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COSAM Staff Spotlight - Cheryl Colquhoun

Cheryl Colquhoun

09/17/2019

Cheryl Colquhoun, Ph.D. is the coordinator, Analytical/Physical/Inorganic Teaching Labs for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Find out more about Cheryl in this staff feature.

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COSAM Staff Spotlight - Becca Folmar

Becca Folmar

08/27/2019

Becca Folmar is a proud Auburn alumae and the office supervisor for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Find out more about Becca, her favorite place on campus and more.

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Dr. Monika Raj Receives $1.9 Million Grant for Ground-Breaking Enzyme Research

Dr. Monika Raj

08/27/2019



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COSAM Leaders Receive Support and Guidance to Kick-off New Academic Year

08/27/2019

At the end of the first week of the academic year, the 2019-2020 College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) Leaders enjoyed their first weekend together as a group. “It was a great experience to be part of the annual COSAM Leaders retreat,” shared Dr. Robert Boyd. “I am excited to support this outstanding group of students that give so much of their time throughout the year helping at numerous events.” The students, who were interviewed and selected during the spring semester, played games, learned about COSAM and received guidance with presentations from Dr. Stewart Schneller and Dr. Larry Wit.

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Dr. Guanqun Cao receives the Jack B. Brown Endowed Faculty Award

08/21/2019

Dr. Guanqun Cao is this year's recipient of the Jack B. Brown Endowed Faculty Award.

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Mission 200 Teacher Training Sparks Passion in Teachers

Pepper Dellinger and Yolanda Jones

08/20/2019

“I want to encourage my students to pursue their passion in STEM through starting a robotic team at my school,” shared Pepper Dellinger, a teacher from Drake Middle School.

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Auburn Student Honored with Research Award on Reptile Study

Randy Klabacka

08/20/2019

Auburn University Ph.D. student Randy Klabacka is excited about his research and it seems fellow academia agree. Klabacka will soon begin his fourth year as a Ph.D. student studying in the Department of Biological Sciences through the Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) and was recently presented an award for his research during the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (JMIH) in Snowbird, Utah, in July.

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COSAM Welcomes Graduate Students Back

08/20/2019

On Thursday, August 15, the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) welcomed graduate students back. The diverse group of students from around the world had an opportunity to meet and connect with students across COSAM’s five departments before the new academic year began.

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Schenck named first Rosemary Kopel Brown Eminent Scholars Chair in Mathematics

08/19/2019

Schenck named first Rosemary Kopel Brown Eminent Scholars Chair in Mathematics   The College of Sciences and Mathematics has selected Henry “Hal” Schenck as the recipient of the first Rosemary Kopel Brown Eminent Scholars Chair in Mathematics. Schenck, who will assume his new role in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics this fall, currently serves as professor and chair of the Mathematics Department at Iowa State University. The Rosemary Kopel Brown Eminent Scholars Chair was created through a $2 million endowment given by John and Rosemary Brown as part of a $57 million gift to Auburn, the largest in university history.  Read more about Schenck.

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Two COSAM Faculty Share the Value of the Plainsmen’s Prep Program

Dr. Lora Merchant Teaches Plainsmens Prep Students.

08/13/2019

“This program is not just about placing into a higher math class, our goal is to help prepare them to be successful and confident in all of the mathematics courses they take,” explained Dr. Lora Merchant, lecturer and pre-calculus coordinator.

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Summer REU Program Provides Valuable Research Experience Even with Artificial Intelligence

08/13/2019

“I had no idea that I would have a chance to learn about artificial intelligence as a rising college sophomore during this incredible summer experience,” explained Trevon King. This undergraduate student participated in Auburn University’s 2019 Collaborative Approaches among Scientists and Engineers (CASE) Research Experience Undergraduate (REU) Research Program. Trevon worked with Dr. Christopher Harris, an assistant professor of electrical engineering in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.

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COSAM Faculty Representing the U.S. on Conference Committee

Dr. Allen Landers

08/06/2019

Professors Allen Landers and Guillaume Laurent of the Department of Physics in the College of Sciences and Mathematics attended the International Conference on Photonic Electronic and Atomic Collisions in Deauville, France. 

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Students are Ready for Success with Plainsmen’s Prep

Plainsmen Prep Program Kick-off

08/06/2019

On Monday, August 5, 2019, the Academic Success Kick-off welcomed incoming students to this year’s Plainsmen’s Prep Program. During the intensive math-review program, students attend classes mixed with engaging learning opportunities to increase their math placement score.

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Jordan Harshman Receives First NSF Grant

Jordan Harshman

08/06/2019

Dr. Jordan Harshman, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is the recipient of his first grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for $186,657.

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Message from Dean Giordano – August 2019

COSAM Dean Nicholas J. Giordano.

08/06/2019

The College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) focuses on creating a solid foundation for all of our students so that they can attain academic success and pursue meaningful careers. More than half of our students go on to attend graduate or professional school upon graduation.

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