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Tour the Herff College of Engineering

We’re walking…we’re walking…and we’re stopping at the Herff College of Engineering! Over the next several months, Dean Rick Sweigard will tour you around the Herff College departments and introduce you to several students and faculty. This month, enjoy learning about the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Take the tour now!

Wind Generator

Electrical and Computer Engineering Team Apply for Patent

Dr. Mohd. Hasan Ali, Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a U of M Ph.D. student, Md. Maruf Hossain, invented a brand new type of wind generator system that captures more wind energy and increases the capacity of one unit generator. Read more…


Undergraduate Student Team Selected for 2013 Zero to 510 Program

A team of undergraduate biomedical engineering students formed a company for developing a leadless partially implantable cardiac defibrillator. This team was one of six to be selected for the 2013 Zero to 510 program, which provides mentoring, business planning, and capital needed to accelerate the path for launching a medical device. Read more…

New Faculty

New Herff College of Engineering Faculty Members

Introducing the new Herff College of Engineering faculty members for 2013-2014. Click here to meet them.


U of M Awarded NSF Grant for the Memphis Virtual STEM Academy

Congratulations to Dr. Alfred Hall, Assistant Professor at the University of Memphis in the department of Instruction Curriculum Leadership, and Dr. Stephanie Ivey, Associate Professor in the department of Civil Engineering, on their $1.3 million NSF grant to establish the Memphis Virtual Stem Academy at East High School in Memphis, TN. Read more…
M Smith

Herff Alumni Featured in The Scientist

Congratulations to Michael Smith, Herff College Mechanical Engineering alumni, for being named The Scientist’s September “Scientist to Watch”. Smith is now an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Boston University. Read more…


Engineering Majors among the Most Lucrative College Majors

That’s right! According to the September 2013 Planet Money story titled The Most (And Least) Lucrative College Majors, engineering majors are at the top of the wage earners! Anthony Carnevale, an economist at Georgetown University, conducted a study that suggests that what you major in has a bigger influence over your income than where you go to school. Click here to listen to the interview.

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We want to hear about the great things happening in the lives of Herff College alumni. Simply complete the Herff Happenings: Alumni News survey to provide a life update and to share information about an award or honor that you or a fellow graduate won. Thank you for keeping us updated.
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Dr. Gladius Lewis

Dr. Gladius Lewis, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

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