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Hosted by Austin Phillips and Jeremy Henderson from Auburn Engineering's Office of Communications and Marketing, each episode is educational, relatable, sensational. The country's best engineering college deserves the country's best engineering podcast.

Sligh and the Family Auburn

Sligh and the Family Auburn

Auburn chemical engineering freshman Sarah Kate Sligh has cerebral palsy. And a national swimming record. And a YouTube channel. And a spot on Auburn's wheelchair tennis team. And a bid from Delta Gamma. And the honor of being the latest guest on the best podcast in all of higher education. And better grades than her mom.

Fri, 14 Jan 2022

The Spirit of 76

The Spirit of 76

While other institutions were feelin' the 2020 pain, Steve Taylor was making it rain. Yessir, the Bluegrass-born, biosystems-bred associate dean of research has helped raise Auburn Engineering's research reputation to the tune of a record $76 million in new contracts and awards... during a pandemic. You wanna achieve? Then you want a Steve. 

Fri, 07 Jan 2022

McDaniel the Maker

McDaniel the Maker

Chemical engineering sophomore Anya McDaniel muses over the magic happening inside Auburn Engineering's new makerspace. 

Tue, 14 Dec 2021

Rah! Rah! Raj!

Rah! Rah! Raj!

We needed a Cupola Engineering Ambassador superstar. And we got him. Enjoy this conversation with software engineering senior Raj Patel.  

Mon, 13 Dec 2021

The Pedal Pusher

The Pedal Pusher

Studying pedals and earning medals — that's what Jeff Lamondia does. The associate professor of civil and environmental engineering knows more the most about the rocky relationship between cyclists and motorists. And trust us when we say that there ain't nothing pedestrian about his research into pedestrians. Ready to share the road?

Mon, 13 Dec 2021

Lohr Eagle

Lohr Eagle

Helen Lohr is her name, doing more is her game: Naval ROTC, equestrian and mechanical engineering — and those are just the highlights. So anchor down and saddle up as we learn all the lore of Helen Lohr (and what in the world Wawa is). 

Thu, 09 Dec 2021

Work — Hardin Work

Work — Hardin Work

Mechanical engineering senior Theresa Hardin tries hard in... everything. Robotic mining. Undergrad research. Building the future of prosthetics. Sorority life. Fund raising. Patent holding! Ladies and gentlemen, sit back and get your ears on for the Theresa Hardin Experience.

Mon, 29 Nov 2021

Bend It Like Bio

Bend It Like Bio

Alyssa Malonson has a leg up on the competition in more ways than one. Because, hey, if this whole professional soccer thing doesn't work out, this senior SEC Academic honor roller can always whip out her license to change the world, or as some call it, an Auburn biosystems engineering degree.

Tue, 23 Nov 2021

The Kenneth Kelly Experience

The Kenneth Kelly Experience

For Kenneth Kelly, '90 electrical engineering, giving is a part of living. Find out why the chairman and CEO of First Independence Bank — and the first African American to chair the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council — is so passionate about committing his time, energy and resources to his alma mater.

Fri, 19 Nov 2021

The Count of Monte Crypto

The Count of Monte Crypto

Yellow Card chief technology officer Justin Poiroux has used his Auburn Engineering experience to corner the crypto currency exchange market on the world's second largest continent in just a few years, a feat impressive enough to recently secure $15M in Series A Funding from venture capital funds like Peter "PayPal" Thiel's Valar Ventures. That sweet little cash grab was enough to get Justin on the radar of the best podcast in higher education. Will it be enough to put his PayPal account back in good standing? Get your ears and let's find out... 

Fri, 12 Nov 2021

#TWINning

#TWINning

#GINNing? More like #TWINning! Yes, friends, turns out, God made deuces Sluises. And wouldn't you know it, the other one is an Auburn chemical engineer. So get your ears on and please hit play as John twists the knobs for a Sluis called T.A.

Fri, 05 Nov 2021

Livin' Vinita Loca

Livin' Vinita Loca

Let's go ahead and call Vinita Shinde the poster child of Auburn Engineering polymer research.  The chemical engineering graduate student recently helped Beckingham Polymer Research Group bring home back-to-back poster awards from the American Chemical Society (ACS) for her poster, “Self-healing of thermoplastic polymer composites via environmentally friendly solvent-filled microcapsules.” Vinita breaks down what those words even mean, and shares her Auburn experience, on the latest episode of the best podcast in all of higher education.

Thu, 28 Oct 2021

Brazilliant

Brazilliant

You can take the girl out of Brazil. And you can apparently take her out of Brazil again. Yes, such was the charm of the loveliest village — both its culture and industrial and systems engineering curriculum — Miss Julia "Brasilia-born" Bitencourt chose to not only pursue her bachelor's degree, but, after a few years in industry back below the equator, to return for her master's degree. And she apparently does modeling in Europe or something.

Tue, 19 Oct 2021

Be Like Mike

Be Like Mike

Mike Ogles, a 1989 Auburn University mechanical engineering graduate who served the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering for several years as director of NASA programs, assistant director of the National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence (NCAME) and as the driving force behind the Auburn Makes initiative, passed away Thursday, Oct. 14 after a six-month battle with cancer.The latest, special episode of the #GINNing Podcast honors the Auburn Man, next-level "The Andy Griffith Show" aficionado and engineering legend whose contributions to his alma mater's efforts to advance America's space program will be felt for generations.He was one of the first guests on the best podcast in higher education. And he was one of the best men we've ever known. 

Mon, 18 Oct 2021

Don't Worry, Be Graddy

Don't Worry, Be Graddy

Move over Pollyanna, we've got a new term for irrepressible optimism and a tendency to find good in everything: SeAnna. That would SeAnna Graddy, the ROTC-rockin', Camp War Eagle counseling, metal health advocatin' sophomore in industrial and systems engineering who may be the most impressively positive person to parley on this podcast. Trust us, folks, you're gonna be grinning thanks ol' hashtag GINNing...

Wed, 06 Oct 2021

Tim Cook's Best Friend

Tim Cook's Best Friend

The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers recently honored Apple CEO Tim Cook, a 1982 Auburn industrial engineering graduate, with the opportunity of chatting with industrial and systems engineering senior Annie Dorsey. What did they talk about? How did it come about? Time to find out.

Thu, 30 Sep 2021

The Hunt for Orange and Blue October

The Hunt for Orange and Blue October

How did Tanner Harness get to the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering? The sub way. And we ain't talkin' the kind that get you around in New York City. We ain't talkin' sandwich artists. We're talking the nuclear powered, sonar-slingin' sardines that keep America's underwater military interests silently secure. We took a deep dive with the civil engineering senior to hear about his completely unique Auburn Engineering journey. Let's see what surfaces.

Thu, 23 Sep 2021

AIChE-Breaky Barbara

AIChE-Breaky Barbara

This overachieving junior in chemical engineering, is captain of the Auburn University student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers' Chemical Car and Jeopardy Teams, and a former undergraduate research assistant in the Beckingham Polymer Research Group. Who is Barbara Allen?

Wed, 15 Sep 2021

Rose-botics

Rose-botics

From an E-Day visit in high school to flexing his findings on the fashion of the future from his own Wiggins Hall lab, wearable robotics enthusiast Chad Rose has come full circle. Listen to the assistant mechanical engineering professor discuss his Auburn journey — and his pursuit of improving human robot interaction in the rehabilitation realm — on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast.

Tue, 07 Sep 2021

Electrical engineering student snaps

Electrical engineering student snaps

Electrical engineering? It's a snap. At least it is for senior Jacob Quattlebaum, long snapper extraordinaire for the Auburn Tigers. Want to learn how Q-Ball makes the grade in the classroom and on the gridiron? Hut, hut...

Thu, 02 Sep 2021

Hailin' that Jailin

Hailin' that Jailin

If you've ever thought that whole thing about Auburn providing the best student-centered engineering experience in America was just a slogan, just take a look at industrial and systems engineering senior Jailin Sanders. The busy bee from Bessemer is a walking, talking billboard for the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. He's taken advantage of pretty much every opportunity and resource the college has to offer. His contributions to student organizations? Legion. His attitude? Infectious. So go ahead and get your ears on and hear for yourself why folks can't stop hailin' that Jailin.

Thu, 26 Aug 2021

Mr. Hollinger's Opus

Mr. Hollinger's Opus

Mechanical engineering doctoral student David Hollinger is doing his darndest to lighten the assistive device load for America's super-human soldiers of the future, turning exoskeletons into less-o-skeletons.

Fri, 20 Aug 2021

Patently Obvious

Patently Obvious

Want to be a patent attorney? Major in materials engineering. That's the advice from 1988 Auburn engineering grad Roger Wylie, who's built one of the most successful intellectual property protection careers from here to Tokyo, which is where you recently could have found the product of one of his clients. Yeah, an Auburn man sealed the patent deal on the Olympic torch. Now that's a legacy you can't extinguish.

Thu, 12 Aug 2021

Larry the Transportation Guy

Larry the Transportation Guy

When it came time to bring Auburn's world-class transportation research groups under one umbrella, the university had to find the perfect someone to actually hold it — someone strong in the field, who could flex and fund-raise and facilitate the sort of real-world, life-changing innovations state DOTs and industry leaders have come to expect from the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. All of which is to say, we hope you enjoy learning aboot Larry Rilett.

Fri, 06 Aug 2021

Making It Rain

Making It Rain

Jaime Schussler may have mud in her blood, but there ain't nothing sedentary about her sedimentary lifestyle. Through access to the world's largest slip and slide or whatever, the GRA in civil and environmental engineering is taking the stormwater management world by storm, and makin' it rain in more ways than one.

Wed, 28 Jul 2021

Skate Expectations

Skate Expectations

Sarah Mai Broddus believes in the human touch, which cultivates sympathy with her fellow men and mutual helpfulness and brings happiness for all... on the skating rink...

Mon, 26 Jul 2021

The Full Nelson

The Full Nelson

Wake up, listeners, we think Maggie's got somethin' to say to you. It's mid July and she's doing really well in school.

Thu, 15 Jul 2021

Good Citations

Good Citations

Ujjwal Guin. Ever heard of him? Well, the White House has. His paper “Counterfeit Integrated Circuits: A Rising Threat in the Global Semiconductor Supply Chain” was cited in a June White House report on building resilient supply chains, revitalizing American manufacturing, and fostering broad-based growth. Let's find out why.

Wed, 07 Jul 2021

Mit's Millions

Mit's Millions

Mechanical engineering senior Mit Patel grew up in the c-store industry. Now he's revolutionizing it.

Thu, 01 Jul 2021

Nano her business

Nano her business

No, she's not a mid-90s cover artist. Alana MacLachlan is a graduate research assistant in materials engineering, doing incredible things in Advanced Nanomaterials Engineering Laboratory.  Sure, she may have one hand in her pocket. But you oughta know that she's wearing a lab coat.

Fri, 25 Jun 2021

Engineerin' is goooood

Engineerin' is goooood

What do Kid Rock, "American Idol" and Auburn Engineering all have in common? You're looking at it. Ladies and gentlemen, Savannah Sawyer. 

Wed, 16 Jun 2021

Dumb Luck

Dumb Luck

From vomiting in zero gravity to calling out former students for indecent exposure to teaching remotely while stuck for months in India, Sushil Bhavnani's Auburn career is the stuff of legend. So how does the Henry M. Burt Jr. Professor of mechanical engineering explain his phenomenal success? "Dumb luck."

Wed, 09 Jun 2021

The Formula formula

The Formula formula

Mechanical engineering senior Matt Miller, team captain and electric car engineer for War Eagle Motorsports, is going places. First stop? The finish line.

Fri, 04 Jun 2021

Power of the Pendulum

Power of the Pendulum

Got a job opening? Emily Schramek wants to fill it. The Auburn senior from Birmingham's Mountain of Oaks has the skills to pay the bills, which is exactly why she chose chemical engineering in the first place. You're welcome, Stanford.

Tue, 25 May 2021

Spider Woman

Spider Woman

New chemical engineering assistant professor Symone Alexander spins a web of research wonders in this conversation on extreme organismic biophysics and ultra-fast motion in nature. Want s'more Symone? So do we.

Thu, 20 May 2021

The Austin Phillips Experience

The Austin Phillips Experience

Austin Phillips meets Austin Phillips. Let the insanity begin.

Mon, 10 May 2021

Is Travis asphalt here?

Is Travis asphalt here?

Travis Walbeck, training manager for the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT), delivers the scoop on Training in Your Pocket, the premiere short, entertaining, instructional YouTube channel for standard asphalt test procedures in the lab and field.

Thu, 06 May 2021

The Nuclear Option

The Nuclear Option

Mechanical engineering professor Rick Williams loves going nuclear on his students. And apparently, according to this year's Auburn Engineering faculty awards, they love it, too.

Thu, 29 Apr 2021

#EngineeringGoals

#EngineeringGoals

Let's just say that mechanical engineering graduate and current industrial and systems engineering master's student Taylor Troutman knows how to use her head...

Wed, 21 Apr 2021

Castin' with Gaston

Castin' with Gaston

Maury Gaston, '82 mechanical engineering, has worked for the same company for all 38 years of his illustrious career in engineering sales and marketing. You're welcome, American Cast Iron Pipe.

Fri, 16 Apr 2021

The Outstanding Shelby Wales

The Outstanding Shelby Wales

Senior Shelby Wales is the latest recipient of the fabulously prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, which, you know, isn't just awarded to anyone. So, hey — maybe she'll keep going with this whole chemical engineering thing. Seems to have worked out pretty well so far...

Thu, 08 Apr 2021

Eyes of the Tiger

Eyes of the Tiger

Rising up, back on the street. He did his time, took his chances. He went the distance, now he's definitely on his feet... just a man named Steve Hamilton, '84 chemical engineering, and his will to heal eyes.

Wed, 31 Mar 2021

Get a Grip

Get a Grip

For Casey Waid, it's all about connecting people back to the college they love.  And who better to hold their hand on the journey home than one of their own.  That's right, the Auburn diploma hanging in the office of this Samuel Ginn College of Engineering development officer reads "chemical engineering."  Of course, you better be careful - ol' Casey's got a grip that might break your hand as he guides you to that promised land.  

Fri, 26 Mar 2021

Different Strokes

Different Strokes

Is high finance a valid use of an engineering degree? Uh, is pool water wet? Why don’t we let 1985 industrial and systems engineering grad Dan Phillips take a crack at those questions...

Fri, 19 Mar 2021

Concrete Plans

Concrete Plans

Of course she has concrete plans for the future. For crying out loud, she's the president of the American Concrete Institute student chapter, which just earned Auburn an ACI Excellent University designation for the 6th year in a row. (Can you say "Dynasty?") So, yeah, when it comes to Kelly, we say Turner loose.

Fri, 12 Mar 2021

The Swoll Weevil

The Swoll Weevil

Don't mess with Jacob vonEschenbach. Just don't mess with him. Because when this Enterprise-bred, arm and leg-acy Auburn engineering walk-on warrior sees a challenge, he tackles it head on.

Wed, 03 Mar 2021

German for Squirrel

German for Squirrel

In German, her last name may mean Squirrel. But around these parts, it means Best Student Worker of the Year. Well, no, technically, she hasn’t won — not yet. But she’d better, because Natalie Eichorn deserves all the kudos coming to her. This Austin-bred, Accenture-bound software engineering senior has lightened the web work load for our IT guy, and serves as a shining example of success for future Auburn Engineers as a Cupola Ambassador. Software engineering? It’s been a tough nut to crack. But this super smart Squirrel is on the right track.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021

The Best of Brittany

The Best of Brittany

Brittany Ransom has more student organization leadership positions than you can count. But the mechanical engineering junior isn't just padding her portfolio for the kudos. She's doing it to put herself in position to attack the problems of urban infrastructure and, as she puts it in her National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges Scholars Program bio — reinvent the world.

Fri, 19 Feb 2021

Silva Dollars

Silva Dollars

Last summer, we learned he's an investigator on that $3 million FAA project with Auburn's National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence. Last month? That he'll be researching lead-free defense electronics thanks to a $7 million award from the Dept. of Defense. His name may be Daniel Silva, but friends, this assistant Industrial and Systems Engineering professor is bringing home the gold...

Thu, 11 Feb 2021

How West Was Won

How West Was Won

It's a classic tale of redemption and revelation: A young Bama fan considering journalism comes to Auburn on a whim, takes one look at the engineering campus, and is forever changed.   This is how Anna Layne West was won.

Fri, 05 Feb 2021

Meeting Miss Melanie Monaghan

Meeting Miss Melanie Monaghan

Romance. Civil Engineering. Boll Weevils. Alliteration. This episode of the award-winning #GINNing has it all.

Mon, 01 Feb 2021

Happy Trails

Happy Trails

How Jessica "Dixie" Mills' long hike through the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering took her to the summit of YouTube success.

Fri, 22 Jan 2021

The Cornhole King

The Cornhole King

Friends, Auburn Engineering's alumni trophy case is bursting at the seams. There's the the CEO of the world's first trillion-dollar company, astronauts galore, the PowerPoint Prince.... and now we have to make room for Travis Moore — the Cornhole King.   The senior in civil and environmental engineering just took home the doubles crown from the National College Cornhole Championship, defeating a duo from North Carolina State in one of the most thrilling finishes the competition has ever seen.

Fri, 15 Jan 2021

Structural Integrity

Structural Integrity

Associate Civil and Environmental professor Justin Marshall was looking for a little structure in his life when he came to Auburn...and boy did he get it.

Wed, 06 Jan 2021

Gentlemen, Start Your Software

Gentlemen, Start Your Software

There may be no T in his name, but there's plenty of speed in his game. Yessir, come October, Bevly Boy Will Bryan and his new master's degree will be kicking back and letting the code take the wheel in the Indy Autonomous Challenge at 200 driverless miles per hour.Eat your heart out, Mario Lemiuex.

Fri, 18 Dec 2020

Feel the Bern

Feel the Bern

Bernie Moussad just graduated from Auburn University with a 4.0 GPA in computer engineering. He's dedicating his career to researching bioinformatics. Unfortunately, Bernie Sanders ruined his life.

Fri, 18 Dec 2020

The Dukes of Hueytown

The Dukes of Hueytown

Hueytown-born Patrick Duke, ’99 civil, reflects on life as an Auburn-trained engineer.

Tue, 08 Dec 2020

OK, Google...

OK, Google...

...who is Andrew McGehee?

Thu, 03 Dec 2020

Livy Legend

Livy Legend

You've seen her face. Now hear her story. Ladies and gentlemen, Livy Green.

Fri, 20 Nov 2020

Going, going... Dawn

Going, going... Dawn

Dearly Beloved, our only regret in this oh-so-memorable interview with oh-so-impressive Procter & Gamble-bound chemical engineering senior Nathan Wall is that we didn't get him to actually pop the question right then and there.

Thu, 19 Nov 2020

Ride the Wave

Ride the Wave

Mechanical engineering senior Zac Young recently tossed a no hitter at the 2020 SEC Student Pitch Competition with a gold-mine of a gadget called the Wave Timer. Caution: High voltage ahead.

Tue, 10 Nov 2020

Research Renaissance Man

Research Renaissance Man

What exactly is a research engineer?  Christian Brodbeck, one of the best around, enlightens us on the latest episode of the #GINNing Podcast.

Fri, 06 Nov 2020

From Lagos with Love

From Lagos with Love

Sometimes we wonder whether a guest really meets the criteria. But we didn't think twice about the man from Nigeria.

Fri, 30 Oct 2020

The Legend of Nelda

The Legend of Nelda

Nelda Lee — Boeing your mind since '69.

Thu, 22 Oct 2020

Vicki McLendon, Target Acquired

Vicki McLendon, Target Acquired

Ethical Hacking. Oxymoron? Scam? Or an essential ingredient in educating the next generation of secret agents inspired by that 1992 film ol' Jer just can't seem to shut up about? Whatever you decide after listening to this interview with Vicki McLendon, just remember... it's all about the information.

Thu, 15 Oct 2020

Sorry, Tar Heels - Bowers is Ours

Sorry, Tar Heels - Bowers is Ours

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of assistant civil and environmental professor Benjamin Bowers' mug, please contact the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.

Thu, 08 Oct 2020

Dremere is Here

Dremere is Here

A Be the Creed honoree... a WayUp’s Intern 100 list member... a two-time technical intern with GE Aviation... and he's only a sophomore? You had your chance, Bama.

Thu, 01 Oct 2020

Fighting For Students

Fighting For Students

If you're trying to replace the Auburn University Employee of the Year in the middle of a pandemic, you need to hire the best. Thankfully, for the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Andrew McGill is a seasoned fighter, who, when it comes to student recruiting, has more big wins under his belt than Conor McGregor.

Fri, 25 Sep 2020

Engineering Emily

Engineering Emily

Her mom, her dad.. her grandfather, her other grandfather... even her uncles! Sure, Emily Traylor could do one of those Ancestry DNA tests things if she wanted. But why waste the time or money when the results are obvious? This woman is 100 percent Auburn Engineer.

Sun, 20 Sep 2020

I think ICAMS, I think ICAMS, I think ICAMS...

I think ICAMS, I think ICAMS, I think ICAMS...

Industry 4.0? More like Industry 4.2 million. Yep, that's how much the U.S. Department of Defense recently awarded to the Interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Manufacturing. Time to grab associate industrial and systems engineering professor Greg Harris and find out why...

Thu, 10 Sep 2020

Sam and Diane

Sam and Diane

Making your way in the Sam Ginn College of Engineering today takes everything you've got. Diane Sherrard, program administrator for 100+ Women Strong, knows that mentorship from other strong women sure would help a lot. Wouldn't you like to recruit, reward and retain...

Sun, 06 Sep 2020

Concrete Canoe and Tyler, Too

Concrete Canoe and Tyler, Too

There's a graduate research assistant in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering who hasn't let COVID-19 keep him from living his best 2020. That's just what the promise of access to the most incredible structural engineering lab in the world will do a man. From toothpick bridges to concrete canoes, ladies and gentleman, Tyler Norman.

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

Fecal Matters

Fecal Matters

What's Sushil Adhikari, alumni professor of biosystems engineering, and the director of the cutting edge Center for Bioenergy and Bioproducts, passionate about? Well, I'll tell you: Biomass pyrolysis, hydrothermal liquefaction, torrefaction, biodiesel production and biomass gasification... if you know what I mean.

Sun, 23 Aug 2020

Water We Working On?

Water We Working On?

Sustainability of water resources, particularly in water-scarce environments, is a tricky subject. We know that. Thankfully for the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, few people know more about it than Frances O'Donnell, assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering... and apparently, like, the 60th person ever to sign up for Facebook. That's right, she was getting her B.A. at a college called Harvard right at the start of the Zuckerberg Zeitgeist, and later went on for a Ph.D at a school called Princeton. Never heard of them. But whatever, the point is, she's an Auburn woman now. Cluster Hire Eagle.

Thu, 13 Aug 2020

Droid Rage

Droid Rage

Is Thaddeus A. Roppel, associate professor in electrical and computer engineering, an agent of Skynet? A freedom fighter in the Rebellion against the Empire? Time will tell.

Sun, 09 Aug 2020

Oldfather, New Doctor

Oldfather, New Doctor

Ballerina. Daredevil. International tourist. Wheelchair basketballer enthusiast. Now add to the list, doctor. Ladies and gentlemen, Dr. Taylor Oldfather. Biomechanics will never be the same.

Sun, 02 Aug 2020

Well, Algae Damned...

Well, Algae Damned...

Brendan Higgins, assistant professor of biosystems engineering, is doing his part to make sure nothing in this world goes to waste — not even waste.2

Sun, 26 Jul 2020

Flexible Future

Flexible Future

Rigid technologies are quickly going the way of the buffalo thanks to visionaries like Pradeep Lall and his four — count'em, four — degrees. Listen to the John and Anne MacFarlane Distinguished Professor of mechanical engineering explain why the future of electronics will be flexible.

Sun, 19 Jul 2020

Best Hire Ever?

Best Hire Ever?

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

Sat, 11 Jul 2020

Pay the Price

Pay the Price

Shannon Price believes in work — network. Hear how the director of network services kept the college up and running in the age of remote instruction.

Sun, 28 Jun 2020

Estonia? I hardly know ya'

Estonia? I hardly know ya'

Drew Springall can sum up his best practice advice for online voting in one word: DON'T.

Sun, 21 Jun 2020

The Quantum Leap

The Quantum Leap

Associate electrical and computer engineering professor Mark Adams readies his photonics torpedoes on the latest episode of #GINNing.

Sun, 14 Jun 2020

Concrete Answers

Concrete Answers

Associate professor Robbie Barnes weighs in on the wonders of civil engineering, and marvels at the latest monument to Auburn's structural engineering empire.

Sun, 07 Jun 2020

Fare Thee Well, Duke of Shelby

Fare Thee Well, Duke of Shelby

Steve Duke, the college’s former associate dean for academics, is rejoining his fellow chemical engineers in the legendary labs of Ross Hall. Why trade the front office for the front lines? What did he learn in his seven significant years of administration? Time to find out.

Sun, 31 May 2020

Go West, Young Man

Go West, Young Man

His last name may be Easterling, but this mechanical engineering senior plans to take his training and talents all the way to Frisco.

Mon, 25 May 2020

Just Sku It!

Just Sku It!

Another episode... another Tiger Cage Business Idea Competition winner... another couple of Auburn Engineering students intent on disrupting an entire industry before graduation. War Eagle.

Sun, 17 May 2020

What About Bob?

What About Bob?

Bob Karcher, retiring assistant dean of student services, reflects on an incredible 22 years with the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.

Thu, 07 May 2020

The Topic? Philanthropic!

The Topic? Philanthropic!

Margaret Arnold, new senior director of development for the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, weighs in on the phenomenal philanthropy of Auburn Engineers.

Tue, 28 Apr 2020

The Little Engineer That Could

The Little Engineer That Could

Emma Little, a senior in electrical engineering, offers a little pandemic-persevering perspective on finishing her degree in the age of remote instruction.

Thu, 23 Apr 2020

Return of the Ninjaneer

Return of the Ninjaneer

Ryan Hill, Auburn mechanical engineering alum extraordinaire, updates us on RE-InVENT, reflects on his time at Auburn... and dishes the dirt on Michael Zabala.

Fri, 17 Apr 2020

Tom Burch RE-InVENTs himself

Tom Burch RE-InVENTs himself

They call Tom Burch an engineer's engineer. So no, he wasn't interested in some Cracker Jack academic exercise. If he was going to build an emergency ventilator system, he was going to build one that might actually have a chance to save some lives. And it took him and Auburn Engineering's Re-InVENT team just two days to do it.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020

Pandemic Podcast

Pandemic Podcast

Well, we didn't think we'd be celebrating a year's worth of the best podcast in higher education during a pandemic. But here we are!

Fri, 20 Mar 2020

Wood's World

Wood's World

Thanks to this industrious industrial engineering sophomore, construction sites may never be the same.

Wed, 11 Mar 2020

The Frito-Lady

The Frito-Lady

Dorito Diva Katelyn Rheinlander credits her delectable day job to Auburn's Department of Biosystems Engineering.

Thu, 05 Mar 2020

Team Work Makes The Theme Work

Team Work Makes The Theme Work

Auburn's Theme Park Engineering Group has the thrill skills to pay the big bills, and mechanical engineering senior Katie Bowman is one of the reason's why.

Fri, 28 Feb 2020

Ayers Apparent

Ayers Apparent

Emerging contaminants. It's a problem. We know that. But thankfully, Meredith Ayers Feltman is on a quest to find a solution.

Fri, 21 Feb 2020

Good Golly, Miss Polly

Good Golly, Miss Polly

How do you solve a problem like Maria? Work—hard work, like the kind of committed interdisciplinary collaboration going down at Auburn University's Center for Polymers and Advanced Composites. 

Fri, 14 Feb 2020

Spare the Rod, Spoil the Road

Spare the Rod, Spoil the Road

We recommend you listen to this episode of #GINNing on your morning or afternoon commute. Because Rod Turochy is among the nation’s elite transportation faculty, and you'll never look at rush hour the same way again.

Fri, 07 Feb 2020

Fostering Foster

Fostering Foster

She's only a sophomore, but little Adia Foster is already making a big name for herself in software engineering.

Fri, 31 Jan 2020

We want some-more-a Remora

We want some-more-a Remora

How is the group of Auburn aerospace engineering students led by Zack Wadzinski waging a war on plastic waste in waterways around the globe? With an army of trash-targeting autonomous aquatic drones that's sure to put smiles on the faces of business investors. Time to go green, if you know what I mean...

Fri, 24 Jan 2020

Solving the Puzzle of AI's role in Cybersecurity

Solving the Puzzle of AI's role in Cybersecurity

You want prestigious cybersecurity research? Look no further than Daniel Tauritz, chief cyber AI strategist for the Auburn Cyber Research Center.

Fri, 17 Jan 2020

Signs of the Times

Signs of the Times

Recent innovations have helped lessen the language barrier between American Sign Language and English speakers. But Electrical and Computer Engineering senior Ryan McGill thinks he can remove the whole thing.

Fri, 10 Jan 2020

Jim Odom: Rocket Man

Jim Odom: Rocket Man

’55 mechanical engineering grad, Jim Odom, was an Apollo program pioneer and led the development for the Hubble Space Telescope. 

Fri, 20 Dec 2019

The Art of Slotkin

The Art of Slotkin

The history of Auburn Engineering is long and illustrious. And no one alive knows it better than 1968 aerospace graduate Art Slotkin.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019

Magnetic Personality

Magnetic Personality

A look inside the most-scanned brain in Auburn—Auburn University MRI Research Center Director Tom Denney's.

Fri, 06 Dec 2019

Meet world-champion Power Pointer Seth Maddox, the pride of Geraldine.

Meet world-champion Power Pointer Seth Maddox, the pride of Geraldine.

What's the point of interviewing freshman computer engineering major Seth Maddox? POWER.

Fri, 22 Nov 2019

Great to "Bee" an Auburn Engineer

Great to "Bee" an Auburn Engineer

Eddie Strickland is a senior in mechanical engineering, power lifter and a ROTC member but find out what truly keeps him busy as a bee.

Fri, 15 Nov 2019

Talk About Traffic Noise..

Talk About Traffic Noise..

The brain child of industrial engineering grad Tim Arnold, Auburn's new 'War Eagle Road,' the first musical road on a college campus, gives a whole new meaning to traffic noise.

Fri, 08 Nov 2019

There she is...

There she is...

Collins McMurray, the new crowned Miss Auburn University, is a freshman in chemical engineering, kicking class and taking names. 

Fri, 01 Nov 2019

All We Do Is Wind: A Thurow Discussion of Aerospace Engineering

All We Do Is Wind: A Thurow Discussion of Aerospace Engineering

Brian Thurow, chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering, joins the best podcast in all of higher education to discuss Auburn's efforts to put the space back into aerospace.

Fri, 25 Oct 2019

Algorithm and Blues

Algorithm and Blues

These days, you can't go a week without seeing assistant professor of computer science and software engineering Anh Nguyen's name in a tech blog. Time to deep learn why...

Fri, 18 Oct 2019

Big Development

Big Development

Auburn Engineering development officer David Mattox is getting cash and taking names. Somebody break out the Guinness Book...

Fri, 11 Oct 2019

Capture Carbon or Dioxide Trying

Capture Carbon or Dioxide Trying

C02 is the problem. Lauren Beckingham may be the solution.

Fri, 04 Oct 2019

Will Phillips, Reel Engineer

Will Phillips, Reel Engineer

Senior mechanical engineering major Will Phillips just helped Auburn's bass fishing team win yet another national championship. Science, yo.

Fri, 27 Sep 2019

Auburn Astronaut Jan Davis on her month in space.

Auburn Astronaut Jan Davis on her month in space.

How many astronauts has Auburn produced? There's too many to count. And yet there's only Jan Davis.

Fri, 20 Sep 2019

Finding Nima: A 3-D look at Auburn's additive manufacturing rockstar

Finding Nima: A 3-D look at Auburn's additive manufacturing rockstar

In just six years time, Nima Shamsaei, the Philpott-WestPoint Stevens Distinguished Associate Professor and director of the National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence, has become a name above all names in the world of 3-D printing. But to keep the promise of the AM revolution, we still need more Nima.

Fri, 13 Sep 2019

OK, All Right Guys: How Mike Horton is helping Auburn Football engineer a championship

OK, All Right Guys: How Mike Horton is helping Auburn Football engineer a championship

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering is riding for the brand. In other words, ain't no thwartin' senior  offensive guard Mike Horton.

Fri, 06 Sep 2019

Friction Addiction

Friction Addiction

The best podcast in higher education runs like well-oiled machine, which is something Rob Jackson knows all about. Get your ears on, and your gears ready... it's tribology time.

Fri, 23 Aug 2019

Celebrating student sewer solutions with Dan "DIY" Harris

Celebrating student sewer solutions with Dan "DIY" Harris

Sure, we could put out bids to some sort of consulting group or contractor to help us reduce the 5 million gallons of city tap water the college uses each August just to feed the cooling towers. But why would we when we have the genius students of the Auburn University Energy and Natural Resources Project at our disposal?

Thu, 15 Aug 2019

Student Recruiting, Taylor Made

Student Recruiting, Taylor Made

There's no down time for Recruiting and Scholarships director Jessica Taylor. But with a job that rewarding, why would you want there to be?

Fri, 09 Aug 2019

Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

You'd be hard pressed to find anyone more passionate about helping students reach their potential than Eric Hall, program coordinator for Auburn's Academic Excellence Program sponsored by Alabama Power. Dude is so popular and positive that people call him the Mayor. And from the sound of it, he knows how to govern.

Fri, 02 Aug 2019

The Marshal Art

The Marshal Art

If it seems like soon-to-be mechanical engineering graduate Ben Ratliff is Mr. Everything in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, it's because he kind of is. Engineering Student Council president... summer graduation marshal... Freshman Leadership Program committee member... and he's all over that Big Event stuff.  Let's find out what makes Big Ben tick.

Fri, 26 Jul 2019

The Jim Killian Experience

The Jim Killian Experience

What can you say about a man like Jim Killian, who in 1984 took over a one-man shop and turned it into the best-podcast-in-higher-education producing, communications and marketing juggernaut that is today? Let's find out...

Thu, 18 Jul 2019

The Fixer

The Fixer

Ed Lewis... common name, uncommon man. Over the course of his career, the senior advisor to the Dean of the Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has improved the processes on everything from Combos production to record-setting fundraising campaigns. And thankfully, then 1972 industrial engineering graduate passion for his alma mater knows no bounds.

Thu, 11 Jul 2019

Smart Materials and Nanomedicine—that's what Allan David DOES.

Smart Materials and Nanomedicine—that's what Allan David DOES.

From India to Maryland to Michigan to Auburn—Allan David is on a quest. The John W. Brown Associate Professor is setting biomedical benchmarks with his smarts on smart materials and nanomaterials and all that amazing stuff. Gadolinium toxicity, you have met your match...

Wed, 03 Jul 2019

Hitting Mechanics: Brett Olson on engineering his way to Omaha

Hitting Mechanics: Brett Olson on engineering his way to Omaha

Thanks to his new master's degree in mechanical engineering, Auburn baseball player Brett Olson has a sure-fire, well-paying way out from his famous father's shadow.

Thu, 27 Jun 2019

Buzzwords: When it comes to asphalt, NCAT is where ITSAT.

Buzzwords: When it comes to asphalt, NCAT is where ITSAT.

If you were to create a word cloud corresponding to asphalt industry opinion of NCAT Assistant Director and Test Track Manager Buzz Powell, the term "Foremost Expert" would be as big and bold as it gets. Trust us—20 minutes of Dr. Buzz talking pavement poundin' does not disappoint.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019

World of War Eagle Craft: Keepin' it realz with Cheryl Seals

World of War Eagle Craft: Keepin' it realz with Cheryl Seals

Computer Science and Software Engineering professor Cheryl Seals, the pride of Homer, Louisiana, has a passion for diversity in computing, a soft-spot for World of Warcraft, and a "Living Legend" plaque on her mantle. Enough said.

Fri, 07 Jun 2019

Gabbin' with Gavin

Gabbin' with Gavin

For Auburn engineering legend Charles Gavin, it's not about the amount of the donations. It's not about getting your name on the building you spent half your college career in. It's about making a difference in the lives of future engineers ... and making sure they pronounce "textile" correctly.

Thu, 06 Jun 2019

The Walt Vault: Engineering legend Walt Woltosz talks Stephen Hawking, the space shuttle and more...

The Walt Vault: Engineering legend Walt Woltosz talks Stephen Hawking, the space shuttle and more...

Simply put, Auburn University wouldn't be what it is without 1969 aerospace engineering graduate Walt Woltosz. Neither would the space shuttle, Stephen Hawking, or, you know, the world. 

Thu, 30 May 2019

The Man, the Myth, the Lego

The Man, the Myth, the Lego

Tom Devall, Director of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering's Auto Manufacturing Initiatives, is a mean Lean Manufacturing machine. Hear him explain why the auto industry keeps asking to come over to his house to play.

Fri, 24 May 2019

Think Big, Make Small—It’s a Micro World After All

Think Big, Make Small—It’s a Micro World After All

What's next for Electrical and Computer Engineering professor Michael Hamilton? Nano your business. But here's what we DO know—for an expert in quantum computing and stuff, dude is really, really into algae...

Thu, 16 May 2019

Degree of Success: Katelyn Jenkins' first steps as a mechanical engineer

Degree of Success: Katelyn Jenkins' first steps as a mechanical engineer

New Auburn engineering graduate Katelyn Jenkins feels guilty if she fills up the tank anywhere other than ExxonMobil. Time to find out why...

Fri, 03 May 2019

Flippin' awesome: Gymnastics star and new aerospace grad Sam Cerio is gettin' rich and gettin' hitched

Flippin' awesome: Gymnastics star and new aerospace grad Sam Cerio is gettin' rich and gettin' hitched

Leg injuries so traumatic they instantly went viral might derail an average college senior. Thankfully, there's nothing average about gymnastics star Sam Cerio. The Auburn aerospace engineer is about to trade the mat for the real world, and there's no way she's not sticking the landing.

Fri, 03 May 2019

Simply Zabest: Meet Auburn's Biomechanics Maestro

Simply Zabest: Meet Auburn's Biomechanics Maestro

Michael Zabala could be teaching anywhere—MIT, Stanford, Harvard.  But why settle?

Thu, 25 Apr 2019

Risky Business: Meet the Guardian from Ghana

Risky Business: Meet the Guardian from Ghana

Learn how Emmanuel Winful is turning the world's best engineering college into the world's safest engineering college.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019

The Soul of Jackson Hole

The Soul of Jackson Hole

Star student Natalie Palmquist on the road to the Rhodes, life in Turkey, and how Auburn Engineering is changing the world.

Thu, 11 Apr 2019

Firewalling the Future: Consequences For America's Cyber Aggressors

Firewalling the Future: Consequences For America's Cyber Aggressors

Frank Cilluffo, director of Auburn University’s McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security, discusses America's new cybersecurity paradigm.

Thu, 04 Apr 2019

Cinderella Story: Auburn Engineering In The Final Four

Cinderella Story: Auburn Engineering In The Final Four

Cole Blackstock, a senior in electrical engineering and forward on the men’s basketball team, joins the show to talk about the Tigers’ magical run to the Final Four and the rigors of balancing an engineering curriculum and championship basketball.

Tue, 02 Apr 2019

Space Invaders: The Road To Mars Goes Through Auburn

Space Invaders: The Road To Mars Goes Through Auburn

Mike Ogles, Auburn University director of NASA programs, joins the #GINNing podcast to discuss NASA's long-standing partnership with Auburn and the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.

Thu, 28 Mar 2019

Surviving a Tornado: Lessons Learned From The March 3 Lee County Disaster

Surviving a Tornado: Lessons Learned From The March 3 Lee County Disaster

David Roueche, Auburn University assistant professor of civil engineering, joins the inaugural episode of #Ginning to share lessons learned from the Lee County tornadoes.

Wed, 20 Mar 2019