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Hosted by Austin Phillips and Jeremy Henderson from Auburn Engineering's Office of Communications and Marketing, each episode is educational, relatable, sensational. The country's best engineering college deserves the country's best engineering podcast.

Right On Track

Right On Track

From the decathlon to biomechanics startups, mechanical engineering graduate student and track and field standout David Edmondson is clearing the bar — and then some. 

Fri, 16 Feb 2024

As The Diamond Turns

As The Diamond Turns

Parabolic telescopes... diamond-turning lathes...  few folks have taken advantage of Auburn Engineering's next-level makerspace like aerospace engineering senior Cyrus Lloyd. 

Thu, 25 Jan 2024

Freeing Up Space

Freeing Up Space

Girls go to college to get more knowledge. And, in Kanak Parmar's case, to get us to Jupiter a little less stupider. (You're welcome, Deep Space Network.)

Thu, 25 Jan 2024

Pitching Mechanics

Pitching Mechanics

When it comes to subjects like heat transfer, let's just say computer science and software engineering freshman Cameron Tilly's 90+ mile per hour fastball already has him a little ahead of the game. Learn why the top pitching prospect chose Auburn Engineering over Major League Baseball — for now — on the latest episode of the best podcast in higher education. 

Tue, 23 Jan 2024

The Dean Routine

The Dean Routine

Associate professor and associate chair in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering. Director of Computer Science and Software Engineering Undergraduate Programs. Director of Global Programs, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. How does Dean Hendrix do it? Find out on the latest episode of the best podcast in all of higher education. 

Wed, 17 Jan 2024

Fauer Power

Fauer Power

Mechanical engineer. Soccer referee. eBay Powerseller. Graduate research assistant Christian Fauer does it all. 

Thu, 11 Jan 2024

Mighty Morphing Power Skins

Mighty Morphing Power Skins

Ali Khosravi, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, plans to dive deep into morphing skins on robotic systems designed to burrow deep for measuring soil structures. (In other words, robot worms.)

Thu, 04 Jan 2024

Tribology Called Quest

Tribology Called Quest

Got a friction addiction? Enjoy discussing discontinued syrup brands? Than get your ears on for the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast featuring chief of the Auburn tribe of student tribologists, mechanical engineering graduate research assistant Jack Janik. 

Wed, 13 Dec 2023

Savannah Anderson's Adventures at Auburn

Savannah Anderson's Adventures at Auburn

Auburn Engineering is helping animatronics aficionado Savanna Anderson fulfill her Disney dreams. Thank you, Asa Kalama.

Wed, 13 Dec 2023

Kandah Computing

Kandah Computing

After cracking his parents' password as a boy in Jordan, Farah Kandah, associate professor in computer science and software engineering, thankfully decided to use his knack for hacks as a force for good. These days, that's taking the form of next-level quantum computing education and mentoring the Auburn Ethical Hacking Club.

Wed, 13 Dec 2023

Lollar-palooza

Lollar-palooza

A chemical engineering honors student with an appetite for undergraduate research? You can bet your bottom dollar you'll be hearing about Camylle Lollar.  

Mon, 04 Dec 2023

The Mello Marshal

The Mello Marshal

She marched her way to the biosystems boss level and now this second-generation Auburn Engineer is reaping the rewards. Graduation marshal Natalie Hodge? That's an honor you can't dislodge.Listen to the graduating senior discuss her Auburn experience the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast.

Mon, 04 Dec 2023

Aupperle's Opportunities

Aupperle's Opportunities

No family connections, just an incredible sense of direction.Listen to software engineering senior Trevor Aupperle reflect on his college choice — and ponder his Prime potential — on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast.

Wed, 08 Nov 2023

Paved with Silva

Paved with Silva

Soon the roads will be paved with Silva. Listen to Brazilian-born civil engineering doctoral student Liz Pereira Valenca Silva discuss how her passion for pavement led her pursue a Ph.D. through Auburn's world-renowned National Center for Asphalt Technology on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast.   

Wed, 08 Nov 2023

Ryan's World

Ryan's World

At next year's Graduate Engineering Research Showcase, Ryan Pollard's professional passion might come in handy in more ways than one. Because if this first-year mechanical engineering student has to carry any more awards, he may need some rehabilitation robotics and assistive devices of his own. 

Wed, 08 Nov 2023

Engineering (a) Spotlight

Engineering (a) Spotlight

Time to howl about the double "wow" that is senior Katie Wolfe. Having emancipated herself from the Crimson craving expectations of her Bama grad parents, this electrical engineering — and theater design and technology — major is now on the prowl for greatness. Talk about an engineering spotlight...

Wed, 01 Nov 2023

Chairman of the Boards

Chairman of the Boards

The brand, the myth, the legend. Yes, it's time to run some tests on the tiger's blood of paddle boarding power broker and lifestyle luminary Corey Cooper, a 2005 mechanical engineering grad with a spirit unafraid to... rock the BOTE. 

Wed, 25 Oct 2023

The Rebel

The Rebel

This is the story of an engineering rebel who embraced Auburn sight unseen, fell in love with Aubie, broke Oxford's generational curse on her family, and tackled the greatest challenges for green infrastructure. Eat your heart out, Ole Miss.Listen to the award-winning #GINNing gang's interview with junior Kate Wilson, the new president of Auburn's chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Fri, 20 Oct 2023

Duff Tough

Duff Tough

Air Force Staff Sergeant Silvia Duff has built bunkers in Eastern Africa and written policy for emergency response plans and joint force agreements with America's NATO allies. In 2018, she was recognized as Civil Engineer U.S. Airman of the Year. But the Colombian-born civil engineering senior's  true call of duty may be helping veterans win battles off the battlefield. 

Fri, 06 Oct 2023

Son of a Burch

Son of a Burch

Word on the street is that Hunter Burch is the younger half of the first father-son combo among Auburn Engineering faculty colleagues. Listen to the assistant electrical engineering professor share his feelings on this historic accomplishment, discuss his mind-bending research into applied electromagnetics, and dish on his mechanical maestro dad on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast. 

Wed, 27 Sep 2023

Acosta's Exo-llent Adventure

Acosta's Exo-llent Adventure

From Puerto Rico to the Plains, Yadrianna Acosta-Sojo is preventing injuries and taking names. 

Tue, 26 Sep 2023

Air Apparent

Air Apparent

All that stuff about engineering giving you wings, helping you soar,  taking your career to new heights? The path double major Caroline Culjak took kind of gives that a whole new meaning. 

Thu, 21 Sep 2023

Clocks and Chemicals

Clocks and Chemicals

When it comes to dialysis, chemical engineering doctoral student and Jordan-Hare Stadium play clock operator Matt Garnett definitely wants to delay the game. 

Thu, 14 Sep 2023

The Scholar

The Scholar

Peter Abraham, Shelby Wales, Maggie Nelson... there's obviously a lot of Goldwaters in them there Auburn Hills. But our latest scholarship-snaggin' nugget is double-majoring overachiever extraordinaire Ayden Kemp, whose 5th-grade trip to DisneyLand inspired a unique educational journey only one engineering school could provide. 

Fri, 25 Aug 2023

100% Cotton

100% Cotton

Want to learn about Cotton's future impact on the environment? Listen no further, my friends. The latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast with CEE junior Celi Cotton once again draws from the well of stormwater-studying wunderkinds helping to turn Auburn into the education destination for runoff mitigation.  

Thu, 24 Aug 2023

Banner Man

Banner Man

"Proudly stands our CSSE senior, banners high... " Learn how business school poster boy Zakariya Veasy is poised to revolutionize the credit game through Omnis, a pitch-perfect startup facilitating  peer-to-peer, short-term microloans.

Thu, 24 Aug 2023

Shay, Queen

Shay, Queen

We believe in work — hard work. Which is why we believe in Pilcher — Shay Pilcher, the twice-diploma'd, Auburn mechanical engineering grad, current research engineer and founder and CEO of Archangel Defense, who's racing to change the world faster than the speed demons she sprang from. 

Tue, 08 Aug 2023

#GANNing

#GANNing

Ashley Gann took her 2005 Auburn aerospace engineering degree and used it to smash meteorology's glass ceiling in the state of Alabama. Learn how awesome she is on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast. 

Tue, 08 Aug 2023

Beam me up, Hailey

Beam me up, Hailey

Want to hear about a beaming Auburn engineering student who's vaulting her way through her academic routine with unparalleled devotion? Well, go ahead and get your ears on for this interview with sophomore gymnastics sensation Hailey John. You'll be absolutely floored. 

Wed, 02 Aug 2023

One 'L,' Big W

One 'L,' Big W

Hey, you know who's on the mark, fam? New engineering grad marshal Jakob Markham. 

Thu, 13 Jul 2023

The Hoff

The Hoff

If the intro confuses you, just Google 'Oh, Hi Mark.' But, yeah, why does assistant mechanical engineering professor Mark Hoffman get such high marks on Rate My Professor? Why do students think he's "chill" and "one of the best engineering professors" they've ever had and "an intelligent professor with a great sense of realism and humor..." Time to find out...  

Thu, 13 Jul 2023

Ergonomics, Eh?

Ergonomics, Eh?

Industrial and systems engineering doctoral student Murray Gibson sat down (comfortably) with the #GINNing gang to talk about the guy whose multi-task ergonomic analysis model is going international. His name? Murray Gibson. 

Thu, 13 Jul 2023

Ross Boss

Ross Boss

There's a new chair over in Ross Hall. And we're not talking La-Z-Boy. Listen to Selen Cremaschi, the B. Redd and Susan W. Redd Eminent Scholar Chair Professor, discuss her new role in Auburn University’s Department of Chemical Engineering on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast.

Fri, 07 Jul 2023

Everybody Loves Rahman

Everybody Loves Rahman

Akond Rahman, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, discusses his NSF-funded contributions to strengthening the nation’s cyber infrastructure on the latest episode of the best podcast in higher education. 

Fri, 30 Jun 2023

The Sociology of Hydrology

The Sociology of Hydrology

Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink? Perish the thought, says Jose Vasconcelos, associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, one of 32 researchers selected by the Jewish National Fund-USA to travel to Israel for its 2023 Summer Faculty Fellowship Program. 

Fri, 23 Jun 2023

Peter Liu and the Big To-Do

Peter Liu and the Big To-Do

Despite the demonstrated success of metal additive manufacturing (AM) in various industries, the performance uncertainty of AM parts undermines the potential of deploying AM for high-consequence applications. Air travel. Space travel. That sort of thing.Which is why the NSF is turning to assistant industrial and systems engineering professor Peter Liu. The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering's latest NSF CAREER Award winner recently sat down with the #GINNing crew to discuss the challenges of AM fatigue failure research — and the challenges of getting rice in northern China.

Tue, 13 Jun 2023

White Sands Saunders

White Sands Saunders

You've heard of CCR. But get ready to learn about that CDCR. Because if there's a poster child for the benefits of going feet first into the resources provided by the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering's Office of Career Development and Corporate Relations, it's Lila Saunders. From the whiskey woods of Tennessee to the White Sands of New Mexico, this just graduated aerospace ace's career is skyrocketing. Talk about the right trajectory...

Wed, 07 Jun 2023

Gemini Vegetarian

Gemini Vegetarian

Caroline Sanders is a senior from North Carolina. And she started off in marketing but switched to biosystems engineering. And she's doing undergraduate research on seaweed's impact on cow flatulence. And she's a Gemini vegetarian. 

Fri, 02 Jun 2023

Brine of the Times

Brine of the Times

A lot of people just whine about brine. But not assistant environmental engineering professor and wastewater recycling wunderkind Nick Zou. The Moses of Reverse Osmosis is using a $1.5 million Department of Energy and National Alliance for Water Innovation grant to part the brackish sea in order to meet the mounting freshwater demands of inland cities, and helping Auburn lead the nation in desalination.

Fri, 19 May 2023

Big Dam Deal

Big Dam Deal

Just a junior? Could have fooled us, not to mention the entire panel of judges awarding the prestigious Kim de Rubertis Scholarship from the United States Society on Dams. Yep, biosystems undergrad researcher extraordinaire Anna Lancaster took down three PhD students and took home the big bucks last month — ten thousand smackeroos — for her work in internal erosion in unsaturated slopes. Talk about makin'...  the grade.

Fri, 19 May 2023

New Boss Level

New Boss Level

As chemical engineering chair, Mario Eden led the department to its highest-ever U.S. News & World Report Graduate Program ranking; increased undergraduate enrollment to record numbers with incoming freshmen with ACT scores of 30 or higher for 11 years in a row; successfully added 17 tenure-track faculty members and two full-time lecturers during the past 10 years, including the department achieving the highest percentage of female full professors among any chemical engineering department in the country; increased philanthropic support of the program by millions of dollars; and successfully led the department through the national accreditation process in 2016 and 2022. Last month, he was appointed the new dean of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. But in terms of lasting impact, his latest distinction — #GINNing Podcast guest — stands alone. 

Fri, 05 May 2023

Since she was 13

Since she was 13

Katie Leonard, Auburn's latest NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipient, graduates in May with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, something that's been in the works since was 13.  

Thu, 04 May 2023

Hey Yarnold!

Hey Yarnold!

On Jan. 1, Matt Yarnold, associate professor of structural engineering, took charge of Auburn University's Advanced Structural Engineering Laboratory (ASEL) as director.  Find out how that whole thing's going on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast. 

Fri, 28 Apr 2023

Tim Cook's High School

Tim Cook's High School

Yeah, uh-huh, you know who Emily Kalifa isEverything she do, she do it bigYeah, uh-huh, even tiny micsWhat she does at the Kope, they likeReppin' her town, when you see her tell me what you singTim Cook's high schoolTim Cook's high schoolTim Cook's high schoolTim Cook's high school

Fri, 21 Apr 2023

Robot Rock

Robot Rock

When it comes to expanding our understanding of computer science's relationship to music theory — and heck, maybe even vice versa — nothing matches the Persian powered pedagogy of Fatemah Jamshidi. Listen to the CSSE doctoral student and director of Auburn University's Persian Music Ensemble discuss the relationship between her two research passions on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast.

Fri, 14 Apr 2023

Bye, Bye Li'l Sebastian

Bye, Bye Li'l Sebastian

Out in the real world you'll do your thing.You'll serve your fellow man with your degree. So, once we've all said goodbye, you'll take a runnin' leap and you'll learn to fly... So, bye, bye Li'l Sebastien. We'll miss your engineering passion. So, bye, bye Li'l Sebastien...You're another win for the Ginn.

Thu, 06 Apr 2023

The Interests of Justus

The Interests of Justus

A great name. A great mane. A heart for others. An engineer without borders. Learn how biosystems engineering junior and Auburn EWB chapter president Justus Smith is truly doing his part for the American Way.

Fri, 31 Mar 2023

The Hole

The Hole

The dark, destructive tendencies of Chris Scheinert's youth have lay hidden for years. But thankfully, this 2016 chemical engineering grad and Young Alumni Council networking committee chair overcame his demons thoroughly enough to start a career in process automation in Singapore and Austin, Texas. More recently, he's returned to school, this time at Vanderbilt University, where he'll receive his MBA in May. It's a great story. Inspiring, even. Still, for the latest episode of the best podcast in all of higher education, listener discretion is advised. 

Wed, 22 Mar 2023

Dog's Best Friend

Dog's Best Friend

Move over DiCaprio, there's a new Leo on the scene. He's a mechanical engineering senior, outgoing Cupola president and the best thing to ever happen to Winnie the three-legged Golden Retriever. 

Fri, 17 Mar 2023

Day Dreams

Day Dreams

Tiny mics. Big dreams. Enjoy this conversation with sophomore Katie Day, whose passion for sustainability and alternative energy prompted her to pursue a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering as well as minors in nuclear power generation systems and sustainability studies. And of course she's a Cupola. 

Mon, 06 Mar 2023

Word on the Preet

Word on the Preet

Two syllables. Endless potential. Ladies and gentlemen, aerospace engineering senior Preet Shah. 

Fri, 03 Mar 2023

Fluid Situation

Fluid Situation

When you think of unsteady separated flows over rotating wings, multi-rotor aeromechanics, biomechanics of avian gust interactions, plume-surface interactions, pulsatile droplet-laden flows, heart valve flows, and respiratory diseases, who's the first person that comes to mind? Yeah, exactly. Ladies and gentlemen, Vrishank Raghav. 

Thu, 23 Feb 2023

Pavement Amazement

Pavement Amazement

You're about to hear a pavement probin' powerhouse drop all kinds of science to prove he's among the tallest of the asphalt giants. It's him, it's him, it's David Timm. 

Thu, 16 Feb 2023

Kate the Great

Kate the Great

Kate Preston is a junior in chemical engineering. And she's your new Miss Auburn. Enjoy! 

Thu, 09 Feb 2023

The Path of Khan

The Path of Khan

Her name is Arabic for "happiness." And boy has civil engineering master's student Afrah Kahn finally found herself at Auburn. 

Thu, 02 Feb 2023

Richer Radar

Richer Radar

Why is Allyson McKinney the bee's knees? Because her company's technology can find the bee's knees. From like 15 meters away. Traditional radar? Traditional radar can barely identify a full grown human being from that distance. So it's no wonder that the SoloPulse founder and CEO was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for manufacturing and industry. Talk about creatin' a buzz.

Thu, 26 Jan 2023

Come on, Haneen!

Come on, Haneen!

Haneen Ali is all about improving healthcare delivery processes with systems engineering. And football. Learn how the Jordanian dual appointment dynamo is using her pigskin passion to boost the research reputation of both the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and Auburn's College of Liberal Arts on the latest episode of the best podcast in all of higher education. 

Fri, 20 Jan 2023

Lockheed Lydia

Lockheed Lydia

Lydia means "native of Lydia." But Lydia Mitchell isn't from ancient Greece. She's from Gordo. And she's is the latest guest on the award-winning #GINNing Podcast... for a dang good reason.

Fri, 13 Jan 2023

From Dust to Thrust

From Dust to Thrust

Pooriya Nezhadfar is his name. Process structure property relationships is his game. Find out just why GE Aerospace named the latest kudos-collecting luminary to emerge from NCAME as its lead additive manufacturing specialist before he even earned his PhD. From dust to thrust, this guy's a must.

Thu, 15 Dec 2022

Chip off the ol' Motherboard

Chip off the ol' Motherboard

If the story of recent computer science and software engineering graduates Donna Jackson and Jamie Whitehead tells us anything, it's that the world needs more mothers. And motherboards.

Thu, 15 Dec 2022

Marshal Matters

Marshal Matters

Friends, if you want a podcast that sticks the landing. Then you want a podcast with graduating senior in electrical and computer engineering Jacob Blanding.  (Emphasis on the sticks.)

Thu, 15 Dec 2022

When you wish upon a Stahl

When you wish upon a Stahl

Don't let his last name fool you. Because there's no way this Disney-destined double-major dynamo's career is going to stall out. 

Thu, 15 Dec 2022

The Junior Junior

The Junior Junior

Hear 18-year-old award-winnin', Russian-speakin', civil engineerin' wunderkind Morgan Burk discuss her past, present and future.  She can't drink. But, boy can she think. (Oh, and actually, by credits, she's a senior.)

Tue, 06 Dec 2022

It just means Moore...

It just means Moore...

Do you like to hear stories about mentors changing students lives? Psychometrist success stories? Do you want... Moore... out of a podcast? Well, you're welcome. 

Fri, 02 Dec 2022

Wesley's Foundation

Wesley's Foundation

Computer Science, finance, battle bots, volunteerism, picking Auburn over the University of Pennsylvania...  Ladies and gentlemen, Wesley Lowman. 

Thu, 17 Nov 2022

Heart to heart with Harvell

Heart to heart with Harvell

Diversity,  equity, inclusion, working to perhaps one day repair his own heart with tissue grown from his own heart... it's all in a day's work for chemical engineering grad student Justin Harvell. 

Wed, 16 Nov 2022

Somebody wrote 'War Eagle'

Somebody wrote 'War Eagle'

You'll be listening to our interview with NASA Marshall Space Flight Center deputy director, Auburn aerospace engineering alumnus and noted rocket graffiti artist Joseph Pelfrey in 3, 2, 1... 

Fri, 11 Nov 2022

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

Kovakas, Grace — she of the Makerspace. Listen to chemical engineering junior and makerspace maestro Grace Kovakas reflect on the rousing resource available on the bottom of the Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achiement Center, and on navigating "the Big Three," on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast.

Fri, 04 Nov 2022

Roy Oil

Roy Oil

If you've struggled to understand the synergistic effects of blending triglycerides and biomass based hydrothermal liquefied biocrude over different catalysts supports in order to produce renewable fuels, then today's your lucky day. Listen to biosytems doctoral student Poulami Roy, winner of a Best Presenter Award at the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers' (ASABE) Annual International Conference recently held in Houston, discuss her ground-breaking research on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast.

Fri, 28 Oct 2022

Eye of the Leopard

Eye of the Leopard

Building rockets, autonomous vehicles... oh, sure — obviously. But... did you know that Auburn mechanical engineers can also... make it rain? Just ask Auburn point guard Wendell Green who recently called mechanical engineering senior Chandler Leopard "the best shooter I’ve ever played with in my life." Hope you like classical, friends. Because it's time for a little string music. 

Thu, 20 Oct 2022

Supraman

Supraman

You MAYO may not like this episode. But assistant chemical engineering professor Michael Howard is one of the nation's leading collector of colloidal kudos. His latest is from a little outfit called the National Science Foundation. Buckle up.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022

His Voice is His Passport

His Voice is His Passport

Smart people like the 1992 movie "Sneakers." So it's no wonder Sam Mulder, new associate research professor in Auburn's Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, can quote it. 

Fri, 30 Sep 2022

Orange (and Blue) Beach

Orange (and Blue) Beach

From O‘ahu to Orange Beach, it's been one heck of a ride. Buckle up and get your ears on for an environmental engineering education experience par excellence courtesy humble Joel Hayworth, the Elton Z. and Lois G. Huff Associate Professor of civil and environmental engineering, and the director of the newly announced Auburn University Gulf Coast Research Station. 

Thu, 29 Sep 2022

Wilmore Woman

Wilmore Woman

Materials engineering maven and pageant circuit veteran Reagan Handley is bringing as much poise to prosthetics and orthotics as she did to the runway. Her school? Auburn University. Her talent?  Being smart.

Tue, 20 Sep 2022

Ellie Without Borders

Ellie Without Borders

From the Loveliest Village to the Saloj Village , industrial and systems engineering junior Ellie Hungerford is changing the world. 

Thu, 15 Sep 2022

Shattered Glass

Shattered Glass

That sound you hear is 1977 civil engineering superstar Melissa Herkt taking a billion-dollar project management sledgehammer to the glass ceiling. 

Wed, 31 Aug 2022

#GINNing heralds Gerald

#GINNing heralds Gerald

Gerald L. Pouncey Jr. is the Chairman of Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, and head of the firm's Environmental and Infrastructure Practices. He's also the latest guest on the award-winning #GINNing Podcast.Listen to the 1982 chemical engineering graduate discuss his courthoom career and his Auburn legacy.

Tue, 30 Aug 2022

Under Pressure

Under Pressure

Chemical engineering grad student Ayuba Akinpelu knows a thing or two about operating under pressure. Good news for us. Bad news for cancer. 

Mon, 22 Aug 2022

Going Nuclear

Going Nuclear

Software engineering senior Isabelle Cochran is minoring in Nuclear Power Generation Systems. Because Nuclear power generation is about to be a major issue. 

Fri, 19 Aug 2022

It's Pronounced Jordan

It's Pronounced Jordan

It's pronounced Jordan. Like the legendary coach. Like the legendary stadium. Like the name that will echo through the annals of structural engineering and post-windstorm reconnaissance research for years to come. War Eagle, Jordan Nakayama. 

Mon, 15 Aug 2022

YOLO

YOLO

Meet Silicon Valley nativen, danceline dynamo and incomparable industrial and systems engineering sophomore Paige Rosckes. She was, like, YOLO.  War Eagle. 

Wed, 03 Aug 2022

Clarke's Remarks

Clarke's Remarks

Engineering and long snapping — that's what Auburn does. At least that's the takeaway from our interview with mechanical engineering GTA Clarke Smith, the second long snapping Auburn Tiger to tackle the rigors of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering we've interviewed in a year. Hut, hut. 

Fri, 22 Jul 2022

Christopher B. President

Christopher B. President

He finally said yes. Auburn University President Christopher B. Roberts, ladies and gentlemen... 

Wed, 20 Jul 2022

The Victorian Era

The Victorian Era

If you've detected some new energy emanating from the Shelby Center basement these days, there's a reason. Yep, the acclaimed LEGO lab is now straight up Ballard powered. 

Fri, 01 Jul 2022

Water Quality

Water Quality

Learn how Auburn swimming sensation Meghan Lee slices through the waters of civil and environmental engineering on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast. 

Thu, 30 Jun 2022

Patent Lawyer Pending

Patent Lawyer Pending

Listen, if you want to be a patent attorney, stop screwing around and declare chemical engineering already. Sheesh. 

Tue, 28 Jun 2022

'Roid Rage!

'Roid Rage!

Did the movie "Armageddon" seriously inspire the incredible career of Toshi Hirabayashi, an aerospace engineer so apprised on the current status of the asteroid-monitoring apparatus that one of those rocky minor planets of the inner solar system actually bears his name? Find out on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast.

Thu, 23 Jun 2022

Sedimentary Lifestyle

Sedimentary Lifestyle

Assistant civil and environmental engineering professor Mike Perez,  head honcho at the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering's Construction Stormwater Facility, doesn't have too much time for politics. But he's always interested in a good... runoff. P.S. Yes, we know. It's "sedentary." It's like a joke. 

Thu, 16 Jun 2022

Talkin' 'Bout Her Generation

Talkin' 'Bout Her Generation

If recruiting Gen Z into manufacturing jobs is like a game of chess, then let's just say this: Don't underestimate the Bishop. 

Fri, 10 Jun 2022

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth

Microenvironmental regulation of tumor progression and metastasis is an important area of focus in current cancer research. But don't take our word for it — talk to Elizabeth Lipke, the Mary and John H. Sanders Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, who's focusing on it more than anyone in the world.

Thu, 02 Jun 2022

Starvin' for Parvin

Starvin' for Parvin

The only thing two-dimensional about the latest guest on the award-winning #GINNing Podcast are the materials she modifies with antibodies in order to instantly detect the Covid-19 virus spike protein — electronically. So, if you've been starvin' for Parvin, then grab a heaping helping of this electrical engineering grad student's wonderful world of biosensors and microscopic masterpieces.  

Wed, 25 May 2022

The Lipke Lad

The Lipke Lad

Listen to chemical engineering junior Peter Abraham, Auburn's latest Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, discuss life, love and Lipke on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast.

Wed, 18 May 2022

Eric Clapton's Favorite Engineer

Eric Clapton's Favorite Engineer

Layla Araiinejad, the essay-writin', intellectual property pondering', two-time Tim Cook Scholarin' industrial and systems engineering senior who's got MIT on their knees, begging for her — darling, please. 

Mon, 09 May 2022

Work — Guard Work

Work — Guard Work

When it comes to guarding the coast, an Auburn Engineer like Andrew Kauffman is who you'll want the most. 

Fri, 06 May 2022

The Marvelous Miss Mirkoohi

The Marvelous Miss Mirkoohi

The National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence recently got a little more excellent, thanks to land of opportunity-loving Elham Mirkoohi. So get your ears on and prepare to be schooled in AI and machine learning's new role in process-structure-property relationships and convergence manufacturing and all sorts of other words. You down with PSP? Oh boy is she...

Fri, 29 Apr 2022

The Great Godfreys

The Great Godfreys

Ready for the best day of your life? Well, former Auburn basketbrawler and 1986 Auburn industrial engineering graduate Gary Godfrey certainly is. Diagnosed with ALS in 2019, the only man Charles Barkley ever feared has spent the past three years preaching positivity with a rare perspective on living life to the fullest. Which is what he's doing every day with the help of his better half, and fellow 1986 Auburn industrial engineering alum, Carol. The latest example? Getting back on a bike in time for the annual Bo Bikes Bama charity event courtesy an Auburn Engineering senior design team that raced to build a custom ride for an Auburn Man who won't be denied.

Fri, 22 Apr 2022

Chairman of... The Board

Chairman of... The Board

Brad Christopher, ’91 and ’93 civil engineering, president of LBYD Engineers, may be the newest chair of the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council. But he's always been our chairman of... The Board. 

Wed, 13 Apr 2022

Bri Bombs

Bri Bombs

Listen as we lob softball questions to freshman mechanical engineering super slugger Bri Ellis on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast. 

Mon, 11 Apr 2022

Like iRacing? Hold on for one more episode

Like iRacing? Hold on for one more episode

iRacing.... is it blinking your eyes as fast as you can? A staring contest? Or virtually revving your engine like the big boys for an endurance test that apparently can literally break your wrists. You're not going to have to hold on for one more day to find out what Austin Wilson and Austin Phillips have to say about it. 

Mon, 28 Mar 2022

Grab a Tissue Engineer

Grab a Tissue Engineer

 Auburn chemical engineering doctoral candidate Mohammadjafar Hashemi's  tissue engineering research is helping to further medicine’s understanding of diabetes' often deadly impact on human heart function. As Wilford Brimley would say, it's the right thing to do. 

Fri, 25 Mar 2022

Miss Universe

Miss Universe

From catwalks to spacewalks. From wearing the crown to touching down. From Miss Hoover to Miss—ion Control, PoSSUM-loving Auburn ISE junior Jordan Carraway is ready to launch. 

Fri, 18 Mar 2022

To NASA — and beyond

To NASA — and beyond

Well, it turns out space wasn't the final frontier for Chris Crumbly, at least not under the banner of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. That's right, after 27 years at NASA, this multi-degree Auburn aerospace maestro went full private sector, savoring every last drop of Auburn's engineering nectar. 

Fri, 04 Mar 2022

You Can't Refuse that De La Cruz

You Can't Refuse that De La Cruz

"Amaya engineer? Absolutely."Listen to civil and environmental engineering sophomore Amaya De La Cruz discuss representation in STEM on the latest episode of the best podcast in all of higher education.

Wed, 02 Mar 2022

Run, Run Rudolph

Run, Run Rudolph

A Paid Political Advertisement by the Tylan Rudolph For Anything He Wants to Be campaign.

Wed, 23 Feb 2022

PULL!

PULL!

Scarborough. Jon Scarborough. This clay-killing, aerospace professor-sired senior is drawing a bead on life as an industrial and systems engineer. Want to learn more? PULL.

Fri, 18 Feb 2022

Bartels from the Brook

Bartels from the Brook

From wake boards to cosmic possums, Hannah Bartels is totally awesome. Find out why this biosystems-loving Brookie leans into every engineering challenge that comes her way. 

Tue, 15 Feb 2022

Give'em Helicopters!

Give'em Helicopters!

The helicopters need to shut up already, and Umberto Saetti is just the man to ensure they do.  

Thu, 10 Feb 2022

Timm's Time

Timm's Time

Listen to aerospace engineering senior Allison Timm discuss her hopes, her dreams and her dad. Oh, and her brother.  

Mon, 31 Jan 2022

From Gator to Greater

From Gator to Greater

Hey, you can only gain so much in Gainesville. We know that. Thankfully, for Kyle Schulze, Auburn Engineering was willing to imports them jorts, which has allowed the assistant professor in mechanical engineering to pursue everything he loved about Auburn's mission in more ways than one. 

Mon, 24 Jan 2022

Sligh and the Family Auburn

Sligh and the Family Auburn

Auburn chemical engineering freshman Sarah Kate Sligh has cerebral palsy. And a national swimming record. And a YouTube channel. And a spot on Auburn's wheelchair tennis team. And a bid from Delta Gamma. And the honor of being the latest guest on the best podcast in all of higher education. And better grades than her mom.

Fri, 14 Jan 2022

The Spirit of 76

The Spirit of 76

While other institutions were feelin' the 2020 pain, Steve Taylor was making it rain. Yessir, the Bluegrass-born, biosystems-bred associate dean of research has helped raise Auburn Engineering's research reputation to the tune of a record $76 million in new contracts and awards... during a pandemic. You wanna achieve? Then you want a Steve. 

Fri, 07 Jan 2022

McDaniel the Maker

McDaniel the Maker

Chemical engineering sophomore Anya McDaniel muses over the magic happening inside Auburn Engineering's new makerspace. 

Tue, 14 Dec 2021

Rah! Rah! Raj!

Rah! Rah! Raj!

We needed a Cupola Engineering Ambassador superstar. And we got him. Enjoy this conversation with software engineering senior Raj Patel.  

Mon, 13 Dec 2021

The Pedal Pusher

The Pedal Pusher

Studying pedals and earning medals — that's what Jeff Lamondia does. The associate professor of civil and environmental engineering knows more the most about the rocky relationship between cyclists and motorists. And trust us when we say that there ain't nothing pedestrian about his research into pedestrians. Ready to share the road?

Mon, 13 Dec 2021

Lohr Eagle

Lohr Eagle

Helen Lohr is her name, doing more is her game: Naval ROTC, equestrian and mechanical engineering — and those are just the highlights. So anchor down and saddle up as we learn all the lore of Helen Lohr (and what in the world Wawa is). 

Thu, 09 Dec 2021

Work — Hardin Work

Work — Hardin Work

Mechanical engineering senior Theresa Hardin tries hard in... everything. Robotic mining. Undergrad research. Building the future of prosthetics. Sorority life. Fund raising. Patent holding! Ladies and gentlemen, sit back and get your ears on for the Theresa Hardin Experience.

Mon, 29 Nov 2021

Bend It Like Bio

Bend It Like Bio

Alyssa Malonson has a leg up on the competition in more ways than one. Because, hey, if this whole professional soccer thing doesn't work out, this senior SEC Academic honor roller can always whip out her license to change the world, or as some call it, an Auburn biosystems engineering degree.

Tue, 23 Nov 2021

The Kenneth Kelly Experience

The Kenneth Kelly Experience

For Kenneth Kelly, '90 electrical engineering, giving is a part of living. Find out why the chairman and CEO of First Independence Bank — and the first African American to chair the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council — is so passionate about committing his time, energy and resources to his alma mater.

Fri, 19 Nov 2021

The Count of Monte Crypto

The Count of Monte Crypto

Yellow Card chief technology officer Justin Poiroux has used his Auburn Engineering experience to corner the crypto currency exchange market on the world's second largest continent in just a few years, a feat impressive enough to recently secure $15M in Series A Funding from venture capital funds like Peter "PayPal" Thiel's Valar Ventures. That sweet little cash grab was enough to get Justin on the radar of the best podcast in higher education. Will it be enough to put his PayPal account back in good standing? Get your ears on and let's find out... 

Fri, 12 Nov 2021

#TWINning

#TWINning

#GINNing? More like #TWINning! Yes, friends, turns out, God made deuces Sluises. And wouldn't you know it, the other one is an Auburn chemical engineer. So get your ears on and please hit play as John twists the knobs for a Sluis called T.A.

Fri, 05 Nov 2021

Livin' Vinita Loca

Livin' Vinita Loca

Let's go ahead and call Vinita Shinde the poster child of Auburn Engineering polymer research.  The chemical engineering graduate student recently helped Beckingham Polymer Research Group bring home back-to-back poster awards from the American Chemical Society (ACS) for her poster, “Self-healing of thermoplastic polymer composites via environmentally friendly solvent-filled microcapsules.” Vinita breaks down what those words even mean, and shares her Auburn experience, on the latest episode of the best podcast in all of higher education.

Thu, 28 Oct 2021

Brazilliant

Brazilliant

You can take the girl out of Brazil. And you can apparently take her out of Brazil again. Yes, such was the charm of the loveliest village — both its culture and industrial and systems engineering curriculum — Miss Julia "Brasilia-born" Bitencourt chose to not only pursue her bachelor's degree, but, after a few years in industry back below the equator, to return for her master's degree. And she apparently does modeling in Europe or something.

Tue, 19 Oct 2021

Be Like Mike

Be Like Mike

Mike Ogles, a 1989 Auburn University mechanical engineering graduate who served the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering for several years as director of NASA programs, assistant director of the National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence (NCAME) and as the driving force behind the Auburn Makes initiative, passed away Thursday, Oct. 14 after a six-month battle with cancer.The latest, special episode of the #GINNing Podcast honors the Auburn Man, next-level "The Andy Griffith Show" aficionado and engineering legend whose contributions to his alma mater's efforts to advance America's space program will be felt for generations.He was one of the first guests on the best podcast in higher education. And he was one of the best men we've ever known. 

Mon, 18 Oct 2021

Don't Worry, Be Graddy

Don't Worry, Be Graddy

Move over Pollyanna, we've got a new term for irrepressible optimism and a tendency to find good in everything: SeAnna. That would SeAnna Graddy, the ROTC-rockin', Camp War Eagle counseling, metal health advocatin' sophomore in industrial and systems engineering who may be the most impressively positive person to parley on this podcast. Trust us, folks, you're gonna be grinning thanks ol' hashtag GINNing...

Wed, 06 Oct 2021

Tim Cook's Best Friend

Tim Cook's Best Friend

The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers recently honored Apple CEO Tim Cook, a 1982 Auburn industrial engineering graduate, with the opportunity of chatting with industrial and systems engineering senior Annie Dorsey. What did they talk about? How did it come about? Time to find out.

Thu, 30 Sep 2021

The Hunt for Orange and Blue October

The Hunt for Orange and Blue October

How did Tanner Harness get to the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering? The sub way. And we ain't talkin' the kind that get you around in New York City. We ain't talkin' sandwich artists. We're talking the nuclear powered, sonar-slingin' sardines that keep America's underwater military interests silently secure. We took a deep dive with the civil engineering senior to hear about his completely unique Auburn Engineering journey. Let's see what surfaces.

Thu, 23 Sep 2021

AIChE-Breaky Barbara

AIChE-Breaky Barbara

This overachieving junior in chemical engineering, is captain of the Auburn University student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers' Chemical Car and Jeopardy Teams, and a former undergraduate research assistant in the Beckingham Polymer Research Group. Who is Barbara Allen?

Wed, 15 Sep 2021

Rose-botics

Rose-botics

From an E-Day visit in high school to flexing his findings on the fashion of the future from his own Wiggins Hall lab, wearable robotics enthusiast Chad Rose has come full circle. Listen to the assistant mechanical engineering professor discuss his Auburn journey — and his pursuit of improving human robot interaction in the rehabilitation realm — on the latest episode of the award-winning #GINNing Podcast.

Tue, 07 Sep 2021

Electrical engineering student snaps

Electrical engineering student snaps

Electrical engineering? It's a snap. At least it is for senior Jacob Quattlebaum, long snapper extraordinaire for the Auburn Tigers. Want to learn how Q-Ball makes the grade in the classroom and on the gridiron? Hut, hut...

Thu, 02 Sep 2021

Hailin' that Jailin

Hailin' that Jailin

If you've ever thought that whole thing about Auburn providing the best student-centered engineering experience in America was just a slogan, just take a look at industrial and systems engineering senior Jailin Sanders. The busy bee from Bessemer is a walking, talking billboard for the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. He's taken advantage of pretty much every opportunity and resource the college has to offer. His contributions to student organizations? Legion. His attitude? Infectious. So go ahead and get your ears on and hear for yourself why folks can't stop hailin' that Jailin.

Thu, 26 Aug 2021

Mr. Hollinger's Opus

Mr. Hollinger's Opus

Mechanical engineering doctoral student David Hollinger is doing his darndest to lighten the assistive device load for America's super-human soldiers of the future, turning exoskeletons into less-o-skeletons.

Fri, 20 Aug 2021

Patently Obvious

Patently Obvious

Want to be a patent attorney? Major in materials engineering. That's the advice from 1988 Auburn engineering grad Roger Wylie, who's built one of the most successful intellectual property protection careers from here to Tokyo, which is where you recently could have found the product of one of his clients. Yeah, an Auburn man sealed the patent deal on the Olympic torch. Now that's a legacy you can't extinguish.

Thu, 12 Aug 2021

Larry the Transportation Guy

Larry the Transportation Guy

When it came time to bring Auburn's world-class transportation research groups under one umbrella, the university had to find the perfect someone to actually hold it — someone strong in the field, who could flex and fund-raise and facilitate the sort of real-world, life-changing innovations state DOTs and industry leaders have come to expect from the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. All of which is to say, we hope you enjoy learning aboot Larry Rilett.

Fri, 06 Aug 2021

Making It Rain

Making It Rain

Jaime Schussler may have mud in her blood, but there ain't nothing sedentary about her sedimentary lifestyle. Through access to the world's largest slip and slide or whatever, the GRA in civil and environmental engineering is taking the stormwater management world by storm, and makin' it rain in more ways than one.

Wed, 28 Jul 2021

Skate Expectations

Skate Expectations

Sarah Mai Broddus believes in the human touch, which cultivates sympathy with her fellow men and mutual helpfulness and brings happiness for all... on the skating rink...

Mon, 26 Jul 2021

The Full Nelson

The Full Nelson

Wake up, listeners, we think Maggie's got somethin' to say to you. It's mid July and she's doing really well in school.

Thu, 15 Jul 2021

Good Citations

Good Citations

Ujjwal Guin. Ever heard of him? Well, the White House has. His paper “Counterfeit Integrated Circuits: A Rising Threat in the Global Semiconductor Supply Chain” was cited in a June White House report on building resilient supply chains, revitalizing American manufacturing, and fostering broad-based growth. Let's find out why.

Wed, 07 Jul 2021

Mit's Millions

Mit's Millions

Mechanical engineering senior Mit Patel grew up in the c-store industry. Now he's revolutionizing it.

Thu, 01 Jul 2021

Nano her business

Nano her business

No, she's not a mid-90s cover artist. Alana MacLachlan is a graduate research assistant in materials engineering, doing incredible things in Advanced Nanomaterials Engineering Laboratory.  Sure, she may have one hand in her pocket. But you oughta know that she's wearing a lab coat.

Fri, 25 Jun 2021

Engineerin' is goooood

Engineerin' is goooood

What do Kid Rock, "American Idol" and Auburn Engineering all have in common? You're looking at it. Ladies and gentlemen, Savannah Sawyer. 

Wed, 16 Jun 2021

Dumb Luck

Dumb Luck

From vomiting in zero gravity to calling out former students for indecent exposure to teaching remotely while stuck for months in India, Sushil Bhavnani's Auburn career is the stuff of legend. So how does the Henry M. Burt Jr. Professor of mechanical engineering explain his phenomenal success? "Dumb luck."

Wed, 09 Jun 2021

The Formula formula

The Formula formula

Mechanical engineering senior Matt Miller, team captain and electric car engineer for War Eagle Motorsports, is going places. First stop? The finish line.

Fri, 04 Jun 2021

Power of the Pendulum

Power of the Pendulum

Got a job opening? Emily Schramek wants to fill it. The Auburn senior from Birmingham's Mountain of Oaks has the skills to pay the bills, which is exactly why she chose chemical engineering in the first place. You're welcome, Stanford.

Tue, 25 May 2021

Spider Woman

Spider Woman

New chemical engineering assistant professor Symone Alexander spins a web of research wonders in this conversation on extreme organismic biophysics and ultra-fast motion in nature. Want s'more Symone? So do we.

Thu, 20 May 2021

The Austin Phillips Experience

The Austin Phillips Experience

Austin Phillips meets Austin Phillips. Let the insanity begin.

Mon, 10 May 2021

Is Travis asphalt here?

Is Travis asphalt here?

Travis Walbeck, training manager for the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT), delivers the scoop on Training in Your Pocket, the premiere short, entertaining, instructional YouTube channel for standard asphalt test procedures in the lab and field.

Thu, 06 May 2021

The Nuclear Option

The Nuclear Option

Mechanical engineering professor Rick Williams loves going nuclear on his students. And apparently, according to this year's Auburn Engineering faculty awards, they love it, too.

Thu, 29 Apr 2021

#EngineeringGoals

#EngineeringGoals

Let's just say that mechanical engineering graduate and current industrial and systems engineering master's student Taylor Troutman knows how to use her head...

Wed, 21 Apr 2021

Castin' with Gaston

Castin' with Gaston

Maury Gaston, '82 mechanical engineering, has worked for the same company for all 38 years of his illustrious career in engineering sales and marketing. You're welcome, American Cast Iron Pipe.

Fri, 16 Apr 2021

The Outstanding Shelby Wales

The Outstanding Shelby Wales

Senior Shelby Wales is the latest recipient of the fabulously prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, which, you know, isn't just awarded to anyone. So, hey — maybe she'll keep going with this whole chemical engineering thing. Seems to have worked out pretty well so far...

Thu, 08 Apr 2021

Eyes of the Tiger

Eyes of the Tiger

Rising up, back on the street. He did his time, took his chances. He went the distance, now he's definitely on his feet... just a man named Steve Hamilton, '84 chemical engineering, and his will to heal eyes.

Wed, 31 Mar 2021

Get a Grip

Get a Grip

For Casey Waid, it's all about connecting people back to the college they love.  And who better to hold their hand on the journey home than one of their own.  That's right, the Auburn diploma hanging in the office of this Samuel Ginn College of Engineering development officer reads "chemical engineering."  Of course, you better be careful - ol' Casey's got a grip that might break your hand as he guides you to that promised land.  

Fri, 26 Mar 2021

Different Strokes

Different Strokes

Is high finance a valid use of an engineering degree? Uh, is pool water wet? Why don’t we let 1985 industrial and systems engineering grad Dan Phillips take a crack at those questions...

Fri, 19 Mar 2021

Concrete Plans

Concrete Plans

Of course she has concrete plans for the future. For crying out loud, she's the president of the American Concrete Institute student chapter, which just earned Auburn an ACI Excellent University designation for the 6th year in a row. (Can you say "Dynasty?") So, yeah, when it comes to Kelly, we say Turner loose.

Fri, 12 Mar 2021

The Swoll Weevil

The Swoll Weevil

Don't mess with Jacob vonEschenbach. Just don't mess with him. Because when this Enterprise-bred, arm and leg-acy Auburn engineering walk-on warrior sees a challenge, he tackles it head on.

Wed, 03 Mar 2021

German for Squirrel

German for Squirrel

In German, her last name may mean Squirrel. But around these parts, it means Best Student Worker of the Year. Well, no, technically, she hasn’t won — not yet. But she’d better, because Natalie Eichorn deserves all the kudos coming to her. This Austin-bred, Accenture-bound software engineering senior has lightened the web work load for our IT guy, and serves as a shining example of success for future Auburn Engineers as a Cupola Ambassador. Software engineering? It’s been a tough nut to crack. But this super smart Squirrel is on the right track.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021

The Best of Brittany

The Best of Brittany

Brittany Ransom has more student organization leadership positions than you can count. But the mechanical engineering junior isn't just padding her portfolio for the kudos. She's doing it to put herself in position to attack the problems of urban infrastructure and, as she puts it in her National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges Scholars Program bio — reinvent the world.

Fri, 19 Feb 2021

Silva Dollars

Silva Dollars

Last summer, we learned he's an investigator on that $3 million FAA project with Auburn's National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence. Last month? That he'll be researching lead-free defense electronics thanks to a $7 million award from the Dept. of Defense. His name may be Daniel Silva, but friends, this assistant Industrial and Systems Engineering professor is bringing home the gold...

Thu, 11 Feb 2021

How West Was Won

How West Was Won

It's a classic tale of redemption and revelation: A young Bama fan considering journalism comes to Auburn on a whim, takes one look at the engineering campus, and is forever changed.   This is how Anna Layne West was won.

Fri, 05 Feb 2021

Meeting Miss Melanie Monaghan

Meeting Miss Melanie Monaghan

Romance. Civil Engineering. Boll Weevils. Alliteration. This episode of the award-winning #GINNing has it all.

Mon, 01 Feb 2021

Happy Trails

Happy Trails

How Jessica "Dixie" Mills' long hike through the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering took her to the summit of YouTube success.

Fri, 22 Jan 2021

The Cornhole King

The Cornhole King

Friends, Auburn Engineering's alumni trophy case is bursting at the seams. There's the the CEO of the world's first trillion-dollar company, astronauts galore, the PowerPoint Prince.... and now we have to make room for Travis Moore — the Cornhole King.   The senior in civil and environmental engineering just took home the doubles crown from the National College Cornhole Championship, defeating a duo from North Carolina State in one of the most thrilling finishes the competition has ever seen.

Fri, 15 Jan 2021

Structural Integrity

Structural Integrity

Associate Civil and Environmental professor Justin Marshall was looking for a little structure in his life when he came to Auburn...and boy did he get it.

Wed, 06 Jan 2021

Gentlemen, Start Your Software

Gentlemen, Start Your Software

There may be no T in his name, but there's plenty of speed in his game. Yessir, come October, Bevly Boy Will Bryan and his new master's degree will be kicking back and letting the code take the wheel in the Indy Autonomous Challenge at 200 driverless miles per hour.Eat your heart out, Mario Lemiuex.

Fri, 18 Dec 2020

Feel the Bern

Feel the Bern

Bernie Moussad just graduated from Auburn University with a 4.0 GPA in computer engineering. He's dedicating his career to researching bioinformatics. Unfortunately, Bernie Sanders ruined his life.

Fri, 18 Dec 2020

The Dukes of Hueytown

The Dukes of Hueytown

Hueytown-born Patrick Duke, ’99 civil, reflects on life as an Auburn-trained engineer.

Tue, 08 Dec 2020

OK, Google...

OK, Google...

...who is Andrew McGehee?

Thu, 03 Dec 2020

Livy Legend

Livy Legend

You've seen her face. Now hear her story. Ladies and gentlemen, Livy Green.

Fri, 20 Nov 2020

Going, going... Dawn

Going, going... Dawn

Dearly Beloved, our only regret in this oh-so-memorable interview with oh-so-impressive Procter & Gamble-bound chemical engineering senior Nathan Wall is that we didn't get him to actually pop the question right then and there.

Thu, 19 Nov 2020

Ride the Wave

Ride the Wave

Mechanical engineering senior Zac Young recently tossed a no hitter at the 2020 SEC Student Pitch Competition with a gold-mine of a gadget called the Wave Timer. Caution: High voltage ahead.

Tue, 10 Nov 2020

Research Renaissance Man

Research Renaissance Man

What exactly is a research engineer?  Christian Brodbeck, one of the best around, enlightens us on the latest episode of the #GINNing Podcast.

Fri, 06 Nov 2020

From Lagos with Love

From Lagos with Love

Sometimes we wonder whether a guest really meets the criteria. But we didn't think twice about the man from Nigeria.

Fri, 30 Oct 2020

The Legend of Nelda

The Legend of Nelda

Nelda Lee — Boeing your mind since '69.

Thu, 22 Oct 2020

Vicki McLendon, Target Acquired

Vicki McLendon, Target Acquired

Ethical Hacking. Oxymoron? Scam? Or an essential ingredient in educating the next generation of secret agents inspired by that 1992 film ol' Jer just can't seem to shut up about? Whatever you decide after listening to this interview with Vicki McLendon, just remember... it's all about the information.

Thu, 15 Oct 2020

Sorry, Tar Heels - Bowers is Ours

Sorry, Tar Heels - Bowers is Ours

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of assistant civil and environmental professor Benjamin Bowers' mug, please contact the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.

Thu, 08 Oct 2020

Dremere is Here

Dremere is Here

A Be the Creed honoree... a WayUp’s Intern 100 list member... a two-time technical intern with GE Aviation... and he's only a sophomore? You had your chance, Bama.

Thu, 01 Oct 2020

Fighting For Students

Fighting For Students

If you're trying to replace the Auburn University Employee of the Year in the middle of a pandemic, you need to hire the best. Thankfully, for the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Andrew McGill is a seasoned fighter, who, when it comes to student recruiting, has more big wins under his belt than Conor McGregor.

Fri, 25 Sep 2020

Engineering Emily

Engineering Emily

Her mom, her dad.. her grandfather, her other grandfather... even her uncles! Sure, Emily Traylor could do one of those Ancestry DNA tests things if she wanted. But why waste the time or money when the results are obvious? This woman is 100 percent Auburn Engineer.

Sun, 20 Sep 2020

I think ICAMS, I think ICAMS, I think ICAMS...

I think ICAMS, I think ICAMS, I think ICAMS...

Industry 4.0? More like Industry 4.2 million. Yep, that's how much the U.S. Department of Defense recently awarded to the Interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Manufacturing. Time to grab associate industrial and systems engineering professor Greg Harris and find out why...

Thu, 10 Sep 2020

Sam and Diane

Sam and Diane

Making your way in the Sam Ginn College of Engineering today takes everything you've got. Diane Sherrard, program administrator for 100+ Women Strong, knows that mentorship from other strong women sure would help a lot. Wouldn't you like to recruit, reward and retain...

Sun, 06 Sep 2020

Concrete Canoe and Tyler, Too

Concrete Canoe and Tyler, Too

There's a graduate research assistant in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering who hasn't let COVID-19 keep him from living his best 2020. That's just what the promise of access to the most incredible structural engineering lab in the world will do a man. From toothpick bridges to concrete canoes, ladies and gentleman, Tyler Norman.

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

Fecal Matters

Fecal Matters

What's Sushil Adhikari, alumni professor of biosystems engineering, and the director of the cutting edge Center for Bioenergy and Bioproducts, passionate about? Well, I'll tell you: Biomass pyrolysis, hydrothermal liquefaction, torrefaction, biodiesel production and biomass gasification... if you know what I mean.

Sun, 23 Aug 2020

Water We Working On?

Water We Working On?

Sustainability of water resources, particularly in water-scarce environments, is a tricky subject. We know that. Thankfully for the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, few people know more about it than Frances O'Donnell, assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering... and apparently, like, the 60th person ever to sign up for Facebook. That's right, she was getting her B.A. at a college called Harvard right at the start of the Zuckerberg Zeitgeist, and later went on for a Ph.D at a school called Princeton. Never heard of them. But whatever, the point is, she's an Auburn woman now. Cluster Hire Eagle.

Thu, 13 Aug 2020

Droid Rage

Droid Rage

Is Thaddeus A. Roppel, associate professor in electrical and computer engineering, an agent of Skynet? A freedom fighter in the Rebellion against the Empire? Time will tell.

Sun, 09 Aug 2020

Oldfather, New Doctor

Oldfather, New Doctor

Ballerina. Daredevil. International tourist. Wheelchair basketballer enthusiast. Now add to the list, doctor. Ladies and gentlemen, Dr. Taylor Oldfather. Biomechanics will never be the same.

Sun, 02 Aug 2020

Well, Algae Damned...

Well, Algae Damned...

Brendan Higgins, assistant professor of biosystems engineering, is doing his part to make sure nothing in this world goes to waste — not even waste.2

Sun, 26 Jul 2020

Flexible Future

Flexible Future

Rigid technologies are quickly going the way of the buffalo thanks to visionaries like Pradeep Lall and his four — count'em, four — degrees. Listen to the John and Anne MacFarlane Distinguished Professor of mechanical engineering explain why the future of electronics will be flexible.

Sun, 19 Jul 2020

Best Hire Ever?

Best Hire Ever?

Learn how communications specialist Lauren Winton has put a new spin on donor relations success stories.

Sat, 11 Jul 2020

Pay the Price

Pay the Price

Shannon Price believes in work — network. Hear how the director of network services kept the college up and running in the age of remote instruction.

Sun, 28 Jun 2020

Estonia? I hardly know ya'

Estonia? I hardly know ya'

Drew Springall can sum up his best practice advice for online voting in one word: DON'T.

Sun, 21 Jun 2020

The Quantum Leap

The Quantum Leap

Associate electrical and computer engineering professor Mark Adams readies his photonics torpedoes on the latest episode of #GINNing.

Sun, 14 Jun 2020

Concrete Answers

Concrete Answers

Associate professor Robbie Barnes weighs in on the wonders of civil engineering, and marvels at the latest monument to Auburn's structural engineering empire.

Sun, 07 Jun 2020

Fare Thee Well, Duke of Shelby

Fare Thee Well, Duke of Shelby

Steve Duke, the college’s former associate dean for academics, is rejoining his fellow chemical engineers in the legendary labs of Ross Hall. Why trade the front office for the front lines? What did he learn in his seven significant years of administration? Time to find out.

Sun, 31 May 2020

Go West, Young Man

Go West, Young Man

His last name may be Easterling, but this mechanical engineering senior plans to take his training and talents all the way to Frisco.

Mon, 25 May 2020

Just Sku It!

Just Sku It!

Another episode... another Tiger Cage Business Idea Competition winner... another couple of Auburn Engineering students intent on disrupting an entire industry before graduation. War Eagle.

Sun, 17 May 2020

What About Bob?

What About Bob?

Bob Karcher, retiring assistant dean of student services, reflects on an incredible 22 years with the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.

Thu, 07 May 2020

The Topic? Philanthropic!

The Topic? Philanthropic!

Margaret Arnold, new senior director of development for the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, weighs in on the phenomenal philanthropy of Auburn Engineers.

Tue, 28 Apr 2020

The Little Engineer That Could

The Little Engineer That Could

Emma Little, a senior in electrical engineering, offers a little pandemic-persevering perspective on finishing her degree in the age of remote instruction.

Thu, 23 Apr 2020

Return of the Ninjaneer

Return of the Ninjaneer

Ryan Hill, Auburn mechanical engineering alum extraordinaire, updates us on RE-InVENT, reflects on his time at Auburn... and dishes the dirt on Michael Zabala.

Fri, 17 Apr 2020

Tom Burch RE-InVENTs himself

Tom Burch RE-InVENTs himself

They call Tom Burch an engineer's engineer. So no, he wasn't interested in some Cracker Jack academic exercise. If he was going to build an emergency ventilator system, he was going to build one that might actually have a chance to save some lives. And it took him and Auburn Engineering's Re-InVENT team just two days to do it.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020

Pandemic Podcast

Pandemic Podcast

Well, we didn't think we'd be celebrating a year's worth of the best podcast in higher education during a pandemic. But here we are!

Fri, 20 Mar 2020

Wood's World

Wood's World

Thanks to this industrious industrial engineering sophomore, construction sites may never be the same.

Wed, 11 Mar 2020

The Frito-Lady

The Frito-Lady

Dorito Diva Katelyn Rheinlander credits her delectable day job to Auburn's Department of Biosystems Engineering.

Thu, 05 Mar 2020

Team Work Makes The Theme Work

Team Work Makes The Theme Work

Auburn's Theme Park Engineering Group has the thrill skills to pay the big bills, and mechanical engineering senior Katie Bowman is one of the reason's why.

Fri, 28 Feb 2020

Ayers Apparent

Ayers Apparent

Emerging contaminants. It's a problem. We know that. But thankfully, Meredith Ayers Feltman is on a quest to find a solution.

Fri, 21 Feb 2020

Good Golly, Miss Polly

Good Golly, Miss Polly

How do you solve a problem like Maria? Work—hard work, like the kind of committed interdisciplinary collaboration going down at Auburn University's Center for Polymers and Advanced Composites. 

Fri, 14 Feb 2020

Spare the Rod, Spoil the Road

Spare the Rod, Spoil the Road

We recommend you listen to this episode of #GINNing on your morning or afternoon commute. Because Rod Turochy is among the nation’s elite transportation faculty, and you'll never look at rush hour the same way again.

Fri, 07 Feb 2020

Fostering Foster

Fostering Foster

She's only a sophomore, but little Adia Foster is already making a big name for herself in software engineering.

Fri, 31 Jan 2020

We want some-more-a Remora

We want some-more-a Remora

How is the group of Auburn aerospace engineering students led by Zack Wadzinski waging a war on plastic waste in waterways around the globe? With an army of trash-targeting autonomous aquatic drones that's sure to put smiles on the faces of business investors. Time to go green, if you know what I mean...

Fri, 24 Jan 2020

Solving the Puzzle of AI's role in Cybersecurity

Solving the Puzzle of AI's role in Cybersecurity

You want prestigious cybersecurity research? Look no further than Daniel Tauritz, chief cyber AI strategist for the Auburn Cyber Research Center.

Fri, 17 Jan 2020

Signs of the Times

Signs of the Times

Recent innovations have helped lessen the language barrier between American Sign Language and English speakers. But Electrical and Computer Engineering senior Ryan McGill thinks he can remove the whole thing.

Fri, 10 Jan 2020

Jim Odom: Rocket Man

Jim Odom: Rocket Man

’55 mechanical engineering grad, Jim Odom, was an Apollo program pioneer and led the development for the Hubble Space Telescope. 

Fri, 20 Dec 2019

The Art of Slotkin

The Art of Slotkin

The history of Auburn Engineering is long and illustrious. And no one alive knows it better than 1968 aerospace graduate Art Slotkin.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019

Magnetic Personality

Magnetic Personality

A look inside the most-scanned brain in Auburn—Auburn University MRI Research Center Director Tom Denney's.

Fri, 06 Dec 2019

The Power Pointer

The Power Pointer

What's the point of interviewing freshman computer engineering major Seth Maddox? POWER. Meet world-champion Power Pointer Seth Maddox, the pride of Geraldine.

Fri, 22 Nov 2019

Great to "Bee" an Auburn Engineer

Great to "Bee" an Auburn Engineer

Eddie Strickland is a senior in mechanical engineering, power lifter and a ROTC member but find out what truly keeps him busy as a bee.

Fri, 15 Nov 2019

Talk About Traffic Noise..

Talk About Traffic Noise..

The brain child of industrial engineering grad Tim Arnold, Auburn's new 'War Eagle Road,' the first musical road on a college campus, gives a whole new meaning to traffic noise.

Fri, 08 Nov 2019

There she is...

There she is...

Collins McMurray, the new crowned Miss Auburn University, is a freshman in chemical engineering, kicking class and taking names. 

Fri, 01 Nov 2019

All We Do Is Wind: A Thurow Discussion of Aerospace Engineering

All We Do Is Wind: A Thurow Discussion of Aerospace Engineering

Brian Thurow, chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering, joins the best podcast in all of higher education to discuss Auburn's efforts to put the space back into aerospace.

Fri, 25 Oct 2019

Algorithm and Blues

Algorithm and Blues

These days, you can't go a week without seeing assistant professor of computer science and software engineering Anh Nguyen's name in a tech blog. Time to deep learn why...

Fri, 18 Oct 2019

Big Development

Big Development

Auburn Engineering development officer David Mattox is getting cash and taking names. Somebody break out the Guinness Book...

Fri, 11 Oct 2019

Capture Carbon or Dioxide Trying

Capture Carbon or Dioxide Trying

C02 is the problem. Lauren Beckingham may be the solution.

Fri, 04 Oct 2019

Will Phillips, Reel Engineer

Will Phillips, Reel Engineer

Senior mechanical engineering major Will Phillips just helped Auburn's bass fishing team win yet another national championship. Science, yo.

Fri, 27 Sep 2019

Jan Davis' month in space

Jan Davis' month in space

How many astronauts has Auburn produced? There's too many to count. And yet there's only Jan Davis.

Fri, 20 Sep 2019

Finding Nima

Finding Nima

In just six years time, Nima Shamsaei, the Philpott-WestPoint Stevens Distinguished Associate Professor and director of the National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence, has become a name above all names in the world of 3-D printing. But to keep the promise of the AM revolution, we still need more Nima.

Fri, 13 Sep 2019

OK, All Right Guys

OK, All Right Guys

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering is riding for the brand. In other words, ain't no thwartin' Mike Horton, the senior  offensive guard helping Auburn Football engineer a championship

Fri, 06 Sep 2019

Friction Addiction

Friction Addiction

The best podcast in higher education runs like well-oiled machine, which is something Rob Jackson knows all about. Get your ears on, and your gears ready... it's tribology time.

Fri, 23 Aug 2019

Student Sewer Solutions

Student Sewer Solutions

Sure, we could put out bids to some sort of consulting group or contractor to help us reduce the 5 million gallons of city tap water the college uses each August just to feed the cooling towers. But why would we when we have the genius students of the Auburn University Energy and Natural Resources Project at our disposal?

Thu, 15 Aug 2019

Student Recruiting, Taylor Made

Student Recruiting, Taylor Made

There's no down time for Recruiting and Scholarships director Jessica Taylor. But with a job that rewarding, why would you want there to be?

Fri, 09 Aug 2019

Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

You'd be hard pressed to find anyone more passionate about helping students reach their potential than Eric Hall, program coordinator for Auburn's Academic Excellence Program sponsored by Alabama Power. Dude is so popular and positive that people call him the Mayor. And from the sound of it, he knows how to govern.

Fri, 02 Aug 2019

The Marshal Art

The Marshal Art

If it seems like soon-to-be mechanical engineering graduate Ben Ratliff is Mr. Everything in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, it's because he kind of is. Engineering Student Council president... summer graduation marshal... Freshman Leadership Program committee member... and he's all over that Big Event stuff.  Let's find out what makes Big Ben tick.

Fri, 26 Jul 2019

The Jim Killian Experience

The Jim Killian Experience

What can you say about a man like Jim Killian, who in 1984 took over a one-man shop and turned it into the best-podcast-in-higher-education producing, communications and marketing juggernaut that is today? Let's find out...

Thu, 18 Jul 2019

The Fixer

The Fixer

Ed Lewis... common name, uncommon man. Over the course of his career, the senior advisor to the Dean of the Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has improved the processes on everything from Combos production to record-setting fundraising campaigns. And thankfully, then 1972 industrial engineering graduate passion for his alma mater knows no bounds.

Thu, 11 Jul 2019

Smart Materials and Nanomedicine—that's what Allan David DOES.

Smart Materials and Nanomedicine—that's what Allan David DOES.

From India to Maryland to Michigan to Auburn—Allan David is on a quest. The John W. Brown Associate Professor is setting biomedical benchmarks with his smarts on smart materials and nanomaterials and all that amazing stuff. Gadolinium toxicity, you have met your match...

Wed, 03 Jul 2019

Hitting Mechanics

Hitting Mechanics

Thanks to his new master's degree in mechanical engineering, Auburn baseball player Brett Olson has a sure-fire, well-paying way out from his famous father's shadow.

Thu, 27 Jun 2019

Buzzwords

Buzzwords

If you were to create a word cloud corresponding to asphalt industry opinion of NCAT Assistant Director and Test Track Manager Buzz Powell, the term "Foremost Expert" would be as big and bold as it gets. Trust us—20 minutes of Dr. Buzz talking pavement poundin' does not disappoint.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019

World of War Eagle Craft

World of War Eagle Craft

Computer Science and Software Engineering professor Cheryl Seals, the pride of Homer, Louisiana, has a passion for diversity in computing, a soft-spot for World of Warcraft, and a "Living Legend" plaque on her mantle. Enough said.

Fri, 07 Jun 2019

Gabbin' with Gavin

Gabbin' with Gavin

For Auburn engineering legend Charles Gavin, it's not about the amount of the donations. It's not about getting your name on the building you spent half your college career in. It's about making a difference in the lives of future engineers ... and making sure they pronounce "textile" correctly.

Thu, 06 Jun 2019

The Walt Vault

The Walt Vault

Simply put, Auburn University wouldn't be what it is without 1969 aerospace engineering graduate Walt Woltosz. Neither would the space shuttle, Stephen Hawking, or, you know, the world. 

Thu, 30 May 2019

The Man, the Myth, the Lego

The Man, the Myth, the Lego

Tom Devall, Director of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering's Auto Manufacturing Initiatives, is a mean Lean Manufacturing machine. Hear him explain why the auto industry keeps asking to come over to his house to play.

Fri, 24 May 2019

Think Big, Make Small—It’s a Micro World After All

Think Big, Make Small—It’s a Micro World After All

What's next for Electrical and Computer Engineering professor Michael Hamilton? Nano your business. But here's what we DO know—for an expert in quantum computing and stuff, dude is really, really into algae...

Thu, 16 May 2019

Flippin' Awesome

Flippin' Awesome

Leg injuries so traumatic they instantly went viral might derail an average college senior. Thankfully, there's nothing average about gymnastics star Sam Cerio. The Auburn aerospace engineer is about to trade the mat for the real world, and there's no way she's not sticking the landing.

Fri, 03 May 2019

Degree of Success

Degree of Success

New Auburn engineering graduate Katelyn Jenkins feels guilty if she fills up the tank anywhere other than ExxonMobil. Time to find out why...

Fri, 03 May 2019

Simply Zabest: Meet Auburn's Biomechanics Maestro

Simply Zabest: Meet Auburn's Biomechanics Maestro

Michael Zabala could be teaching anywhere—MIT, Stanford, Harvard.  But why settle?

Thu, 25 Apr 2019

Risky Business

Risky Business

Meet the Guardian from Ghana. Learn how Emmanuel Winful is turning the world's best engineering college into the world's safest engineering college.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019

The Soul of Jackson Hole

The Soul of Jackson Hole

Star student Natalie Palmquist on the road to the Rhodes, life in Turkey, and how Auburn Engineering is changing the world.

Thu, 11 Apr 2019

Firewalling the Future: Consequences For America's Cyber Aggressors

Firewalling the Future: Consequences For America's Cyber Aggressors

Frank Cilluffo, director of Auburn University’s McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security, discusses America's new cybersecurity paradigm.

Thu, 04 Apr 2019

Cinderella Story: Auburn Engineering In The Final Four

Cinderella Story: Auburn Engineering In The Final Four

Cole Blackstock, a senior in electrical engineering and forward on the men’s basketball team, joins the show to talk about the Tigers’ magical run to the Final Four and the rigors of balancing an engineering curriculum and championship basketball.

Tue, 02 Apr 2019

Space Invaders: The Road To Mars Goes Through Auburn

Space Invaders: The Road To Mars Goes Through Auburn

Mike Ogles, Auburn University director of NASA programs, joins the #GINNing podcast to discuss NASA's long-standing partnership with Auburn and the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.

Thu, 28 Mar 2019

Mr. Twister

Mr. Twister

David Roueche, Auburn University assistant professor of civil engineering, is featured on the #GINNing Podcast premiere to share lessons learned from the March 3, 2019 Lee County tornadoes.

Wed, 20 Mar 2019