Monthly archives: May, 2015

Creating a cyber space

In April, the cyber laboratory in the Shelby Center for Engineering Technology was named the Lieutenant General Ronald Lee Burgess Jr., USA, Retired, Cyber Laboratory through a generous gift from Leslee Belluchie, ’83 mechanical engineering, and her husband Richard Knop. This advanced lab will enable the university to unify its cyber research and development efforts,…




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…




Faculty highlights- spring 2015

Sushil Adhikari, associate professor of biosystems engineering, has been recognized as one of the world’s most influential minds. In a report titled “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014,” Thomson Reuters presents the authors of the most highly cited research works of the past decade. To be listed, a researcher’s work must be among the…




Advancing tomorrow’s technology

Through the largest gift given to Auburn University specifically designated for advancing research, the Alabama Power Foundation has created the Charles D. McCrary Institute to improve the security and operations of our nation’s infrastructure while valuing natural resources and conservation. The creation of the institute will enable Auburn to attract nationally recognized faculty who are…




Because This Is Auburn – A campaign for Auburn University

Because This is Auburn is a $1 billion campaign to propel the university forward through a renewed commitment to our students, a continued promise to the state and a shared responsibility to the world. The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has embraced a bold vision to become one of the nation’s premier engineering institutions by…




Lifetime Achievement Awards

Each year since 2001, the Auburn Alumni Association has recognized Auburn University graduates with its highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award. The prestigious distinction honors recipients for their extraordinary achievements and service to the university. The 2015 Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to four individuals, including engineering graduates Samuel Ginn ’59 and Melissa Herkt ’77. Samuel…




State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame

The State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame honors the outstanding accomplishments of individuals, corporations, institutions and projects that bring significant recognition to the state. The 2015 induction ceremony was held in Auburn in February with five individuals and three projects being recognized, including three Auburn alumni that serve as outstanding representatives of the College…




It’s my job: Kang Sun

Kang Sun, ‘14 computer science Network Test Engineer, Core OS Networking team Apple Cupertino, California Typical day . . . my major responsibility is to make sure every Apple product has good network connectivity at all times. My group designs test plans, prepares setup and executes tests for network connectivity including WiFi, cellular network and…




‘57 grad gives $57 million

Before the kickoff celebration at the annual A-Day football game on April 18, Auburn University and the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering celebrated the kickoff of the Because This is Auburn $1 billion capital campaign with the largest gift in school history. John and Rosemary Brown, both 1957 Auburn graduates, committed $57 million to the…