College of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental EngineeringNews
Yarnold named director of Advanced Structural Engineering Laboratory
3/6/23 11:00 AM
On Jan. 1, Matt Yarnold, associate professor of structural engineering, took charge of Auburn University's Advanced Structural Engineering Laboratory (ASEL) as director. It's been a good first two months. "We have won several new research projects with large-scale structural testing to be performed in ASEL," Yarnold said. "One study beat out the top structural testing laboratories in the country. The sponsor indicated that everything ASEL had to offer was a big reason that Auburn was awarded the project."
Upcoming Engineer Together Day to highlight college's DEI efforts
3/2/23 9:00 AM
The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering’s Inclusion and Diversity Committee will host Engineer Together Day on Wednesday, March 15 in the Brown-Kopel Center.
Brodbeck named Director of Research Engineering Operations
2/28/23 8:00 AM
To reflect his growing and evolving role in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Christian Brodbeck, who has served the college as research engineer since 2006, was recently named director of research engineering operations.
4 engineers awarded Auburn Alumni Association's highest honor
2/26/23 12:35 PM
Five Auburn University graduates — including four Auburn engineers — who are all highly accomplished in their fields, received the highest honor given by the Auburn Alumni Association at Auburn’s 2023 Lifetime Achievement Awards dinner on Feb. 25. The association also honored its Young Alumni Achievement Award recipient.
Annual E-Day Open House welcomes 3,500 visitors to campus
2/24/23 2:00 PM
Auburn Engineering hosted more than 3,500 attendees on Friday, Feb. 24 for E-Day, the college's annual open house event.
CEE professor leads NSF project aimed at renewable energy education
2/24/23 11:00 AM
A collaborative $139,375 National Science Foundation (NSF) project led by Lauren Beckingham, W. Allen and Martha Reed Endowed Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Karen McNeal, Molette Endowed Professor of geosciences in the College of Sciences and Mathematics, and Tuskegee University mechanical engineering professor John Solomon, aims to grow a much-needed workforce for renewable energy industries.
#GINNing Podcast: Pavement Amazement
2/17/23 8:00 AM
You're about to hear a pavement probin' powerbroker drop all kinds of science to prove he's among the tallest of the asphalt giants.
Auburn hosts 66th annual Alabama Transportation Research Conference
2/16/23 12:00 PM
On Feb. 6, approximately a thousand federal and state highway personnel, road building contractors, general contractors, heavy construction contractors, utility contractors, county engineers, consulting engineers, construction material vendors, researchers, professional society representatives and university faculty members converged on Montgomery to share advances in transportation planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance, same as they have for the past 66 years.
Graduate student in aerospace engineering wins 2023 Breakwell Award
2/10/23 1:20 PM
Keziban Saloglu earned the most prestigious student prize in astrophysics with her paper, "Existence of Infinitely Many Optimal Equal Delta V Trajectories in Two-Body Dynamics."
Auburn transportation research shines at 2023 TRB Meeting
2/9/23 4:14 PM
Auburn University's leading and broad transportation research, education and technology transfer portfolio was once again front and center at the 102 annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) conference held Jan. 8-12 in Washington, D.C.
#GINNing Podcast: The Path of Khan
2/3/23 12:00 PM
Her name is Arabic for "happiness." And, boy, has Afrah Khan found herself at Auburn.
AUTRI wins national CUTC 2022 Technology Transfer Leadership Award
1/30/23 12:00 PM
The Auburn University Transportation Research Institute (AUTRI) was awarded the Council of University Transportation Center‘s (CUTC) 2022 Technology Transfer Leadership Award at the CUTC Annual Awards Banquet held Jan. 6 in Washington D.C. in conjunction with the 102nd Annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) Meeting. On hand to accept the award were associate civil and environmental engineering professor Jeffrey LaMondia and AUTRI Director Laurence Rilett.
Auburn Engineering No. 16 among online graduate programs
1/24/23 6:00 AM
The Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering came in at No. 16 in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Engineering Graduate Programs 2023 rankings, climbing one spot from last year. This is the seventh-consecutive year that engineering’s online program has ranked in the Top 25.
Recruiting trip to national lab leaves lasting impression on students
1/13/23 8:00 AM
Nine students, six from engineering and three from COSAM, toured the Los Alamos National Laboratory on a recruiting trip Dec. 11-14
22 scholars ranked among the world's top two percent of cited researchers
1/5/23 2:50 PM
Stanford University's study examined a database of more than 180,000 researchers worldwide
Engineering part of $28 million grant to meet rural challenges
12/16/22 5:25 PM
Auburn University is one of three universities sharing a $28 million grant award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, or NIFA, to establish an Institute for Rural Partnership to research the causes and conditions of challenges facing rural areas.
#GINNing Podcast: The junior Junior
12/9/22 2:00 PM
Listen to 18-year-old civil engineering wunderkind Morgan Burk discuss her past, present and future on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast.
Auburn signs research agreement with Korean Institute of Technology
12/6/22 2:00 PM
The agreement includes the establishment of research and/or automotive technology support offices and laboratories, the creation of joint research projects and the exchange of technical information, periodic training symposia and consulting.
#GINNing Podcast: At Auburn, student services just means Moore
12/2/22 12:00 PM
In 2019, Janet Moore, assistant dean for engineering student services, was named the National Academic Advising Association's Outstanding Academic Advising Administrator. Find out why on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast.
$2,200 up for grabs in upcoming student research video competition
11/30/22 10:45 AM
Auburn Engineering's first AUsome Science in 60 Seconds competition offers up to $2,200 in cash and prizes to the best – and most concise – student researchers, graduate and undergraduate, on video.
Civil and environmental engineering senior wins APWA scholarship
11/29/22 11:00 AM
Jackson Curtis, a senior in civil and environmental engineering, recently received an annual scholarship from the Alabama Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA), which awards up to three scholarships per year to deserving students in Alabama striving to complete educational requirements for a career path in public works.
Auburn hosts South's BEST Regional Robotics Competition Dec. 3-4
11/22/22 10:00 AM
Students from four states will bring their creations and design plans to Auburn for the 20th consecutive year.
Polish delegation tours engineering campus, eyes research collaborations
11/15/22 12:00 PM
Last week, a delegation of Polish scholars visited the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering to review the college's research initiatives and identify areas of possible academic collaboration.
Auburn University Board of Trustees approves Applied Research Institute
11/11/22 11:15 AM
The Auburn University Board of Trustees approved a proposal Friday to form an Applied Research Institute that will represent an aggregation and culmination of various defense, aerospace, national security and biotech efforts at Auburn University. The proposed institute will serve as a hub to coordinate, organize and market these many efforts to Auburn's external constituents.
Former NSA, U.S. Cyber Command leader visits students, faculty
10/31/22 2:00 PM
Michael Rogers, a 1981 Auburn alumnus, shared views on a number of cybersecurity-related topics Friday during a special, interactive discussion
Auburn opens doors to Research and Innovation Campus in Huntsville
10/25/22 12:00 PM
Auburn University expanded its footprint and opened its doors to a new facility in Huntsville on Tuesday with the grand-opening celebration of the Research and Innovation Campus.
Grand Challenges in Cybersecurity: A Discussion with Admiral Rogers
10/25/22 11:00 AM
Students, faculty with an interest in cybersecurity are encouraged to attend
ISE student wins 10th Graduate Engineering Research Showcase
10/21/22 2:45 PM
A record 177 students — representing all departments within the college — participated in poster presentations, allowing them the opportunity to exchange ideas among peers and compete for cash prizes.
Newest Auburn history book highlights women in engineering
10/20/22 9:00 AM
Art Slotkin, ’68 aerospace engineering, has written 11 books, nine of which detail aspects of Auburn University’s history. His newest book, “Across Three Centuries”, profiles the history of women—specifically those in engineering—at Auburn.
Health and safety manager wins NSC Diversity in Safety Scholarship
10/12/22 8:00 AM
Emmanuel Winful, Auburn Engineering health and safety manager since 2019, is among the first recipients of the National Safety Council’s Diversity in Safety Scholarship.
Program created to boost engineering students' research writing skills
10/5/22 9:35 AM
Russell Mailen, assistant professor in aerospace engineering, is principal investigator on National Science Foundation Innovations in Graduate Education award,
College's 10th annual Graduate Engineering Research Showcase Oct. 20
10/3/22 9:00 AM
More than 200 graduate students are expected to showcase and present their research findings before peers and judges, competing for cash prizes
#GINNing Podcast: Orange (and Blue) Beach
9/30/22 1:00 PM
From O‘ahu to Orange Beach, it's been one heck of a ride for humble Joel Hayworth. Buckle up and get your ears on for an environmental engineering education experience par excellence courtesy the Elton Z. and Lois G. Huff Associate Professor of civil and environmental engineering, and director of the newly announced Auburn University Gulf Coast Research Station.
Auburn Alumni Engineering Council honors 7 with college’s highest awards
9/26/22 6:00 PM
Six outstanding engineering alumni and one longtime employee of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering were honored by the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council during a ceremony Friday, Sept. 23, for their distinguished professional careers. These alumni include four who were recognized as Distinguished Auburn Engineers, two as Outstanding Young Auburn Engineers and the college’s former assistant to the dean for her Superior Service.
Agriculture, Engineering launch 150th anniversary celebration
9/23/22 7:53 PM
This year marks the 150th anniversary of Auburn’s reorganization under the Morrill Act from East Alabama Male College into the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama, which established the Colleges of Agriculture and Engineering.
Demand for Auburn Engineering students high as career fairs approach
9/19/22 1:00 PM
Auburn Engineering kicks off fall career fair season with a two-day career fair Sept. 20-21, a Civil & Environmental + Biosystems Engineering Career Fair on Sept. 28 and an additional fair to be held at the end of October due to high demand.
BoT approves AU Gulf Coast Engineering Research Station in Orange Beach
9/16/22 12:15 PM
Auburn football isn’t the only thing going orange this weekend, as the Board of Trustees approved a project Friday to build an Auburn University Gulf Coast Engineering Research Station in Orange Beach.
Civil and environmental engineering research team honored with FHWA award
9/12/22 5:00 PM
A team of researchers in Auburn's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering were honored with an Environmental Excellence Award from the Federal Highway Administration.
College's undergraduate programs ranked 33rd by U.S. News & World Report
9/12/22 3:40 PM
U.S. News and World Report ranked Auburn Engineering's undergraduate program No. 33 among public institutions nationally, No. 3 in the Southeastern Conference and No.1 in the state
#GINNing Podcast: Shattered Glass
9/9/22 12:00 PM
Go ahead and add rocking the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast to Melissa Herkt's long list of accomplishments. Listen to the 1977 civil engineering grad discuss her glass ceiling-shattering career in the engineering and construction industry below, or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, iHeartRadio or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts by searching #GINNing.
Four engineering alumni to be honored by Auburn Alumni Association
8/23/22 2:10 PM
Four Auburn engineers are among five alumni to be honored by the Auburn Alumni Association at the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Awards in February.
#GINNing Podcast: It's Pronounced Jordan
8/12/22 12:00 PM
It's pronounced "Jordan." Like the legendary coach. Like the legendary stadium. Like the name that will echo through the annals of structural engineering research for years to come. Listen to civil engineering grad student Jordan Nakayama discuss her research into developing formal frameworks for advancing knowledge discovery from the post-windstorm datasets under David Roueche, plus that recent trip to Poland, on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast below or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, iHeartRadio or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts by searching #GINNing.
#GINNing Podcast: Diving deep with a CEE swimming sensation
7/8/22 12:00 PM
Learn how junior Auburn swimming sensation Meghan Lee slices through the waters of civil and environmental engineering on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast below, or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, iHeartRadio or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts by searching #GINNing.
CEE students participate in Polish structural engineering conference
6/30/22 9:00 AM
Six civil and environmental engineering doctoral students along with Andrzej Nowak, chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, recently participated in a special program sponsored by the National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) in Poland and the European Union.
Acclaimed CEE professor inducted into Academy of Engineering in Poland
6/24/22 8:00 AM
Internationally preeminent structural engineer Andrzej S. Nowak, chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been elected to the prestigious Academy of Engineering in Poland.
#GINNing Podcast: Dishing the Dirt
6/17/22 8:00 AM
Mike Perez doesn't have too much time for politics. But he's always interested in a good... runoff. Listen to assistant civil and environmental engineering professor dish the dirt on all the doins at Samuel Ginn College of Engineering's Construction Stormwater Facility on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast below or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, iHeartRadio or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts by searching #GINNing.
Auburn Engineering, Air University form partnership
6/15/22 9:00 AM
The partnership is designed to develop an environment promotes unique opportunities for students and faculty to participate in Air Force-related research, while enhancing STEM-related education and research
Assistant CEE professor earns DOE Early Career Award
6/13/22 12:00 PM
Last week, Lauren Beckingham went from Early Career Award winner to Early Career Awards winner. The assistant professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering received her latest Early Career honor from the Department of Energy (DOE), which awarded $749,999 toward her research into subsurface hydrogen storage — a promising means of large-scale, long-term energy storage that could boost renewable energy and reduce atmospheric CO2 emissions.