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Dance Marathon President Works Hard Through COSAM

Jack Schwartz

04/30/2019

Auburn University junior Jack Schwartz has recently been nominated as president of one of the university’s largest fundraisers of the year – Auburn University Dance Marathon.

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COSAM Students Earn Valuable Experience in Dominican Republic

Student in the Dominican Republic

04/30/2019

Twelve students studying in the Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) recently had the opportunity to gain valuable experience by traveling to the Dominican Republic to study abroad over Spring Break.

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Dean’s Leadership Council Has Fun Touring SCORE Facility

Leadership Council Members Touring the SCORE Facility.

04/30/2019

Members of the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) Dean’s Leadership Council recently visited Auburn during the council’s Spring two-day meeting and had the opportunity to learn about educational initiatives through the Southeastern Center of Robotics Education (SCORE).

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COSAM Faculty Focus - COSAM Lecturer Makes a Difference to Non-STEM Majors

Dr. Jennifer Stone

04/30/2019

Dr. Jennifer Stone was selected as a Dean’s Medalist 22 years ago at Auburn University. Today, she is a senior lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and has come full circle participating on the committee to nominate students for the Dean’s Medalist award.

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COSAM Student Awarded President’s Medal

AUM Chancellor Carl A. Stockton, Kevin Wyss and COSAM Dean Nicholas J. Giordano.

04/30/2019

Kevin Wyss, an upcoming graduate of the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM), was recently honored with the Auburn University President’s Medal for Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Physical Sciences.

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More Than 200 COSAM Students Recognized for Outstanding Achievements

04/30/2019

On April 20, 2019, the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) celebrated student success at its annual Honors Convocation.

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COSAM Senior Finds Passion for Pediatrics

JC Nichols

04/23/2019

Auburn University student John Charles Nichols comes from a family of doctors. His parents, who met while studying at Auburn, are both doctors and his older sister is currently in medical school. But John Charles says he has never felt pressure to become a doctor and discovered a passion for it on his own.

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Auburn Inspires Faculty with New Leach Science Center – Enhancing Research Efforts

Greg Hartwell, associate research professor in the Department of Physics.

04/23/2019

The new Leach Science Center Addition will provide one facility for both faculty and students in the Department of Physics.

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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s Students are Celebrated at Annual Awards Banquet

Annual Chemistry and Biochemistry Banquet

04/23/2019

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry held its annual awards banquet at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art. Both undergraduate and graduate students who won awards or are graduating this spring were acknowledged.   

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Auburn Offers Valuable Resources to Support Career Development

04/23/2019

Auburn University graduate students, post-docs and faculty now have valuable resources available to them to support career development. Auburn University is now an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD), which is an organization that provides external mentoring and career development resources.

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COSAM’s Office of Human Resources Hosts Administration Appreciation Brunch

COSAM Administration Brunch

04/23/2019

On April 22, administration from the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) enjoyed a brunch to kick off Auburn University’s Employee Appreciation Week, which runs through April 26.

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Dean’s Research Awards Highlight COSAM Research and Achievements

Dean's Research Awards

04/23/2019

“The Dean’s Research Awards program is an opportunity for us to celebrate the forefront research being conducted by faculty and students including work at the graduate and undergraduate levels,” said Dean Nicholas J. Giordano. “At this year’s program, I was proud to showcase research published in Science by faculty, graduate students that have spoken at national conferences and an undergraduate student whose research work has garnered an award from the American Chemical Society.”

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COSAM Leaders President Studying to Pursue Dermatology

Wade Jones

04/16/2019

Auburn University junior Wade Jones always knew he would attend Auburn. His parents met as students and always encouraged him to study at their alma mater.

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Auburn Azaleas Festival Brings Our Community Together

Auburn Azaleas

04/16/2019

“This free festival brings the community together,” said Morgan Beadles, Director of the Donald E. Davis Arboretum. “Families can enjoy being together and being outside.”

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2019 Annual Duncan Memorial Lecture - Water in Our Solar System

Annual Duncan Lecture

04/16/2019



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COSAM Freshman Awarded the Joan K. Hunt and Rachel M. Hunt Summer Scholarship in Field Botany

Noah Yawn in the Field

04/16/2019

Noah D. Yawn, a freshman with a 4.0 GPA majoring in organismal biology in the Department of Biological Sciences, has received a scholarship through the Garden Club of America Scholarships program. Noah was awarded the merit-based Joan K. Hunt and Rachel M. Hunt Summer Scholarship in Field Botany to conduct a summer internship at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

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Alpha Epsilon Delta Welcomes New Members

Welcome new members of AED.

04/16/2019



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COSAM Golden Eagles Celebrate 50 Years of Being an Auburn Alumni

Golden Eagles looking at past memories.

04/16/2019

More than a dozen alumni recently celebrated 50 or more years of being a graduate of Auburn University during a luncheon at The Hotel at Auburn University. 

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Senior Gains Valuable Experience while Studying at COSAM

COSAM student Alex Byers

04/09/2019

While finishing her degree through the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM), Auburn University senior Alex Byers is gaining valuable experience.

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Auburn Inspires Faculty with New Leach Science Center – Collaboration Improving Student Instruction

Michael Fogle, Jr.

04/09/2019

The Leach Science Center Addition is an excellent example of collaboration among the architects, construction team and faculty. Throughout the course of this project, faculty feedback was directly implemented in teaching labs, common spaces and classrooms.

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RAPA Donates $1,000 to BEST Robotics

 Tim Beasley, human resources manager at RAPA; Mary Lou Ewald, director of outreach at COSAM; and Ashley Underwood, development associate at COSAM.

04/09/2019

Rausch and Pausch (RAPA), a family-owned company headquartered in Germany for more than 90 years with a local office in Auburn, donated $1,000 to the BEST (Boosting Engineering Science and Technology) Robotics program at Auburn University.  

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Local Children Excited by Science at ‘Spring Into Science’ Event

04/09/2019

Around 80 children and their parents recently had the chance to experience science up close and personal at “Spring Into Science,” an event recently hosted by the Auburn chapter of Graduate Women in Science (GWIS).

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For The Second Consecutive Year, Auburn University Students Shine at Imperial Barrel Award Program

04/09/2019



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COSAM’s Alumni Professor Becomes New Associate Dean

04/09/2019



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Hospital Stays during Childhood Inspires COSAM Student to Pursue Pediatrics

John Smith

04/02/2019

Growing up, Auburn University student John Smith spent a lot of time in hospitals. His brother was born with a rare chromosomal disorder and since the age of eight, John has struggled with symptoms from which was later diagnosed as Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome.

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COSAM Student Selected for the Lunar and Planetary Institute Career Development Award

Al Emran

04/02/2019

Congratulations to Al Emran from the Department of Geosciences in the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) for being selected for the 2019 Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) Career Development award for 2019.

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COSAM Faculty Focus – Melissa Halford

Melissa Halford

04/02/2019

Growing up in the Bay Area of California, Melissa Halford knew she wanted to pursue a career in astronomy since her freshman year in high school.

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Dr. Kimberly X. Mulligan-Guy Promoted to COSAM Assistant Dean

Kimberly Mulligan-Guy

04/02/2019

Dr. Kimberly X. Mulligan-Guy, the director of the Office of Inclusion, Equity and Diversity in the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM), has been named the Assistant Dean for Inclusion, Equity and Diversity in the college.

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Message from Dean Giordano – April 2019

COSAM Dean Nicholas J. Giordano.

04/02/2019

Thank you to everyone who participated in the town hall meetings and the Group Explore and Star Power activities led by joyce gossom during the last few weeks. Originally, joyce provided a chance for employees to share their input during the Let’s Talk: A COSAM Exchange series in 2018. With the positive feedback from these discussions, I asked joyce to return to our college to help us continue to make improvements.

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