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Webinar – Engineer Licensure from A to P.E.

Friday, 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:

CBU IEEE Alumni Cookout

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

Women’s Leadership Conference

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

The CBU Women’s Leadership Conference presented by Christian Brothers University’s Presidents’ Commission on Women will be a forum to promote women’s leadership development and professional advancement. Women working in academia and the public and private sectors will come together to educate and challenge each other through accomplished speakers, panel discussions, and networking opportunities. The attendees will have an opportunity to network with professionals and leaders in various organizations from the Memphis area.

Ticket includes access to the full-day conference including breakout sessions, luncheon, and refreshments.

Fri, April 13, 2018
8:00 AM – 5:30 PM CDT

Christian Brothers University
650 E Parkway S
Memphis, TN 38104

For more info, or to register:

Engineers Week

Monday, January 29th, 2018

The 2018 Engineering Week events are coming up. E-Week is Feb 18-24, 2018. This year’s theme is “Engineers: Inspiring Wonder”


Mathcounts – Sat Feb 3, 2018 at SWTCC Macon Campus (Volunteers Needed). See for more info.

Engineers Week Kickoff Luncheon – Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:30am – 1:30pm UofM Holiday Inn.

Walk for Education – Sat Feb 17, 2018 Craigmont High School 3333 Covington Pike (10am Neighborhood Walk, 12pm STEM Fair)

Order of the Engineer Ceremony and Ethics Presentation – Tue Feb 20, 2018 UofM Holiday Inn (11:30 Luncheon, 12pm Program)

Engineers Week Banquet – Thurs Feb 22, 2018 CBU Thomas Center (6:30pm Social, 7:30pm Dinner and Program)

Engineers Week Student Contest – Sat Feb 24, 2018 SWTCC Macon Cove Campus, Nabors Auditorium (9am – Noon) Volunteers needed.

Full details for all events: E-Week Flyer 2018

Also see: MJEC Engineers Week Website

Volunteers needed for MATHCOUNTS

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

The Memphis Chapter of the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers will be hosting our annual MATHCOUNTS competition on February 3, 2018, and we need your help!

This year’s competition will be held at Southwest Tennessee Community College (Macon Campus). Your commitment would be from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm or so, depending on your role in the competition. We need all sorts of people – proctors, graders, runners, etc.  If you are available we can put you to work.

A few important details:

  1. You don’t have to be a math whiz to be a volunteer. That’s the kids’ job.
  2. We have free pizza and donuts!

Please contact Drake Danley <> if you would like to volunteer or if you have any questions.

Memphis .NET User Group – AdvancedHMI: A new paradigm in Automation Controls

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Memphis .NET User Group

Thursday, August 24, 2017
6:00 PM

This Month’s Topic: AdvancedHMI: A new paradigm in automation controls.

The integration of user facing software with traditional automation controls has always been an expensive, specialized area. Software systems referred to within the automation industry as SCADA and HMI are normally closed loop systems that use specialized software that, at most, supports a small level of customization. This presentation will introduce the wider .NET community to an open source solution that is based in Microsoft’s Visual Studio environment while still retaining the requisite levels of industrial robustness required for manufacturing facilities to reliably operate 24/7. Designed to be infinitely flexible, while removing the requirement of hiring a traditional computer programmer, AdvancedHMI has brought the industrial controls industry an open source solution that spans the “drag and drop” paradigm up through the ability to general totally custom controls. The presentation will include a live demonstration of the AdvancedHMI solution including the actual communication with production level hardware.

Our Speaker:

Kevin Berisso is an Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering Technology at the University of Memphis. His areas of expertise include robotics, automation, systems integration and automatic identification. Kevin has worked as a manufacturing engineer doing controls work and as a custom software project engineer. He also has a consulting company that does .NET based bar code and RFID based software integration. Kevin’s current academic research involves a newer bar code technology called DotCode and he is currently working to develop a baseline body of knowledge on the performance characteristics of the symbology.


Microsoft Corp
6465 N. Quail Hollow Rd., Suite 200, Memphis, TN (map)

We’ll be on the second floor of the Community Bank building at the southeast corner of N. Quail Hollow Road and International Drive. Use code 1242# on the small keypads to open the door and operate the elevator.

As usual, pizza will be served about 6:00 PM and the meeting will start at 6:30 PM. If you plan to attend, please RSVP so we know how much pizza to get, and who to contact if there are any changes that need to be communicated.

If needed, the door and elevator code will be 1242#.

The web link to the meeting is

Data Connectors Memphis Tech-Security Conference – 10/22/2015

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Data Connectors will be hosting the Memphis Tech-Security Conference in Memphis on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015, at The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Memphis Downtown. This conference will have 12 companies speaking on various IT Security topics such as cloud security, compliance, social media security, personal devices security, network security and more, as well as a vendor exhibit area featuring more than 40 vendor exhibits. We give away numerous door prizes such as iPads, gift cards, Kindles, cash and more. We also provide breakfast and a full lunch for our attendees.

IEEE members get a complimentary VIP pass to this event. These passes are a $100.00 value.

2015 Memphis Tech-Security Conference
Place: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Memphis Downtown
185 Union Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Date: Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Click on the following link to register for your free VIP pass:

  • VIP passes include Breakfast, Lunch, Conference materials and Entrance into conference sessions and exhibit areas
  • This conference qualifies for CPE credits and Certificates of Attendance.
  • Gift Cards, iPads, Kindles and many other door prizes and give aways.
  • Featuring (11) IT Security speakers and over 30 exhibits!!

For full conference agenda click on:
or call Stephanie Lange at 636-778-9495 for more information.

To join our mailing list, click on:

Engineering Week Pics and News

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

In the better late than never category……During this year’s Engineer’s Week festivities, IEEE recognized Frank Niedzwiedz of RN System Design for his work as our Professional Activities Chair as well as being the driving force behind establishing the Western TN First Lego League Championship here in Memphis. Frank received his award at the April IEEE Exec Meeting.

Frank was also honored at the FLL Championship this year as the volunteer of the year award.

Congratulations Frank!

Professional Development Course Offered

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015


Thursday, May 7, 2015
2:30PM – 6:30PM
2:00PM – 2:30PM Registration
2:30PM – 5:30PM Course (Lectures, Exercises, Discussions)
5:30PM – 6:30PM Dinner and Networking

University of Memphis
3rd Floor Fogelman College Classroom Building
Central Avenue at Innovation Drive

Cost: $225 Professional, $100 Student, +$75 after May 1st
Includes Dinner, Completion Certificate, and Parking

Great Solutions Start with Great Requirements
Great ones can make everything better
Bad ones can make everything worse

Improve your software and systems development by increasing quality, productivity, and documentation for traceablity.

Requirements are the foundation of any successful project. Clear expectations and traceability during the development process is of upmost importance, especially in highly regulated, safety-critical industries like medical devices. By writing high-quality requirements to begin with, we know that we are building the correct product that behaves in the desired fashion under increasingly complex scenarios, enabling complete traceability from conceptual prototyping to regulatory submission. The project benefits most when everyone on the development team understands and practices this systems-thinking approach.

Please join us for a tool-neutral course with a focus on requirements management (RM) during the medical device development process:

• Why is RM important in medical device development?
• What are some RM best practices that can be easily implemented?
• What does RM look like for everyone involved in medical device development (marketing, engineer, PM, medical practitioner)?

At the end of the course, you will receive a 90 day trial of BlueMix

Please Bring your Laptops


PDH Seminar – Variable Frequency Drive Technologies

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

CaptureJoin the Engineering Alumni Chapter for a Professional Development Hour
Thursday, February 26, 7:00 pm CT
University Center, Fountain View Suite

“Variable Frequency Drive Technologies”
Featuring Jack Bailey, M.E.,
Yaskawa America, Inc.

Jack Bailey, senior sales engineer at Yaskawa America, Inc., will address harmonics, regenerative loads,  motor surge voltages and energy savings using fan and pump laws in conjunction with variable speed drives.

The cost is $10 and includes dinner & parking in the Zach Curlin Garage. Proceeds benefit the Engineering Alumni Chapter
Book Scholarship.

The PDH will also be offered as a webinar.  Fore more information, please contact

RSVP to by February 23. *Please include any dietary restrictions with RSVP.

[Webmaster note – sorry for the late notice…hopefully they will allow late RSVP’s]