Category: Student Spotlight

Shooting for the moon

A two-semester senior design project has concluded with six mechanical engineering students seeing stars. Constructed with nearly 20 hand-machined parts, seniors Mike Ciuzio, Dylan Gouletas, Chris Hewitt, Zach Karamallakis, Michael Keyser and Maggie Murphy have built a Newtonian reflecting telescope. The device will allow star gazers to not only view astronomical objects, but also photograph…




Scholarship smarties

Christy Pickering and Connor Dobson, seniors in chemical engineering, were named 2015 national Goldwater Scholars by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education program. Pickering, as seen on page 25, is a Huntsville, Alabama, native, and performs research with Rusty Arnold, associate professor in the Harrison School of Pharmacy. Her research investigates a different…




Collaborating for the common good

Calling chemical engineering senior Christy Pickering a renaissance woman may be an understatement. From sun up to sun down, Pickering can be found around campus playing the clarinet in the Auburn University Marching Band, leading the Biomedical Engineering Society as its vice president and serving as a tutor as part of the Study Partners program….




International engineer

Katherine Windham, a junior double majoring in chemical engineering and German, has been selected for the German Academic Exchange Service Research Internship in Science and Engineering (DAAD-RISE) undergraduate research fellowship this summer. Windham was one of 300 students selected from more than 2,000 applicants across the nation to conduct undergraduate research as part of the…




The magnificent seven

Seven Auburn Engineering graduate students have been recognized for academic excellence by Auburn University’s Graduate School. Students were nominated by their department, and a total of 24 winners from across several disciplines were selected by a committee of graduate faculty. Hyejin Park of materials engineering was selected as one of four Merriwether Fellows, an honor…




Computing for first

The Auburn Programming Team was in a race against the clock at the Association of Computing Machinery’s International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC) South East Regional. Five teams, each consisting of three students from Auburn’s Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, competed in the annual event in Atlanta, hosted by Georgia Tech. Each team received…




Standout among standouts

Civil engineering junior Rebecca Nylen is setting herself apart from the best civil engineering students in Alabama and in the nation. She has received the 2015 Eugene Glysson National Chi Epsilon scholarship, one of only 11 national and nine district scholarships presented by the civil engineering honor society annually. Scholarship applicants were evaluated on GPA,…