Monthly archives: December, 2016

We must protect this house

As the world we live in continues to evolve and remarkable technological advancements drive society forward, the College of Engineering is doing its part to protect the security of our infrastructure through the establishment of the Charles D. McCrary Institute. The institute focuses on several areas of key research and is tasked with developing next-generation…




Wheels of future

Imagine a future where automobile accidents are nonexistent, saving the U.S. economy nearly $900 billion per year. Thirty-five thousand road deaths each year are prevented. Never again do we lose luminaries such as James Dean or Princess Diana to an automobile accident. It may sound like a pipe dream, but manufacturers and researchers from around…




Power play

Mshon Pulliam is full of energy – literally and figuratively. From his job as a commercial-industrial sales executive for Georgia Power to his endless engagement with the College of Engineering, Pulliam is constantly in motion. A 2012 graduate in industrial and systems engineering, Pulliam realizes not a lot of engineers have the word “sales” in…




5 minutes with Linda Figg

Linda Figg, ’81 civil engineering, knows how to bridge the gap. As president and chief executive officer of FIGG Bridge Group, Figg has a keen eye for the design and construction of the structural marvels. From an early age, Figg always knew she wanted to combine her love of nature with math and science to…




Shining star

Auburn astronaut Jim Voss, ’72 aerospace engineering, received the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Haley Space Flight Award for his performance in space flight, space station assembly, leadership in spacecraft design and dedication to space education. Its highest honor, the award was presented at the AIAA SPACE and Astronautics Forum. A native of Opelika,…




Partners for the future

FPInnovations and Auburn University, through its Alabama Center for Paper and Bioresource Engineering, announced a five-year agreement Sept. 27, aiming to bring Near-Neutral Binding technology to AC-PABE’s member mills in Alabama while facilitating the transfer of FPInnovations’ technical services to Alabama and neighboring states. Both parties signed a memorandum of understanding at the 2016 TAPPI…