Steven Breaux named Auburn's outstanding polymer and fiber engineering student

By Chris Anthony

Published: May 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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Steven Breaux, ’18 polymer and fiber engineering, has been named the 2018 outstanding student for the polymer and fiber engineering program. Breaux was drawn to the program’s combination of applied science and research, and he will be using those skills in his new job as a research and development engineer.

“I grew up in Birmingham and come from a family with roots from practically every SEC school but Auburn. Always having a passion for math, science and sports, however, I naturally decided to attend the school with the best engineering (and football) program: Auburn. In high school, I was privileged enough to attend specialized tours of each department in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering through my robotics class. Of all the majors I saw, I became fascinated with the applied science and research in the polymer and fiber engineering program. That was six years ago, and since then, I never once questioned whether this was the degree path for me. I have truly loved each of my major classes as well as my undergraduate research for the department. My classmates are all exceptionally bright and passionate students, so being selected to receive this award is very humbling for me. Though it is very far from home, I am excited to move to Seattle upon graduation to work as a research and development engineer.”

Media Contact: Chris Anthony,, 334.844.3447

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