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COSAM Student to Take Military Path Towards Becoming a Doctor

01/29/2019

Auburn University student Sam Forbes will soon go from being a college student to serving her country. The senior from Woodstock, Georgia, is studying Biomedical Sciences with a pre-med concentration through the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) and plans to join the military after graduation next year.

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Rural Medicine Students Showcased

Rural Medicine Students

01/29/2019

Eight students, part of the Rural Medicine Program, are featured in The Scope of Family Medicine, a publication of the Alabama Academy of Family Physicians, fourth quarter 2018. These future physicians are planning on providing healthcare in rural areas where they can make a direct impact to local residents. Learn more about these students and find out why they want to focus their careers in rural medicine.

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Yale University’s Dr. Michael Landis Discusses Research as a Biogeographer

01/29/2019

Dr. Michael Landis is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Ecology and Evolution Biology at Yale University. He spoke about "Joint Bayesian inference of phylogeny and biogeography with examples in Viburnum and silverswords" at Auburn University’s Department of Biological Sciences on January 17. His presentation discussed his role as an evolutionary biologist, researching how species diversify in a spatial context. The foundation of his research is that phylogeny and biogeography are coequal and can be used together for a joint analysis for molecular and biogeographic data.

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Orthodontist and COSAM Alumnus Shares Auburn Memories

Clay McEntire

01/29/2019

When Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) alumnus Clayton McEntire looks back on his time at Auburn, it’s the people he met along the way that make the memories that he cherishes most.

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COSAM Leaders:

01/29/2019

The College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) offers all students an opportunity to be more involved through the COSAM Leaders student organization.  COSAM Leaders represent the college at a full array of events throughout the year. These outstanding students showcase the mission of COSAM and promote the pride of this leading college. Through these events, students have unique opportunities to connect with COSAM administration, network with alumni and assist perspective students and their parents at recruitment events/tours. These interactions led to advice and input from seasoned professionals. This year, the COSAM Leaders participated at the Dean's 23rd Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament held at Robert Trent Jones at Grand National. Leaders welcomed guests and helped the COSAM Development Office with numerous aspects of the golf tournament

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Auburn University Sophomore Takes Advantage of COSAM Opportunities

01/22/2019

When Landon McNellage, a sophomore in the Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics, moved to Auburn from his hometown of Saraland, Alabama, his goal was to study to become a pharmacist. His plan soon changed and Landon has taken advantage of the opportunities that COSAM has to offer as much as possible.

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First Department of Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium of Semester Features Netherlands Professor

Stefanie Sonner

01/22/2019

For its first colloquium of the semester, the Auburn University Department of Mathematics and Statistics recently hosted Dr. Stefanie Sonner from Radboud University Nijmegen in The Netherlands.

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Welcome Back Breakfast

Kiley Brady at the COSAM Welcome Back Breakfast.

01/22/2019

The College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) Leaders hosted a Welcome Back Breakfast for students on Friday, January 18, in Student Services.

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VEX Conference Offers Development for Robotics Teachers

Adam Freeman, vice president for product development at VEX Robotics, was the keynote speaker for the conference.

01/22/2019

In an effort to offer a new professional development opportunity for teachers engaged in robotics education, VEX Robotics, the Southeastern Center of Robotics Education (SCORE) and the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation (RECF) have teamed up to host a yearly conference.

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COSAM Student Working to Bring More Medical Options to Nigeria

COSAM Senior Daniel E. Akwa.

01/15/2019

Auburn University senior Daniel E. Akwa noticed a need for more specialized medical practices in his home country of Calabar, Nigeria, and plans to use his education through the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) to help fill this need.

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COSAM Peer Advisor Shows Appreciation Through Art

Drawing of the Sciences Center Classroom Building by COSAM student Caroline Norris

01/15/2019

“I am grateful for the opportunity to be a COSAM Peer Advisor,” explains Caroline Norris. “I wanted to show my love for all of the amazing people in COSAM by drawing the building itself.”

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COSAM Faculty Focus: BioPhysics Expert, Michael Gramlich

Dr. Michael Gramlich

01/15/2019

Growing up in Saint Louis, Missouri, Dr. Michael Gramlich would enjoy reading Popular Science magazine, but never thought he would become a leading scientist in the field of BioPhysics, a subdivision of physics that intertwines both biology and physics together.

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COSAM Office of Student Services Welcomes Students Back with Free Snacks, Goodies and Helpful Information

Students Enjoying Welcome Back Snacks in Student Services

01/15/2019

The Office of Student Services in the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) kicked off the start of spring semester last Thursday by offering snacks, COSAM goodies and information to students.

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Alabama Has Second Highest Growth in the Nation for VEX Robotics – The 2019 Southern Regional VEX Robotics Conference Provides Essential Training for Teachers

Group of Vex Participants and Trainers

01/15/2019

Alabama has the second highest growth in the nation and is in the running for the highest growth in the entire nation for VEX IQ robotics. Since last year, VEX teams have increased from 341 teams to 551 teams throughout the state.  Much of this growth is due to Auburn University’s Mission 100 initiative to start 100 new elementary robotics teams in Alabama in 2018-2019. 

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COSAM Leader Wants to Make a Difference in Healthcare

Isabella Aldana

01/08/2019

Auburn University senior Isabella Aldana is following in her parents’ footsteps in becoming a doctor.

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Save the Date – Third Annual Auburn Azalea Festival is April 20

Auburn Azaleas

01/08/2019

Since the 1940s, the Auburn Azaleas have become a colorful traditional throughout the Auburn University campus. Bright bursts of orange, yellow, red and pink flowers make up the Donald E. Davis Arboretum’s native azalea collection, which is one of the largest in the entire nation.

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Inside COSAM Labs – Dr. Adriana Avila-Flores – Exploring Nanomaterials

Dr. Adriana Avila-Flores

01/08/2019

Dr. Adriana Avila-Flores’s lab in the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) is anything but ordinary. Between the study of nanomedicines, to the jokes between team members, and even the pet tarantula in the lab, Flores’s lab is exciting and full of energy.

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