Building Foundations for a Better Tomorrow

MAESC 2002 Proceedings

  • David Irwin Ph.D., Conference Chair, Vice President for Research Services, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis TN 38104, USA
  • Siripong Malasri Ph.D., Conference Chair, Dean of Engineering, Healthcare Packaging Consortium Director, Christian Brothers University, 650 East Parkway South, Memphis TN 38104, USA


April 2002


                                    David Irwin

                         Siripong Malasri

Fellow Scientists and Engineers:

It is our pleasure to co-host the 4th Annual Memphis Area Engineering and Sciences Conference (MAESC) at Christian Brothers University. This year, we have embraced the broader definition of engineering, i.e., "the science concerned with putting knowledge to practical uses." This is the biggest MAESC conference ever with over 60 technical papers scheduled for presentation. Almost half of the presentations are on biotechnology. As in the past conferences, technical presentations will cut across various aspects of engineering and the sciences, from "Computational Neurodynamics: Studying Brains to Build Brains" to "Genetic Engineering of Defined Animal Models."

At the opening, don't miss the opportunity to listen to G. Robert (Bob) Morris, Chairman, Tennessee Governor's Task Force on Biotechnology, on the direction that biotechnology in Tennessee is heading. At lunch, Dr. Robert (Rob) G. Webster, member, US National Academy of Sciences, will speak on "Influenza Bioengineering: A Natural Terrorism Agent."

Memphis has the potential to become a nationally recognized "biotech" center. This will be a critical milestone in our local economic development. Together, we can make it happen.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!


David Irwin, Ph.D., Vice President for Research Services,
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Siripong Malasri, Ph.D., P.E., Dean of Engineering,
Christian Brothers University

MAESC 2002 Conference Co-Chairs

May 10, 2002
How to Cite
IRWIN, David; MALASRI, Siripong. Building Foundations for a Better Tomorrow. IESTOC, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 1, p. 1-556, may 2002. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 11 aug. 2022.
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