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Tommy Britt named Auburn's outstanding materials engineering student

By Chris Anthony

Published: Jun 7, 2018 8:00:00 PM

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Tommy Britt, ’18 materials engineering, was named the 2018 outstanding student for Auburn’s materials engineering program. He will be completing his graduate education at Carnegie Mellon University before pursuing a career in industry and eventually academia. 

“I was born and raised working on a farm near Tallassee. There was never a question of if I would be an engineer, rather what type of engineer. I chose materials engineering because the classes went beyond an equation sheet to teach qualitative science. The way I viewed everyday objects changed after learning how atoms interact with each other to build materials. I am honored to be recognized as both Materials Engineering Outstanding Student and the SGA Outstanding Student for the College of Engineering. I want to thank my professors for considering not just my work, but my character as well in nominating me. The work I do is not to be noticed but to honor God and make the most of the education provided to me. I have loved my time at Auburn because I could not only be an engineer but also a musician, a pursuit that has grown me as a person as much as engineering has in knowledge. After graduation, I will pursue a doctorate in materials engineering at Carnegie Mellon. I hope to work on energy storage materials and then go to industry before returning to teaching and helping students discover the wonderful complexity of this world.”

Here is a video of Britt performing at an Auburn University Singers show:

Media Contact: Chris Anthony,, 334.844.3447

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