Category Archives: Academic achievements

SEC’s Auburn University Faculty Achievement Award presented to biological sciences professor

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University and the Southeastern Conference announced today that Professor Geoffrey Hill of the College of Sciences and Mathematics has been honored with the SEC’s Auburn University Faculty Achievement Award for 2013-2014.

“The 2014 SEC Faculty Achievement Award winners are some of our nation’s most accomplished instructors, researchers and scholars,” said Dr. Jay Gogue, President of Auburn University and President of the Southeastern Conference. “It is my great pleasure to preside over an intercollegiate athletics conference that not only recognizes their work, but strives to support it as well.”

Hill, an Alumni Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and curator of birds for the Auburn University Museum of Natural History, will receive a $5,000 honorarium and represent Auburn as the university’s nominee for the SEC Professor of the Year. The SEC Professor of the Year will be selected from 14 nominees representing each of the SEC universities.

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Five Auburn students and alumni awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

AUBURN UNIVERSITY — Five Auburn University students and alumni have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships and two students have received honorable mention, an Auburn record.

The National Science Foundation announced this week the Auburn recipients: Casey Ruark, a 2013 Honors College graduate in biological sciences; Chris Bartel, an Honors College senior in chemical engineering; Zack Coker, a 2013 Honors College graduate in software engineering; Alex Roman, an Honors College senior in chemical engineering; and Jacob Clary, an Honors College senior in chemical engineering.

Receiving honorable mention were Alex Wolff, an Honors College senior in aerospace engineering, and Ryan Weaver, a graduate student in biological sciences.

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Auburn pharmacy student selected for prestigious internship at Mayo Clinic

Auburn University pharmacy student Elizabeth WoodAUBURN UNIVERSITY – For most students, summer is a time to relax and recharge, maybe take a class or two. For most students at the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, the summer also includes a two-week pharmacy practice rotation. But second-year pharmacy student Elizabeth Wood will spend her summer working at one of the most prestigious hospitals in the country.

Wood, a native of Vestavia Hills, Ala., will spend the summer in Rochester, Minn., at Mayo Clinic. She was selected as one of four students nationwide to work in the clinic’s outpatient pharmacy program.

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College of Sciences and Mathematics professor named Auburn Presidential Administrative Fellow

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Michael Wooten, a professor in the College of Sciences and Mathematics Department of Biological Sciences, has been named Auburn University’s Presidential Administrative Fellow for 2014.

The fellowship program is designed to help individual faculty members gain senior administrative experience while applying their academic expertise to issues and programs that impact a broad segment of the university community.

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Auburn University senior wins worldwide Clinton Hunger Leadership Award

Azeem Ahmed, winner of the 2014 President William Jefferson Clinton Hunger Leadership Award.AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University senior Azeem Ahmed has been named winner of the 2014 President William Jefferson Clinton Hunger Leadership Award, an honor presented to only one university student worldwide each year.

“We are excited that Azeem’s passion for tackling global hunger has been recognized in this award,” said Melissa Baumann, Auburn University assistant provost and director of the Honors College. “He has dedicated his undergraduate studies and extracurricular activities to understanding and alleviating the roots of hunger. This speaks to Auburn’s land-grant mission to improve the lives of Alabamians as well as people around the world.”

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Auburn University senior named Gates Cambridge Scholarship finalist

Mary-Catherine Anderson, low res fileAUBURN UNIVERSITY –Auburn University senior Mary-Catherine Anderson of Huntsville has been named a finalist for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship to do post-graduate work at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

Anderson, a senior in cellular and microbial biology in Auburn’s College of Sciences and Mathematics, has a perfect 4.0 grade-point average and has conducted research under the direction of Mike Squillacote, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry. She will graduate in May and, if awarded the scholarship, will pursue a master’s degree at Cambridge in biological anthropology with a focus on human development and epidemiology.

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