Tag: mechanical

Davis to head new Center for Occupational Safety, Ergonomics and Injury Prevention

Auburn University has established a new interdisciplinary center in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. The Center for Occupational Safety, Ergonomics and Injury Prevention is housed in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and focuses on improving quality of life and economic development in the state and region through the training of graduate students…




53 Game-changers: Michael Zabala

After earning his bachelor’s degree at Auburn in mechanical engineering 10 short years ago, and going on to earn both his master’s and doctoral degrees from Stanford University, Zabala has returned to his roots and research passion: biomechanics of movement. His specific research focus is on musculoskeletal function and disease for the purposes of injury…




Kasey at the bat

Kasey Cooper, junior in mechanical engineering, was named the Southeastern Conference’s Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year in softball. She is the first player in Auburn school history to be named the conference’s Player of the Year. Cooper was also named espnW’s softball Player of the Year, and is one of the…




It’s my job: Jacque Cole

Jacque Cole ’01, mechanical engineering Assistant Professor Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University Raleigh, N.C. Early years . . . My dad is a mechanical engineer, so I was exposed to engineering at a very young age. I think I was the only first…




Movin’ on Mars

Mechanical engineering seniors Jourdan Beaumont, Bradley Boyett, Taryn Greene, Robert Northup, Shawn Roades, Jacob Sparkman, Ryan Whitmore and Katie Zoladz placed fourth out of 46 college teams competing in the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge held at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville this spring. The competition focused on NASA’s plans to explore…




Heavy lifting

A senior design team from the Department of Mechanical Engineering was one of 20 teams from engineering and military colleges invited to participate in the 2014 Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) University Design Challenge . . . and the Auburn team bested the competition with ease. Students Morgan Allison, John Bissell, Kamaren Braxton, Travis Campbell,…




Above the rest

Auburn’s Department of Mechanical Engineering has been recognized as the top department throughout campus for teaching excellence. The department received the Departmental Award for Excellence in Education, an honor awarded on behalf of the Office of the Provost by the Biggio Center and University Senate to a department that proves its commitment to a culture…




Into the Lab: Mechanical Engineering

A rechargeable battery is a component needed not only for electronic devices, but also for vehicles and renewable power systems such as solar and wind. One particular challenge in the implementation of electric and hybrid-electric vehicles is the development of batteries that provide the range and lifetime that drivers expect. The lithium ion battery has…