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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.



  • 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  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:

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


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

April 2024 Programs Sponsored by

Mike Ellicott, PE (Ret), this month’s program director, earned a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Lafayette College and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology.
  • May 6 Program: Dr. Siripong Malasri, PE, Packaging Initiatives Coordinator and former Dean of Engineering at Christian Brothers University, will discuss “Packaged Product Testing: Lab Simulation of Distribution Hazards” in CBU’s recently opened St. Benilde Packaging Laboratory. PDH
  • May 13 Program: Andy Ashley, PE, Director of the Mississippi River Science & Technology Office for the Mississippi Valley Division of the Army Corps of Engineers will present a program on “The Mississippi River & Tributaries Project: A Historical Perspective.” PDH
  • May 20 Program: Katya Le Blanc, PhD, a Senior Human Factors Scientist with the Idaho National Labs, will present a fascinating program on the similarities between two seemingly unrelated events: “What Three Mile Island and the Boeing 737 MAX have in Common.” PDH
  • May 27: No Program. Memorial Day Holiday.


Monthly Board meeting link click here

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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