passcode’s Influencers, awarded EnergySec’s Cyber Security Professional of the Year (2015), and inducted into Forbes’ 30 under 30 for Enterprise Technology (2016). A passionate educator, Robert is the course author of SANS ICS515 – ICS Active Defense and Incident Response and the lead author of SANS FOR578 – Cyber Threat Intelligence. Robert has performed defense, intelligence, and attack missions in government organizations including establishing an ICS/SCADA cyber threat intelligence and intrusion analysis mission for the NSA. He writes and speaks about industrial security, threat intelligence, and cyber security. Robert, along with Jeff Haas, creates a weekly technology and security web comic titled Little Bobby.

Questions? Email the InfraGardNCR coordinators at

May 15th, 2019

Let’s welcome newly graduated Engineers, professionals (young and old) out for an afternoon of ping pong, volleyball, and networking in a casual environment!

Kids, significant others, friends, puppers, and doggos are welcome!

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Date And Time

Sat, May 18, 2019
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
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May 6th, 2019

Today’s technological development and the advancement in medical diagnostics and prognostics are driving rapid growth in the MedTech industry. Advancements in energy storage technologies, artificial intelligence, robotics, and testing procedures are the driving force for innovation in medical devices, wearable interconnected technologies, and digital health.

The purpose of this forum is to discuss the trends in the MedTech industry, identify the opportunities for innovators to develop IP, examine the energy and power management for medical devices, and understand requirements and constraints that originate from patients, physicians, and regulatory agencies.

Date: May 7th 2019
Venue: Memphis Bioworks Foundation Auditorium
20 Dudley St #900
Memphis, TN 38103

8:00 – 8:30 AM
Breakfast and Networking

8:30 – 9:30 AM

Panel Discussion
Dr. Esra Roan
Dr. Michael Dimitriou
Mr. Sean Ritchie
Dr. Min Yun

9:45 – 11: 30 AM

Dr. Quinn Horn
Battery Selection for Medical Devices

Dr. Sergio Mendoza
System Requirements for Battery Powered Medical Devices