Diversity News


2015 Summer Bridge Program Applications due March 15th

The COSAM Summer Bridge Program is an intensive four-week residential program for talented and highly motivated minority students who want to get a head start in their college career. This program, which takes place on the main campus of Auburn University, emphasizes academic preparedness, development and enhancement of study and time management skills, establishment of academic and social support and career awareness. Chemistry and Mathematics faculty, graduate teaching assistants, counselors and academic advisors will staff the program. Applications must be post-marked by March 15, 2015.

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PASS Mentoring Program Members Reconnected on Feb 8th

On February 8th, members of the PASS Mentoring Program met in Science Center Classrooms Building room 115 to reconnect mentors and mentees.

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Tutoring for Spring 2015 begins on January 20, 2015.

Tutoring is provided in the Drop-In Center Workrooms on Monday-Thursday, 1 pm-5 pm in Room 216 and 218 in the Science Center Classrooms Building. Student tutors provide help in the Biology (1020, 1030, 2500), Chemistry (1010, 1020, 1030, 1040, 1110, 1120, 2030, 2070, 2080), Mathematics (1120, 1150, 1610, 1620, 2630, 2650, 2660), and Physics (1500, 1510, 1600, 1610, 2100, 2200). There is no charge for tutoring.

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Annual Minority Visitation day a success.

COSAM’s Annual Minority High School Visitation Day was held Oct. 10, in the Auburn Student Center Ballroom. This event was designed to provide a forum where minority juniors, seniors, and transfers have an opportunity to learn more about the sciences and mathematics disciplines, including pre-health, and to obtain first hand information regarding the application process, financial aid and scholarship opportunities at Auburn University. The program included a welcome from Nicholas Giordano, dean of the College of Sciences and Mathematics, and greetings from Timothy Boozinger, Provost and Vice-President of Academic Affairs. Campus-based representatives included administrators, faculty advisors and student representatives for a campus browse sessions. Other activities included presentations by the Offices of University Recruitment and University Scholarships, COSAM academic advisors, Greek Life and a student panel. In addition, students learned about the academic and social support provided by COSAM’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. A guided tour of the campus capped the Day’s activities.

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Test Anxiety and Stress Management Seminar held September 23rd

As part of the Undergraduate Survival Guide Series, the second Lunch and Learn Seminar was “Test Anxiety."

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PASS Orientation held September 21st

PASS, our peer mentoring program, held training on September 21, 2014.

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Time Management Seminar held September 8th

As part of the Undergraduate Survival Guide Series, the first Lunch and Learn Seminar was “Time Management.”

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HS Visitation Day Registration Deadline October 3rd

We are pleased to invite you to our Annual Minority High School Visitation Day to be held on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 8:30 AM until 2:30 PM CST in the Auburn University Student Center. This event is being sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs in the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM).

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PASS Mentoring Program needs Mentors

We are currently soliciting applications from outstanding and caring upperclassmen to serve as peer mentors in the 2014-15 PASS Mentoring Program. Additionally, we are seeking applications from incoming Freshmen or Transfer students to serve as mentees in the program. Therefore, we invite you to complete the application for the 2014-2015 year and become a part of this program.

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COSAM Summer Bridge Program a Success

Twenty-eight participants were selected to attend the 2014 Summer Bridge program (June 1-26, 2014). Six males and 22 female students participated in and completed the program. Since female students are outnumbering the male students in higher education, the Summer Bridge program will continue to diligently recruit highly motivated, African-American males in an effort to curtail the rapidly declining college enrollment of this demographic group. Participants were from five states: Alabama (15), Florida (1), Georgia (10), Illinois (1), and Tennessee (1). Twenty six of the students plan to major in pre-professional programs or curricula in Mathematics and Sciences, and two plan to major in Engineering.

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