Monthly archives: November, 2017

All-American doctor

Gregg Carr, ’85 civil engineering, and former Auburn defensive back Buddy McClinton, ’70 business administration, are two candidates for the College Football Hall of Fame’s 2018 Class. Carr, a first-team All-American linebacker in 1984, had 453 tackles during his Auburn career, which ranks second in team history. A 2008 Alabama Sports Hall of Fame inductee…




Reaching for the stars

Jenna Klemkowsky first became interested in math and science when she was in elementary school in Morgantown, West Virginia, but it was during an exciting camp just two hours away at the Challenger Learning Center at Wheeling Jesuit University that she discovered her calling in life. “My love for STEM grew when I first went…




LAUNCHing commercialized research

Five Auburn Engineering researchers have been recognized for their research that could impact the economy of the state and region. The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development recently presented the researchers with funding from LAUNCH: The Fund for Research and Innovation to help move their research to the marketplace. Associate professor…




Game, set, match

An Auburn inventor and a team of entrepreneurs are marketing a product that will be good news to tennis players with backaches the world over. Tennibot is the brainchild of Haitham Eletrabi, who earned his doctorate in civil engineering and an MBA at Auburn. Tennibot is being billed as the world’s first robotic tennis ball…




Breath of fresh air

It was a beautiful spring day in 1980 when a chance visit to the Auburn University campus forever changed the course of Beverly Houston Banister’s life. As a student majoring in hospital administration at Southern Union State Community College, Banister was encouraged by a professor to attend an Auburn Engineering event since she was excelling…




Branching out

The Birmingham chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers has established a scholarship to support students in the newly established Auburn branch. Representatives from the Birmingham chapter recently toured facilities in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and awarded the first two scholarships to Ford Gibbes and Morgan Price, both juniors in…




Ingénieur exceptionnel

Embracing the job no one wanted on her middle school robotics team is what led Amber Jackson to where she is now as a junior studying computer science at Auburn. “I’ve always loved computers,” she said. “When I was in eighth grade, I taught myself how to code for my robotics team. No one else…



Family tradition

As a student, any time Emily Wood Traylor questioned her future in engineering, she was lucky enough to have the support of another strong female engineering role model: her mother, Julia Cheape Wood ’82 industrial engineering. “She was there to support me and to explain all the benefits of sticking with my major,” Traylor said….




Graduate leads K-12 robotics into the future

Mechanical engineering graduate Tj Nguyen is working toward his master’s degree while serving as assistant director of the newly established Southeastern Center of Robotics Education, or SCORE. Nguyen says he has a powerful ambition: to increase the abilities of Alabama schoolchildren in STEM and dramatically improve their achievement scores. The only center of its kind…




Strength in numbers

Growing up in Zagreb, Croatia, Marta Miletić had an affinity for numbers at an early age. Matter of fact, it runs in the family. Miletić, assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, is the daughter of a math teacher, and the sister of an engineer. “I have been surrounded with numbers all of my…