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2010-12-14 09:00:00

PLEASANTON, Calif., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Auburn University's Laboratory for Innovative Technology and Engineering Education (LITEE) - www.litee.org - and Toolwire - www.toolwire.com - have partnered to design immersive scenarios for first year engineering students based on LITEE's case study, Space Shuttle STS 51-L (Challenger). Through this collaboration, Toolwire's experiential learning technology and instructional design expertise will be combined with LITEE's professorial...

2010-11-22 12:30:11

A new oyster farming initiative has launched in the northern Gulf of Mexico. The goal of this effort, a collaboration between researchers from LSU and Auburn University, is industry adoption of off-bottom oyster culture to supplement the traditional harvest. Historically, oysters are grown on and harvested from reefs on the water bottom. In this new process, oysters are grown suspended in the water column. Benefits of this new oyster farming technique include increased productivity; job...

2010-09-10 14:56:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sports Illustrated College Football Experience presented by Nissan kicks off its 10-game nationwide tour on Saturday in Columbus, Ohio, at the highly-anticipated rematch of the 2002 BCS Championship game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Miami Hurricanes. This program, developed with the support of Nissan, spotlights the biggest games of the 2010 college football season by creating compelling opportunities for fans to engage with players, coaches...

2010-08-17 06:00:00

AUBURN, Ala., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Sgt. Josiah Greene, U.S. Army Reserve soldier, is living the Army value of selfless service from afar from his station in Kosovo. The Auburn University student has raised more than $17,000 in honor of Auburn-bound student and U.S. Army All-American Bowl football player Shon Coleman and his fight against cancer. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/usarmy/45599/ (Photo:...

2010-06-17 06:52:00

NEW YORK, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- USSE Corp., (Union Square) (Pink Sheets: UCRP), partner agency to FansPoll.com, announced today that FansPoll, which in 2004 awarded the Division 1 People's National Championship Trophy to Auburn University, was indeed proven right. USC, the declared winner by the BCS and national media, has been sanctioned by the NCAA for various rules violations that took place during that 2004 season. In light of those recent sanctions against USC,...

2009-10-08 14:53:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Joint advanced research by Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) and Auburn University shows that global positioning system (GPS) satellites could potentially monitor a vehicle's motion and communicate with in-car safety systems to help prevent accidents Virtual reality tests show that GPS satellites can precisely monitor a vehicle's motion, which could improve the speed and effectiveness of electronic stability control systems. The joint...

2009-10-01 09:42:29

New filtering system could protect networks from zombies A way to filter out denial of service attacks on computer networks, including cloud computing systems, could significantly improve security on government, commercial, and educational systems. Such a filter is reported in the Int. J. Information and Computer Security by researchers from Auburn University in Alabama. Denial of Service (DoS) and distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks involve an attempt to make a computer resource...

2009-09-15 09:27:45

Two new studies explore how discipline changes during childhood and adolescence, and what family factors affect those changes. They conclude that when parents use physical discipline through childhood, their children experience more behavior problems in adolescence. The studies were conducted by researchers at Duke University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Pittsburgh, Auburn University, and Indiana University. They appear in the September/October 2009 issue of Child...

2009-06-16 11:33:39

NASA has selected 100 full-time undergraduate students to receive a one-year college scholarship. NASA's Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology, or MUST, project awards scholarships and internships to students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields. "Education projects such as MUST seek to inspire and equip diverse students who are underrepresented in STEM disciplines to pursue a career at NASA," said Joyce Winterton, assistant...

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2009-04-10 14:39:09

Bill Deutsch, of Auburn University, has launched a new project that is aimed at reducing farm runoff that has become a driving force behind water pollution in the Gulf of Mexico. The $300,000 project, funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency, will combine the efforts of colleagues in Veracruz, Mexico as a part of a three-year project to monitor pollution levels of water flowing into the Gulf. As a result of the study, Deutsch and colleagues hope to determine new methods that will...


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James Shelton Voss
2012-10-27 14:01:58

James Shelton Voss is a retired NASA astronaut as well as a retired United States Army Colonel. Voss now serves as the Vice President of Engineering at SpaceDev. On March 3, 1949, Voss was born in Cordova, Alabama but later moved to Opelika, Alabama to live and be raised by his grandparents. He went on to join the wrestling team at Opelika High School and after graduating, he went on to join the wrestling at Auburn University. There, he also was elected as Chapter President of the Theta Xi...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'