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Red, White and Blueberry Bash Brings Community Together

07/02/2019

Residents of all ages enjoyed the first Red, White and Blueberry Bash held at the Donald E. Davis Arboretum on June 29. From a blueberry recipe contest to a little red wagon parade, the community celebrated everything red, white and blue at this new event. Art, music, food trucks, and blueberries from plants to tasty pints were all part of the fun.

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Auburn Researches Working with ISS Plasma Laboratory

Team in the control center

07/30/2019

COSAM's Associate Dean for Research and Graduate studies is in the control center in Toulouse, France, conducting research with Lori Scott and Jeremiah Williams. They were working on an experiment with the PK-4 (Plasmakristall-4) microgravity lab, which is a plasma laboratory on the International Space Station.

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Thi Thao Phuong Hoang Receives NSF Award for $149,660

Dr. Thi Thao Phuong Hoang

07/30/2019

Thi Thao Phuong Hoang, an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, is the recipient of an award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for $149,660.

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Study Addresses Lack of Female Participation in STEM Classrooms

Cissy Ballen

07/30/2019

A new study shows that class size has the largest impact on female participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) classrooms, and offers insights on ways to change the trend.

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Dr. Yu Lin from the Department of Physics Conducts Research with Team Receiving Record $115 Million Grant

Dr. Yu Lin.

07/30/2019

Dr. Yu Lin, an alumni professor in the Department of Physics in the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM), is part of a team of researchers working on a record $115 million project awarded to the University of Iowa by NASA.

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COSAM Graduation Marshal Morgan Jones Wants to Use Science to Change People’s Lives

Morgan Taylor Jones

07/30/2019

“I want to use science to change people’s lives,” explained Morgan Jones, the 2019 Summer Graduation Marshal for the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM).

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COSAM Welcomes Families to 2019 Camp War Eagle

07/23/2019

Camp War Eagle is the starting point for the Auburn Experience. Hundreds of incoming students and their families met with advisors in the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) with sessions held from May – July.

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Vulcan Materials Company Donates $5,000

Vulcan donation check shown with $5,000.

07/23/2019

Vulcan Materials Company is a long-time supporter of Auburn University’s College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) which includes fields of studies in geology and geography. For over 20 years, Vulcan has provided an annual academic scholarship to five COSAM students. Notasulga Quarry Plant Manager Keith Griggs recently met with the Department of Geosciences Chair, Dr. Ming-Kuo Lee and made a formal donation from the Company Foundation.

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Auburn University Students Uncover More Than 50 Potential Unmarked Graves at Historic African-American Cemetery

Students using GPS software to find unmarked graves.

07/23/2019

Students enrolled in a summer course entitled “Geographic Field Methods” put on by the Department of Geosciences in the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) used state-of-the-art technology to help find unmarked graves at Hopewell United Methodist Church in Opelika, Alabama.

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Summer Bridge Students Showcase Research at Closing Ceremony

07/23/2019



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Physics Graduate Student Conducts Experiment in France with the International Space Station

Lori Scott

07/23/2019

“I knew in my junior year of high school that I would pursue a career in physics,” explained Lori Scott, a third-year graduate student in the Department of Physics in the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) at Auburn University.

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Auburn Physics Faculty Participate in the European Physical Society Meeting

Faculty from the Department of Physics

07/16/2019

Four Auburn Physics faculty participated in the 46th European Physical Society Plasma Physics meeting in Milan, Italy from July 8 - 12, 2019.  Pictured (left to right) are Associate Professor Luca Guazzotto, Professor David Maurer, Assistant Research Professor John Schmitt, and Charles W. Barkley Endowed Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Edward Thomas. 

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Students Study Abroad and Gain Experience with First Responders

Students participating in an emergency drill

07/16/2019

Students including members of the the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM), participated in a study abroad experience in Seville, Spain with excursions to Morocco, Granada and Cadiz.

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Vincent Ortiz Named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society

Vincent Ortiz

07/16/2019

Dr. Vincent Ortiz has been selected as a member of the 2019 class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society.

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Message from Dean Giordano – July 2019

COSAM Dean Nicholas J. Giordano.

07/16/2019

Auburn University is a land-grant university, which means that teaching, research, and service are all important parts of our core mission. This third element is a key focus over the summer months in the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM).

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Chemistry Graduate Student Receives Women's Chemist Committee/Eli-Lilly Travel Award

Jessica Krewall

07/09/2019

Congratulations to Jessica Krewall, a graduate research assistant in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, for receiving the Women’s Chemist Committee/Eli-Lilly Travel Award from the American Chemical Society.

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Take a Shot and be Part of this Year’s Donald E. Davis Arboretum’s Annual Photo Contest

Bald Eagle

07/09/2019

Are you always trying to get a great photo outdoors? Do you always try to get an incredible shot of nature? Then, this is your chance to showcase your photos of plants that are native to Alabama and the Southeastern United States in one of these categories:

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Why Should Students Participate in this Year’s Plainsmen’s Prep Program?

COSAM Student Madison Hogans

07/09/2019

“The Plainsmen’s Prep Program helped me test into a higher math level saving me both time and money,” shared Madison Hogans. She participated in the Plainsmen’s Prep Program last year and is currently majoring in biomedical sciences in the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM).

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Summer Bridge Experience Offers More than Academic Preparedness

07/09/2019

More than 50 incoming freshman recently spent four weeks on Auburn’s campus preparing themselves for the rigorous curriculum of studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as participants of the STEM Summer Bridge Program.

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Geology Students and Faculty Conduct Research in Rocky Mountain National Park

GeoSciences Camp 2019

07/09/2019

Dr. Laura Bilenker and Dr. Brennan M. van Alderwerelt from the Department of Geosciences were co-leaders and instructors for the travelling portion of the capstone course for junior and senior geology majors, Field Camp (GEOL 3650).

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Auburn Astrophysicist Follows-up with Additional Time Granted on the Hubble Space Telescope to Chase Comet Outbursts

ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

07/09/2019

Dr. Dennis Bodewits, associate professor in the Department of Physics in the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM), leads a team that has just received six orbits of time to use the Hubble Space Telescope. This time, approximately nine hours, will allow Dr. Bodewits to continue his research observing objects in the solar system.

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