Workshop 1: Sunday, April 6th, 1:00 3:00 pm
Room EA102C Herff College of Engineering
GIS in Engineering Education

Zachary Layne, P.E., ESRI Account Executive

The rapid pace of technology change creates a challenging environment for engineering educators. The presentation will provide an overview of GIS technology used by engineers at government agencies and consulting firms. Attendees will get ideas for integrating GIS into existing courses and programs. The presentation will be focused on Civil and Environmental Engineering applications.

Presenter Bio:

Mr. Layne is a 1994 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Engineering and has been with ESRI since 2004. Prior to joining ESRI, Mr. Layne worked for a full-service Architectural-Engineering firm based in Nashville , Tennessee . Mr. Layne also has 3 years of experience working in Kentucky State Government within the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection.

Workshop 2: Sunday, April 6, 2:00 3:00 PM
FedEx Institute of Technology Tour
FIT Staff

A tour through the FedEx Institute of Technology.

The FedEx Institute of Technology is where science, business and industry intersect at the University of Memphis for advanced research. A versatile, high-tech facility, the Institute is ideal for think tank sessions, corporate retreats, training and national conferences.

The FedEx Institute is home to cutting-edge research teams working in areas such as artificial intelligence, biotechnology, geospatial analysis, multimedia arts and nanotechnology. It also serves as a gateway for businesses to collaborate with University of Memphis researchers. In all, the Institute is home to over 150 faculty members, researchers and staff.

The FedEx Institute of Technology is changing the face of healthcare, education, entertainment, business, government and the arts, inspiring new thinking in the industries it touches.