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2022 in review: Top Auburn Engineering stories of the year

By Cassie Montgomery

Published: Dec 29, 2022 7:59:00 AM

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Auburn’s reorganization under the Morrill Act from East Alabama Male College into the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama, which established the Colleges of Agriculture and Engineering. This year marks the 150th anniversary of Auburn’s reorganization under the Morrill Act from East Alabama Male College into the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama, which established the Colleges of Agriculture and Engineering.

2022 was an exciting year for the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. From captivating new research projects and facility announcements, to student, faculty and alumni success stories, below we count down the top five most-popular news stories of the past year:

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5. Auburn University expands footprint in Huntsville with purchase of former LogiCore facility

The facility will significantly expand Auburn’s presence in the fastest growing tech hub in the country, establishing a permanent foundation from which Auburn can leverage its regional reputation and thriving public-private partnerships into unprecedented national prestige and influence.

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4. Colleges of Agriculture, Engineering launch 150th anniversary celebration

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Auburn’s reorganization under the Morrill Act from East Alabama Male College into the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama, which established the Colleges of Agriculture and Engineering.

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3. Army invests $4.3 million in Auburn University additive manufacturing research

The U.S. Army has asked Auburn University to help build the future of American combat readiness. Through a recent $4.3 million Army grant, the National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence (NCAME) at Auburn University will soon initiate a two-year project focused on materials, parts and process qualification, all of which are necessary for furthering the adoption and implementation of additive manufacturing in Army operations.

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2. Auburn Engineering ranked among nation's premier institutions

U.S. News and World Report ranked Auburn Engineering's undergraduate program No. 33 among public institutions nationally, No. 3 in the Southeastern Conference and No.1 in the state.

 

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1. Upcoming NASA Artemis mission has Auburn Engineering flavor

Auburn engineering alumni play a large role in the development of Artemis' Space Launch System rocket, which will soon launch from Kennedy Space Center.

Read all of Auburn Engineering’s headlines from 2022.

Media Contact: Cassie Montgomery, cmontgomery@auburn.edu, 334.844.3668

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