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IEEE Council on RFID – Educational Mega-Challenge 2020

Wednesday, 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

Educational Mega-Challenge: Smart Cities

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

CLICK HERE for more info

IEEE Memphis Section Workshop

Monday, November 7th, 2016

The Memphis Section is hosting a leadership workshop including the following topics: IEEE MOVE Mobile Outreach Vehicle, STEM outreach, and other opportunities in IEEE.

DATE: Saturday, November 12, 2016

TIME: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

LOCATION: Christian Brothers University, Sabbatini Lounge, Thomas Center, 650 East Parkway South, Memphis, TN 38104

Please RSVP to Frank Niedzwiedz ( by if you plan to attend. Space is limited.

IEEE Education Society

Monday, June 15th, 2015

The Memphis IEEE ExCom has been informed that Dr PK Rajan of Tennessee Tech will be stepping down as the Chair of the Tennessee IEEE Education Society. Dr Rajan has served in this roll for many years and we would like to thank him for his service to Engineering Education in the State.

The IEEE Education Society for the state is overseen by the Memphis IEEE Section. If you would like to volunteer to fill this position, or would like to nominate someone, please contact Dr Amy Curry at

Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Memphis ExCom Meeting

The next IEEE ExCom meeting will be held on March 4th at 6pm at CBU in Nolan Engineering Center Room 241.

Tentative agenda:
-2015 budget approval
-Society/Affinity updates

Please send additional agenda items to

Engineers Week

Engineers Week is Feb 22 – 29, 2015. For a full list of activities please see the Flyer or the MJEC E-Week Activities webpage.

IEEE has purchased a table for both the Engineers Week Luncheon (Wednesday Feb 25 11:30am – 1:30PM at the Holiday in at the University of Memphis) and the Engineers Week Banquet (Thursday Feb 26 6:30pm – 9pm at Christian Brother University Thomas Center). Contact if you are interested in attending either of the events. (ExCom members have priority, but extra tickets will go to any IEEE Member who wishes to attend).

Please consider helping out with the MathCounts or Engineers Week Student Contest. See the Flyer for more details.


Tuesday, July 15th, 2014


IEEE and IBM have created several websites that have information on engineering careers with interactive activities.

Explore IEEE’s website  for kids, teachers and parents.

Also explore:,,

IEEE Memphis – Names in the News

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Dr. Amy de Jongh Curry, associate professor of biomedical engineering, was a workshop panelist for “Encouraging Student Participation” at the NSF STEP Conference in Washington, D.C., in March. Curry, Dr. Stephanie Ivey, associate professor of civil engineering, Dr. Alistair Windsor, associate professor of mathematical sciences, Regina Hairston, program counselor in physics, and Dr. Rachel Best were co-authors of the poster presentation “MemphiSTEP: A STEM Talent Expansion Program at the University of Memphis.”