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COSAM Interdisciplinary Colloquium

Come learn about the research going on in COSAM 

In an effort to promote the graduate research community within COSAM, the COSAM Interdisciplinary Colloquium was established by Dr. Frank Sturm, a Mathematics graduate student (PhD 2014), and Hector Corzo, a Chemistry graduate student, in the Spring of 2013. The Interdisciplinary Colloquium offers graduate students the opportunity to share their insights on their field of study and the impact of their research to a broader COSAM community. The talks given are brief, 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions, in hopes of encouraging participation of students from COSAM as well as the general Auburn student body. Each colloquium has 3 speakers from the various COSAM departments and is typically scheduled at 6 pm on the first or second Tuesday of the month during the Fall and Spring semesters. If you are interested in giving a talk at one of the upcoming colloquia please contact one of your COSAM GSC senators. For more information or any questions please contact Peter Traverso at

Upcoming Colloquia

Fall Semester

- September 12th 2017

  • Kosala Yapa Bandara (Physics) - The survival of ZnO thin film transistor (TFT) from proton radiation
  • Angela Bell (Chemistry) - Inorganic Catalysis: A Snapshot

- October 10th 2017

  • Michael Guyer (Mathematics) - Common Techniques in Graceful Tree Labeling with a New Computational Approach
  • Jessica Gilpin (Biology) - Never Shellfish- Coral reef cleaner shrimps who keep their friends close and anemones closer

- November 14th 2017

  • Sima Ahsani (Mathematics) - Matrix Means
  • Manuel Diaz (Chemistry) - Superhalogens & Dyson Orbitals: Ionization Energies, not a black box

Spring Semester

- February 6th 2018

- March 6th 2018

- April 3rd 2018

Past Colloquia

Academic Year 2016-2017

Academic Year 2015-2016

- Academic Year 2014-2015

- Academic Year 2013-2014

- Academic Year 2012-2013

Last Updated: 01/20/2018