Tag: christopher b. roberts

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…




From the dean: Fall 2016

Each academic year welcomes many new faces to campus, as thousands of freshmen descend upon the Plains. But here at the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, we’ve added even more new faces this year as we’ve welcomed dozens of new faculty members to our team. These talented researchers, scholars and instructors represent the most significant…




From the dean- Fall 2015

I am overjoyed to be able to share with you that, though it has only been half a year since the university’s Because This Is Auburn $1 billion campaign went into its public phase, the College of Engineering has already reached its initial goal of $200 million. This support, both pledged and in hand, will…




From the dean

As a typical engineer, my natural tendency is to use quantitative metrics in evaluating the performance of a system. This is particularly true when I consider the tremendous progress that our college has made in the area of research, and the impact that our graduate programs are making even beyond the boundaries of the Auburn…




5 Minutes With… Christopher B. Roberts

Growing up in the small town of St. Genevieve, Mo., Chris Roberts was surrounded by music — more importantly, by musical instruments. His father owned a music store and it was where Roberts hung out after school. His favorite part was fiddling around with the instruments, a pastime that would largely influence his career choice…