Tag: civil

53 Game-changers: Frances O’Donnell

Frances O’Donnell, assistant professor in civil engineering, is considered an expert on the world’s most abundant natural resource – water. Her research centers on ecohydrology, or the relationships between vegetation and the water cycle. Her passion developed while she was earning her bachelor’s in biology from Harvard University. “The beauty of what I study is…




Millennial mentor

David Timm, Brasfield & Gorrie professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, was named an Outstanding Graduate Mentor award winner, sponsored by the Auburn University Graduate Student Council. Nominations were submitted by graduate students to recognize faculty members who have gone above and beyond both in and outside the classroom. “I am very proud David…




Standout among standouts

Civil engineering junior Rebecca Nylen is setting herself apart from the best civil engineering students in Alabama and in the nation. She has received the 2015 Eugene Glysson National Chi Epsilon scholarship, one of only 11 national and nine district scholarships presented by the civil engineering honor society annually. Scholarship applicants were evaluated on GPA,…




Into the lab: Civil Engineering

J. Brian Anderson, associate professor of civil engineering, is collaborating with the Alabama Department of Transportation for the next three years to investigate solutions to remediate swelling clays found under roads in western Alabama while keeping the routes open. Shrinking and swelling soils, sometimes called expansive soils, are typically the result of the presence of…