AUBURN UNIVERSITY – At Auburn University the latest in printing technology is literally going to the dogs, cats and other animals. Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine is among the first veterinary programs in the United States to use three-dimensional printing and models in advance of complicated surgeries.
A 3D printer builds up objects layer by layer, using various methods to deposit and harden the ‘ink’ where it is needed. Many materials, including plastic, metal and ceramic can now be printed based on instructions from computer-assisted design programs.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University’s Southeastern Raptor Center will begin a live online auction of one-of-a-kind jesses and lures handcrafted especially for the Auburn eagle’s gameday flight to support the center’s mission of rehabilitation, education and conservation.
Fans will be able to place bids at the auction site, www.getluredin.com, beginning Friday, Nov. 22, for jesses and the lure to be used on the eagle during the Nov. 30 pregame flight for the Auburn-Alabama game, set for a nationally televised audience on CBS. Fans can go to the website and bid from 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, until 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Following the close of that auction, jesses and lures from other 2013 home games will be auctioned on the same site.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Southeastern Raptor Center will release two red-tailed hawks on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 4 p.m. during Storybook Farm’s Fall Festival in Opelika.
The two red-tailed hawks – one immature with minor soft tissue wounds and the other, an adult which also suffered from soft issue wounds as well as a fungal infection – were treated by staff at the Southeastern Raptor Center, a division of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University Food Systems Institute has created a one-of-a-kind multimedia e-book that brings together a wide range of information about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, from its history to food preparation and safety.
“Our purpose with this free e-book is to create a comprehensive resource for you to enjoy, learn and use,” said Pat Curtis, institute director. “When we say ‘e-book,’ we’re talking about a fun, multimedia presentation that you’ll want to keep and refer to over and over again.”
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University mechanical engineering students in Professor David Dyer’s comprehensive design class take good ideas and help turn them into sleek, customer-ready products. Interestingly, the good ideas can be generated at the most unusual times.
One idea, now a finished product called the SledHammer, originated when a high school football coach helped his neighbors remove debris from their yards after the April 2011 tornadoes ripped across Alabama. Vaughn Maceina, now a strength coach and teacher at Auburn Junior High School, was living and coaching in the north Alabama town of Guntersville.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – A collaborative effort between Auburn University and construction professionals will allow visitors to the Southeastern Raptor Center to have better and safer viewing of birds of prey from an environmentally friendly walkway.
Students in a Structures III class taught by Michael Hein, a professor in the McWhorter School of Building Science, working with Auburn Facilities Division and private contractors, prepared the site and placed the more than 300 linear feet of pervious concrete – a material that supports load while it allows water to pass through and reduces the environmental effects of stormwater runoff.