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Professor Emeritus Dave Worley develops cost-effective, staph-resistant bandage

05/22/2017

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Honoring the best: COSAM outperforms the rest at Phi Kappa Phi awards ceremony

05/17/2017

The Auburn University Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi held the annual initiation and awards ceremony at the end of spring semester. Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is an honor society that recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engages the community of scholars in service to others. Of the 10 awards bestowed at the 2017 ceremony, COSAM students received five. “As its core mission, Phi Kappa Phi promotes the love of learning and excellence in all elements of academic scholarship,” said Jack Feminella, associate dean for academic affairs. “The three Susan Stacy Entrenkin Yates awardees, the Most Outstanding Senior Scholar, and the Jewel Golden Eubanks Scholarship, all received by COSAM students, beautifully exemplify this description. Not only are the student honorees outstanding performers in the classroom, but they are also budding research scholars and unselfish service providers to others on and beyond campus. We are extremely proud of each of them."

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Claire Zhang and William Mills receive Andrew C. Connor Memorial Award

05/17/2017

Recent undergraduate mathematics students William Mills and Claire Zhang were named co-recipients of the Andrew C. Connor Memorial Award. The award was established by friends and relatives of the late Andrew C. Connor and recognizes the most creative undergraduate student(s) enrolled in math classes. The late Andrew C. Connor, also known as “Andy” to friends and family, dedicated a great portion of his professional life trying to prove the Poincare conjecture. In fact, in his final days battling cancer, Connor contacted mathematics colleagues at Auburn and asked them to join him in Birmingham so he could show them his proof.

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Weerasinghe accepts visiting assistant professor position at Illinois Wesleyan University

05/11/2017

Weerasinghe accepts a visiting assistant professor position in the Department of Mathematics at Illinois Wesleyan University.

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COSAM to present Comer Awards

05/04/2017

The Comer Medal was established in 1923 by former governor Braxton Bragg Comer to recognize the most outstanding student in the natural sciences. Beginning in 1924, a single medal was given annually until 1970, when it was decided that two medals, one in the physical sciences and one in the biological sciences, would be awarded each year. In 1989, it was decided that a third Comer Medal would be presented each year to a student in the field of agriculture.

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Celebrating Achievement with Tradition

05/04/2017

The COSAM Honors Convocation recognizes outstanding student and faculty achievement. The 2017 ceremony was dedicated to retired Professor of Biological Sciences Stephen Kempf. During ceremony, more than 250 students and faculty were honored, including all freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior students who have maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Also recognized were the Dean’s Medalists, Outstanding COSAM Graduate Teaching Assistants, the Outstanding COSAM Faculty Advisor, the Outstanding COSAM Teacher, Comer Award recipients, the President’s Award recipient, the Student Government Association Award recipient, and Outstanding Juniors from each of COSAM’s five departments.

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Lin awarded an NSF continuing grant for 2017 - 2020

05/04/2017

Lin awarded an NSF continuing grant for 2017 - 2020 for project entitled "OP: Scattering and Imaging of Subwavelength Nanostructures: Asymptotics and Algorithms"

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Progress in Approximation Theory and Applicable Complex Analysis edited by N.K. Govil is available.

05/01/2017

Progress in Approximation Theory and Applicable Complex Analysis edited by N.K. Govil (with R.N. Mohapatra, M.A. Qazi, and G. Schmeisser) has now appeared.

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