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Lifetime of Service

Lifetime of Service

Lifetime Achievement Award recipients for 2022 from the College of Engineering included Maj. Jim Hoskins, ’81 electrical engineering, and Bill McNair, ’68 electrical engineering.

by × May 13, 2022 ×
Happenings

Happenings

Auburn Engineering posts banner year for research in fiscal year 2020       ‘Mount Rushmore’ of cyber experts discuss importance of public, private partnerships       Ashurst named director of Auburn Engineering’s Design and Innovation Center       Samuel Ginn College of Engineering earns national Top 30 […]

by × December 17, 2021 ×
The 2021 Auburn Alumni Engineering Council award winners included T.J. Pruitt, Outstanding Young Auburn Engineer; Ryan Hill, Outstanding Young Auburn Engineer; Brad Corson, Distinguished Auburn
Engineer; Gerald Pouncey, Distinguished Auburn Engineer; Regenia Sanders, Distinguished Auburn Engineer; Carol Godfrey, Distinguished Auburn Engineer; Zeke Smith, Distinguished Auburn Engineer;
Bob Karcher, Superior Service; and Ed Lewis, Distinguished Auburn Engineer. (Not pictured: Rose-Gaëlle Belinga, Outstanding Young Auburn Engineer.)

Distinguished Engineers

Nine outstanding alumni and one longtime employee of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering were honored during a ceremony in September by the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council for their distinguished professional careers. These alumni include six who were recognized as Distinguished Auburn Engineers, three as Outstanding Young Auburn Engineers and the college’s former assistant dean of student services for his Superior Service.

by × December 17, 2021 ×
Three Auburn Engineering graduates were selected to receive the highest honor given by the Auburn Alumni Association at Auburn’s 2021 Lifetime Achievement Awards ceremony in June: Raymond
Loyd, ’61 mechanical engineering; Brooks Moore, ’48 electrical engineering; and William Reed, ’70 aviation management.

Lifetime of Service

Lifetime Achievement Award recipients for 2021 were the late Raymond Elliott Loyd, ’61 mechanical engineering, Fletcher Brooks Moore, ’48 electrical engineering, William Allen Reed, ’70 aviation management and Cecil Stanford “Stan” Harrell, ’58 pharmaceutical science. The Young Alumni Award recipient was John Dykes, ’05 microbiology.

by × December 17, 2021 ×
The State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame inducted nine individuals to the Class of 2021, including four from Auburn University. From left, the Auburn inductees include Jim Cooper, ’81 civil
engineering and founder of Cooper Construction; Cindy Green, ’79 chemical engineering and retired chief sales and marketing officer for DuPont; Beverly Banister, ’83 chemical engineering and retired
deputy regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 4; and John Thomas, ’60 mechanical engineering and consultant for Lee & Associates.

The Award Goes To…

The State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame inducted nine individuals, including four Auburn University alumni, during a ceremony in August at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.

by × December 17, 2021 ×
Be the Creed: Jaime Schussler

Be the Creed: Jaime Schussler

Stormwater management can be a dirty job. Jaime Schussler, doctoral student in civil and environmental engineering, feels like she was born to do it. “I grew up in West Virginia and my parents would always take us backpacking, no matter what the weather was,” Schussler said. “I’ve just always felt […]

by × December 17, 2021 ×
Be the Creed: Jakita Thomas

Be the Creed: Jakita Thomas

Jakita Thomas’ mother, Cora Owensby, once dreamed her daughter stood before a full classroom as a college professor.

by × December 17, 2021 ×
Convenient Convenience

Convenient Convenience

Mechanical engineering seniors Mit Patel and Daniel Mazur walked across the stage in December. They don’t have anything lined up. They haven’t received any offers. They’re not even in the job market.

They’re adding to it.

by × December 16, 2021 ×
Wave of the Future

Wave of the Future

Zac Young wakes each morning prepared to slay dragons. The recent graduate in mechanical engineering isn’t armed with a sword, shield or helmet. Instead, he’s gifted with determination to tackle problems, never-ending curiosity and a tiny gadget that might just be the next big thing in the utilities industry.

by × December 16, 2021 ×
Safer Medical Imaging — One Nanoparticle at a Time

Safer Medical Imaging — One Nanoparticle at a Time

In the world of diagnostic imaging, physicians often turn to magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, to diagnose a wide variety of diseases and conditions. For patients suspected of certain conditions, such as inflammatory or infectious diseases, an MRI contrast agent is used to help improve diagnostic accuracy. Unfortunately, the chemical makeup of the most common contrast agents currently on the market — gadolinium-based contrast agents — can have potential long-term toxicity risks in the bodies of individuals with poor kidney function, which affects a population of nearly 2 million patients globally.

by × December 16, 2021 ×