It’s My Job

5 minutes with Todd May

5 minutes with Todd May

  A veteran NASA program manager, Todd May was named director of the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, in February of this year. As one of the space agency’s largest field installations, the center employs some 6,000 workers in various capacities. May also served as manager of the […]

by × June 2, 2016 ×
It’s my job: Mary Robbins

It’s my job: Mary Robbins

Mary Robbins, ‘09 and ’12 civil engineering Assistant Research Professor National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University Auburn, Alabama Typical day . . . ranges from analyzing data, working on a report and documenting findings of an experiment, to being on-site to see the construction of pavement test sections, […]

by × December 1, 2015 ×
5 minutes with Grady Cox

5 minutes with Grady Cox

Grady Cox served successful terms as dean of the School of Engineering from 1969-72, and again from 1979-80, when the college began to evolve into what it is today. He also spent several years in Auburn’s central administration as executive vice president. Cox reflects on his time at the university, […]

by × December 1, 2015 ×
5 minutes with Melinda Sava

5 minutes with Melinda Sava

A wife, a mother of three boys all under the age of 6, and an Auburn engineer who became a doctor – whew! How does she do it all? Melinda Sava, a 2001 chemical engineering honors college graduate, says she’s still trying to figure it out and owes much of […]

by × June 24, 2015 ×
It’s my job: Kang Sun

It’s my job: Kang Sun

Kang Sun, ‘14 computer science Network Test Engineer, Core OS Networking team Apple Cupertino, California Typical day . . . my major responsibility is to make sure every Apple product has good network connectivity at all times. My group designs test plans, prepares setup and executes tests for network connectivity […]

by × May 4, 2015 ×

5 minutes with Kevin Cullinan

  He thought he’d attend college at another school – not Auburn. He thought he’d pursue another career – not engineering. Thanks to Auburn University’s cooperative education (co-op) program, Kevin Cullinan is an ’09 chemical engineering graduate who is enjoying life in Japan as an ExxonMobil execution planning engineer. He […]

by × November 20, 2014 ×

It’s my job: Beth DeMaioribus Monroe

’04 industrial and systems engineering Project Development Project Manager Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Industrial Engineering Team Jacksonville, Ala. Typical day . . . I almost want to say that in a sense, none of my days are typical. My team supports ‘internal clients’ at Disney with a focus on […]

by × November 19, 2014 ×
It’s my job: Jacque Cole

It’s my job: Jacque Cole

Jacque Cole ’01, mechanical engineering Assistant Professor Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University Raleigh, N.C. Early years . . . My dad is a mechanical engineer, so I was exposed to engineering at a very young age. I think […]

by × July 10, 2014 ×
5 minutes with Bill Goodwin

5 minutes with Bill Goodwin

There is nothing particularly special about Bill Goodwin’s office on the second floor of the west wing of the Shelby Center. His desk is neat, but not obsessively so. The stuff in his office is also just what you would expect. Some pictures. Bookshelves with the kinds of texts, manuals […]

by × July 10, 2014 ×
5 Minutes With… Steve Duke

5 Minutes With… Steve Duke

After serving 17 years in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Steve Duke is eagerly embracing his new role as the college’s associate dean for academics. After graduating from Georgia Tech, and working in Texas, Duke moved to Illinois where he earned his master’s and doctorate in chemical engineering. He moved […]

by × December 4, 2013 ×