Diversity News


Mentoring Matters

Members of the Promoting Academic Success for Students (PASS) Peer Mentoring Program participated in an event to bring together friends, fellowship, and service. The Promoting Academic Success for Students (PASS) Mentoring Program Reconnect Meeting was held on January 20, 2014. This meeting focused on “Mentoring Matters.”

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2014 Summer Bridge Program Applications Avaliable

The Summer Bridge program is a four-week summer program for selected freshman students who have been admitted to the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM). Participants in the program will spend four weeks on Auburn University’s campus. Students will participate in classes, workshops, social activities and small group projects to aid in their making an easy transition to the university.

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COSAM hosts Minority High School Visitation Day

The COSAM annual Minority High School Visitation Day was held Oct. 18, in the Auburn Student Center ballroom. Publicized as a capstone event for college-bound junior and senior high school students, the 2013 event attracted many enthusiastic students, parents and guardians, and high school counselors. The event received an “outstanding rating” from students, parents and participating Auburn University staff. High schools represented included Auburn, Opelika, Loachapoka, Daphne, LAMP, Oak Mountain, Jefferson County International Baccalaureate and Robert E. Lee, and counselors representing several Georgia schools. Nearly 100 individuals registered on site. Registrants included local presenters, and guests and visitors from 20 high schools in Alabama and Georgia. Of those surveyed, 83 perecent said they are applying to Auburn University.

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2013 COSAM Visitation Day Registration Deadline October 11, 2013

We invite you to our Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) Minority High School Visitation Day on October 18, 2013 in the AU Student Center from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm CST.

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COSAM programs ranked among best in the nation

In a recent edition of the newsmagazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, the Top 100 Degree Producer rankings of institutions that confer the most degrees to minority students was published. Auburn University received a top 100 ranking in 26 categories, including 49th for biological and biomedical sciences degrees and 53rd for degrees in mathematics and statistics. Other rankings include seventh in undergraduate degrees awarded to African American engineering students; 14th in architecture and related services; 23rd in foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics; 25th in agriculture and related sciences; and 44th for finance and financial management. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education is a newsmagazine focusing on matters of access and opportunity for all in higher education.

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PASS Mentoring Program Update

Members of the Promoting Academic Success for Students (PASS) Peer Mentoring Program participated in an event to bring together friends, fellowship, and service on Jan. 21st.

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K!DSPARK held Jan. 19 in Birmingham, AL

The 2013 K!dspark Conference “Explore the Future and Plan for Success” was held on Saturday, Jan. 19 at George Washington Carver High School in Birmingham, AL.

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Auburn University hosted residential science program for incoming freshmen

A group of 22 highly motivated incoming Auburn freshmen were on campus this summer during the month of June for the 15th annual Summer Bridge Program hosted by the College of Sciences and Mathematics. The four-week residential program kicked off June 5, and engaged students from groups traditionally underrepresented in sciences, mathematics and engineering in activities designed to help them make a smooth transition from high school to the Auburn campus.

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