Aerospace News

Nathan Adkins

Auburn engineering junior receives German Academic Exchange Service Scholarship
4/14/21 2:37 PM

Nathan Adkins, a junior in aerospace engineering with a minor in computer science, is Auburn's newest recipient of the German Academic Exchange Service Scholarship, or DAAD Rise.

The Auburn University Office of Cooperative Education has joined the Engineering Office of Career Development and Corporate Relations.

AU Office of Cooperative Education joins College of Engineering
3/17/21 9:52 AM

The Auburn University Office of Cooperative Education has joined the Engineering Office of Career Development and Corporate Relations, and remains committed to serving the entire campus community.

The ability to predict the dispersal of respiratory aerosols is a critical component in understanding infectious disease spread.

Aerospace professor to study physics of infectious disease spread
2/19/21 8:33 AM

Assistant aerospace engineering professor Vrishank Raghav will study the physics involved in droplet dispersal during coughing, sneezing or speech to understand how infectious diseases spread.

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10 Auburn engineers named to 2020 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
2/10/21 11:41 AM

Ten Auburn Engineering student-athletes earned a selection to the 2020 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll, the conference office announced Tuesday.

The virtual Engineering and Technology Career Fair will take place Feb. 10-11.

Auburn Engineering to host virtual Engineering and Technology Career Fair
2/5/21 3:44 PM

A virtual Engineering and Technology Career Fair, hosted by the Auburn University Career Center and the Office of Career Development and Corporate Relations in the College of Engineering, will be held Feb. 10-11.

Researchers in the National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence are shown conducting fatigue testing.

Auburn Engineering posts banner year for research in fiscal year 2020
12/23/20 10:23 AM

The Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has again posted a banner year for externally sponsored projects, bringing in more than $74 million in awards during fiscal year 2020. 

Joseph Majdalani and Li-Jun Xuan

Aerospace researchers featured on Physics of Fluids journal cover
12/18/20 3:55 PM

A journal paper authored by two researchers from the Department of Aerospace Engineering was recently a featured article on the cover of the Physics of Fluids.

Asteroid Ryugu from an altitude of 6 kilometers. Image credit: JAXA, University of Tokyo, Kochi University, Rikkyo University, Nagoya University, Chiba Institute of Technology, Meiji University, University of Aizu, AIST.

Aerospace researcher to study surface samples from asteroid Ryugu
12/8/20 10:30 AM

A small space capsule containing surface samples taken from asteroid Ryugu has returned to Earth and researchers including Auburn's Masatoshi Hirabayashi, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, are eager to examine its contents.

Livy Green

#GINNing Podcast: Aerospace senior reflects on Ginn college career
11/30/20 12:00 AM

Senior Livy Green sat down with the #GINNing gang to reflect on her past and predict her future as one of the soon-to-be newest products of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering's Department of Aerospace Engineering. 

Engineering Spirit Week events will kick off on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

College to host Engineering Spirit Week events
11/12/20 3:20 PM

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering will host a series of events to celebrate Engineering Spirit Week, kicking off on Wednesday, Nov. 18 on the Gavin Gardens in front of the Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center.

Russell Mailen, assistant professor of aerospace engineering

Aerospace engineering lab researches polymer possibilities
11/9/20 3:05 PM

The Auburn University Polymer Mechanics Research Laboratory is dedicated to improving our understanding of polymers, materials that yield endless possibilities and surround us in our daily lives.

From left, CEGS faculty advisor and aerospace engineering department chair Brian Thurow; Billur Kazaz, civil and environmental engineering graduate student; Vinita Shinde, chemical engineering graduate student; Jacob Larson, mechanical engineering graduate student; and Maria Auad, associate dean for graduate studies and faculty development.

Finish in Five competition fosters strong presentation skills
11/9/20 8:25 AM

The Council of Engineering Graduate Students recently hosted the 2020 Finish in Five grand finale. Billur Kazaz, graduate student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was awarded the top prize.

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx sample collection mission performed a successful “Touch-And-Go” (TAG) maneuver. Image credits: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona

Aerospace assistant professor reports asteroid surface sampling a success
11/4/20 2:45 PM

Aerospace engineering assistant professor Masatoshi Hirabayashi reports a recent NASA mission to collect surface material from Asteroid Bennu, a carbonaceous asteroid more than 321 million kilometers from Earth, was successful.

On April 29, 1980, Nelda Lee became the first woman to fly an F-15 Eagle, the plane she helped design and devoted nearly half a century to.

#GINNing Podcast: The Legend of Nelda
10/23/20 10:00 AM

Judging by the latest episode of #GINNing, Nelda Lee, '69 aerospace engineering, was most definitely in the right room.

Dremere Woods

#GINNing Podcast: Attitude determines altitude for aerospace sophomore
10/1/20 4:30 PM

Dremere Woods is a Be the Creed honoree, a WayUp Top 100 list member and a two-time technical intern with GE Aviation. And he's only a sophomore.

The Auburn Alumni Engineering Council recognized five alumni as Distinguished Auburn Engineers, three as Outstanding Young Auburn Engineers and the college’s former director of communications and marketing for his Superior Service.

AU Alumni Engineering Council honors nine with college’s highest awards
9/28/20 9:00 AM

Eight outstanding alumni and one longtime employee of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering were honored during a virtual ceremony Friday, Sept. 25, by the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council for their distinguished professional careers. These alumni include five who were recognized as Distinguished Auburn Engineers, three as Outstanding Young Auburn Engineers and the college’s former director of communications and marketing for his Superior Service.

The three-part panel series kicks off on September 23.

Panel series to kick off with discussion on inclusivity in workplace
9/21/20 3:15 PM

The first installment of a three-part panel series focusing on diversity and inclusion in the workplace will take place Wednesday, September 23.

MaTais Caldwell, AJ Jackson and Calvin Dulaney

AEP helps engineering students find their college home at Auburn
9/18/20 8:25 AM

Three students share their experience joining the Engineering Academic Excellence Program after transferring to Auburn from community college.

Dremere Woods

Auburn aerospace engineering student named a Top 100 Intern by WayUp
9/15/20 11:15 AM

Dremere Woods, sophomore in aerospace engineering, was recently named to WayUp’s Intern 100 list for 2020.

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Auburn ranked top 30 public engineering college by U.S. News
9/14/20 4:23 PM

This is the second consecutive year Auburn University has been ranked No. 29 among public institutions in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs rankings.

The Engineering and Technology Career Fair will take place on September 16 and 17.

College to host virtual Engineering and Technology Career Fair
9/14/20 1:40 PM

The Office of Career Development and Corporate Relations (CDCR) in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering will host a virtual Engineering and Technology Career Fair on Wednesday and Thursday, September 16 and 17.

Rapid City-based RPM Innovations is one of several leading specialized technology vendors in a domestic advanced manufacturing supply chain cultivated by NCAME.

NCAME cultivates additive manufacturing vendor partnerships for NASA
9/14/20 8:00 AM

Inside a state-of-the art 50,000-square foot South Dakota facility, within view of Mount Rushmore, one of the largest examples of subtractive manufacturing in the world, sits one of the world's largest additive manufacturing machines, or 3D printers for metal parts. And, thanks to the latest developments in Auburn University's public-private partnership with NASA, it's got a big job to do.

Nima Shamsaei and Steve Taylor

FAA invests $3 million in Auburn additive manufacturing research
8/17/20 3:00 PM

Thanks to a recent $3 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence (NCAME) at Auburn University will soon initiate a two-year project focused on improving commercial air travel through the use of 3D-printed (or additively manufactured) metal components. 

SWIGRO recently gifted a Sintratec KIT, an SLS 3D printer, to Auburn University's Center for Polymers and Advanced Composites (CPAC)

Additive manufacturing partnership positions CPAC to aid aerospace
8/6/20 3:00 PM

SWIGRO recently gifted a Sintratec KIT, an SLS 3D printer, to Auburn University's Center for Polymers and Advanced Composites (CPAC) to, in part, hasten aerospace industry adoption of AM technology.

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Auburn's combined commencement ceremonies postponed indefinitely
7/27/20 4:13 PM

In the absence of planned ceremonies, Auburn is still prepared to welcome and celebrate graduates and guests who have already planned to travel to Auburn for the Aug. 8 weekend.

Anna Grace Miller, Mark Miller and Timothy Marquardt were recently honored by the Huntsville Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Aerospace engineering students, alumnus honored by aeronautics institute
7/27/20 11:40 AM

Two students from the Auburn University Department of Aerospace Engineering and an alumnus of the department have been recognized by the Huntsville Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Davide Guzzetti and Daniel Tauritz

Applying game theory to predict the future of satellite internet
7/20/20 11:55 AM

Satellite internet is the future of internet access, not only for the United States, but the rest of the world. Using game theory, aerospace engineering assistant professor Davide Guzzetti is working to predict how the satellite internet economy might play out in the years to come.

Lauren Winton

Sharing donor relations success stories on #GINNing
7/13/20 12:00 AM

Learn how communications specialist Lauren Winton has put a new spin on donor relations success stories.

Graphic depicting Auburn University's 'A Healthier U' plan

Auburn University launches ‘A Healthier U’ plan for safe return to campus this fall
7/9/20 1:06 PM

Auburn has released details of A Healthier U, a plan for the return of students, faculty and staff this fall that encourages individual responsibility for the health of the campus community.

Researchers will study the stress responses of zebra finches with a recent award from the National Science Foundation.

Interdisciplinary team to explore stress response with major NSF award
7/8/20 8:53 AM

A team of Auburn University faculty from departments across three disciplines will use a nearly $2 million National Science Foundation award to look at how environmental stressors initiate and prime stress responses, and when those responses influence an animal’s ability to pass genes to next generations.

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Network services director talks lessons learned during remote instruction
6/29/20 12:00 AM

Shannon Price, director of network services for the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, is an unsung hero of the college's response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Ehsan Taheri

Researcher joins editorial board of prominent aerospace journal
6/24/20 3:58 PM

Ehsan Taheri, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, has been invited to serve as an associate editor of the Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications. The journal covers the general field of optimization and aerospace engineering, focusing on the mathematical optimization techniques and their applications to science and engineering.

A virtual panel discussion featuring engineering young alumni will take place Thursday, June 18.

Virtual panel to discuss job searching in challenging market
6/15/20 10:55 AM

On June 18 Auburn Engineering’s Office of Career Development and Corporate Relations (CDCR) will host a virtual panel discussion to offer advice to students seeking internship, co-op and full-time employment opportunities during a challenging job market. The panel will take place on Zoom at 12:00 p.m. CT.

Vinamra Agrawal

NSF-funded project to study multiscale high-speed impacts on materials
5/27/20 3:53 PM

High speed impacts occur often in the aerospace and defense industries – from a bird striking an airplane to a micrometeorite colliding with a satellite. Understanding how materials such as plastics, metals and ceramics that make up airplanes and satellites respond to high-speed impacts can help engineers to design strong, lightweight and impact-resistant structures.

Maria Auad

College appoints Auad new associate dean in administrative restructuring
5/22/20 8:10 AM

Maria Auad, the W. Allen and Martha Reed Endowed Professor of chemical engineering, has been named to the new position of associate dean for graduate studies and faculty development for the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, according to an announcement by Christopher B. Roberts, dean of engineering. The appointment is effective June 1.

Yaeji Kim, aerospace engineering graduate student.

Aerospace doctoral student honored with Amelia Earhart Fellowship
5/7/20 11:10 AM

An Auburn University aerospace engineering doctoral student has received the Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship, becoming one of only 30 recipients worldwide for the 2020-21 academic year.

Engineering Academic Excellence Program celebrates spring Closing Ceremony.

Virtual ceremony celebrates 2019-20 AEP scholars and graduates
4/28/20 2:07 PM

A virtual gathering of nearly 100 Auburn Engineering administrators, faculty, staff, alumni, students and sponsors recently celebrated the closing ceremony of the 2019-20 Engineering Academic Excellence Program (AEP).

Auburn Engineering faculty and students have made Zoom a centerpiece of online learning.

Engineering staff, Biggio Center steer transition to remote courses
4/28/20 9:36 AM

Auburn Engineering faculty and staff and the Biggio Center played a Herculean role in moving more than 800 courses online using resources such as Canvas, Zoom and Panopto.

A diagram depicts a kilometer-sized antenna array deployed in space.

Aerospace faculty earn NIAC award to study self-assembling space antenna
4/27/20 12:55 PM

Auburn University aerospace engineering faculty members have received a $125,000 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) award to explore the technology to enable kilometer-sized antenna arrays for radio astronomy that self-assemble in space.

3D printed face shields

Auburn team expands 3D printing to assist 16 regional health facilities
4/24/20 9:06 AM

Faculty and staff from across Auburn’s campus are utilizing 3D printers to continue to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face shields and mask strap holders for health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, expanding assistance to 16 regional health facilities.

Auburn Engineering announces 2019-2020 spring award recipients.

Auburn Engineering honors student, faculty and alumni achievement
4/23/20 7:02 AM

The Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has announced its 2019-20 outstanding students, faculty and alumni, recognizing scholarship, leadership and a demonstrated commitment to the college.

Arrangements to offer additional courses are being made. Those courses will be announced and updated when available.

College of Engineering to offer more than 100 courses during summer
4/2/20 10:30 AM

To meet the growing demand of summer classes, the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering will offer more than 100 courses, from freshman to graduate-level, for the upcoming 2020 summer semester.

Auburn Engineering virtual tour via YouVisit

Auburn Engineering launches virtual campus tour
4/1/20 12:00 PM

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering today launched a cutting-edge virtual tour that will allow prospective students and their parents to "visit" campus remotely. 

Assistant professor David Scarborough, Auburn University Department of Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace researchers awarded NASA grant to aid in future moon landings
3/16/20 4:07 PM

Auburn University researchers recently received a grant from NASA through the organization’s Early Stage Innovations 2019 initiative for a project that aims to aid in future moon landings.

Assistant professor Vrishank Raghav, Auburn University Department of Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace engineering assistant professor receives NIH Trailblazer award
3/6/20 11:02 AM

Vrishank Raghav, assistant professor in Auburn University’s Department of Aerospace Engineering, was recently awarded the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Trailblazer R21 award for a project designed to help doctors identify and treat patients who have a particular lung disease known as Expiratory Central Airway Collapse (ECAC).

Alex Jehle, Langston Williams and Joe Majdalani

Doctoral candidate named Huntsville AIAA Graduate Student of the Year
2/17/20 12:00 AM

Langston Williams, a doctoral candidate in aerospace engineering, was recently named the 2019 Graduate Student of the Year by the Greater Huntsville Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). 

Researchers are pictured in assistant professor Masoud Mahjouri-Samani's Laser-Assisted Science and Engineering lab.

Auburn Engineering posts banner year in research
12/20/19 9:09 AM

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering brought in $59.6 million in externally sponsored research awards from Oct. 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2019. The college has also placed in the top 10% of engineering institutions in the nation for research expenditures for the past 15 years.

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5 engineers competing in Auburn University's Three Minute Thesis finals
11/18/19 1:09 PM

Daniel Abernathy, Nima Alizadeh, John Hinkle, Omer Khan and Kanak Parmar will compete for Auburn University’s Three Minute Thesis title at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Sciences Center Auditorium.

Md Fahim Salek, graduate student in civil engineering, presents his research.

Winners from 2019 Graduate Engineering Research Showcase announced
11/8/19 8:53 AM

Seventeen Auburn Engineering graduate students from across the college were recognized for their exceptional research presentations at the 2019 Graduate Engineering Research Showcase on Thursday, Nov. 7.