Tag: competition

Slinging mud

Nearly 100 student teams from around the globe got a little mud on their tires at Baja SAE Auburn as students took on steep inclines, maneuverability courses through rough woody terrain, and a four-hour long race on a course littered with hairpin curves, severe drop-offs, sand traps, jagged rocks and murky trenches. The College of…




We gotta fly

The Auburn University Rocket Team, consisting of eight engineering students and two advisers, is taking to heart Def Leppard’s lyrics ‘We gotta fly’ from its 1987 hit song “Rocket.” The team competed in the NASA University Student Launch Initiative (USLI) in Salt Lake City in May as one of 37 teams from across the country,…




Run, Riddle, Run

Auburn engineer David Riddle, aerospace engineering ‘04 and ‘07 and Madison, Ala., native, is fast. Really fast. Riddle is a lead engineer at GE Aviation in Cincinnati, but he is also a competitive distance runner, competing in marathons and running ultra-distance races, those longer than a traditional 26.2 mile marathon. His personal best marathon time…