For release: November 7, 2012
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901-678-2843
The Herff College of Engineering at the University of Memphis will open its doors
to the community and to hundreds of elementary, middle school and high school students
during its E-Day open house Friday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The event will showcase engineering activities and research being conducted at the
College, which is located on Central Avenue near the Zach Curlin intersection.
Faculty, staff, students and alumni of the Herff College will be on hand to answer
questions and discuss programs offered at the College. Groups may take guided tours
that include demonstrations of engineering activities ranging from measuring an EKG
to assessing the response of a multistory building to an earthquake. Guided tours
will be provided, or individuals and small groups may visit the exhibits and demonstrations
at their own pace.
In addition to the tours, student groups may compete in a variety of competitions
designed to show off engineering and team skills. Teams will compete in such events
as harnessing wind power, water transportation, biomaterial design, structural strength
of unusual materials, and optimization of materials and methods for constructing a
Schools or groups may register online at http://tech.engr.memphis.edu/eday/eday_reg.php.
The Herff College of Engineering offers undergraduate programs in biomedical, civil,
computer, electrical and mechanical engineering, and in engineering technology. Graduate
programs are offered in biomedical engineering (in partnership with the University
of Tennessee Health Science Center) and in computer, civil, electrical and mechanical
engineering, and in engineering technology.
The College also houses the Ground Water Institute, a center of expertise on ground
water research and management. Other research centers include the Center for Advanced
Sensors, Center for Biofuel Energy and Sustainable Technologies, Center for Partnerships
in GIS, and the Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute.