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# Ginning Are You Listening

#GINNing—that's Hashtag GINNing—throws a conversational spotlight on the amazing research and success stories coming out of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. 

Hosted by Austin Phillips and Jeremy Henderson from the college's Office of Communications and Marketing, each episode is educational, relatable, sensational. 

The country's best engineering college deserves the country's best engineering podcast.

Episodes

Pay the Price
Shannon Price believes in work — network. Hear how the director of network services kept the college up and running in the age of remote instruction. Sun, 28 Jun 2020
Estonia? I hardly know ya'
Drew Springall can sum up his best practice advice for online voting in one word: DON'T. Sun, 21 Jun 2020
The Quantum Leap
Associate electrical and computer engineering professor Mark Adams readies his photonics torpedoes on the latest episode of #GINNing. Sun, 14 Jun 2020
Concrete Answers
Associate professor Robbie Barnes weighs in on the wonders of civil engineering, and marvels at the latest monument to Auburn's structural engineering empire. Sun, 07 Jun 2020
Fare Thee Well, Duke of Shelby
Steve Duke, the college’s former associate dean for academics, is rejoining his fellow chemical engineers in the legendary labs of Ross Hall. Why trade the front office for the front lines? What did he learn in his seven significant years of administration? Time to find out. Sun, 31 May 2020
Go West, Young Man
His last name may be Easterling, but this mechanical engineering senior plans to take his training and talents all the way to Frisco. Mon, 25 May 2020
Just Sku It!
Another episode... another Tiger Cage Business Idea Competition winner... another couple of Auburn Engineering students intent on disrupting an entire industry before graduation. War Eagle. Sun, 17 May 2020
What About Bob?
Bob Karcher, retiring assistant dean of student services, reflects on an incredible 22 years with the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. Thu, 07 May 2020
The Topic? Philanthropic!
Margaret Arnold, new senior director of development for the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, weighs in on the phenomenal philanthropy of Auburn Engineers. Tue, 28 Apr 2020
The Little Engineer That Could
Emma Little, a senior in electrical engineering, offers a little pandemic-persevering perspective on finishing her degree in the age of remote instruction. Thu, 23 Apr 2020
Return of the Ninjaneer
Ryan Hill, Auburn mechanical engineering alum extraordinaire, updates us on RE-InVENT, reflects on his time at Auburn... and dishes the dirt on Michael Zabala. Fri, 17 Apr 2020
Tom Burch RE-InVENTs himself
They call Tom Burch an engineer's engineer. So no, he wasn't interested in some Cracker Jack academic exercise. If he was going to build an emergency ventilator system, he was going to build one that might actually have a chance to save some lives. And it took him and Auburn Engineering's Re-InVENT team just two days to do it. Tue, 07 Apr 2020
Pandemic Podcast
Well, we didn't think we'd be celebrating a year's worth of the best podcast in higher education during a pandemic. But here we are! Fri, 20 Mar 2020
Wood's World
Thanks to this industrious industrial engineering sophomore, construction sites may never be the same. Wed, 11 Mar 2020
The Frito-Lady
Dorito Diva Katelyn Rheinlander credits her delectable day job to Auburn's Department of Biosystems Engineering. Thu, 05 Mar 2020
Team Work Makes The Theme Work
Auburn's Theme Park Engineering Group has the thrill skills to pay the big bills, and mechanical engineering senior Katie Bowman is one of the reason's why. Fri, 28 Feb 2020
Ayers Apparent
Emerging contaminants. It's a problem. We know that. But thankfully, Meredith Ayers Feltman is on a quest to find a solution. Fri, 21 Feb 2020
Good Golly, Miss Polly
How do you solve a problem like Maria? Work—hard work, like the kind of committed interdisciplinary collaboration going down at Auburn University's Center for Polymers and Advanced Composites.  Fri, 14 Feb 2020
Spare the Rod, Spoil the Road
We recommend you listen to this episode of #GINNing on your morning or afternoon commute. Because Rod Turochy is among the nation’s elite transportation faculty, and you'll never look at rush hour the same way again. Fri, 07 Feb 2020
Fostering Foster
She's only a sophomore, but little Adia Foster is already making a big name for herself in software engineering. Fri, 31 Jan 2020
We want some-more-a Remora
How is the group of Auburn aerospace engineering students led by Zack Wadzinski waging a war on plastic waste in waterways around the globe? With an army of trash-targeting autonomous aquatic drones that's sure to put smiles on the faces of business investors. Time to go green, if you know what I mean... Fri, 24 Jan 2020
Solving the Puzzle of AI's role in Cybersecurity
You want prestigious cybersecurity research? Look no further than Daniel Tauritz, chief cyber AI strategist for the Auburn Cyber Research Center. Fri, 17 Jan 2020
Signs of the Times
Recent innovations have helped lessen the language barrier between American Sign Language and English speakers. But Electrical and Computer Engineering senior Ryan McGill thinks he can remove the whole thing. Fri, 10 Jan 2020
Jim Odom: Rocket Man
’55 mechanical engineering grad, Jim Odom, was an Apollo program pioneer and led the development for the Hubble Space Telescope.  Fri, 20 Dec 2019
The Art of Slotkin
The history of Auburn Engineering is long and illustrious. And no one alive knows it better than 1968 aerospace graduate Art Slotkin. Sat, 14 Dec 2019
Magnetic Personality
A look inside the most-scanned brain in Auburn—Auburn University MRI Research Center Director Tom Denney's. Fri, 06 Dec 2019
Meet world-champion Power Pointer Seth Maddox, the pride of Geraldine.
What's the point of interviewing freshman computer engineering major Seth Maddox? POWER. Fri, 22 Nov 2019
Great to "Bee" an Auburn Engineer
Eddie Strickland is a senior in mechanical engineering, power lifter and a ROTC member but find out what truly keeps him busy as a bee. Fri, 15 Nov 2019
Talk About Traffic Noise..
The brain child of industrial engineering grad Tim Arnold, Auburn's new 'War Eagle Road,' the first musical road on a college campus, gives a whole new meaning to traffic noise. Fri, 08 Nov 2019
There she is...
Collins McMurray, the new crowned Miss Auburn University, is a freshman in chemical engineering, kicking class and taking names.  Fri, 01 Nov 2019
All We Do Is Wind: A Thurow Discussion of Aerospace Engineering
Brian Thurow, chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering, joins the best podcast in all of higher education to discuss Auburn's efforts to put the space back into aerospace. Fri, 25 Oct 2019
Algorithm and Blues
These days, you can't go a week without seeing assistant professor of computer science and software engineering Anh Nguyen's name in a tech blog. Time to deep learn why... Fri, 18 Oct 2019
Big Development
Auburn Engineering development officer David Mattox is getting cash and taking names. Somebody break out the Guinness Book... Fri, 11 Oct 2019
Capture Carbon or Dioxide Trying
C02 is the problem. Lauren Beckingham may be the solution. Fri, 04 Oct 2019
Will Phillips, Reel Engineer
Senior mechanical engineering major Will Phillips just helped Auburn's bass fishing team win yet another national championship. Science, yo. Fri, 27 Sep 2019
Auburn Astronaut Jan Davis on her month in space.
How many astronauts has Auburn produced? There's too many to count. And yet there's only Jan Davis. Fri, 20 Sep 2019
Finding Nima: A 3-D look at Auburn's additive manufacturing rockstar
In just six years time, Nima Shamsaei, the Philpott-WestPoint Stevens Distinguished Associate Professor and director of the National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence, has become a name above all names in the world of 3-D printing. But to keep the promise of the AM revolution, we still need more Nima. Fri, 13 Sep 2019
OK, All Right Guys: How Mike Horton is helping Auburn Football engineer a championship
The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering is riding for the brand. In other words, ain't no thwartin' senior  offensive guard Mike Horton. Fri, 06 Sep 2019
Friction Addiction
The best podcast in higher education runs like well-oiled machine, which is something Rob Jackson knows all about. Get your ears on, and your gears ready... it's tribology time. Fri, 23 Aug 2019
Celebrating student sewer solutions with Dan "DIY" Harris
Sure, we could put out bids to some sort of consulting group or contractor to help us reduce the 5 million gallons of city tap water the college uses each August just to feed the cooling towers. But why would we when we have the genius students of the Auburn University Energy and Natural Resources Project at our disposal? Thu, 15 Aug 2019
Student Recruiting, Taylor Made
There's no down time for Recruiting and Scholarships director Jessica Taylor. But with a job that rewarding, why would you want there to be? Fri, 09 Aug 2019
Hall of Fame
You'd be hard pressed to find anyone more passionate about helping students reach their potential than Eric Hall, program coordinator for Auburn's Academic Excellence Program sponsored by Alabama Power. Dude is so popular and positive that people call him the Mayor. And from the sound of it, he knows how to govern. Fri, 02 Aug 2019
The Marshal Art
If it seems like soon-to-be mechanical engineering graduate Ben Ratliff is Mr. Everything in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, it's because he kind of is. Engineering Student Council president... summer graduation marshal... Freshman Leadership Program committee member... and he's all over that Big Event stuff.  Let's find out what makes Big Ben tick. Fri, 26 Jul 2019
The Jim Killian Experience
What can you say about a man like Jim Killian, who in 1984 took over a one-man shop and turned it into the best-podcast-in-higher-education producing, communications and marketing juggernaut that is today? Let's find out... Thu, 18 Jul 2019
The Fixer
Ed Lewis... common name, uncommon man. Over the course of his career, the senior advisor to the Dean of the Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has improved the processes on everything from Combos production to record-setting fundraising campaigns. And thankfully, then 1972 industrial engineering graduate passion for his alma mater knows no bounds. Thu, 11 Jul 2019
Smart Materials and Nanomedicine—that's what Allan David DOES.
From India to Maryland to Michigan to Auburn—Allan David is on a quest. The John W. Brown Associate Professor is setting biomedical benchmarks with his smarts on smart materials and nanomaterials and all that amazing stuff. Gadolinium toxicity, you have met your match... Wed, 03 Jul 2019
Hitting Mechanics: Brett Olson on engineering his way to Omaha
Thanks to his new master's degree in mechanical engineering, Auburn baseball player Brett Olson has a sure-fire, well-paying way out from his famous father's shadow. Thu, 27 Jun 2019
Buzzwords: When it comes to asphalt, NCAT is where ITSAT.
If you were to create a word cloud corresponding to asphalt industry opinion of NCAT Assistant Director and Test Track Manager Buzz Powell, the term "Foremost Expert" would be as big and bold as it gets. Trust us—20 minutes of Dr. Buzz talking pavement poundin' does not disappoint. Thu, 20 Jun 2019
World of War Eagle Craft: Keepin' it realz with Cheryl Seals
Computer Science and Software Engineering professor Cheryl Seals, the pride of Homer, Louisiana, has a passion for diversity in computing, a soft-spot for World of Warcraft, and a "Living Legend" plaque on her mantle. Enough said. Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Gabbin' with Gavin
For Auburn engineering legend Charles Gavin, it's not about the amount of the donations. It's not about getting your name on the building you spent half your college career in. It's about making a difference in the lives of future engineers ... and making sure they pronounce "textile" correctly. Thu, 06 Jun 2019
The Walt Vault: Engineering legend Walt Woltosz talks Stephen Hawking, the space shuttle and more...
Simply put, Auburn University wouldn't be what it is without 1969 aerospace engineering graduate Walt Woltosz. Neither would the space shuttle, Stephen Hawking, or, you know, the world.  Thu, 30 May 2019
The Man, the Myth, the Lego
Tom Devall, Director of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering's Auto Manufacturing Initiatives, is a mean Lean Manufacturing machine. Hear him explain why the auto industry keeps asking to come over to his house to play. Fri, 24 May 2019
Think Big, Make Small—It’s a Micro World After All
What's next for Electrical and Computer Engineering professor Michael Hamilton? Nano your business. But here's what we DO know—for an expert in quantum computing and stuff, dude is really, really into algae... Thu, 16 May 2019
Degree of Success: Katelyn Jenkins' first steps as a mechanical engineer
New Auburn engineering graduate Katelyn Jenkins feels guilty if she fills up the tank anywhere other than ExxonMobil. Time to find out why... Fri, 03 May 2019
Flippin' awesome: Gymnastics star and new aerospace grad Sam Cerio is gettin' rich and gettin' hitched
Leg injuries so traumatic they instantly went viral might derail an average college senior. Thankfully, there's nothing average about gymnastics star Sam Cerio. The Auburn aerospace engineer is about to trade the mat for the real world, and there's no way she's not sticking the landing. Fri, 03 May 2019
Simply Zabest: Meet Auburn's Biomechanics Maestro
Michael Zabala could be teaching anywhere—MIT, Stanford, Harvard.  But why settle? Thu, 25 Apr 2019
Risky Business: Meet the Guardian from Ghana
Learn how Emmanuel Winful is turning the world's best engineering college into the world's safest engineering college. Thu, 18 Apr 2019
The Soul of Jackson Hole
Star student Natalie Palmquist on the road to the Rhodes, life in Turkey, and how Auburn Engineering is changing the world. Thu, 11 Apr 2019
Firewalling the Future: Consequences For America's Cyber Aggressors
Frank Cilluffo, director of Auburn University’s McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security, discusses America's new cybersecurity paradigm. Thu, 04 Apr 2019
Cinderella Story: Auburn Engineering In The Final Four
Cole Blackstock, a senior in electrical engineering and forward on the men’s basketball team, joins the show to talk about the Tigers’ magical run to the Final Four and the rigors of balancing an engineering curriculum and championship basketball. Tue, 02 Apr 2019
Space Invaders: The Road To Mars Goes Through Auburn
Mike Ogles, Auburn University director of NASA programs, joins the #GINNing podcast to discuss NASA's long-standing partnership with Auburn and the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. Thu, 28 Mar 2019
Surviving a Tornado: Lessons Learned From The March 3 Lee County Disaster
David Roueche, Auburn University assistant professor of civil engineering, joins the inaugural episode of #Ginning to share lessons learned from the Lee County tornadoes. Wed, 20 Mar 2019