Spring 2017

Tiger Giving Day demonstrates strength in numbers

tiger giving day

Auburn University held its annual Tiger Giving Day on Feb. 21, and Auburn Engineering raised $56,255, surpassing its original $30,000 goal! Thanks to the generosity of many, Auburn Engineering students can travel to Kabya, Rwanda, and Quesimpuco, Bolivia, to build sustainable water resources, without facing a financial burden. This success would not have been possible without your support. Young alumni were instrumental during the day by starting a social media campaign, challenging friends, and other alumni, to donate toward our "Engineering Sustainable Water Solutions" project by using #tagatiger. Overall, the college had a 15 percent total giving increase from 2015. Be sure to watch one of our Tiger Giving Day promotional videos featuring Aubie to learn more about our project. Thank you for your support and commitment to Auburn Engineering, and we will keep you updated on Tiger Giving Day 2018! 

Tiger Giving Day video

Panels partner young alumni and current students


On March 30, mechanical, industrial and systems, chemical and civil engineering will each hold a young alumni panel with current Auburn Engineering students to discuss life after graduation. This will be an opportunity for students to ask questions concerning their future professional path, how to get involved with their respective industry and how to make that next transition.  Young alumni members will have the opportunity to provide guidance and tips to ensure professional success for our future Auburn engineers. If you're a young alumni in mechanical, chemical, industrial and systems or civil engineering interested in participating in a panel session, please contact Wade Welch at by March 24.    

Meet St. Patrick the engineer

While many people know St. Patrick as the patron saint of Ireland, you can really wow your friends with knowledge that St. Patrick was also the patron saint of engineers! While enjoying St. Patrick's Day festivities on Friday, March 17, you can share St. Patrick was instrumental in the initial construction of the first clay churches in the 5th century A.D. He also has been hailed with teaching the Irish to build arches of lime mortar instead of dry masonry. These achievements are what led him to be deemed the patron saint of engineers. Now go on and kiss an (Auburn) engineer!

st. pattys

Young Alumni Council brings energy, ideas to campus

young alumni 2016

On Friday, March 31, the Young Alumni Council will be on campus for their spring 2017 meeting. The council will meet with faculty and staff to discuss ways to make an effective impact on the College of Engineering. Members will also exchange ideas on how to grow their reach across the country to connect with other Auburn Engineering alumni. Campus will have an even higher energy that day, and the college looks forward to collaborating with the brightest minds around! 

Get involved as young alumni

Spring has sprung!charlie brown

The spring season means warmer weather, and opportunities to hold young alumni events. The college will be hosting two young alumni events in Birmingham and Atlanta. All Auburn Engineering young alumni are invited to attend either event listed below, and all who attend are encouraged to invite to other engineering alumni. After all, the more, the merrier! If you can attend, please remember to RSVP. 

  • Birmingham Baron's baseball game on April 13 - food will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the first pitch will be thrown at 7:05 p.m. Deadline to RSVP is April 5.
  • 5Church restaurant in Atlanta -  a joint networking event with the Raymond C. Harbert College of Business on May 9 at 6:30 p.m. Deadline to RSVP is May 1.

RSVP to Birmingham Barons baseball game

RSVP to 5Church networking event

Auburn Engineering representing from coast to coast

top 10 young alumni

Everyone knows our young alumni have a large reach, but did you know the top 10 states with the most young alumni include both coasts? From Virginia to California, and in between, this group is everywhere...literally. And as the largest college at Auburn University, we're only going to continue to grow. In just a few short years, this map could include even more states with young alumni footprints.  

Building a brighter future

construction young alumni

On Feb. 2, the college celebrated the groundbreaking of the Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center. The center will specifically address students’ professional and academic needs, providing one of the most comprehensive, active-learning environments in the country. Construction is anticipated to complete by spring 2019. In addition, Broun Hall, home to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will soon be renovated to provide students with an improved learning environment. Broun Hall will include the latest instructional technologies and create a more dynamic setting for students and the renovation is expected to conclude by fall 2017. Finally, the Gavin Engineering Research Laboratory renovation will retrofit the space with advanced technologies and an additive manufacturing facility to allow students to gain experience with emerging fabrication technology. The laboratory renovation is anticipated to finish by November 2017. Please visit the link below to learn more about these three projects that will change the face of Auburn Engineering!

Engineering construction update

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