For release: November 11, 2009
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 middle school, high school, and community college
students during its E-Day open house Friday, Nov. 20, 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 measurement of an EKG to making biodiesel fuel out of vegetable oil.
Individuals and small groups may walk through and visit the exhibits and demonstrations
at their own pace.
In addition to the tours, students may compete in a variety of competitions designed
to build engineering and team skills. The winners will take home cash awards in the
form of donations to their schools. Middle and high school teams will compete in such
events as harnessing wind power, boat building, designing a kicking device, and constructing
the strongest cardboard beam, along with the traditional wall- and bridge-building
Registration for the competitions is available online at www.ce.memphis.edu/EDAY2009.
Groups may register for guided tours by calling 901-678-4933 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 and the Intermodal Freight Transportation