Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

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Welcome to this edition of our e-newsletter - our third and final mailing for the 2005 calendar year. It has been an eventful period, beginning this spring with groundbreaking ceremonies for the Transportation Technology Center. The construction manager reports that the site prep work for Phase I is almost finished and the support piers ready to be placed. He anticipates a 2007 completion date for this magnificent new facility. More >>



Engineering Students Receive National Awards at AlChE Meeting

Rose Marie Cummings and Parker Sizemore, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering seniors, received first-place honors at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) annual meeting October 30 through November 4 in Cincinnati. More >>

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AU Engineering to Receive $1.5 Million from Homeland Security

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The Department of Polymer and Fiber Engineering within the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University, in cooperation with the Auburn College of Sciences and Mathematics' Department of Chemistry, will receive $500,000 per year for three years from the Department of Homeland Security to develop new protective materials against chemical attacks. More >>

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Auburn University Hosts Luminary Series

Top business leaders from around the globe joined former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani; renowned business author Stephen Covey; former GE leader Jack Welch; and chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina for The Eleventh Annual Worldwide Luminary Series Conference, broadcast live on November 2 from Washington, D.C. More >>

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Walker Establishes Endowment for Engineering Scholarhips

Auburn University's William Walker and his wife Myrna have established an endowment for engineering scholarships in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University. More >>

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AU Textile Engineering Now Polymer and Fiber Engineering

The Department of Textile Engineering name change to the Department of Polymer and Fiber Engineering was approved by the AU Board of Trustees at its Nov. 18 meeting. A new curriculum, Polymer and Fiber Engineering, with two options - fiber and polymer - was approved by the Auburn University Curriculum Committee in September. The curriculum change is pending approval by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education at its December meeting. More >>

Biosystems Engineering's 'Old Nancy' turns 100

A piece of history sits behind Corley Hall on the Auburn University campus. Her name is Old Nancy, and if Auburn had a tractor museum, she would be its crowning jewel. More >>

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Student News

Textile Engineering Students Participate in Exchange Program with German University

Auburn University textile engineering students are the first in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering to participate in a true exchange program. The textile engineering student exchange program with Reutlingen University in southern Germany allows Auburn students majoring in polymer and fiber engineering, fiber engineering, or textile management and technology to spend six months studying at Reutlingen, and students from Reutlingen to study at Auburn. More >>

AU Students Receive Materials Handling Industry Scholarships

Three Auburn University Industrial and Systems Engineering students, Emily Curtis, Taylor Beasley and John Frost have received Materials Handling Education Foundation Inc., (MHEFI) scholarships. More >>

Faculty News

NSF Funds Nanotechnology Research at Auburn

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a two-year, $200,000 grant to Samuel Ginn College of Engineering faculty member Christine Curtis, who will lead a team that includes James Bradley of the Biological Sciences Department and Roderick Long of the Philosophy Department, to research the societal, ethical and environmental effects of nanotechnology. More >>

AU Engineering Faculty Receives $300,000 Research Grant

Pradeep Lall, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering faculty member, has received a $300,000 grant over three years from the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) to study simulation tools, modeling and test methodologies for electronic packaging under conditions of shock, vibration, temperature and assembly. SRC is the world's premier university research management consortium funded by companies including IBM and Texas Instruments. More >>

Auburn Faculty Receive Wireless Educator Awards

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering's Victor Nelson and Richard Chapman have been named co-recipients of the 2005 Global Wireless Education Consortium's Wireless Educator of the Year Award. More >>

Engineering Faculty Member of Award Winning Research Team

Roy Broughton, a faculty member in the Auburn University Department of Textile Engineering, has received a Presidential Green Challenge Award for technology developed in collaboration with researchers at the University of Alabama (UA). More >>

Engineering Showcases New Microscopes for Nanoscience Research

The materials engineering program in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering recently announced the acquisition of two new state-of-the art microscopes to support and expand Auburn University's research in the nanosciences. More >>

Outreach Activities

Auburn Engineering Technical Assistance Program Presents Workshop in Birmingham and Mobile

The Auburn Engineering Technical Assistance Program (AETAP) recently presented a workshop, "Industrial Renaissance through Innovative Partnerships", at the Botanical Gardens auditorium in Birmingham, Ala. More >>

Alumni News

Engineering Alumnus Named COO of Apple

Tim Cook, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering alumnus, was named chief operating officer of Apple Inc. on October 14 following Jon Rubinstein's retirement. More >>

Auburn Engineering Alum Heads ADTRAN

Samuel Ginn College of Engineering alumnus Thomas Stanton will become chief executive officer of ADTRAN following co-founder Mark Smith's retirement this week. More >>

Engineering Friends and Alumni Raise $12,000 at Golf Tournament

Auburn University faculty members and civil engineers, utility officials, contractors and vendors from around the state raised more than $12,000 at the 9 th Annual Civil Engineering Scholarship Endowment Golf Tournament held at Tannehill National Golf Course in McCalla in August. More >>

ExxonMobil Gift Supports Engineering Programs

Scott Arvin, manager of ExxonMobil Chemical Company's U.S. Ethylene/Propylene Supply, was on campus to present a check in support of Auburn University programs in chemical, civil, computer, electrical and mechanical engineering as well as management information systems and the BellSouth Minority Engineering Program. More >>

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