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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.

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. 

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...

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.

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.

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?

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.

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...