AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Family Child Care Partnerships program at Auburn University will soon offer early child care providers in Alabama new training opportunities to guide children’s learning, particularly in arts and sciences.
The program, a part of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Human Sciences at Auburn, is able to expand its course offerings with the financial support of the PNC Foundation.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The aviation management program at Auburn University will soon see better facilities and other improvements designed to make it available to more students and responsive to changes in the aviation industry.
“We’re putting a plan in place that addresses some recent challenges and puts the program in a position to grow,” said Bill Hardgrave, dean of Auburn’s College of Business.
Hardgrave has recommended maintaining the aviation management program in the College of Business. The program recently suffered the loss of two faculty members, one who died and the other who announced his retirement effective later this month.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – An entrepreneur team led by a recent Auburn University graduate is one of three winners in the Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Competition’s $100,000 proof of commercial relevance final round, announced recently by the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama Foundation.
The team’s company, Carbon NanoTube Engineered Surfaces, or CNTES, was formed to enhance the surface composition of composite materials, improving interlaminate strength by as much as 40 percent to date; the technology could be applied in the manufacturing of products such as stronger and more efficient wind turbine blades. The technology is a co-invention between Auburn and the University of Alabama, which also contributed to the team.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Taking medications, engaging in healthy lifestyles and quitting harmful habits are vital for good health, but patients often don’t follow the advice of health care professionals and thus put their health at risk.
Two Auburn University professors emeriti address the problem in a new book written to help doctors, nurses, pharmacists – anyone working with patients – assess the patient’s motivation to engage in healthy behaviors, or not engage.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University students have partnered with PGA and former Auburn golfer Jason Dufner and his wife Amanda to feed hungry children in Lee County, Ala.
The Dufners chose hunger as one of their foundation’s major causes and discovered Blessings in a Backpack, a national program that targets childhood hunger.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Ending Child Hunger in Alabama, a new statewide campaign to reduce food insecurity among Alabama’s school children, is the first outreach initiative for the Hunger Solutions Institute at Auburn University.
The Hunger Solutions Institute was established in 2012 by the College of Human Sciences and the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station to assist Auburn in its efforts to end hunger at home and abroad.