AUBURN – Auburn University’s DesignSeed program was recently recognized with a 2010 Innovator Award by Southern Growth Policies Board, a regional economic development think tank. DesignSeed creates businesses in rural and distressed areas of Alabama based on innovative product designs created by Auburn’s industrial design students. The 2010 Innovator Awards were chosen from creative initiatives designed to help communities recover from the recession.
DesignSeed is a collaboration of Auburn University’s Office of University Outreach, Technical Assistance Center, or ATAC, and industrial design program. The first step in the DesignSeed process is seek input from community leaders, stakeholders, citizens and workers to identify natural resources and community assets around which to build business ideas. The next step is to provide assistance in identifying and supporting entrepreneurs who can launch the resulting products.
AUBURN – The Office of Professional and Continuing Education at Auburn University will host a workshop titled “Marketing Your Nonprofit, ” on Thursday, April 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Opelika-Auburn News, 2901 Society Hill Rd. in Opelika.
The one-day session, presented by Laura McCullars, president of LMC Consulting, will offer marketing techniques for working effectively with customers, donors, members, volunteers and media.
AUBURN – Auburn University’s Distance Learning and Outreach Technology Department is teaming up with JER Online, a nationally recognized source of online education, to provide Web-based courses geared toward technical and professional training.
JER Online works with nationally and internationally accredited educational institutions to offer continuing education, adult education, workforce education, community education and customized training.
This partnership will enable Auburn to develop its own curriculua for online classes, while offering courses developed by other JER Online affiliates.
AUBURN – “Fun” and “mathematics” can sometimes be like oil and water – for most people they just don’t mix. But thanks to the work of Chris Rodger, the Scharnagel Professor of Mathematical Sciences in the College of Sciences and Mathematics at Auburn University, the two terms are becoming more synonymous.
Rodger doesn’t limit his unique methods for teaching such a tricky subject to his own classroom. He has shared his expertise with teachers across Alabama so that students of all ages will learn to love math and become more engaged with the subject.