Monthly archives: December, 2018

Fourteen Auburn Engineering student-athletes receive first-year SEC Academic honors

Fourteen Auburn Engineering student-athletes were named to the 2017-18 First Year SEC Academic Honor Roll announced in June. Recognition is based on grades from the 2017-18 academic year. Each student-athlete must: • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above at the nominating institution; • If a student-athlete attends summer school, his/her grade point average…




Hester named state’s Outstanding Co-op Student

Daylon Hester, ’18 electrical and computer engineering, was selected the state of Alabama’s Outstanding Co-op Student of the Year. This is the ninth consecutive year an Auburn Engineering student has won the statewide award. The award was presented by the Alabama Association of Colleges and Employers at its annual conference in Huntsville. Hester completed three…




Digital Diversity

Jakita Thomas, the Philpott-WestPoint Stevens Associate Professor of computer science and software engineering, is one of more than 100 faculty members that will be supported by the Southeastern Conference Faculty Travel Program in 2018-19. Thomas used the program in August to visit Vanderbilt University to collaborate with fellow SEC faculty members Nicole Joseph of Vanderbilt…




Pancake elected ACM president

Auburn University alumna Cherri M. Pancake was elected to a two-year term as president of the Association for Computing Machinery. Pancake, ’86 doctorate in computer science, received her bachelor of arts from Auburn University, where she was the first woman to be admitted to any graduate engineering program in 1982. She is a professor emeritus…




College establishes Office of Career Development and Corporate Relations

The college has established a new Office of Career Development and Corporate Relations, formerly known as Career Connections. The new office will be temporarily located in the Shelby Center until it is moved to the highly anticipated Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center upon its completion in 2019. The purpose of this office is to provide…




Distinguished Speakers

Susan Story, ’81 industrial engineering and president and CEO of American Water Works, and Walt Woltosz, ’69 aerospace engineering and founder of Words+ and Simulations Plus, were speakers this year during the spring and fall graduation ceremonies, respectively. Story has served as CEO of American Water Works – the largest publicly traded U.S. water and…



New director, unique perspective

Glynn Cavin is the new director for Auburn Engineering Online and Continuing Education. As director, Cavin will oversee the long-range planning and manage the day-to-day activities of the graduate online program and continuing education office. Cavin arrives to Auburn from Troy University where he was the associate vice chancellor for TROY Online and was responsible…




Track star

The seventh cycle of accelerated pavement testing launched this year at the National Center for Asphalt Technology test track and consists of new mixture performance sections, instrumented structural sections and extended traffic sections. NCAT’s test track – the only high-speed, full-scale accelerated pavement testing facility in the world – is a 1.7-mile oval with experimental…




Royal Randy

Randy West, research professor and director of the National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University, was awarded a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at the United Kingdom’s Royal Academy of Engineering. He is the first faculty member from Auburn to receive the recognition. The program enables academic engineering departments in the U.K. to strengthen their research…




Recognizing Excellence

Melissa Brown Herkt, ’77 civil engineering, was chosen to receive the Construction Industry Institute’s Carroll H. Dunn Award of Excellence in July. The award was established in 1985 to honor an individual for significant achievements in improving the engineering and construction industry. The award is CII’s highest honor and is recognized as one of the…