Tag: Auburn Engineering

From the Dean

I enjoy writing these columns in Auburn Engineering because it gives me the opportunity to bring our readers up to date on our academics, our research, our people and our building program, and the bold new direction we’re taking. I am going to do something a little different this time, which is to keep my…




Frank Cilluffo named McCrary Institute Director

Auburn University has taken another step forward as a leader on the national stage of cybersecurity with the naming of globally renowned cyber expert Frank Cilluffo to direct Auburn’s Charles D. McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security. Cilluffo is a member of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission and the Department of Homeland Security’s Advisory…




Auburn Engineer, Tennessee Governor

Bill Lee, ’81 mechanical engineering, will be sworn in as Tennessee’s 50th governor in January. The Republican businessman defeated former Nashville mayor Karl Dean by 20 points in the Volunteer State’s November 2018 election, receiving 59 percent of the vote to Dean’s 39 percent. The political outsider made a name for himself during the primary…




Three honored for innovation

Three Auburn Engineering faculty members were recognized for their research endeavors and mentorship in November at Auburn University’s annual faculty awards ceremony. The awards honor some of the institution’s most innovative teachers, researchers and scholars for their unique and distinguished contributions to advancing the university’s mission to inspire, innovate and transform in the community and…




On the Rhodes again

Natalie Palmquist, a senior in civil engineering from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, was named as a finalist for the 2019 Rhodes Scholarship, which allows recipients to pursue graduate studies at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Only 32 U.S. students are chosen for the annual scholarship. The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has produced…




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…




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…




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…