Monthly archives: May, 2015

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,…




Thanks from a grateful student

Shernovius Bennett, a senior in software engineering, has been deployed overseas on numerous occasions during his time as an Auburn student. Most recently, he served at the Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan with the 187th Fighter Wing from Montgomery, Alabama. During his time serving in Afghanistan, Barbara McCormack, an undergraduate adviser in the Department of…




Gaining traction

An alliance of vehicle manufacturers and research universities, including Auburn University, the University of Alabama in Huntsville and Tennessee Tech University, is forming to create a premier research center for vehicle manufacturing. The Southern Alliance for Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing (SAAV) is led by John Evans, professor of industrial and systems engineering. The mission of SAAV…




A paved partnership

In a step to play a larger role in pavement research, a newly formed partnership with MnROAD is a centerpiece of the National Center for Asphalt Technology’s (NCAT) upcoming research cycle. The combination of traffic loading types and the range in climate conditions will provide unique opportunities for this partnership to address important national needs…




5 years and going strong

Auburn University’s Huntsville Research Center celebrated its fifth anniversary on April 8 before a large audience of scientists and engineers, as well as community and political leaders. The Huntsville Research Center enables Auburn faculty members to bring innovative research to Huntsville to support federal agencies in the area, as well as the large number of…




Online ed ranks high

The Auburn Engineering Graduate Online Program ranked 17th in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 Best Online Programs. In addition, the program was the secondmost cost-effective among the top 20. “This ranking exemplifies the highest quality of courses and classes we offer to those who want to continue their education at…




Building on tradition

One of the classic, most iconic buildings on Auburn’s campus will soon be outfitted and renovated into a state-of-the-art research laboratory thanks to a generous gift made possible by Carol Ann and Charles Gavin. The $15 million project – with $8 million coming from the Gavins and the balance from the university – will result…


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E-Day 2015

E-Day, Auburn Engineering’s annual student recruitment open house held in February, drew more than 4,000 students, parents and teachers to campus to learn about the College of Engineering. The event offered middle and high school students the opportunity to tour engineering facilities, as well as the Auburn campus. Participants viewed departmental displays and research projects,…