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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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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:

REGISTERhttps://bit.ly/BC-Governance-Series
SERIES INFO

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

– https://www.memphis.edu/fedex/engagement/fit_blockchain901.php

MEETUP Link with InfoBlockchain Governance Series with Kirsten Pomales and Thomas Cox of IEEE:
https://meetu.ps/e/K7sLB/BlrwZ/a

DESCRIPTION:

“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” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoW1J1BeP04&t=2s).

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” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V80lFj3k–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 (gbgdatalogger.ieeecbu.org). 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!

March 2nd, 2021

SESSION_5  AI/Blockchain for Healthcare IOT Technical Track Deep Dive

Free Virtual IEEE Event

Wed March 3, 2021

February 5th, 2021
Engineers Week

https://www.DiscoverE.org/our-programs/engineers-week
DiscoverE: We are the E in STEM

2021 Theme – Imagining Tomorrow

DiscoverE is the backbone organization behind Engineers Week (established 1951), Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (2001), World Engineering Day (2016, formerly known as Global Day of the Engineer), the Global Marathon (2005), and the Future City Competition (1993). Its programs and resources have been adopted and adapted by individuals and organizations around the globe.

DiscoverE programs and special campaigns cover pre-k to work force and intersect at the points of corporate social responsibility, public affairs, and talent acquisition. They are highly collaborative, represent the breadth of engineering, and are compelling yet simple to execute. This strategy enables organizational partners, volunteers, and educators to effectively reach millions of students, parents, and young adults with the message that engineers work with smart, inspiring people to invent, design, and create things that matter. 

2021 MEMPHIS-AREA ACTIVITIES

Visit the Memphis-Area Joint Engineers Council website http://mjecm.org/

Friday, February 5, 2021 – Saturday, February 6, 2021 – MATHCOUNTS Chapter Competition

Due to COVID-19, this year’s MATHCOUNTS Competition Series has been modified and will be online.

Sponsoring Organization: Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers Memphis Chapter

For more information: https://www.mathcounts.org/programs/competition-series

The Competition Series typically has 4 levels of competition – school, chapter, state and national. However, this year the 2020-2021 Competition Series will have 4 levels of official competition—chapter, chapter invitational, state and national—and 4 unofficial online practice competitions. The competition is comprised of 4 rounds—Sprint, Target, Team and Countdown Round. However, Team and Countdown Rounds will not be conducted officially in the 2020-2021 Competition Series until the national level.

The Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) sponsors both regional and state competitions every year for the nationwide MATHCOUNTS program (www.mathcounts.org). MATHCOUNTS is a national competition for students in 6th through 8th grade. Regional and state competitions are held in February and March, along with a final national competition in May. MATHCOUNTS offers exciting programs for students who not only love math, but fear math as well. The programs are designed to engage students of all ability levels in fun and challenging ways that are sometimes not possible within the structure of a math classroom.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 – Online Engineers Week Kickoff and Awards Presentation

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89088389264?pwd=NUhHL1BSMXU5Y0EzdzIyMDM4RmFHZz09

Meeting ID: 890 8838 9264

Passcode: 540595

Audio by phone: 312-626-6799

Speaker: Brian Sullivan, FedEx Pilot & MD11 Fleet Standards Manager, MD11 Fleet Operations During the Pandemic

Sponsoring Organization: The Engineers’ Club of Memphis                     Website: http://www.engineersclubofmemphis.com

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 from local engineering organizations will be recognized; and the Memphis-Area Joint Engineers Council Award of Excellence will be presented.

2021 MEMPHIS-AREA ACTIVITIES (Continued)

Friday, February 19, 2021 – Online Ethics Presentation (1 PDH)

Note: Order of the Engineer will not be held this year.

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Meeting Link: : http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=jonqx86ab&oeidk=a07ehjepf1680e7b281

Speaker: 2021 National ASCE President-Elect Dennis D. Truax, Ph.D., P.E., DEE, D.WRE, F.NSPE, F.ASCE will speak on “Engineering a New Code of Ethics” https://source.asce.org/get-to-know-asce-2021-president-elect-dennis-truax/

Cost for PDH certificate: Free

Sponsoring Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers, West TN Branch

The Order of the Engineer ceremony will not be held due to COVID-19.  However, here is some information about it.  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.  Additional information may be obtained at the Order of the Engineer website at http://www.order-of-the-engineer.org/index.html.

Saturday, February 27, 2021 – MJEC Engineers Week Student Contest Championship Round

Due to COVID-19, this year’s contest will not be held in person.  As in past years, there will be two rounds of judging.  The deadline to participate is the end of the day Friday, February 12, 2021. The First Round of judging will determine which projects advance to the Championship Round. Schools will be notified no later than Monday, February 22, 2021.  The Championship Round will be held Saturday, February 27, 2021.

For the First Round, teams will submit their projects in pdf format, preferably with pictures. Judges will review the projects and determine which will advance to the Championship Round.

The Championship Round will be conducted via on-line Zoom meetings.  Teams will be assigned a 10-minute time slot.  Students will present their projects in no more than 4 minutes and the remaining time will be used for questions from the judges, local professionals from many different engineering disciplines.

Sponsoring Organization: Memphis-Area Joint Engineers Council

Contact: Renee Stoll email rstoll@fisherarnold.com

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, both the First Round, February 13 – February 21, and the Championship Round on February 27.

Contact Renee if interested.

Engineers Week Banquet, sponsored by TSPE, will not be held in February this year.

STEMology Memphis, sponsored by NSBE, will not be held in February this year.

Herff College of Engineering at the University of Memphis will host a Virtual Career Fair as part of 2021 Engineers Week, (February 21–27, 2021) a week-long event founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951 and dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.   There is no charge for students or employers to participate but advanced registration is required. If your company is interested in participating, please contact Shelia Moses at srmoses@memphis.edu

January 5th, 2021

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December 9th, 2020

SoutheastCon 2021, originally scheduled as a face-to-face conference in Atlanta, GA on 10 – 14 MAR 2021, will now be a fully virtual, due to uncertainties in travel and meeting restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The full virtual event will take place on the same days and times as the scheduled physical event, 10 – 14 MAR 2021.

Technical papers will be presented by the authors in a live streaming format and audience participants will have the opportunity to ask questions in real time. A change this year for the Technical section is that we will be using EDAS as our paper submission and registration software. This will hopefully alleviate delays which occurred in previous years in getting papers uploaded to IEEE Xplore.

The Deadline for the Call for Papers for SoutheastCon 2021 has been extended. (https://attend.ieee.org/southeastcon-2021/wp-content/uploads/sites/213/Flyer-SEC_V5_deadline-extended.pdf) The new dates are now available on the conference website. Please visit our website at https://attend.ieee.org/southeastcon-2021/call-for-submission/call-for-papers/ to upload your papers to the EDAS portal.

The student hardware competition will still be a hardware competition. Teams will compete from their respective schools via live synchronous streaming.

Please take a moment to explore the SoutheastCon 2021 program at our website https://attend.ieee.org/southeastcon-2021/ and plan on joining us on our virtual journey next March.

September 29th, 2020

Region 3 Awards nomination deadline is December 1st.   Nominations, endorsements and evaluations are handled on-line at the Region 3 Awards and Recognition Portal. Please visit https://ieee.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/259/home today!  Nominating someone doesn’t take long.  Review the purpose of each award below, ask the nominee to help provide the information you need, and submit your nominations.  Feel free to contact me, the Region 3 Awards and Recognitions Chair, with your questions at R3-awards@ieee.org.

* 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.

June 16th, 2020

FedEx has agreed to host the RIA’s annual committee meetings, known as R15 week, at the FedEx Institute of Technology March, 2021 (tentative dates to correspond with the University of Memphis Spring Break – Mar 8 – 14)

Over 100 robot safety experts from the US and Canada will descend on to Memphis for a series of committee meetings. These meetings do allow for the public to sit in on, so we will set up seating in the top rows of the auditorium for those that want to sit in on the meetings can.

The committees that will be meeting during R15 week –

  • R15.06 Industrial Robot Safety Committee – this is the committee that sets US safety standards for Industrial Robots, mainly arms and their supporting equipment. This committee will be very busy as they work to make the new ISO 10218 Robot Safety Standard into the US standard.
  • R15.08 Industrial Mobile Robot Safety Committee – this is the committee that sets US safety standards for mobile robots in Industrial settings.
  • Standards Acceptance Committee (SAC) – this committee approves all robot safety standards for the US as they come out of their home committees.
  • US Technical Acceptance Group (US TAG) – this committee represents the US within the ISO Robotics Committee. They will be picking who will be the representatives for the upcoming ISO meetings in 2021. They will also set the US position when it comes to ISO standards. There are a bunch of new ISO standards in the pipeline that the US will need to set a position on during these meetings.
  • RIA-OSHA-NIOSH Alliance – this committee works to ensure the RIA, OSHA, and NIOSH are on agreement when it comes to robot safety from an enforcement position.

Please watch for more information…..

April 8th, 2020

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the PES Tour of the Millington Solar Farm has been canceled.

We hope to reschedule when things return to normal.

Stay well!

January 27th, 2020

Meet at the Millington Solar Farm for a tour of this new TVA 53-megawatt solar farm on April 10, 2020. Tour Starts at 3pm and should take aprox 45-90 min(students will be carpooling from UofM around 2:15).

RSVP will be posted closer to the event (check back here)