Monthly archives: June, 2016

Forging a new path

The National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University has recently added a fully automated PathRunner data collection vehicle to its fleet. Donated by Pathway Services, the van will be used to assess pavement conditions on the NCAT Test Track, local pavement preservation experiment locations and other field projects. Since testing can be conducted at…




Calling all young alumni

The Young Alumni Council, composed of 22 engineering alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years, recently descended on the Plains to discuss ways to promote its mission of engaging, supporting and connecting young engineering alumni. At the semi-annual meeting, members met in breakout sessions to discuss ways young alumni can give back and…




#Graduation

Chris Moody, vice president of data strategy at Twitter, spoke at the spring 2016 commencement ceremony May 7 in the Auburn Arena. In his message, Moddy, ’90 electrical engineering, emphasized the difference between being good and great, and how some extra effort can make the biggest difference. His closing remarks included three pieces of advice,…



Andrew Bates awarded Fulbright Scholarship to study in Sweden

Andrew Bates, a senior in mechanical engineering and the Honors College, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Stockholm, Sweden for the 2016-17 academic year. An Alpharetta, Georgia native, Bates will conduct research under the guidance of Andrew Martin, professor in the Department of Energy Technology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Bates’…




Kasey at the bat

Kasey Cooper, junior in mechanical engineering, was named the Southeastern Conference’s Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year in softball. She is the first player in Auburn school history to be named the conference’s Player of the Year. Cooper was also named espnW’s softball Player of the Year, and is one of the…




Goldwater Scholars

Sara Head and Jennifer Kaczmarek, seniors in chemical engineering, have been named Barry M. Goldwater Scholars, only two of 252 students nationwide. Head and Kaczmarek are researching ways to engineer materials to regenerate cardiac tissue under the direction of Elizabeth Lipke, associate professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Their research will better help scientists…




Faculty highlights – spring 2016

Sushil Adhikari, associate professor, and Oladiran Fasina, professor, both in the Department of Biosystems Engineering, were named 2015-16 Alumni Professors, and the Department of Biosystems Engineering received the Auburn University Departmental Award for Excellence in Education. Virginia Davis, alumni professor of chemical engineering, received the Award for Excellence in Faculty and Outreach at Auburn University’s…



Lifetime Achievement Award honors two Auburn Engineering alumni

Each year, the Auburn Alumni Association recognizes individuals with its highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award. Established in 2001, the award highlights Auburn alumni accomplishments. In 2016, four recipients, including two Auburn Engineering alumni, were honored for exceptional achievements in their professional lives, personal integrity and stature and service to the university. Jim Voss, ’72…




It’s my job: Jennifer Boice

Jennifer Boice, ’14 chemical engineering Process Development Engineer Albemarle Corp. Baton Rouge, Louisiana A day in the work life . . . working for a specialty chemicals company, I primarily focus on the development and scale up of processes in the plant. For example, I determine how to take a product, such as lithium and…




From the dean: Spring 2016

We are continuing on an amazing trajectory in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, as this year the college reached its highest enrollment to date with a total of 5,818 undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to our student enrollment, our facilities are also growing. The former Textile Building — now named the Gavin Engineering…