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Welcome to
The Engineers' Club of Memphis

About the Engineers' Club of Memphis

ORIGIN: The Engineers' Club of Memphis, organized on May 8, 1914, is a nonsectarian, nonpolitical, and nonprofit society whose objectives and purposes are to promote the educational and professional improvement of its members, to advance the field of engineering in its several branches, to make available to the general public technical and scientific information and knowledge, and generally to aid in the solution of public questions involving engineering and scientific problems. In the furtherance of these goals, the Club strives through its various committees to develop and plan ongoing educational programs, seminars, symposiums, professional tours, and other technically oriented meetings, events and projects.

OUR MISSION:   It is the mission of the Engineers' Club to promote the educational, social and professional advancement of its members; to assist community leaders, civic organizations and public agencies by providing advice on and giving support to issues which benefit the Memphis community and to acting as liaison between the Club's many affiliated societies.

 

MEETINGS:   We are excited to offer weekly luncheon meetings currently held via ZOOM every Monday (see link below). The meetings begin at 12:00 PM and the presentation begins at approximately 12:10 PM.  Keep an eye out for the occasional in-person meeting.

NEWS AND MONTHLY PROGRAMS

NEWS

  • July 22 Program:  Tour of CBU’s Packaging Lab.  We’ll meet in person at CBU’s St. Benilde Packaging Lab for a tour by Dr. Pong Malasri.  We’ll be joined by Members of SAME and the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers.  Enter the CBU campus from Central Avenue and park in Lot P. The Club will have a Pizza Lunch available.  Please RSVP by clicking the PayPal link below.  The cost is $5.69 per person, including a drink and the PayPal fee.

 

 

Bonus History Moment

History Moment: On July 1, 2005, Ford produced the last of over 4.4 million Thunderbirds. Introduced in 1955 as a response to Chevrolet’s Corvette, the first production run lasted until 1997. Ford reintroduced the Thunderbird as a two-seat luxury car in 2002 but ceased production again in 2005. By then, the T-Bird had been etched in American Culture: The Beach Boys sang about one, Suzanne Somers drove one in American Graffiti, and JFK had 50 of them in his Inaugural Parade.

  • May 8, 2025, will be the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Steamship M. E. Norman, a Corps of Engineers steamship. The Engineers’ Club of Memphis arranged to use the ship to give attendees at the Mid-South Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers First Annual Meeting a tour of a large revetment project south of Memphis.  That day, Memphis resident and river roustabout Tom Lee and his small wooden boat, the Zev, pulled more than thirty survivors from the river, despite the fact he couldn’t swim.

  • As it has in the past, the Engineers’ Club plans to participate in the 100th Anniversary Ceremony.  We are looking for a volunteer to Chair the ECM Planning Committee and for volunteers to serve on the Committee.  The Committee will work with other local agencies (the Memphis River Parks Partnership, the Memphis Engineer District, and Tom Lee’s family) over the next year to organize and conduct the event.  Please contact Pam Thayer, the Club Secretary at ECMclub1914@gmail.com  if you are interested. 

  • For more information on the Sinking of the M. E. Norman and Tom Lee, see this Memphis Magazine article published in 2014:

https://memphismagazine.com/features/tom-lee-a-heros-tale/

If you have any questions or suggestions please contact us using the link at the bottom of the page.
 

WEEKLY MEETING
 

To join the Monday meeting via zoom CLICK HERE
Meeting ID: 862 1483 5482
Password:150096

July 2024 Programs Sponsored by

Kevin Wright, PE, this month’s program director, works as a Staff Electrical Engineer at the Valero Memphis Refinery.
  • July 1: No Program. Happy Fourth of July! PDH
 
  • July 8 Program: Andrew Assadollahi, PhD, PE, Interim Dean of Engineering, CBU, “Recent Changes to the NCEES PE Exam.” PDH
 
  • July 15 Program: Theatre Memphis’ Production Manager Michael Compton and Scenic Designer Jack Yates will discuss the technical aspects of designing and presenting a Theatre Memphis production, “Creating the Magic of Theatre Memphis.” PDH
 
  • July 22: In Person Meeting. YOU MUST RSVP AT THE LINK BELOW.  We’ll meet in person at Noon at CBU’s St. Benilde Packaging Lab for a tour by Dr. Pong Malasri.  We’ll be joined by Members of SAME and the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. PDH

See the map below.  Enter the CBU campus from Central Avenue and park in Lot P.

The Club will have a Pizza Lunch available.  Please RSVP by clicking the link below.

The cost is $5.69 per person, including a drink and the PayPal fee.

RSVP AND PAYMENT LINK FOR IN-PERSON MEETING
 
  • July 29: Steve Stacy, Process Engineering Manager, Valero Memphis Refinery, “Refinery Process Overview.” PDH

 

 

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Why Join Engineers' Club of Memphis?

Professional Development Opportunities
Networking with Other Engineers
Access to
the Latest Engineering Advancements
Leadership Opportunities within the Club
Community Involvement and Service Projects
Discounts on Engineering Conferences
and Workshops
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