2021 in review: Top Auburn Engineering stories of the year

Cassie Montgomery | 12/30/21

Auburn engineers accomplished great things in 2021, including exciting research projects and collaborations, inspiring the next generation through philanthropy and maintaining the college's top 30 public ranking.


2021 in review: Top #GINNing podcasts of the year

Cassie Montgomery | 12/28/21

Here's the Top 5 most downloaded #GINNing Podcast episodes of 2021. 


#GINNing Podcast: Rah! Rah! Raj!

Jeremy Henderson | 12/27/21

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


2021 in review: Top Auburn Engineering videos of the year

Cassie Montgomery | 12/22/21

Auburn Engineering counts down the top five most watched videos of 2021 across all of our social media platforms.


#GINNing Podcast: The Pedal Pusher

Jeremy Henderson | 12/17/21

Studying pedals and earning medals — that's what Jeff Lamondia does.


Director of Wireless Engineering Research and Education Center wins best paper award

Joe McAdory | 12/17/21

Shiwen Mao, director of the Wireless Engineering Research and Education Center, co-authored the paper "Optimized Computational Offloading Performance in Virtual Edge Computing Systems Via Deep Reinforcement Learning."


Graduate student in aerospace engineering wins research poster competition

Joe McAdory | 12/17/21

Abbishek Gururaj's work on rotating three-dimensional velocimetry takes first place at American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics Conference


CEE professor wins 2021 Creative Research and Scholarship Award


He still remembers it. It was exciting. Dongye “Don” Zhao was a graduate research assistant at Lehigh University. He got an email from a researcher interested in a paper he’d written a year earlier—his first published in a journal—on trace contaminant sorption through polymeric ligand exchange. “We had developed a new absorbent material that could selectively remove toxic chemicals such as arsenic and selenate from water,” said Zhao, the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. “I was told they would be citing my paper, which made me feel that we were doing something useful. A great encouragement. That was my first citation.”


Auburn leads statewide NASA project on simulation-based qualification for additive manufacturing

Jeremy Henderson | 12/15/21

Auburn's reputation for additive manufacturing (AM) research has again preceded itself.  A team of faculty from Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and Harbert College of Business, composed mostly of leadership and affiliated faculty within Auburn University's National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence (NCAME), received $750,000 in funding for their winning NASA EPSCoR — Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research — project proposal to investigate the structural integrity of additively manufactured (AM) metallic materials. The team also includes researchers from the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa and University of Alabama-Huntsville.


Bioplastics research has large potential economic impact for state of Alabama

Cassie Montgomery | 12/15/21

Chemical engineering researchers are utilizing an Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs grant to evaluate technology to turn organic agricultural waste into bioplastics.


Auburn Engineering becomes key player in two Air Force Research Laboratory programs

Joe McAdory | 12/14/21

Auburn one of 10 universities chosen to participate in AFRL's University Nanosatellite Program, and was selected into AFRL's Information Institute


Two engineering alumni named among 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients

Cassie Montgomery | 12/14/21

Five Auburn University graduates, including two Auburn Engineering alumni, have been selected to receive the highest honor given by the Auburn Alumni Association at Auburn’s 2022 Lifetime Achievement Awards.


Former Accenture CEO, engineering alumnus offers sage advice to Auburn graduates during fall commencement speech


Industrial engineering alumnus Joe Forehand, the former chairman and CEO of Accenture, was the keynote speaker at the university's fall commencement ceremony on Dec. 10.


Auburn University awards honorary doctorate to engineering pioneer, legend

Austin Phillips | 12/13/21

Walter “Walt” Woltosz — a two-time Auburn University graduate — received an honorary Doctor of Science from the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering on Friday night. The honor, the 160th honorary degree in Auburn history, was unanimously approved by the Auburn Board of Trustees in its April meeting for Woltosz’ “service to the university, state and nation, and for service to mankind.”


Aerospace professor, students, awarded funds from FAA for research

Joe McAdory | 12/13/21

The one-year agreement supports Imon Chakraborty's study, "Flight-Simulation-Driven Research into Simplified Vehicle Operations for Urban Air Mobility."


Wireless communications innovator named fellow of National Academy of Inventors


Fa Foster Dai, the Godbold Endowed Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.


#GINNing Podcast: Lohr Eagle

Jeremy Henderson | 12/10/21

Helen Lohr is her name, doing more is her game: Naval ROTC, equestrian and mechanical engineering — and those are just the highlights.


Auburn biosystems engineering project receives $700k in ADECA funding

Cassie Montgomery | 12/07/21

An Auburn biosystems engineering project will look into converting forest biomass and plastic waste into transportation fuels with award funding from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.


Auburn’s fall commencement exercises to take place in Jordan-Hare Stadium Dec. 10-11


Auburn University’s fall commencement exercises will take place in Jordan-Hare Stadium Dec. 10-11, contingent on weather and current health and safety guidelines.


New Transportation Research Institute: The forefront of innovation


Auburn University has held the pole position in regional transportation and infrastructure research for decades. That won’t be ending any time soon. In early 2021, Auburn University established the Transportation Research Institute, or AUTRI, to provide even greater visibility and a shared identity for all transportation-related research and educational programs at the university.


#GINNing Podcast: Work — Hardin Work

Jeremy Henderson | 12/03/21

Mechanical engineering senior Theresa Hardin tries hard in everything — tries and succeeds. Robotic mining. Undergrad research. Building the future of prosthetics. Sorority life. Fund raising. Patent holding.


Engineering professor recognized for teaching beyond the classroom

Joe McAdory | 12/03/21

Adit Singh, Godbold Chair Professor of electrical and computer engineering, was awarded the Auburn University 2021 Award for Excellence in Faculty Outreach.


Student 1 of 8 nationally to earn Sigma Gamma Tau Outstanding Senior Award

Joe McAdory | 12/01/21

The award recognizes Nicholas Rush, who represents the organization’s South-Central region, as one of the top seniors in the U.S. based on academic, service and extracurricular accomplishments.


Apple CEO accepts IISE Captains of Industry Award

Cassie Montgomery | 11/29/21

Apple CEO Tim Cook accepted the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers’ (IISE) Captains of Industry Award on Saturday, Nov. 27, at Auburn University in a private ceremony before the annual Iron Bowl.


#GINNing Podcast: Bend it like Biosystems

Jeremy Henderson | 11/28/21

Alyssa Malonson has a leg up on the competition in more ways than one. Because, hey, if the 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.


Auburn University researchers part of interdisciplinary team seeking to make strides in future manufacturing, including homes constructed via 3D printing


Auburn University faculty are part of an interdisciplinary research team that received a multimillion-dollar grant from the National Science Foundation to develop composite materials from waste resources for additive manufacturing to create more affordable and environmentally friendly housing or building components.


#GINNing Podcast: The Kenneth Kelly Experience

Jeremy Henderson | 11/19/21

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.


Will NASA's DART mission succeed? Assistant professor to measure success

Joe McAdory | 11/18/21

Will crashing a spacecraft into the heart of a celestial object change its trajectory? That’s what Masatoshi Hirabayashi, assistant professor in aerospace engineering at the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, and a team of NASA scientists, will soon find out.


Summer researcher, assistant professor collaborate on award-winning project

Joe McAdory | 11/17/21

Vinamra Agrawal, professor in aerospace engineering, helped summer researcher Brayden Noh with his project, "Visualizing how asteroids deform during atmospheric entry."


Professor in ECE earns international award for study on hybrid quantum devices

Joe McAdory | 11/16/21

Peng Li and co-collaborators, received the International Joint Award by the U.S. Air Force Science Lab Asian Office of Aerospace R&D and the National Research Foundation of South Korea.


Professor's research on helicopter acoustics earns grant from U.S. Army

Joe McAdory | 11/15/21

High-fidelity simulations will predict rotorcraft acoustics and provide pilots with a better understanding of flight patterns that might generate less noise


#GINNing Podcast: The Count of Monte Crypto

Jeremy Henderson | 11/12/21

low Card chief technology officer Justin Poiroux used his Auburn computer science and software 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. 


Student in CSSE earns invite to Grace Hopper Conference, Google mentorship program

Joe McAdory | 11/12/21

Mousumi Akter had the opportunity to network and learn from prominent female computer scientists across the world during the annual Grace Hopper Celebration and was selected for the Google CS Research Mentorship Program.


Tribology professor honored for grease advancement

Jeremy Henderson | 11/12/21

Robert Jackson, Albert J. Smith Professor of Mechanical Engineering, was recently awarded the Ralph Beard Memorial Academic Award by the National Lubricating Grease Institute. This award is given to candidates who have contributed “valuable work in the technical development of greases, grease tests or the promotion of grease usage.”


Three engineering professors among AU Faculty Award winners

Joe McAdory | 11/11/21

Adit Singh, Fai Foster Dai, and Dongye Zhao, were recognized for outstanding achievements in outreach and graduate faculty leadership, respectively.


Scholar earns ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Young Professor Award

Joe McAdory | 11/09/21

Mark Yampolskiy is a decorated researcher in the field of Additive Manufacturing Security who recently helped organize ASTM’s new working group on Guidelines for Additive Manufacturing Security.


#GINNing Podcast: Chemical co-op student discusses what it's like to twin at the Ginn

Jeremy Henderson | 11/05/21

#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.


College hosting Engineering Spirit Week

Cassie Montgomery | 11/04/21

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering kicks off a week of student-centered events with Spirit Week, Nov. 8-12.


Auburn Engineering takes home 14 national, regional communications and marketing awards

Cassie Montgomery | 11/03/21

The Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering recently won 14 national and regional communications and marketing awards for its work promoting the mission of the college: to be the best student-centered engineering experience in America.


Electrical Engineering graduate looks to stars, builds vessels to reach them at SpaceX

Joe McAdory | 11/02/21

As an avionics test engineer at SpaceX, Michael Bolt helps develop and write software for production test systems.


Engineering students place second, fourth in Halloween Pitch Competition

Joe McAdory | 11/02/21

Wesley Lowman and Christopher Howell combined to win $2,000 in the third annual Auburn University Halloween Pitch Competition on Friday, Oct. 29.


One hundred forty students participate in 2021 Graduate Engineering Research Showcase

Joe McAdory | 11/01/21

Winning project by materials engineering student features new means to detect early-stage cancer.


#GINNing Podcast: Polymer Poster Party

Jeremy Henderson | 10/29/21

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.”


Hydrology professor receives $800K NSF grant to research urban stormwater management

Jeremy Henderson | 10/29/21

Thanks to intense and spatially heterogeneous rain events, fast-pace urbanization and complex drainage infrastructure, stormwater management in urban communities is growing more complicated by the year. Jose Vasconcelos thinks his investigations into Adverse Multiphase Flow Interactions (AMFI), a poorly understood phenomena caused by the entrapment of air within stormwater systems during periods of extreme rain, can help change that trend.


CPAC hosting second annual virtual colloquium

Cassie Montgomery | 10/28/21

The Center for Polymers and Advanced Composites at Auburn University will host its second annual Colloquium virtually on Nov. 15th, 2021.


Auburn Engineering introduces Engineer Together inclusion and diversity initiative

Cassie Montgomery | 10/26/21

Launching today, Engineer Together is a college-wide initiative to spread awareness of the efforts the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering is undertaking to promote an inclusive and supportive learning and working environment for all students, faculty and staff.


Mechanical engineering alumna among new directors, officers of Auburn University Foundation Board


The Auburn University Foundation, which receives and manages all charitable contributions made in support of Auburn University and Auburn University Montgomery, has appointed three new directors to its board, including Nicole Faulk ’96 mechanical engineering of Atlanta.


#GINNing Podcast: ISE master's student twice trades Brazil for Auburn

Jeremy Henderson | 10/25/21

Find out why award-winning industrial and systems engineering graduate student Julia Bitencourt has twice traded the benefits of Brazil for the assets of Auburn on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast. 


Auburn Engineering to compete in ground-breaking Indy Autonomous Challenge

Jeremy Henderson | 10/22/21

Auburn's Autonomous Tiger Racing team is gearing up to compete in the ground-breaking Indy Autonomous Challenge on Saturday.


Engineering professor named INFORMS fellow for outstanding lifetime accomplishments

Carla Nelson | 10/21/21

Alice Smith, Joe W. Forehand/Accenture professor of industrial and systems engineering, was recently named one of 12 fellows of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS). INFORMS fellows are honored for their outstanding lifetime accomplishments and contributions in operations research and analytics.


Virtual alumni employer panel to navigate company culture

Cassie Montgomery | 10/21/21

The Auburn Engineering Office of Career Development and Corporate Relations is hosting a virtual employer panel titled "Assessing Company Culture" on Oct. 26.


Professor awarded $425,000 grant to help prevent sabotage within additive manufacturing

Joe McAdory | 10/21/21

Mark Yampolskiy, assistant professor in computer science and software engineering, believes a side-channel-based approach to detection could prevent sabotage attacks within 3D printed, additively manufactured components


Research showcase provides avenue for graduate students to share ideas

Joe McAdory | 10/20/21

More than 130 graduate students will exchange ideas, hypotheses and fresh concepts between one another and faculty judges at the annual Graduate Engineering Research Showcase (GERS) on Thursday, Oct. 28.


'Mount Rushmore' of cyber experts discuss importance of public, private partnerships

Joe McAdory | 10/19/21

Leading cyber security experts weigh in on utilizing public data to help protect national cyber infrastructure


NCAT Graduate Students Awarded AAPT Scholarships

Christine Hall | 10/19/21

Three civil engineering graduate students conducting research at the NCAT Test Track have received competitive scholarships and recognition from the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists.


Interdisciplinary research team receives NSF future manufacturing grant for "multi-material additive nanomanufacturing of biodegradable paper electronics"

Joe McAdory | 10/18/21

The team’s research demonstrates a transformative dry additive nanomanufacturing approach that enables the printing of eco-friendly papertronics.


#GINNing Podcast: Honoring Auburn Engineering legend Mike Ogles

Jeremy Henderson | 10/18/21

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 and driving force behind the Auburn Makes initiative passed away Thursday, Oct. 14 after a six-month battle with cancer.


Auburn to host senior DHS, FBI and NSA cybersecurity officials during D.C. event

Joe McAdory | 10/14/21

Four of the nation’s most senior cybersecurity officials will gather Tuesday, Oct. 19, during an event hosted by Auburn University’s McCrary Institute for Cyber and Infrastructure Security to discuss the next generation of public/private cybersecurity partnerships.


U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to support Auburn Engineering in advanced nuclear reactor research

Jeremy Henderson | 10/12/21

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently announced two awards totaling $1 million to Auburn University to advance the future manufacturing and construction of advanced nuclear reactors.


#GINNing Podcast: Time-blocking ISE sophomore seizes her Auburn day with a smile

Jeremy Henderson | 10/08/21

SeAnna Graddy may be the happiest person on a campus known for happy people. And the busiest.


Senior in Electrical and Computer Engineering named Vandegrift Co-op Student of the Year

Joe McAdory | 10/07/21

Justin Tran is a testament to why the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering’s cooperative education (CO-OP) program should be strongly considered by undergraduates desiring hands-on experience before entering the workforce.


Department of Chemical Engineering hosting annual Open House

Cassie Montgomery | 10/06/21

The Department of Chemical Engineering will host its annual Open House event Friday, Oct. 29 in Ross Hall.


USDA grants Auburn engineers $500K for timber, steel structure research

Jeremy Henderson | 10/06/21

Four Auburn Engineering professors from three different disciplines will research the best way to design a sustainable, economically feasible building structure using timber and steel thanks to nearly $500K in federal and industry funds, including $237,000 from the USDA Forest Service Wood Innovations Grant program.


Industrial and systems engineering associate professor named rising safety star

Cassie Montgomery | 10/05/21

Mark Schall, associate professor of industrial and systems engineering, was recently named a Rising Star of Safety by the National Safety Council.


#GINNing Podcast: ISE senior discusses quality time spent with Apple CEO

Jeremy Henderson | 10/01/21

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 incredibly industrious industrial and systems engineering senior Annie Dorsey.


Patient care innovation being developed at Auburn


Industrial and systems engineering assistant professor Haneen Ali is working on an innovative idea to push the medical technology industry forward, lightening the load for nurses and patient care teams at inpatient facilities.


Civil engineering PhD students receive FAA awards, make history

Jeremy Henderson | 09/28/21

Fernando Cordero and Mitch Fisher, Auburn civil engineering graduate students studying under Jeffrey LaMondia, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, have been selected for the 2021 Graduate Research Award Program sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration.


Electrical and computer engineering students are competition-proven and career-ready

Joe McAdory | 09/28/21

Three graduate students – Yadi Zhong, Yuqiao Zhang and Ziqi Zhou – won the HACK@Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (CHES) 2021 Challenge, held virtually Sept. 15-17, just a month after finishing runner-up at HACK@SEC21.


Auburn Alumni Engineering Council honors 10 with college’s highest awards

Austin Phillips | 09/27/21

Nine outstanding engineering alumni and one longtime employee of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering were honored during a ceremony Friday, Sept. 24, by the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council for their distinguished professional careers. These alumni include six who were recognized as Distinguished Auburn Engineers, three as Outstanding Young Auburn Engineers and the college’s former assistant dean of student services for his Superior Service.


Auburn Engineering’s Academic Excellence Program kicks off 25th Anniversary Year

Cassie Montgomery | 09/24/21

The Engineering Academic Excellence Program (AEP) officially kicked off its 25th anniversary year with a celebration held on the Gavin Garden outside the Brown-Kopel Center on Friday. In front of an audience of nearly 300 alumni, students and supporters, Christopher B. Roberts, dean of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, alongside Kenneth Kelly, chair of the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council, welcomed guests to the celebration and set the stage for an evening of reflection and excitement for the year ahead.


Submariner turned civil engineering student dives deep on latest episode of #GINNing

Jeremy Henderson | 09/24/21

How did Tanner Harness get to the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering? The sub way.


Mechanical engineering professor receives NSF grant for epithelial cell research

Jeremy Henderson | 09/23/21

Kyle Schulze, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, recently received more than $216,000 from the National Science Foundation to study the mechanics and lubrication of human epithelial cells. 


Industrial and systems engineering students, professor receive Best Paper Award

Jeremy Henderson | 09/23/21

Assistant Professor Konstantinos Mykoniatis, and graduate students Julia Bitencourt and Mohsen Nikfar, received the award at the 18th International Multidisciplinary Modelling and Simulation Multi-Conference.


#GINNing Podcast: The Team Captain of Chemical

Jeremy Henderson | 09/17/21

This overachieving junior in chemical engineering, is captain of the Auburn University student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers' Chemical Car Team and captain of the Jeopardy Team Who is Barbara Allen? 


NOAA awards Auburn team $1.5M to research resilient transportation infrastructure

Jeremy Henderson | 09/16/21

As part of its highly competitive Effects of Sea Level Rise (ESLR) program, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has selected an interdisciplinary team of Auburn University researchers to lead a $1.539M project to address increasingly critical needs necessary for resilient infrastructure.


Interdisciplinary faculty team aims to expand plastic recycling options with NSF award

Cassie Montgomery | 09/15/21

An interdisciplinary faculty team aims to expand the portfolio of recyclable plastics with their research into multilayer plastics, which make up the majority of food-packaging material.


Halloween Pitch Competition offers students opportunity to compete for $5,000

Joe McAdory | 09/15/21

Students with business ideas are encouraged to participate. Deadline to enter is Oct. 21.


Samuel Ginn College of Engineering earns national Top 30 public ranking

Joe McAdory | 09/14/21

The recognition was the college's third-consecutive Top 30 ranking among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report


Two chemical engineering students receive best poster awards for work in polymer advancement

Cassie Montgomery | 09/14/21

Chemical engineering graduate students Vinita Shinde and Luca Kim were recently recognized with best poster awards for their work in polymer advancement.


More than 150 companies registered for upcoming engineering career fair

Cassie Montgomery | 09/13/21

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering is preparing to host the annual Engineering Career Fair on Sept. 15 and 23. This marks the first time the college will host both an in-person and virtual fair.


Auburn to expand Industry 4.0 research, education, training and innovation capabilities with $7.2M DoD award

Cassie Montgomery | 09/13/21

The Interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Manufacturing Systems at Auburn University was awarded $7.2 million from the Department of Defense Office of Industrial Policy's Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment Program to encourage small and medium-sized manufacturers to adopt advanced technologies associated with Industry 4.0 or smart manufacturing.


#GINNing Podcast: Rose-colored Robotics

Jeremy Henderson | 09/10/21

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.


Auburn engineers create device that instantly reveals COVID-19 test results

Joe McAdory | 09/10/21

Patients designated COVID-19 positive at official testing sites would have an opportunity to seek treatment sooner rather than later.


Threat preparedness ... Remembering 9/11 twenty years later

Joe McAdory | 09/10/21

McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security Director Frank Cilluffo shares thoughts on cyber terrorism threats and how to stymie them


From Warships to War Eagle


Tanner Harness’ path to becoming a student at Auburn University was nontraditional, to say the least.


Agreement with Robins Air Force Base opens opportunities for collaboration

Cassie Montgomery | 09/08/21

Representatives from Robins Air Force Base met with Auburn University Vice President for Research and Economic Development James Weyhenmeyer for a signing ceremony commemorating a new educational partnership agreement.


Auburn autonomous racing team makes history at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Jeremy Henderson | 09/07/21

Last month, Auburn Engineering’s world-renowned autonomous vehicle research program literally lapped the competition — and made history in the process.


Industrial and systems engineering graduates lead impactful careers through Tesla

Carla Nelson | 09/07/21

Four graduates of the Auburn University Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering are working to help accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy by working with one of the world’s most well-known companies.


Graduate students awarded second place at world's largest hardware security competition

Joe McAdory | 09/07/21

Three graduate students in electrical and computer engineering, Yadi Zhong, Yuquiao Zhang, and Ziqi Zhou, identified bugs and wrote code to exploit vulnerabilities within computer chips and took second place in the virtual, 33-team HACK@SEC21.


'War Eagle' laser incorporates Auburn fight song into metal 3-D printing

Jeremy Henderson | 09/03/21

Auburn engineers' knack for incorporating the school's fight song into their research seems never to yield.


#GINNing Podcast: Auburn electrical engineering student snaps

Jeremy Henderson | 09/02/21

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


Cyber Fire Challenge provides real-world, code-cracking experience

Joe McAdory | 09/02/21

Thirty-five Samuel Ginn College of Engineering students and two Alabama National Guard members signed up to crack cryptic codes, discovered cyber anomalies, and investigate for potential malware during the third Cyber Fire Puzzles Cyber Security Challenge.


Could asteroid strike Earth by 2300? Professor discusses slim chances

Joe McAdory | 08/31/21

NASA scientists recently disclosed that asteroid Bennu’s slim odds of striking Earth by 2300 increased to 1 in 1,750. Masatoshi Hirabayashi, assistant professor in aerospace engineering, discusses scenarios.


Auburn-led research team develops biochemical breakthrough for renewable fatty acid ester production

Jeremy Henderson | 08/30/21

On-going, Auburn-led research into biofuel and biochemical production just got a lot more eyes on it. Supported by a $2 million U.S. Department of Energy award issued in 2018, as well as funding from the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, insights from the project led by PI Yi Wang, associate professor in Auburn's Department of Biosystems Engineering, was recently highlighted by the journal Nature Communications — for obvious reasons.


Ashurst named director of Auburn Engineering’s Design and Innovation Center

Cassie Montgomery | 08/30/21

W. Robert Ashurst has been named director of the Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering's Design and Innovation Center.


#GINNing Podcast: The busy bee from Bessemer

Jeremy Henderson | 08/29/21

If you've ever thought that whole thing about Auburn providing the best student-centered engineering experience in America was just a slogan, then take a look at industrial and systems engineering senior Jailin Sanders.


Aerospace engineering open house to feature interactive exhibits, cutting-edge research

Joe McAdory | 08/26/21

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering’s Department of Aerospace Engineering provides guests, alumni and students, with opportunities to pilot a flight simulator, explore wind tunnels and discuss cutting edge research with professors at its Sept. 24 open house.


Professor in aerospace engineering launches fourth edition of classic textbook "Viscous Fluid Flow"

Joe McAdory | 08/25/21

Joseph Majdalani, professor and Chair of Excellence in aerospace engineering, teamed with author Frank White for the textbook's updated edition.


Engineering students encouraged to register for 2021-22 Tiger Cage Business Pitch Competition

Joe McAdory | 08/25/21

Entrepreneurship competition kicks off with information events Sept. 3 and Sept. 10; Halloween Pitch Competition will be Oct. 29.


Junior in aerospace engineering wins research award from Air Force

Joe McAdory | 08/23/21

Emily Wilson is one of two 2021 recipients of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Munitions Directorate Outstanding Scholar Award.


Super student talks super soldiers on #GINNing 

Jeremy Henderson | 08/20/21

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.


Novel Nozzle: NASA, AU partnership boldly goes where few AM projects have gone before

Jeremy Henderson | 08/20/21

The task to 3D-print a 10-foot tall rocket nozzle liner demonstrator for a large-scale, liquid rocket engine presented just one problem for DM3D Technologies — they didn't have a machine large enough to produce it. So, they built one.


Exploration into wireless machine learning results in NSF grant

Joe McAdory | 08/19/21

Xiaowen Gong, assistant professor in electrical engineering, awarded $220,000 grant to study wireless federated learning in order to achieve collaborative intelligence.


State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame inducts Class of 2021

Austin Phillips | 08/18/21

The State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame inducted nine individuals, including four Auburn University alumni, during a ceremony Saturday at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.


Professor awarded NSF grant to study experiences of Black women in computing

Joe McAdory | 08/18/21

Jakita Thomas, associate professor in computer science and software engineering, earns $160,235 grant and fellowship at Constellations Center for Equity in Computing


Mechanical and materials programs receive NSF funding for undergraduate transfer students

Jeremy Henderson | 08/17/21

With the help of a recent National Science Foundation award, undergraduate mechanical and materials transfer students will receive targeted academic support to aid in their transition to Auburn.


#GINNing Podcast: The Auburn Engineering journey of a Seattle patent attorney

Jeremy Henderson | 08/13/21

Want to be a patent attorney? Major in materials engineering. That's the advice from 1988 Auburn Engineering grad Roger Wylie.


Opportunities are boundless for Auburn Camp War Eagle counselor, Army ROTC cadet


Industrial and systems engineering sophomore SeAnna Graddy has immersed herself in campus life since arriving on the Plains. As a Camp War Eagle counselor and a member of Army ROTC, her opportunities are boundless.


Auburn robotics team excels in NASA LUNABOTICS Challenge

Jeremy Henderson | 08/10/21

The Auburn University Robotic Mining Challenge Team recently placed 12th in the NASA RMC LUNABOTICS Challenge, an annual competition offering students practical experience in the full engineering lifecycle.


Research to revolutionize wireless engineering earns $320,000 grant

Joe McAdory | 08/10/21

Shiwen Mao, professor in electrical and computer engineering, seeks means to provide sufficient data in order to train complex machine learning models for wireless technology research


Trailblazing alumna Lee encourages Auburn graduates to make their lives into great stories at summer commencement


Auburn alumna Nelda Lee, a pioneering woman in the aerospace engineering field, encouraged graduates to make their lives into great stories of achievement, happiness and fulfillment.


#GINNing Podcast: The expert behind the wheel at AUTRI

Jeremy Henderson | 08/06/21

Larry Rilett, director of the newly established Auburn University Transportation Research Institute (AUTRI), discusses what drew him to the job on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast


Auburn’s AIChE student chapter looks ahead to national competition

Cassie Montgomery | 08/03/21

The Auburn University student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers will compete on the national stage at the organization's upcoming Chemical Car and Jeopardy Team competitions.


Auburn awarded $10 million by NSF to lead national STEM education initiative for disabled students


Auburn University has been awarded $10 million from the National Science Foundation, or NSF, to lead a national research effort to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, education among disabled students.


Biosystems engineering senior receives ePortfolio award

Jeremy Henderson | 08/01/21

When Naomi Pitts, senior in Biosystems Engineering, was a freshman, she thought completing an ePortfolio was just a trivial class assignment. Now, that same portfolio has won her a Certificate of Excellence from the Office of University Writing and a nomination to be featured in the 2021 International Meeting of the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL), an international professional development organization for ePortoflio practitioners and researchers.


#GINNing Podcast: Civil and Environmental GRA talks AU's reputation as Stormwater Management U.

Jeremy Henderson | 07/29/21

Through access to the one-of-a-kind resources of Auburn Engineering's Construction Stormwater Studio, GRA Jaime Schussler is taking the stormwater management world by storm, and making it rain in more ways than one.


Faculty team aims to reduce greenhouse gas with hydrogen energy research

Jeremy Henderson | 07/29/21

An interdisciplinary faculty team is researching hydrogen energy production that could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and waste plastics problems with a


DOE funds Auburn efforts toward qualifying metal additive manufacturing for high-temperature cyclic service

Jeremy Henderson | 07/29/21

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) recently awarded Auburn University $800K to lead a joint university/industry team in developing the qualification standard of metal additive manufacturing (AM) for high-temperature cyclic service. The award is among DOE’s $61 million in funding awards for 99 advanced nuclear energy technology projects in 30 states and a U.S. territory.


NSF appoints CSSE faculty member to serve on EPSCoR committee

Joe McAdory | 07/29/21

Daniela Marghitu will assist the NSF's Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research in financially-challenged states.


Professor in electrical and computer engineering wins junior faculty award

Joe McAdory | 07/28/21

Peng Li, who leads the college's Quantum Spintronics Device Laboratory, was granted $5,000 in seed money by Oak Ridge Associated Universities to further his research.


Space Command chief explains need for vigilance to protect assets in orbit

Joe McAdory | 07/27/21

Gen. James Dickinson discussed security of U.S. assets in space with Frank Cilluffo, director of Auburn's McCrary Institute


Cybersecurity the focus of upcoming conversation with space command chief

Joe McAdory | 07/21/21

Gen. James Dickinson, commander of the U.S. Space Command, will discuss his top priorities on the cyber and space security with McCrary Institute Director Frank Cilluffo on Tuesday, carried live on YouTube


Auburn rocketry team takes 12th out of 76 teams at prestigious Spaceport America Cup

Joe McAdory | 07/20/21

Auburn Rocketry Association's "Aurea II" flew to 9,200 feet at Spaceport America Cup, the world's largest intercollegiate rocketry engineering contest


McCrary Institute director shares cyber concerns before House committee

Joe McAdory | 07/15/21

Frank Cilluffo, director of Auburn University’s McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security, urged members of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security that cyber defense must begin now with a reformed, unified effort


Summer Olympic swimming competition to have Ginn College flavor

Joe McAdory | 07/14/21

Ginn College will be represented in Summer Olympics swimming events by a graduate student and 2019 alumnus


#GINNING Podcast: Aerospace junior receives astronaut scholar award

Cassie Montgomery | 07/13/21

Aerospace engineering junior Maggie Nelson was recently selected for the Astronaut Scholar Award, presented by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.


Bessemer native embraces Auburn Family, garners more than an education from the Plains


Industrial and systems engineering senior Jailin Sanders found his Auburn Family through involvement in student organizations including the National Society of Black Engineers, the Engineering Academic Excellence Program and the Black Student Union.


Aerospace doctoral student reaches for the stars with NASA FINESST award

Cassie Montgomery | 07/12/21

Aerospace engineering doctoral student Ryota Nakano is one of the latest recipients of the prominent FINESST research award from NASA.


#GINNing Podcast: Assistant ECE professor talks White House report citation

Jeremy Henderson | 07/09/21

Assistant electrical and computer engineering professor Ujjwal Guinn is picking up good citations.


Auburn University to host southeast ASCE student symposium in Spring 2022

Jeremy Henderson | 07/07/21

Auburn University will host the upcoming 2022 southeast American Society of Civil Engineers student conference for the first time since 2010.


#GINNing Podcast: Celebrating the SwiftSku success story

Jeremy Henderson | 07/04/21

Mechanical engineering senior Mit Patel grew up in the c-store industry. Now, thanks to harnessing big data and machine learning, he's revolutionizing it.


Biosystems faculty to train undergraduate researchers in bioprocessing with NSF award

Cassie Montgomery | 07/02/21

Biosystems engineering faculty will utilize a grant from the National Science Foundation to train select undergraduate students in the field of bioprocessing.


Auburn Engineering wins five public relations awards

Cassie Montgomery | 07/01/21

The Auburn Engineering Office of Communications and Marketing recently took home five public relations awards from prominent industry organizations in the communications and marketing field.


#GINNing Podcast: Materials engineering GRA talks Auburn experience, biological detection

Jeremy Henderson | 06/25/21

Sure, she may have one hand in her pocket. But you oughta know that she's wearing a lab coat.


5 Auburn engineers named to 2021 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll

Cassie Montgomery | 06/25/21

Five Auburn Engineering students are included among the 96 Auburn student-athletes named to the Southeastern Conference's 2021 Spring Academic Honor Roll.


#GINNing Podcast: Country music and computer science

Jeremy Henderson | 06/17/21

What do Kid Rock, "American Idol" and Auburn Engineering all have in common? Find out on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast. 


Auburn Alumni Association recognizes 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award and Young Alumni Achievement Award recipients


Five Auburn University graduates, all highly accomplished in their fields, were honored at the Auburn Alumni Association’s 20th Annual Lifetime Achievement Awards ceremony: Cecil Stanford “Stan” Harrell ’58, the late Raymond Elliott Loyd ’61, Fletcher Brooks Moore ’48 and William Allen Reed ’70. The Young Alumni Award recipient is Dr. John Dykes ’05.


Auburn dedicates $22 million state-of-the-art Advanced Structural Engineering Laboratory

Jeremy Henderson | 06/11/21

Auburn University dedicated the new standard for structural engineering research laboratories today.


Mechanical engineering mainstay talks 'dumb luck' and dedication on #GINNing

Jeremy Henderson | 06/11/21

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.


NSF grant for AI and cybersecurity education awarded

Cassie Montgomery | 06/09/21

Three computer science and software engineering faculty members are teaming up to improve teaching strategies surrounding the cross-section of artificial intelligence and cybersecurity utilizing a National Science Foundation award.


Auburn Engineering showcases AM expertise with Army Additive Manufacturing Summit

Jeremy Henderson | 06/08/21

Auburn University strengthened its status as the nation's leading academic institution for additive manufacturing research last week during the Army Additive Manufacturing (AM) Summit hosted by the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. 


Engineering student advisor named Auburn University Employee of the Year

Jeremy Henderson | 06/07/21

Laura Olds, student advisor in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering’s Office of Student Services, is one of Auburn University's newest Employees of the Year.


#GINNing Podcast: The formula of Formula

Jeremy Henderson | 06/04/21

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


Engineering alumni among Auburn's 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients


Two Auburn Engineering graduates have been selected to receive the highest honor given by the Auburn Alumni Association at Auburn’s 2021 Lifetime Achievement Awards ceremony June 12.


Graduate students, faculty honored at spring graduate school awards

Cassie Montgomery | 06/04/21

The Auburn University Graduate School recently honored 15 engineering students and faculty at the annual graduate student spring awards virtual ceremony.


Engineering students named Department of Defense SMART Scholars

Cassie Montgomery | 06/04/21

Two Auburn aerospace engineering students have been named Department of Defense SMART Scholars, earning financial support and guaranteed employment after graduation.


Major start-up competition victory puts student entrepreneurs at $3.2 million in funding

Jeremy Henderson | 06/01/21

Mit Patel and Daniel Mazur are having a good year.


Industrial and systems engineering student interviews Apple CEO

Carla Nelson | 05/28/21

Auburn University Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering student Annie Dorsey recently had the opportunity to speak with Apple CEO Tim Cook during the annual conference of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE).


#GINNing Podcast: Chemical engineering senior talks Hoover Institution partnership

Jeremy Henderson | 05/28/21

Got a job opening? Emily Schramek wants to fill it. The Auburn senior has the skills to pay the bills, which is exactly why she chose chemical engineering in the first place.


Brown-Kopel Engineering Center receives LEED certification

Cassie Montgomery | 05/27/21

The Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center recently received silver certification by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a green building certification program used worldwide.


Electrical and computer engineering professor wins IEEE Communications Society’s best paper award

Cassie Montgomery | 05/27/21

Electrical and computer engineering professor Shiwen Mao, along with several collaborators, won the IEEE Communications Society's 2021 Outstanding Paper Award.


Faculty research group sparks interdisciplinary quantum research collaboration

Jeremy Henderson | 05/26/21

Auburn researchers have established the Auburn University Quantum Systems (AUQuaS) interdisciplinary research group to further the upcoming research area, quantum, by spurring interdisciplinary collaboration within the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and the College of Science and Mathematics.


Fan Yin promoted to NCAT assistant director

Christine Hall | 05/25/21

Dr. Fan Yin has been promoted to Assistant Director for the National Center for Asphalt Technology. In this role, he will be responsible for leading research programs and fostering client relationships while also continuing to lead NCAT’s research efforts in balanced mix design and use of recycled plastics in asphalt as well as NCAT’s testing service for the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program’s warm mix asphalt evaluation.


College of Engineering partners with Liberal Arts for German dual degree program

Jeremy Henderson | 05/24/21

In fall 2019, the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering launched a dual degree program allowing students to graduate with two degrees in five years — one in German and one in their choice of six engineering fields.


Auburn’s pathogen detection technology may improve food, water safety applications


A pathogen detection system that rapidly isolates contaminants in large liquid volumes may enable improvements for food and water safety applications.


#GINNing Podcast: Assistant chemical engineering professor spins web of research wonders

Jeremy Henderson | 05/20/21

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. 


Auburn’s Formula SAE racing team reveals latest racecars ahead of competition season

Cassie Montgomery | 05/20/21

War Eagle Motorsports has unveiled its 2021 competition combustion and electric racecars to the public.


Engineering Academic Excellence Program to launch first Professional Development Institute

Jeremy Henderson | 05/20/21

The Auburn Engineering Academic Excellence Program (AEP), an academic and professional development support program geared toward underrepresented students, will launch a summer Professional Development Institute Wednesday, May 26 at 6 p.m.


#GINNing Podcast: Communicator takes on mechanical engineer in identity crisis showdown

Jeremy Henderson | 05/14/21

On the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast, co-host Austin Phillips meets mechanical engineering senior... Austin Phillips. 


Auburn Alumni Engineering Council inducts Class of 2026

Austin Phillips | 05/11/21

The Auburn Alumni Engineering Council inducted seven new members to the group during its annual spring meeting May 7, which was held remotely due to COVID-19.


Auburn Engineering recognizes 2020-2021 outstanding alumni

Cassie Montgomery | 05/10/21

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering recently recognized outstanding departmental alumni from 2020 and 2021 in a virtual ceremony.


New directors, officers appointed to Auburn University Foundation Board


The Auburn University Foundation has appointed three new directors to its board: Shirley Frazier Boulware '91 of Tyrone, Georgia; Joseph L. Cowan '70 of Braselton, Georgia; and Patrick T. Henry ’85 of Birmingham, Alabama. The board also named Cheryl Casey ’83 of Denver, Colorado, as its new chair and Paul Jacobson ’94 of Marietta, Georgia, as vice chair.


Eight Auburn students selected to study Alabama matters with fellows from Stanford’s Hoover Institution


Eight Auburn University students are the first from the Plains to partner with fellows at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution in conducting research and initiatives for the Alabama Innovation Commission.


#GINNing goes behind the scenes of NCAT's new YouTube series

Jeremy Henderson | 05/07/21

On the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast, Travis Walbeck, training manager for the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT), delivers the scoop on the premiere short, entertaining, instructional YouTube channel for standard asphalt test procedures in the lab and field.


Annual Graduate Summer Seminar Series accepting submissions

Cassie Montgomery | 05/05/21

The annual Graduate Summer Seminar Series, hosted by the Center for Polymer and Advanced Composites at Auburn University, is accepting abstract submissions through May 14.


Distinguished alum Kelly offers encouragement, words of wisdom to graduates at Auburn’s spring commencement


Greeting a gathering of students clad in caps and gowns with a plethora of “War Eagle!” calls, Auburn University alumnus Kenneth Kelly helped his alma mater kick off its spring commencement weekend at Jordan-Hare Stadium Friday night with a call for graduates to reach high as they embark on their next journey.


Auburn Engineering scores big at AU Involvement Awards

Jeremy Henderson | 05/04/21

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering was well represented at the annual Auburn University Involvement Awards held April 14.


Aerospace faculty member part of six Air Force Agility Prime awards

Cassie Montgomery | 04/30/21

Assistant aerospace engineering professor Imon Chakraborty is partnering with several small businesses to advance technology for the development of advanced air mobility vehicles utilizing six Air Force Agility Prime awards.


#GINNing Podcast: No substitute for this former nuclear submariner

Jeremy Henderson | 04/30/21

Why do students respond so well to Rick Williams, director of Auburn's Nuclear Power Generation Systems program? What's life like on a nuclear submarine?  


Auburn Engineering senior awarded Critical Language Scholarship

Chris Anthony | 04/28/21

Michael Norwood, a senior from Pell City majoring in computer science with the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and minoring in Asian studies, has been awarded a Critical Language Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to undergo study of the Japanese language.


Cyber leaders to discuss digital supply chain risks during Auburn University virtual event

Austin Phillips | 04/28/21

Auburn University’s McCrary Institute will host cyber leaders from across the country Friday, April 30, during a virtual event titled “Illuminating Digital Supply Chain Risk.”


Auburn professor to present Apple CEO with IISE Captains of Industry Award

Cassie Montgomery | 04/27/21

Apple CEO and Auburn Engineering alumnus Tim Cook will accept the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers' Captains of Industry Award, presented by Alice Smith, the Joe W. Forehand/Accenture Distinguished Professor of industrial and systems engineering.


Aerospace engineering professor named ASME fellow

Cassie Montgomery | 04/26/21

Roy Hartfield, the Walt and Virginia Woltosz Professor of aerospace engineering, was recently named a fellow by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.


#EngineeringGoals: Former soccer standout talks grad school journey on #GINNing Podcast

Jeremy Henderson | 04/23/21

Let's just say that 2019 mechanical engineering graduate and current industrial and systems engineering master's student Taylor Troutman knows how to use her head.


Fired up: Auburn University researchers studying how controlled burns could help mitigate effects of wildfires


Aerospace engineering researchers are conducting studies on the characteristics of wildfire burning and the ways that naturally occurring fuels interact.


Auburn Engineering honors student and faculty achievement

Cassie Montgomery | 04/22/21

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering recognized outstanding students and faculty in an awards ceremony held Wednesday.


6 Auburn engineers named to 2020-21 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll

Chris Anthony | 04/21/21

Six Auburn Engineering student-athletes earned a selection to the 2020-21 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll based on their grades from the 2020 spring, summer and fall terms.


Auburn planning for in-person fall semester


Auburn University announced that it plans a full in-person, on-campus academic and student life experience for fall 2021, with the semester beginning Aug. 16. The decision was made in consultation with state and local health officials and with input from shared governance groups representing students, faculty and staff.


Auburn Engineering research duo win Best Paper Award for work on data freshness

Chris Anthony | 04/20/21

Researchers Yin Sun and Benjamin Cyr won the 2021 Best Paper Award from the Journal of Communications and Networks for a paper in which they used non-linear functions of the age of information to measure data freshness.


Chemical Engineering senior named Barry M. Goldwater Scholar


Chemical engineering senior Shelby Wales was named a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, widely considered the most prestigious award in the United States for undergraduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


#GINNing Podcast: A conversation with Auburn Engineering legend Maury Gaston

Jeremy Henderson | 04/18/21

Maury Gaston, '82 mechanical engineering, recently sat down with the #GINNing gang to discuss his passion for the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, his illustrious 39-year career with American Cast Iron Pipe, and his continuing efforts to improve water infrastructure. 


Bipartisan lawmakers discuss impact of Cyber Diplomacy Act in addressing international threats

Cassie Montgomery | 04/16/21

U.S. Reps. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., and Michael McCaul, R-Texas, discussed the potential impact of the Cyber Diplomacy Act of 2021 in a virtual talk hosted by Auburn's McCrary Institute on Thursday.


Civil and environmental professor is first recipient of new award series

Jeremy Henderson | 04/15/21

The accolades for Lauren Beckingham continue to pile up. The civil and environmental engineering assistant professor, who in 2019 received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early CAREER Development award for her work in environmental engineering, and in 2020 secured a NSF Major Research Instrumentation Award, is now the first recipient of the Emerging Investigator award from the Journal of Applied Geochemistry presented by the International Association of Geochemistry.


Auburn engineering junior receives German Academic Exchange Service Scholarship


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.


U.S. House representatives to discuss Cyber Diplomacy Act during bipartisan Auburn University live virtual event

Austin Phillips | 04/12/21

Auburn University’s McCrary Institute will host U.S. Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Jim Langevin, D-R.I., during a bipartisan live virtual event Thursday, April 15, titled “Relaunching the Cyber Diplomacy Act.”


#GINNing Podcast: Chemical engineering senior reflects on receiving Goldwater Scholarship

Jeremy Henderson | 04/09/21

Senior Shelby Wales makes chemical engineering look easy.  Listen to the new Goldwater Scholar discuss her Auburn Engineering journey on the award-winning #GINNing Podcast.


Engineering Spirit Week returns for the second time

Cassie Montgomery | 04/08/21

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering renews Engineering Spirit Week with a lineup of events beginning Tuesday, April 13 on the Gavin Garden in front of the Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center.


Auburn Engineering students host annual “hackathon” event

Chris Anthony | 04/06/21

Auburn University’s annual AuburnHacks event will be held the weekend of April 10-11, hosted virtually by a handful of software engineering students in partnership with Major League Hacking, an organization that operates a league for student hacking events.


#GINNing Podcast: '84 chemical engineering grad offers glimpse into life as an eye surgeon

Jeremy Henderson | 04/04/21

Steve Hamilton, '84 chemical engineering, offered a glimpse into life as a miracle-working Atlanta eye surgeon for the 100th episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast. 


Incoming Auburn transportation director honored by University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Austin Phillips | 03/30/21

Laurence Rilett, the incoming director of the Auburn University Transportation Research Institute, has earned one of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s highest faculty honors, the Innovation, Development and Engagement Award. Rilett joins Auburn later this year as the inaugural director of the Transportation Research Institute .


3 Auburn Engineering grads named NSF Graduate Research Fellows

Chris Anthony | 03/30/21

2019 Auburn Engineering graduates Bryana Harris, Elizabeth M. Prior and Tyler Toner were recently named National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows. The prestigious program support outstanding graduate students in STEM fields.


Kenneth Kelly to address Auburn University graduates at spring graduation


Prominent banking executive and philanthropist Kenneth Kelly will address Auburn’s spring 2021 graduates at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 30, in Jordan-Hare Stadium, kicking off the university’s commencement weekend. Kelly, a 1990 Auburn graduate with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering who also holds an MBA from the University of Alabama, is chairman and CEO of First Independence Bank of Detroit, the seventh-largest African American-controlled bank in the country, and chairman of MAC Leasing, a Michigan-based and minority-owned equipment lease financier. He currently serves on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Advisory Committee on Community Banking, sits on the American Bankers Association Board of Directors and recently completed a three-year term on the Federal Reserve Bank’s Seventh District Community Depository Institution Advisory Council.


Mechanical engineering senior who invented utility device wins Tiger Cage Pitch Competition


Zac Young joined Auburn University’s entrepreneurship program last fall with an idea, but desired the program’s mentorship opportunities to develop his business plan and pitching skills.


#GINNing Podcast: Chemical engineering graduate dishes on Development

Jeremy Henderson | 03/26/21

These days, Casey Waid, '96 chemical engineering, is using his degree to develop relationships instead of compounds. 


Autonomous Tiger Racing currently Top 3 in Indy Autonomous Challenge

Lee Anne Patterson | 03/26/21

After three rounds of competition that have included white papers, performance of passenger vehicles and race simulations against other teams, Auburn University’s Autonomous Tiger Racing is currently top 3 in the standings of the Indy Autonomous Challenge. 


Chemical engineering chair recognized among journal’s top cited authors

Cassie Montgomery | 03/25/21

Chemical engineering department chair Mario Eden has been recognized as the author of one of the top 1% most cited articles by Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, a prominent chemical engineering journal.


U.S. cyber chief offers ransomware guidance during Auburn talk

Chris Anthony | 03/22/21

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Acting Director Brandon Wales joined the McCrary Institute to discuss CISA's strategy to reduce the risk of ransomware across the nation by raising awareness and instigating actions to combat this evolving threat.


Mentor for the Moment program aims to offer flexible mentoring service

Cassie Montgomery | 03/22/21

Engineering Student Services has launched a new mentoring program: Mentor for the Moment. The program pairs professionals with students on a short-term basis for one-hour mentoring sessions.


Industrial engineering grad talks diving into the deep end of high finance on #GINNing

Jeremy Henderson | 03/22/21

The rumors aren't true. Dan Phillips, '85, did not tutor Tim Cook in school. But he's not surprised that a fellow industrial engineering graduate makes decisions for the world's first trillion-dollar company. That's just what Auburn Engineering does — prepares students to dive into whatever corner of the real world they want to.  Speaking of, the former Auburn swimmer spends his days engineering some pretty hefty financial solutions himself. 


Auburn Engineering professor receives award for outstanding mentoring

Chris Anthony | 03/18/21

Saad Biaz, professor of computer science and software engineering, was awarded the 2021 Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award by the Computing Research Association for “exceptional mentorship, undergraduate research experiences and guidance on admission and matriculation of their students to research-focused graduate programs in computing.”


CISA Acting Director to discuss ransomware attacks during Auburn University live virtual event

Austin Phillips | 03/18/21

Auburn University’s McCrary Institute will host U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Acting Director Brandon Wales on Monday, March 22, during a live virtual event titled “A Discussion on Ransomware with the Acting CISA Director.”


AU Office of Cooperative Education joins College of Engineering

Cassie Montgomery | 03/17/21

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.


Rep. John Katko discusses cyber, homeland security in McCrary Institute virtual event

Cassie Montgomery | 03/17/21

Rep. John Katko discussed the interconnectivity of cyber and homeland security with Auburn University's McCrary Institute Director Frank Cilluffo during a virtual session on Tuesday.


Industrial and systems engineering seniors win technical paper competition

Cassie Montgomery | 03/16/21

A student-team of three industrial and systems engineering seniors was recently announced as the winner of the Southeast Regional Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers’ (IISE) Technical Paper Competition.


NSF grant to allow professors to study how nanomaterials disperse in liquids

Cassie Montgomery | 03/15/21

Two Auburn Engineering professors are using a National Science Foundation grant to gain a fundamental understanding of how nanomaterials called MXenes disperse in liquids.


#GINNing Podcast: Civil and Environmental graduate student discusses her concrete plans

Jeremy Henderson | 03/12/21

Civil and environmental engineering graduate student Kelly Turner is 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. Listen to her discuss her concrete plans for the future on the award-winning #GINNing Podcast.


Cyber and homeland security priorities for 117th Congress to be laid out during live Auburn virtual event

Austin Phillips | 03/11/21

Auburn University’s McCrary Institute will host Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y. and ranking member of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee, to discuss the 117th Congress’ cyber and homeland security priorities during a live virtual event Tuesday, March 16 at 2 p.m. CT.


#GINNing Podcast: That's just how we SEC Academic Honor Roll

Jeremy Henderson | 03/05/21

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


Auburn Engineering professor named associate editor at IEEE journal

Chris Anthony | 03/04/21

Xiaowen Gong, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, was recently appointed as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, a scientific journal that advances the theories and applications of wireless communications systems and networks.


Biosystems engineering students build augmented reality sandbox

Jeremy Henderson | 03/03/21

At Auburn, you’re never too old to play in the sand. The Department of Biosystems Engineering has built an augmented reality sandbox designed to demonstrate the real-time water flow of any hypothetical topographic situation


Auburn Engineering receives 14 awards in Educational Advertising Awards competition

Chris Anthony | 03/02/21

Auburn Engineering won a Best of Show award, seven gold awards, two silver awards, three bronze awards and one merit award in the 36th annual Educational Advertising Awards.


Auburn announces spring graduation plans for Jordan-Hare Stadium


Auburn’s spring commencement exercises, scheduled for April 30-May 1, will once again take place in Jordan-Hare Stadium, contingent on current health and safety guidelines and weather.


#GINNing Podcast: Software engineering student worker superstar

Jeremy Henderson | 02/28/21

In German, her last name may mean "squirrel." But around these parts, it translates to Best Student Worker of the Year.


First Black Miss Auburn reflects on Auburn experience

Chris Anthony | 02/26/21

Vania Bynum, '94 computer engineering, reflects on the "amazing experience" of making history as the first Black Miss Auburn in 1993, 57 years after the establishment of the program.


Pair of esteemed professors react to receiving Barkley Endowed Professorships


Cheryl Seals, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, has been selected as a 2020 recipient of the Charles W. Barkley Endowed Professorship.


Auburn named American Concrete Institute Excellent University for sixth year in a row

Jeremy Henderson | 02/24/21

For the sixth year in a row, Auburn University has been named an American Concrete Institute (ACI) Excellent University.The designation is the ACI's highest honor for universities, and is meant to recognize ACI student chapters for excellent participation in institute-related projects and activities.


Auburn goes virtual with 64th annual Alabama Transportation Conference

Jeremy Henderson | 02/23/21

Despite its virtual format, organizers say the 64th Alabama Transportation Conference held Feb. 9-11 was as successful as any in recent memory.


Chair of Auburn Alumni Engineering Council reflects on historic first year

Austin Phillips | 02/22/21

For Kenneth Kelly, ’90 electrical engineering, giving back of his time, talent and treasure is something he considers a duty and an honor. Kelly, who serves as the first African American to chair the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council in its 55-year history, has supported Auburn in a myriad of ways since his graduation more than 30 years ago, but he considers his time with the council as something extra special.


Auburn University taps Rilett to lead Transportation Research Institute

Austin Phillips | 02/22/21

Laurence Rilett, one of the nation's foremost transportation thought leaders, has been tapped to lead Auburn University's newly established Transportation Research Institute.


Mechanical engineering junior discusses Grand Challenges on #GINNing

Jeremy Henderson | 02/21/21

Mechanical engineering junior Brittany Ransom has landed more student organization leadership positions than you can count. But the president of the Auburn chapter of the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges Scholars Program 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, reinvent the world.


Aerospace professor to study physics of infectious disease spread with NSF award

Cassie Montgomery | 02/19/21

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.


Professor named INFORMS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Ambassador

Cassie Montgomery | 02/17/21

Alice Smith aims to widen the diversity of people who are included in the peer-reviewing and editing process of scholarly journals as a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Ambassador for INFORMS.


Auburn University establishes Transportation Research Institute

Austin Phillips | 02/17/21

As the Southeast’s leader in transportation research and education, Auburn University is taking another step forward with the announcement of the formation of the Auburn University Transportation Research Institute.


Electrical engineering grad shares the secrets to ExxonMobil success

Chris Anthony | 02/16/21

Dewayne Sanders, '90 electrical engineering, is continuing his 30-year engineering career with ExxonMobil and says his Auburn education was a solid foundation for the career he was able to build. 


Civil and Environmental engineering professor to receive ACI leadership award

Jeremy Henderson | 02/16/21

Anton Schindler, Mountain Spirit Professor of structural engineering and Highway Research Center director, has been awarded the 2021 American Concrete Institute (ACI) Delmar L. Bloem Distinguished Service Award for outstanding leadership performed by Schindler to ACI’s Technical Committee 237. 


Auburn debuts sophisticated new autonomous vehicle research facility

Jeremy Henderson | 02/15/21

Auburn University recently opened the doors to a sophisticated new autonomous vehicle research facility at Auburn’s National Center for Asphalt Technology test track — one of the few facilities of its kind in the nation attached to a test track.


#GINNing Podcast: Going for gold with Daniel Silva

Jeremy Henderson | 02/12/21

It takes a great guest to discuss drones and not drone on. Daniel Silva is that guest. 


Chemical engineering alum shares passion for diversity in engineering

Cassie Montgomery | 02/12/21

Metrick Houser, '93 chemical engineering, shares his passion for increasing diversity in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.


Auburn researchers out to prove platooning truck benefits


Auburn's GAVLAB has built a strong reputation in autonomous vehicle navigation and developed a broad sponsored research portfolio, with projects ranging from the Department of Defense and the Federal Highway Administration to many private industry partners.


10 Auburn engineers named to 2020 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll

Chris Anthony | 02/10/21

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


Faculty to research lead-free defense electronics as part of $7M award

Cassie Montgomery | 02/08/21

Auburn Engineering faculty representing multiple disciplines will help to accelerate the transition to lead-free electronics in aerospace, defense and other high-performance electronics industries through the newly-formed Defense Electronics Consortium.


#GINNing Podcast: How Anna Layne West was won

Jeremy Henderson | 02/05/21

A young Alabama fan considering journalism comes to Auburn on a whim, takes one look at the engineering campus, and is forever changed. 


Auburn Engineering to host virtual Engineering and Technology Career Fair

Cassie Montgomery | 02/05/21

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.


Molekule co-founder to speak to Auburn students via virtual seminar

Jeremy Henderson | 02/04/21

Noted Auburn Engineering alumnus Yogi Goswami, the director of the Clean Energy Research Center at the University of South Florida and co-founder of industry disrupting air purifier manufacturer Molekule Inc., will make a virtual return to the Plains on Friday.


Auburn Engineering professors awarded editorships at top journals

Chris Anthony | 02/04/21

Auburn Engineering faculty Bo Liu and Wei-Shinn (Jeff) Ku were recently appointed associate editors of prominent engineering journals published by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and IEEE Computer Society, enhancing the visibility of the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering.


Chemical engineering alumna lends lasting career advice

Cassie Montgomery | 02/03/21

Shirley Boulware, '91 chemical engineering, has enjoyed a successful career in the pulp and paper industry. Her advice to fellow Black Auburn Engineers: "be proud of who you are."


Assistant civil and environmental engineering professor receives NSF Early Career award

Jeremy Henderson | 02/02/21

Assistant civil and environmental engineering professor Jack Montgomery has been selected for the prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program.


#GINNing Podcast: Auburn ASCE student chapter celebrates centennial

Jeremy Henderson | 02/01/21

Romance. Civil Engineering. Boll Weevils. Alliteration. This episode of the best podcast in higher education has it all.


Software engineering junior follows in parents' engineering footsteps

Cassie Montgomery | 02/01/21

The love for Auburn University runs deep in the Foster Family, three of whom chose to pursue Auburn Engineering degrees with a fourth pursuing a degree in pharmacy just across campus.


Auburn Engineering ranks No. 18 in latest U.S. News online graduate program rankings

Karen Hunley | 01/26/21

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has again landed in the top 25 in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Engineering Programs rankings. The program moved up five spots from last year to No. 18. The online computer science and software engineering program ranked No. 21 in the Best Online Information Technology Programs.


Auburn researchers win big at major additive manufacturing conference

Jeremy Henderson | 01/26/21

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering’s thought-leading expertise in additive manufacturing (AM) was on full display at the recent ASTM International Conference on Additive Manufacturing (ICAM), the largest virtual event ever hosted by the ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence.


#GINNing Podcast: How an Auburn Biosystems Engineer became a YouTube sensation

Jeremy Henderson | 01/22/21

How Jessica "Dixie" Mills' long hike through Auburn's Department of Biosystems Engineering took her to the summit of YouTube success.


Auburn Engineering faculty member named among America’s most inspiring Black scientists

Chris Anthony | 01/21/21

Computer science and software engineering faculty member Jakita Thomas, a noted researcher and leader in promoting equity and inclusion in computer science, was recently included in Cell Mentor’s list of 1,000 inspiring Black scientists in America.


Upcoming employer panel to discuss breaking down buzzwords

Cassie Montgomery | 01/19/21

The Office of Career Development and Corporate Relations kicks off its 2021 Employer Panel Series with a virtual discussion titled "Breaking Down Buzzwords" on Thurs., Jan. 21 at 4:30 p.m.


#GINNing Podcast: Civil senior engineers cornhole championship

Jeremy Henderson | 01/15/21

For an Auburn Engineer, a championship was pretty much in the bag.