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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.


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