Monthly archives: May, 2021

From the Dean

Over a year ago, everything changed. COVID-19 had spread through the United States, virtually shutting down life as we know it. But it could not stop the Auburn spirit.


A snapshot of recent accomplishments both in and around the college.

Transportation Research U.

Thanks to the reputation of the units under the Auburn University Transportation Research Institute’s umbrella, extramural funding for transportation is greater than any other single topic within Auburn University’s research footprint.

Mentors in the Making

Alumni serve as important role models for current and future Auburn Engineering students. Read how these African American alumni are using their stories to help the next generation see what is possible with their engineering degree.

The Cornhole King

“Representing Auburn was awesome. But never in a million years would I have thought it would have been through cornhole.”

The Pathfinder

Steve Taylor, associate dean for research, doesn’t remember them all; a lot of students passed through biosystems during his days heading the department. But he remembers Jessica Mills.

It’s My Job: Steve Hamilton

“Auburn taught me how to think rationally and problem solve. My ability to analyze systems guides the way that I approach each case, the way that I visualize the problems to be solved and the way that I plan each step of my procedures.”


I believe in the human touch, which cultivates sympathy with my fellow men and mutual helpfulness and brings happiness for all.   Brittany Ransom considered Georgia Tech. She considered Vanderbilt. She chose Auburn because someone went the extra mile. She’d come from Huntsville for an informal visit. She was wandering around Shelby Center. She heard…


Long before he was a professor, Kai Chang remembers his own days sitting in a college classroom, listening to a convoluted lecture in a logic circuits class. He recalls thinking, “Maybe I could do a better job explaining this.”


When the college opened the doors to the Brown-Kopel Center in August 2019, there was one person who was able to step up and take on the responsibility of managing the 94,000-square-foot student support facility: Katie Hardy.