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Could patented golden kiwifruit be Alabama’s next export success?

Auburn University

REELTOWN, Alabama – A small community in eastern Alabama is home to the nation’s only commercial golden kiwifruit orchard, an innovative operation that could lead the way in establishing a new specialty crop for growers across the Southeastern U.S. The Southeast Kiwi Farming Cooperative,

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama cyber security programs ramp up amid rising threats

Auburn University

AUBURN, Alabama -- Protecting the nation’s infrastructure, industries and sensitive information in the digital age is the focus of advanced research taking place across Alabama. Universities are boosting their research efforts in the field of cyber security, along with programs that produce highly skilled...

Written by Dawn Azok

New business incubators to spark innovation across Alabama

Auburn University

Alabama universities are providing new launch pads for entrepreneurs and their innovative business ideas across the state. Several new incubators have opened or are in the works, and all of the projects have the potential to help spin out new jobs and investment for...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama universities plug into industry with auto research projects

Auburn University

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Alabama isn’t only a major center for auto manufacturing, it’s also a growing hub for research and development projects that drive future industry technologies. At the University of Alabama, the Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies offers interdisciplinary education, as well as...

Written by Dawn Azok

GE selects Auburn University for additive manufacturing program

Auburn University

A leader in additive manufacturing technologies, GE, has selected Auburn University as one of just eight universities from around the world to participate in a groundbreaking program focusing on 3-D printing research and education initiatives. Auburn, which has been strategically expanding its activities in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama academic researchers work to power new discoveries

Auburn University

Researchers at universities across Alabama are involved in groundbreaking work that is bringing promising new developments to industry, healthcare and community life. In many instances, the projects have been recognized by national research groups, which are funneling millions of dollars in funding into the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Universities partner with NASA to boost space exploration

Auburn University

The University of Alabama and Auburn University are collaborating with NASA on future technologies that could aid space exploration. Officials from both universities and representatives of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville signed new Space Act Agreements to kick off the partnerships. [caption...

Written by Dawn Azok

Airbus links with Alabama universities to build new leaders

Auburn University

One of the ways Airbus is putting down roots in Alabama is through partnerships with local universities that aim to help shape the next generation of industry leaders. The aerospace giant has donated large airplane components to engineering departments at the University of South...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Germany’s Berghoff Group to open Alabama production facility

Auburn University

HANNOVER, Germany – The Berghoff Group announced plans today to set up its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Auburn, where it will invest $30 million and create 100 precision-machining jobs over the next five years. [caption id="attachment_14310" align="alignright" width="300"] Germany's Berghoff Group, a specialist...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Equifax opens Global IT Talent Center at Auburn University

Auburn University

Atlanta-based Equifax, the giant credit reporting agency and information technology company, today announced the opening of a Global IT Talent Center at Auburn University to boost its pipeline of information technology professionals. The multimillion-dollar investment in the Auburn talent center will create between 40...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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