Tag: mechanical engineering

The Next Dimension in Manufacturing

NASA inspires the world with its mission of space exploration, scientific discovery and development of new technology. That’s why Auburn has partnered with NASA to employ 3-D printers that will build components for the next generation of spacecraft and even work onboard a spacecraft supporting a U.S.-led program for a human return to the Moon….




Transportation Innovation

Each day, people rely on hundreds of GPS, navigation and timing devices and instruments to assist in everything from driving directions to counting steps. However, those devices are not completely accurate 100 percent of the time. But thanks to research being conducted within the Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, those gaps in timing…




Branching out

The Birmingham chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers has established a scholarship to support students in the newly established Auburn branch. Representatives from the Birmingham chapter recently toured facilities in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and awarded the first two scholarships to Ford Gibbes and Morgan Price, both juniors in…




Top honors

Shantanu Deshpande, doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering, won the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ 2017 Electronic and Photonic Packaging Division student member of the year award. The award recognizes a current student who has excelled in research and has shown promise to be a strong contributor in the field of electronic and photonic packaging. Only…




52-second dream

Mornings are the toughest part of swimming. Awake before sunrise and into the frigid waters of the James E. Martin Aquatics Center pool, Luis Martinez, junior in mechanical engineering and member of the Auburn swim team, finishes his laps before most people are out of bed. Whether training to cut a fraction of a second…




Everybody’s All-American

Two roads diverged in orange and crimson, and Kasey Cooper took the one less traveled by. Cooper, a senior in mechanical engineering and third baseman for the Auburn softball team, grew up in Dothan in a house divided. “My mom graduated from Alabama, but my dad grew up in the Opelika area so he has…




Faster than a speeding bullet . . . more powerful than a locomotive

It’s 2016 and no one has discovered time travel yet, but Samuel Ginn College of Engineering students may have us traveling 760 miles per hour in the near future. Entrepreneur Elon Musk, known for his success with PayPal, Tesla Motors and most recently SpaceX, held an open competition in January for university students and engineering…




Taking the lead

Auburn University has been selected to lead a national manufacturing effort on harsh environment electronics as part of a U.S. Department of Defense led flexible hybrid electronics institute. In August, at NASA’s Ames Research Center, Department of Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced a cooperative agreement to the research consortium FlexTech Alliance to establish and manage…




Series champion

Robby Foley, a sophomore in mechanical engineering, can make a claim that few college students can: winning not just a car race, but a race series – the 2015 Battery Tender MX-5 Cup Skip Barber Mazdaspeed Pro Challenge. The series, which competes on tracks throughout North America, came with a Mazda development driver contract for…




Conference credit

More than 125 professional engineers, 60 of whom were Auburn alumni, attended the 13th Annual Elements of Mechanical Engineering Conference hosted by Auburn University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering. Held Oct. 4-5 in Opelika, Alabama, the conference provided a forum for interaction among practicing engineers, Auburn alumni and faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Additionally,…