|Caroline Barr||Connor Dobson||Andrew Hill||Patrick Michael||Ellen Rankins|
Caroline Barr is a senior from Huntsville, Ala., pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English/Creative Writing with a minor in Journalism. She is planning to pursue a MFA in Creative Writing after graduating in May 2015. With future goals including an editing career in the publishing industry, she enjoys exploring the versatility of language in both academic research and creative writing projects. This fascination with language has brought her to serve as the Copy Editor for the Glomerata and Director of Writing Programs for the English Club, to spend a summer studying abroad in London, and have her creative work published in several editions of Auburn University’s literary magazine, The Circle.
Connor Dobson is a junior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, specializing in Biomedical Engineering. He has also been a cooperative education student in the Innovations department at Noramco, Inc., in Athens, Ga., a Johnson & Johnson site. His research interests include drug delivery and novel medical technologies. Under the guidance of Dr. Robert Arnold in the Harrison School of Pharmacy, Connor researches nanocomposite drug delivery systems for cancer therapy and diagnosis. He is also the founder and president of the Auburn chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, Auburn athletics, reading, and surfing during the summer. He plans to pursue a doctorate in Chemical Engineering.
Andrew Hill is a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Computer Science. His research interests include network and distributed computing and computation on large data sets. He works as an undergraduate research assistant in the Auburn Parallel Architecture and System Laboratory (PASL) under the direction of Dr. Weikuan Yu. He is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Pi Sigma honor societies. In his free time, he enjoys reading, hiking, and drinking yerba mate tea. In the future, he hopes to receive a doctorate in computer science.
Patrick Michael is a senior from Lexington, Ky., pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Physics with a Pre-Medicine Concentration and minors in German and Economics. He hopes to attend medical school after graduating in May 2015. Over the last three years, he has been involved with undergraduate research on Auburn’s campus as the founder and first director of the SGA Undergraduate Research Board, which was inspired by his own experience with research in labs at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center while in high school and at the University of Chicago Department of Radiology in the summer after his sophomore year. In his free time, Patrick enjoys reading, traveling with his family, and playing golf.
Ellen Rankins is a junior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences – Equine Science. Her research focus is on equine movement under the guidance of Dr. Wagner and Dr. Weimar. Within the College of Agriculture, she is an officer and active member in both Ag Ambassadors and Block and Bridle. During her spare time, she can be found volunteering and teaching at Storybook Farm, a therapeutic riding center, where she is dedicated to bringing “Hope On Horseback” to their special riders.
Last Updated: September 4, 2013