Category: From the Dean

From the dean: Spring 2016

We are continuing on an amazing trajectory in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, as this year the college reached its highest enrollment to date with a total of 5,818 undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to our student enrollment, our facilities are also growing. The former Textile Building — now named the Gavin Engineering…




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: Spring 2015

If you have not visited our engineering campus recently, let me tell you what an exciting place it is to be right now. We have attracted a world class faculty which has elevated our instruction and research programs to new levels of achievement, and therefore, we continue to attract the best and brightest incoming freshmen….




From the dean: Fall 2014

World events continue to illustrate that there is a critical need for the knowledge and expertise engineers provide in addressing the challenges that arise. Whether it is a civil engineer who works to ensure that our bridges and roadways remain safe, or a biosystems engineer who strives daily to meet the challenges and opportunities presented…




From the Dean: Spring 2014

These are particularly exciting times in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering as we continue to experience growth in our academic, research and outreach programs. We are working particularly hard at providing our students with highly meaningful engineering experiences both inside and outside of the classroom.  The breadth and depth of this experiential learning contributes…




From the Dean: Spring\Summer 2013

As I near the completion of my first year as dean of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, I am even more aware of the potential that Auburn Engineering holds in impacting the world. While we are in the business of educating students, what we do here is more important than just that. We are…




From the Dean: Fall/Winter 2013

I am pleased to have recently begun my tenure as dean of engineering following the retirement of Larry Benefield. Dr. Benefield did a truly outstanding job in his 14 years as dean, most notably as a visionary leader who transformed the face of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. Our college advanced in numerous capacities…



From the Dean: Spring/Summer 2012

We are all engineers, hence numbers are an important part of what we do. When becoming dean of engineering at Auburn, an assessment was made of where the College of Engineering was, and where it should be going. Numbers played an important part. Now, more than a decade later, it is time to pause and…



From the Dean: Fall/Winter 2012

As regular readers of this publication know, we have provided an overview of the college’s history in the past few issues, tracing the evolution of our programs from modest beginnings in the 1870s to where we stand today. In this fourth and final installment, we will cover a period of shrinking budgets that coincided with…



From the Dean: Spring/Summer 2011

You’ll see from this issue of Auburn Engineering that our students are at the heart of everything we do, and they are active in a variety of endeavors from extracurricular activities to sports to service organizations. They are the reason that we do what we do, and we are proud to have a role in…