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Auburn leads $2 million DOE project maximizing fuel economy

Auburn University researchers are leading a $2 million U.S. Department of Energy project with the potential to improve fuel efficiency and economy. The project, led by principal investigator and assistant professor of biosystems engineering Yi Wang, will create a bio-based fuel additive that can be blended with diesel fuel to reduce soot and greenhouse gas…




Auburn’s first Astronaut Scholar

Aerospace engineering senior Mike Wietstruk is the first Auburn University student to receive the merit-based scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation and was one of 50 students from 36 universities across the nation to be awarded. Along with receiving the prestigious award, he also became a member of the Astronaut Scholar Honor Society. The Astronaut…




The Next Dimension in Manufacturing

NASA inspires the world with its mission of space exploration, scientific discovery and development of new technology. That’s why Auburn has partnered with NASA to employ 3-D printers that will build components for the next generation of spacecraft and even work onboard a spacecraft supporting a U.S.-led program for a human return to the Moon….




Transportation Innovation

Each day, people rely on hundreds of GPS, navigation and timing devices and instruments to assist in everything from driving directions to counting steps. However, those devices are not completely accurate 100 percent of the time. But thanks to research being conducted within the Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, those gaps in timing…




Read all about it

If you’ve read the recently released biography titled “Lorendo” about beloved and long-time assistant football coach Gene Lorendo, you’ll notice the author’s name also has a familiar ring to it. The book was written by Ken Ringer, ’59 industrial management, and it chronicles the life of Lorendo, including his service with the U.S. Coast Guard…




Constructing a giant

Mike Stallings’ steel design class – CE 4650 – was packed to capacity on an early Wednesday morning this fall. The reason: Jared Kime, who designed the structural components of Auburn’s new 200-foot stadium scoreboard, was there to talk about the process, and the back story on what it took to build college football’s largest…




‘57 grad gives $57 million

Before the kickoff celebration at the annual A-Day football game on April 18, Auburn University and the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering celebrated the kickoff of the Because This is Auburn $1 billion capital campaign with the largest gift in school history. John and Rosemary Brown, both 1957 Auburn graduates, committed $57 million to the…




War Eagle Kitty

Fictional folk hero Paul Bunyan had his big blue ox, Babe. A very real Auburn engineer and artist, James Dean Thomas (who later dropped Thomas from his name), electrical engineering ‘82 and a native of Fort Payne, Ala., has his little blue cat, Pete. Since 1999, Dean, a former engineer at Georgia Power turned artist,…




It’s my job: Diane Hickey-Davis

Diane Hickey-Davis, referred to by friends as “Dr. Diamond,” incorporates thin film diamond for global semiconductor companies. Pictured here in front of a Class 1000 clean room, she is holding a patterned diamond-on-silicon wafer designed for advanced computing. With a passion for conveying her love of engineering and science to others, she also leads demonstrations…




Red Rocket

A Russian missile has found a new home at Auburn University. The Department of Aerospace Engineering is the proud owner of a piece of military history, a Russian SA-2 Guideline Surface-to-Air Missile donated by the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Missile and Space Intelligence Center to support Auburn’s academic programs in electrical, mechanical and aerospace engineering. The…