A Campus Research Tour

Posted by on Oct 6, 2010 in Auburn News | Comments Off

A Campus Research Tour

Through now almost three years as an editorial assistant at Auburn Magazine, I’ve stepped foot in a large percentage of Auburn’s buildings from the President’s office to the Raptor Center on East University to the Leach Science Center on Duncan Drive.

Through each step, I’ve realized there is something amazing and inventive going on in each building by Auburn’s faculty. Some Auburn researchers have even studied how each step is affected when you’re wearing flip flops.

In the less-than-noticeable Leach Science Center, Auburn researchers have created a high tech laboratory that has developed technology to watch and study dusty plasma that the world has noticed.

The College of Business, the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and the College of Sciences and Mathematics have joined forces to study the safety-related analyses of Unmanned Aerial Systems for the Federal Aviation Administration.

Recently, Auburn researchers joined forces with researchers at Johannes Kepler University in Linz Austria, and scientists from the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow and Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, to reduce electronic waste by developing edible and compostable electronics.

As if you needed another reason to be proud of Auburn, the faculty members all over campus are still pushing the limits of their fields.