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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]

Job Posting

Friday, February 20th, 2015



February 19, 2015

Innovative Engineering Services (IES) is a premier mechanical, electrical & plumbing engineering firm located in Memphis, TN. Designing various facilities requires extensive experience and a highly knowledgeable team of individuals utilizing the right technology to design complex systems. Innovative Engineering Services’ talented team has been able to meld together the latest technologies, sustainable design, and cost-saving measures to provide our clients with quality, affordable engineering consulting services.

The team of Innovative Engineering Services possesses over 30 years of collective experience. We have designed educational, corporate, healthcare, laboratory, religious, industrial, daycare, communication, restaurant, community centers, manufacturing, hospitality, and transportation facilities.
IES currently has an opening for the following position:

Electrical Engineer II

Oversight and preparation of engineering deliverables such as drawings and specifications, reports, and studies following industry standard methods & principles for projects using national/international and local codes. Prepare and assist other engineers in preparation of calculations for power, lighting, technology, and auxiliary power systems following standard methods and principles used in engineering analysis. Assist drafters in producing engineering drawings utilizing AutoCAD and Revit software. Conduct site visits, as needed, to collect information for design development. Perform routine research and develop recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection. Collect, assimilate, and manage data for engineering work. Understand and adhere to budget, schedule, and quality requirements. Contribute to project coordination by sharing information with other team members as requested. Focus on the needs of internal clients (project team leadership) while obtaining basic understanding of external client’s main interests and requirements. May provide support to business development or project pursuit activities. Share current knowledge of latest technology and processes.

Requirements: BSEE from an ABET accredited school, Minimum of 4 years of experience Knowledgeable in AutoCAD (Revit is a plus), PE License

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to

Blur Conference

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Blur is a first-of-its-kind event for young techies, engineers, and entrepreneurs. Blur sessions help you discover your creative pursuits. We cover strategy, leadership, confidence, creativity and how to create a lifestyle that seamlessly blends work and passion.

Blur at a Glance:
* Dates: November 4-5, 2014
* Location: 452 Union St., Brooklyn, NY