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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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February 16th, 2023

Greetings IEEE Member, 

“How can I get more involved with IEEE?”

Great question! February is traditionally the time for Engineers’ Week, which is a great opportunity to jump into volunteering or networking events (some even come with PDHs!). The Memphis Joint Engineers Council has been kind enough to compile the list of Engineers’ Week happenings. At the week’s end, we will be celebrating our award-receiving members at the TSPE Banquet on February 23rd 2023. 

The IEEE Memphis Chapter would love to see you at any of the events! Have a great Engineers’ Week! 

Kind regards, 

Elizabeth Hayes
Section Chair, 2023 
IEEE Memphis

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 – Engineers Week Kickoff Luncheon
This year’s event will be both in-person (limited to 60 attendees) and virtual. Time: Luncheon at 11:30 AM, Program at 12:00 PM
Location: Memphis Light, Gas and Water Training Center
                4949 Raleigh-LaGrange at Covington Pike
                Presenter: Doug McGowen, MLGW President and CEO

In-person Luncheon Cost: $15 via PayPal;
You will receive an email with box lunch menu from One and Only Barbecue.
Vegetarian options will be available. Selections are needed by Friday, February 10.

Meeting Link for virtual attendance (no cost):

Meeting ID: 862 6871 5468
One tap mobile: +13092053325,,86268715468# US Audio by phone: 309-205-3325

Sponsoring Organization: The Engineers’ Club of Memphis


In addition to the presentation, proclamations from the City and County Mayors will be read; Featured Engineering and Engineering Technology Students from Christian Brothers University, Southwest Tennessee Community College, and The University of Memphis will be recognized; Featured Engineers and Professionals from local engineering organizations will be recognized; and the Memphis-Area Joint Engineers Council Award of Excellence will be presented.

Saturday, February 18, 2023 – STEMOLOGY (for 3rd-12th grade students)
A conference to spark interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) Time: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: Southwest Tennessee Community College (Macon Cove Campus)
Student Sign-up: 

Student Cost: $20
Volunteer Sign-up:
Sponsoring Organization: National Society of Black Engineers Memphis Professionals
For more information, email 

STEMology is a gender and minority empowerment conference for 3rd-12th grade students which uses science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts to inspire the next generation of young leaders. With guidance from local technical professionals, students will engage in interactive workshops to allow hands-on STEM learning, team activities, discussions surrounding myths and truths of minorities & genders in STEM, and STEM career opportunities. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Students will also get T-Shirts.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 – Order of the Engineer Ceremony

Time: Check-in and ring selection for ceremony participants 11:00 AM,
           Luncheon at 11:30 AM,
           Program at 12:00 PM
           Location: Christian Brothers University Sabatini Lounge

Event details: 
Sponsoring Organizations: American Society of Civil Engineers West TN Branch and Society of Military Engineers Memphis Post
For more information: 

The Order of the Engineer was initiated in the United States in 1970 to foster a spirit of pride and responsibility in the engineering profession, to bridge the gap between training and experience, and to present to the public a visible symbol identifying the Engineer. Participants in the Order of the Engineer Ceremony take the “Obligation of the Engineer” oath, which states an Engineer’s responsibilities to the public and to the profession. Participants receive an Obligation Certificate and a stainless-steel ring that is worn as a reminder of an Engineer’s commitment to high ethics and professionalism. Any Engineer is eligible for induction if he or she has graduated from an ABET accredited engineering program or holds a license as a P. E. Students enrolled in ABET-accredited engineering degree programs are eligible to participate if they are within two academic terms of graduation. There are no membership dues.

Thursday, February 23, 2023 – Engineers Week Banquet (1 PDH)

Time: 6:30 PM Social, 7:30 PM Dinner and Program
Location: Christian Brothers University Thomas Center
Sponsoring Organization: Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers Memphis Chapter

Presenter: Kel Kearns, Plant Manager Electric Vehicle Centre BlueOval City
Cost: $50 per person for table of 8 people; $55 per person for single ticket

Tickets & Registration: Online: 
You must register with your name and email address to receive a PDH certificate for 1 hour.

In addition to the presentation, the TSPE Memphis Chapter will announce its Young Engineer, Distinguished Service, Outstanding Engineer, Government Engineer, and Outstanding Employer award recipients.

Saturday, February 25, 2023 – MJEC Engineers Week Student Contest

Time: 9:00 AM – Noon (9:00 student set-up begins, 9:30 judges assemble for instructions, 10:00 judging begins) Location: Southwest Tennessee Community College, Macon Cove Campus, Nabors Auditorium
Sponsoring Organization: Memphis-Area Joint Engineers Council
Contact: Carol Jones 901-485-7425, email 

For more information: 
Teams selected from the first round of judging will present their projects and answer questions from the judges, local professionals from many different engineering disciplines. The Engineers Week Student Contest is an opportunity for middle and high school students to express their creativity and demonstrate their ingenuity by working on concept projects designed to improve our quality of life. Judging criteria include benefit to society, creativity, feasibility, and presentation. Monetary awards are given to the winning students and schools.  Volunteers are needed to judge the Student Contest. Contact Carol if interested.

February 16th, 2023

IEEE SoutheastCon is the annual IEEE Region 3 Technical, Professional, and Student Conference. It brings together Computer Scientists, Electrical, and Computer Engineering professionals, faculty and students to share the latest information through technical sessions, tutorials, and exhibits. It is the most influential conference in Region 3 for promoting awareness of the technical contributions made by our profession to the advancement of engineering science and to the community. As usual, attendance and technical program participation from areas outside IEEE Region 3 are encouraged and welcomed.

SoutheastCon 2023 Conference Registration:

SoutheastCon 2023 Hotel Registration:

December 6th, 2022

Now that we are living in post pandemic world, it is time to start getting out and enjoying in person activities once again.

IEEE Officers serve for a calendar year, so that means elections are coming up. If you wish to serve as an officer and help get IEEE Memphis going again after the covid lull, please email indicating how you would like to serve.

We are hoping to start having meeting and professional development activities once again in the coming year! Until then have a happy holiday season!

September 21st, 2021

SoutheaseCon 2020 will be held in Mobile Alabama March 31 – Apr 3 2022. Click Here to be taken to the SoutheastCon 2020 Website.

September 21st, 2021

The FedEx Institute of Technology and Blockchain901 are excited to present a virtual series on the current and future state of blockchain technology. Tech leaders from Microsoft, IBM, IEEE, ConsenSys Health, and more will share their real world experience and provide insight into what lies ahead in the blockchain world. Topics will include blockchain governance, platforms, tokenization, and more. To find more information and a list of upcoming talks, CLICK HERE.

September 21st, 2021
Abstract: A Framework for Assessing Blockchain Applications in Healthcare
Blockchain use cases in the healthcare industry are starting to mature and greater attention to the potential of the technology to address public health challenges, such as COVID-19, are also emerging. However, ensuring that blockchain applications are “fit-for-purpose” for the heavily regulated and complex industry of healthcare is easier said than done. In this presentation, we will discuss a framework for assessing blockchain applications in healthcare with a focus on business blockchains and design constructs. We will also discuss healthcare blockchain research use cases and also what blockchain approaches have been suggested for addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaker: Timothy K. Mackey

Tim Ken Mackey is a Professor of Global Health at the University of California, San Diego, the Global Health Policy and Data Institute, and also the CEO and co-founder of the S-3 Research LLC. He holds a BA in Political Science-International Relations, a Masters Degree in Health Policy & Law and also earned his PhD in Global Public Health from the joint doctoral program at UC San Diego – San Diego State University. His work focuses on an array of multidisciplinary topics in domestic and global public health and he has extensive professional experience including over 10 years experience in the private sector and acting as a consultant for the World Health Organization, the US Department of State and others. His research interests include big data, machine learning, data visualization and blockchain technology applications to public health challenges.

Click HERE to register.

September 21st, 2021

Pioneers in Skirts movie screening and discussion

Join 5 IEEE Region 3 WIE groups as we watch and discuss the movie Pioneers in Skirts!

Pioneers in Skirts is a multi-award-winning social impact film that examines the barriers and setbacks women confront in their careers, starting as early as elementary school. The film analyzes the stereotyping and sexism that can chip away at a girl’s and woman’s pioneering ambition and helps viewers understand what they (themselves) can do to change it.

Attendees will watch the movie prior to the discussion, which will be held Tuesday Oct 5 from 6:30 – 7:30pm ET (5:30 – 6:30pm CT).  The movie will be available on demand for a 3-day period beginning Saturday Oct 2.  Registration is capped to the first 100 people to register.

Click to find out more information about the movie or to watch the trailer!

Click HERE to register for the event!

August 17th, 2021

Christian Brothers University has won a $10,000 award for the 2021 National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Engineering Education Award competition. The faculty, staff, and students at Christian Brothers University Engineering Department and University of Tennessee Health Science Center, along with the engineering professionals who have taken part in Go Baby Go – MROC project are to be celebrated for their work on such a worthwhile project. The purpose of this project was to design, build, and implement an upgrade to commercially available ride-on vehicles for disabled children of ages 13-months to 3-years. The solution involves supplying the children with Modified Ride-On Cars. (MROCs). MROCs are customized electric toy cars that are altered to accommodate the specific needs of individual children. MROCs are an ideal alternative to purchasing expensive motorized chairs that many families cannot afford.

July 13th, 2021

IEEE Blockchain Groups – The Americas (the geographic section that the Memphis local BC group is part of) is planning a virtual event on 9/15. Details are still being sorted.Blockchain901/FIT Blockchain SeriesThese events are organized through the partnership between FedEx Institute of Technology and Blockchain901.

  • Ramesh Ramadoss (Chair of the IEEE Standards Committee and Co-chair of the IEEE Blockchain Initiative) will speak in October. No date set yet.
  • Info for the July talks on blockchain governance with the chair and vice chair of IEEE P2145 Blockchain Governance Standards Working Group:


FedEx Institute of Technology-Blockchain901 Series (includes links to past recordings):


MEETUP Link with InfoBlockchain Governance Series with Kirsten Pomales and Thomas Cox of IEEE:


“Blockchain Governance: Enterprise Applications” is a virtual three-part event included in the FedEx Institute | Blockchain901 Technology Series.
As Blockchain technology enables new business models, how do we ensure this blockchain ecosystem is designed to continually benefit all stakeholders?

Join two leaders in Blockchain Governance as they help us to understand this complex topic. Thomas Cox and Kirsten Pomales serve as chair and vice-chair of the IEEE P2145 Blockchain Governance Standards Working Group. They will guide us through the intricacies of group decision-making in a three-part event which will end in a hands-on workshop:

Part 1 – Tue 7/13 – Learn about the implications of blockchain technology for enterprises
Part 2 – Tue 7/20- Deep dive into why governance will play an integral role in the success of blockchain applications and networks
Part 3 – Tue 7/27- Hands-on workshop on preparing your organization to ideate on, evaluate, and adopt Web 3.0 technology

April 10th, 2021

Memphis students did exceptionally well at this year’s SoutEastCon Student Competitions!

Christian Brothers University students did and outstanding job in the Technical Presentation Competition at IEEE SoutheastCon 2021:

Congratulations to Rosemarie Wiethop, an Electrical Engineering student at Christian Brothers University, for winning second place with “Mirroring for Solar Space” (

As well as congratulations to to Brandy Washington, an Electrical Engineering And Computer Science student at Christian Brothers University, for winning third place with “Home Sewing Efficiently with a Pattern Cutting Robot” (–0)

And congratulations to the following Christian Brother University Student for being finalists in the Technical Presentation Competition:

Christian Brothers University also won the Community Outreach Competition at SoutheastCon. Congratulations to Min-Seo Song Min-Seo and Stacy Okai, Electrical Engineering students, with the Data Logging with Go Baby Go blog ( The project aspires to design, build, and implement an upgrade to these vehicles that the children will be using. The blog provides a platform for students to share ideas to create and install components and features to enhance Go Baby Go vehicles used by children with limited mobility. CBU/ The University of Tennessee Health Science Center encourages participation in this project through the blog at Data Logging with Go Baby Go – Customizing Toy Cars for Kids with Limited Mobility.

The University of Memphis also did exceptionally well, wining Third Place in the Hardware (Robotics) Competition as well as Second Place in the T-Shirt Competition.

Congratulations to all the winners!