Jade Newton named Auburn's outstanding student for wireless engineering

By Chris Anthony

Published: Apr 30, 2018 4:00:00 PM

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Jade Newton, ’17 wireless engineering, was named the 2017-18 outstanding student for Auburn University’s wireless engineering program. She is using her wireless engineering education to make better communication systems for first responders.

"I am originally from Conyers, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. I fell in love with the family atmosphere of Auburn the first time I set foot on campus. As a part of the Auburn Family, we pledge to use our personal strengths to make the world a better place. I saw the biggest opportunity to help others through my math and science skills, so I chose to major in engineering. During my time at Auburn, I had unbelievable professors who pushed me to exceed my own expectations. Winning this award is as much a personal honor as it is a reflection of their patience and wisdom while teaching. I have always been interested in how infrastructure is affected by natural disasters and war, and through wireless engineering I have the opportunity to improve first responder communication systems. After I graduated in December, I was blessed with the opportunity to work for Harris Corp. in the Wireless Products Group, working on their communication systems. In the future, I hope to help further improve emergency communication systems around the world."

Media Contact: Chris Anthony, chris.anthony@auburn.edu, 334.844.3447

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