Monthly archives: June, 2011

Parlez-vous engineering?

Kate Langley, a junior double majoring in industrial and systems engineering and French, has been offered an international internship with global tire and automotive corporation Michelin. Langley will begin training with the company this summer in Dothan, Ala., in preparation for her six-month experience in France,which begins January 2012. She was interviewed in English and…



A lifetime of achievement

Auburn Engineering alums T.K. Mattingly, ’58 aerospace engineering, and Forrest S. McCartney, ’52 electrical engineering, have been recognized by the Auburn Alumni Association as recipients of its 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award, the organization’s highest honor. As a NASA astronaut, Mattingly was designated command module pilot for the Apollo 13 mission, but was removed from flight…



Meeting of the minds

Auburn, the University of Alabama and the University of Alabama-Huntsville, have established the Aerospace Consortium of Alabama to better serve the state and its growing aerospace industry. The institutions are working together to create opportunities for state-of-the-art research, share resources and specialized equipment, and offer greater outreach programs to students, including K-12 partnerships. Department chairs…



Power on

Auburn Engineering is teaching the next generation of plant engineers for the nuclear power generation industry. This fall, the college will add a 17-hour nuclear power generation systems minor to the curriculum, offering students a hands-on opportunity to understand the industry’s licensing, engineering and basic construction requirements, processes and techniques. Topics will include basic nuclear…



Latitude, longitude

In our previous issue of Auburn Engineering, we noted work that was being done on the border between Alabama and Florida – a line that has been debated for centuries. The original line, called the mound line, has been forgotten over the years, but is being rediscovered by Auburn civil engineering faculty member Larry Crowley…



Drive the catwalk

Auburn’s Baja SAE and Formula SAE student car teams showcased their latest models on March 12. Team members unveiled the 2011 vehicle designs in a rollout ceremony on campus that included breakfast, lunch, design presentations and an opportunity for guests to test drive the vehicles. The Baja SAE team will compete in three races this…



Into the aftermath

When a natural disaster occurs, the world watches the devastation and responds as best it can. But, after the initial exposure, most of the world moves on from the catastrophe and a new event claims our attention — except for civil engineering faculty member Justin Marshall. In our Spring/Summer 2010 issue, we covered Marshall and…



Making the grade

Patrick Smyth, a senior in mechanical engineering, received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship providing $30,000 annually for three years and a $10,500 cost of education allowance. The fellowship program seeks to ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. Smyth works in mechanical engineering faculty member…



We’re on Georgia’s mind

Auburn Engineering was the only out-of-state engineering program recently featured in a special section of the October/November 2010 issue of The Georgia Engineer. The insert, “Building your Future in Engineering,” highlighted the state of Georgia’s engineering programs, such as Georgia Tech, Mercer University, Southern Polytechnic State University and the University of Georgia, as well as…



That’s a bright idea

Donald Trump would be proud. Auburn’s Business-Engineering-Technology (B-E-T) program and the new Auburn Student Inventor’s Club recently hosted the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) Invention2Venture (i2v) Apprentice Challenge workshop, a program that helps to equip students with entrepreneurial skills. It was the first event of its kind to be held in partnership with…