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Future Pediatrician Takes Every Opportunity to Give Back to Community

COSAM student helps paint nails at a local retirement home.

02/26/2019

Auburn University student Katherine Buchanan believes in taking as many opportunities as possible to give back to one’s community. Katherine, a junior in the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM), spends much of her free time helping others.

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Students Find Research Opportunities through COSAM Fair

Students at the February 2019 Research Fair.

02/26/2019

The Office of Student Services in the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) recently held a Research Opportunities Fair for COSAM students to showcase research opportunities available to them throughout Auburn University.

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COSAM Alumnus Shares True Meaning of the Auburn Family

Bhaven Sayania

02/26/2019

The initial feeling of belonging to the Auburn family captivates and motivates people from around the world to become a part of this growing community. Bhaven Sayania, Biomedical Sciences/Pre-Dentistry ’10, experienced this within the Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM).

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Hannah E. Correia is the First Auburn University Student to Receive the Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award

COSAM student Hannah E. Correia is the recipient of the Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award.

02/26/2019

Hannah E. Correia will travel to Washington, D.C. this March to meet with members of the United States (U.S.) Congress. Correia, a Ph.D. candidate at Auburn University's Department of Biological Sciences, is the recipient of the Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award, which will provide her with an unparalleled opportunity to receive policy and communication training before learning about the legislative process and federal science funding. This insight during the Congressional Visit Day organized and sponsored by the Ecological Society of America, the nation’s largest community of professional ecologists, will allow her to discuss the importance of federal funding for biological and ecological sciences.

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Auburn Students Learn through Intercultural Studies in Peru

War Eagle! Auburn University students proudly display the Auburn flag in Peru.

02/26/2019

Hannah E. Correia will travel to Washington, D.C. this March to meet with members of the United States (U.S.) Congress. Correia, a Ph.D. candidate at Auburn University's Department of Biological Sciences, is the recipient of the Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award, which will provide her with an unparalleled opportunity to receive policy and communication training before learning about the legislative process and federal science funding. This insight during the Congressional Visit Day organized and sponsored by the Ecological Society of America, the nation’s largest community of professional ecologists, will allow her to discuss the importance of federal funding for biological and ecological sciences.

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Donald E. Davis Arboretum Receives Eagle Award from Auburn Chamber of Commerce

02/26/2019

At the 70th annual Chamber of Commerce meeting on Thursday, February 21, the Donald E. Davis Arboretum was recognized for its outstanding contributions to the Auburn community.  Almost 700 people gathered at the Auburn Arena to celebrate the achievements of the business community in Auburn.

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Hard Work Pays Off for COSAM Senior

COSAM student Will Cordell.

02/19/2019

Auburn University senior Will Cordell has put in hard work during his time as a student of the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM), and it has paid off. Will was named “Outstanding Freshman,” “Outstanding Sophomore,” and “Outstanding Junior” for COSAM, maintained a 4.0 grade point average, was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, and was recently accepted into the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy.

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Panel of Professionals Advises Students on ‘Navigating the Real World After Graduate School’

02/19/2019

A room full of graduate students recently gathered to receive real world advice from a group of professionals during a “Navigating the Real World After Graduate School” panel. The panel, hosted by the Auburn University chapter of the Younger Chemists Committee on Jan. 31, addressed students in a casual setting in the College of Sciences and Mathematics’ Sciences Center Classroom building offering insight and advice on the many career options available to those with a higher degree in chemistry.

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The Path Not Taken: How a COSAM Grad is Changing the Perceptions of Medical School

COSAM Graduate Lauren Barr.

02/19/2019

The typical path to medical school often appears straight and certain, leading everyone along a similar journey. This path is increasingly being challenged as pioneers on the medical school front search for a path less taken.

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COSAM Offers Student Support through PASS Mentoring Program

Students participating in the PASS program.

02/19/2019

The Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) works to ensure that all students feel supported and the PASS (Promoting Academic Success in STEM) Mentoring Program is one way the college achieves that goal.

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Support COSAM through Tiger Giving Day

02/19/2019

Tiger Giving Day is an annual event during which the Auburn Family is encouraged to offer support to projects they care about throughout the university. The College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) has several worthy projects this year, and COSAM alumna Audrey Goins Cormier is encouraging others to support one that she considers life-changing for students.

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Theodor Agapie Shares Research About Synthetic Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry at the Schneller Frontiers Lecture

Dr. Theodor Agapie.

02/19/2019

Tiger Giving Day is an annual event during which the Auburn Family is encouraged to offer support to projects they care about throughout the university. The College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) has several worthy projects this year, and COSAM alumna Audrey Goins Cormier is encouraging others to support one that she considers life-changing for students.

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COSAM Student Sets Sights on Future as Physics Professor

02/12/2019

Although Auburn University student Sam Levenson has only been a student of the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) for one year, he said he believes he has found his future calling as a physics professor.

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COSAM Faculty Focus – Dr. Courtney Leisner

Dr. Courtney Leisner.

02/12/2019

Eight days after virtually interviewing with the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM), Dr. Courtney Leisner gave birth to her daughter.

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COSAM Math Instructor Talks LEGOs®, Puzzles and Scrabble

Samford Hall in LEGO bricks.

02/12/2019

Eight days after virtually interviewing with the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM), Dr. Courtney Leisner gave birth to her daughter.

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COSAM’s Katy Crider is Auburn University’s Outstanding New Advisor of the Year

02/12/2019

Eight days after virtually interviewing with the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM), Dr. Courtney Leisner gave birth to her daughter.

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Ms. Brianna Culpepper to receive the 2018 Andrew C. Connor Memorial Award

02/11/2019

Eight days after virtually interviewing with the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM), Dr. Courtney Leisner gave birth to her daughter.

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More Than 1,700 Students Put the 'A' in COSAM

Students in front of the Office of Student Services.

02/05/2019

The College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) helps students find a successful path for their future careers. In the Fall 2018 semester, 1,785 students earned an 'A' in a COSAM course. The Office of Student Services is celebrating this accomplishment with an “I put the 'A' in COSAM” sticker set.

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Love of Outdoors Leads Alabama Native to Geology Degree

Tristan Orndorff

02/05/2019

Growing up, Auburn University student Tristan Orndorff spent a lot of time outdoors, camping with her grandparents. Her grandmother loved to tell her all about the rocks around the property they owned on Lake Jordan. Tristan said this is where her interest in Geology began.

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Dr. Anne E. V. Gorden and Dr. Paul A. Cobine Share Award-Winning Work at New COSAM Lecture Series

Dean Giordano with Dr. Gorden and Dr. Cobine.

02/05/2019

COSAM recently hosted the first event in a series of new lectures to help showcase the work of its faculty.

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Inside COSAM Labs – Joanna Sztuba-Solinska – Elucidating the Mystery of Viral Long Non-Coding RNAs

Dr. Sztuba-Solinska

02/05/2019

Inside the lab for Dr. Joanna Sztuba-Solinska, you will find her and her team busy at work. Made up of one postdoctoral, three Ph.D. students, and five undergraduates, the lab is full of people and laughter, but also serious work.

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Message from Dean Giordano – February 2019

COSAM Dean Nicholas J. Giordano.

02/05/2019

Being part of the Auburn Family provides faculty, staff, students and alumni with an opportunity to give back to help make our college stronger. Tiger Giving Day is an annual 24-hour fundraising event where donors can support a project of their choice that takes place this year on Thursday, February 21, 2019. The College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) is sponsoring two Tiger Giving Day projects. First, students are traveling to the Dominican Republic to gain in-depth knowledge about water quality research with hands-on activities through STEM Global Learning Immersion for Diverse Experiences (GLIDE). In addition to service-based learning opportunities abroad, students are participating in rigorous coursework in the classroom throughout the semester to ensure a well-rounded experience.

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Former COSAM Student Helps to Lead NFL Team to Today’s Big Game

02/01/2019

A former Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) student will travel to Atlanta this weekend as his NFL team the Los Angeles Rams plays in the big game. LA Rams General Manager Les Snead is originally from Eufaula, Alabama, and grew up an Auburn fan.

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