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Alumni Spotlight: Laura Folse-Ingle Shares Insight as Chief Executive Officer of BP Wind Energy

Laura Folse-Ingle

01/07/2020

For Auburn College‌ ‌of‌ ‌Sciences‌ ‌and‌ ‌Mathematics‌ ‌(COSAM)‌ ‌alumna‌ ‌Laura‌ ‌Folse-Ingle,‌ ‌the‌ ‌Auburn‌ ‌Family‌ ‌has‌ ‌followed‌ ‌her‌ ‌through‌ ‌more‌ ‌than‌ ‌30‌ ‌years‌ ‌of‌ ‌work‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌‌oil‌ ‌and‌‌ energy‌‌ ‌industry,‌ ‌leading‌ ‌up‌ ‌to‌ ‌her‌ ‌previous‌ ‌role‌ ‌as‌ ‌Chief‌ ‌Executive‌ ‌Officer‌ ‌of‌ ‌BP‌ ‌Wind‌ ‌Energy.‌ ‌

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Department of Physics Engages Students through Interactive Learning

Michael Robbins

01/28/2020

“To make my class more engaging, I gave students in Physics 6100, applications of quantum mechanics, an opportunity to present key experiments that lead to the discovery of quantum physics,” explained Dr. Dennis Bodewits, associate professor in the Department of Physics. 

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Son of New York Auburn Alumni Pursues COSAM Degree

Isaiah Pompo

01/28/2020

Although he was raised far from Auburn University in Syracuse, N.Y., Isaiah Pompo said it was instilled in him to love Auburn from a young age. Both of his parents graduated from Auburn and he has been visiting campus since he was 5 years old.  

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COSAM Alumna Uses Experiences to Help Mentor and Teach Future Generations

Kristin Zuromski

01/28/2020

Auburn College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) alumna Kristin Zuromski, a 2018 recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, is in her fourth year of the Chemical Biology doctorate program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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Dr. Hill Speaks on the Challenge of Remaining Objective in Scientific Investigations

Slide for Geoff Hill's Presentation

01/28/2020

The Auburn University Society for Conservation Biology held its first meeting of the spring semester on Jan. 13 and new chapter advisor Dr. Geoff Hill, a professor in Biological Sciences and curator of birds in the Auburn Museum of Natural History, gave a presentation on “Balancing Dooms-day Projections with Optimism in Discussions of Wildlife Populations.”

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Geosciences Faculty Elected Treasurer of Geochemical Society

Dr. Haibo Zou

01/28/2020

Congratulations to Dr. Haibo Zou, professor in the Department of Geosciences, for being elected as the treasurer of the Geochemical Society.

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2019 Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award Presented to Stewart Schneller

Stewart Schneller

01/28/2020

Dr. Stewart Schneller was awarded the 2019 Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award for his influence as former dean and professor in Auburn’s College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM).

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Learn More about Metacognition in a Special Five-Part Blog Mini-Series

Metacognition Text

01/21/2020

Over the last three years, the discussion of metacognition within the Department of Biological Sciences has evolved into a new Student Learning Outcome (SLO) and an ongoing initiative for students to recognize how their knowledge and abilities extend within their future careers.

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COSAM Staff Spotlight - Michele P. Smith

Michele Smith

01/21/2020

Michele Smith is an Administrative Support Associate II in the Department of Biological Sciences. Learn more about her in this COSAM Staff Spotlight: 

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COSAM Professor and Students Act Out Socratic Method

Student in Classroom Dressed as Sage from Ancient Greece

01/21/2020

Students had an opportunity to dress up as if they were in ancient Greece and consult the Oracle in the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM).

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COSAM Alumna Passes Love of Chemistry on to Students

Colleen Scott

01/21/2020

As a high school student in Kingston, Jamaica, Dr. Colleen Scott had a passion for science and for running track. When Auburn University offered her a track scholarship in 1993, she accepted and chose to study chemistry.

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Barbara Tuomisto Kronk ’65 Leaves Legacy through Endowed Scholarships

Barbara Kronk

01/21/2020

Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) alumna Barbara Tuomisto Kronk passed away on January 7, 2020.

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Physics Graduate Student Speaks at Discover Auburn Lecture Series on February 13 at 3 p.m.

Lori Scott

01/21/2020

Interested in hearing what it is like to conduct a project on the International Space Station (ISS)? Lori Scott, a graduate student in the Department of Physics, will share her experience working on her doctoral project that took place on the ISS.

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COSAM Inspires Young Scientists through Outreach Program that Goes Under the Surface

01/14/2020

Auburn’s College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) utilizes outreach programs to encourage people to gain a better understanding of sciences and mathematics and inspire youth to pursue a career in STEM fields.

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Auburn University Alumnus Named Flotek Industries, Inc. Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and President

John W. Gibson

01/14/2020

John W. Gibson, Jr., a 1982 graduate of the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) geology department, began his new role in Houston, Texas, earlier this week.

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Museum Bird Collection Showcases Regional Specimens

01/14/2020

The most active bird collection in the state is currently housed at the Auburn University Museum of Natural History. The collection began to form during professor Henry Good’s tenure at Auburn University in the 1920s and grew further during Julian L. Dusi’s long career at the university from 1949 through 1992.

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Alumni Spotlight: Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) Alumnus Brian Keener Wears Many Hats

Brian Keener in the field with visitors

01/14/2020

As professor of biological sciences at the University of West Alabama (UWA), curator of the university’s herbarium, coordinator of the Alabama Plant Atlas, and recently appointed Assistant Dean of UWA’s School of Graduate Studies, Keener uses his excitement for the field of botany and the state of Alabama in many ways.

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Influential Auburn Alumnus, C. Harry Knowles, Leaves Lasting Legacy with Nationwide Impact

Harry Knowles

01/14/2020

Founder of Metrologic Instruments, an industry leader in laser and bar code scanner manufacturing, he spent four decades leading the company. Over that time, it developed cutting-edge technology found throughout the world in supermarkets, airports and even libraries.

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Auburn to host 44th SIAM Southeast Atlantic Section Annual Conference

01/08/2020

Auburn University will host the 44th SIAM Southeast Atlantic Section Annual Conference on March 14-15.  For details and more information, click http://webhome.auburn.edu/~jzl0097/SIAM-SEAS2020/index.htm

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COSAM Student Strives to Conserve, Embrace, and Educate Others on Biodiversity

Noah Yawn

01/07/2020

College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) student, Noah Yawn, has accomplished more in less than two years at Auburn University than many could ever imagine.

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COSAM Staff Spotlight - Cindy Maddox

Cindy Maddox

01/07/2020

Cindy Maddox is an Accountant III in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. Learn more about her in this COSAM Staff Spotlight: 

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Museum’s Aquatic, Marine Invertebrates Collection Spans Globe

01/07/2020

The aquatic and marine invertebrates collection at the Auburn University Museum of Natural History contains roughly 30,000 specimens that are split into multiple collections. The collection includes aquatics, freshwater, marine and terrestrial specimens derived from as close as Lee County to as far away as Antarctica.

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SEC Physics and Chemistry Faculty Collaborate on Comet Research

Dennis Bodewits and Donna Pierce

01/07/2020

Dr. Donna Pierce, associate professor from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Mississippi State University, and Dr. Ryan Fortenberry, assistant professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry from Ole Miss, will unite to conduct research with Dr. Dennis Bodewits, associate professor in the Department of Physics in the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) at Auburn University.

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Message from Dean Giordano – January 2020

COSAM Dean Nicholas J. Giordano.

01/07/2020

Auburn University is offering a new program, Auburn First, to support Alabama high school students interested in earning college credit through dual enrollment courses. These students can earn up to 24 credits for approved Auburn courses at a reduced tuition cost while receiving both high school and college credit.

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van Wyk, PI, with Y. Cao, J. Lin, and T-T-P Hoang, Co-PIs, received monetary award from NSF-DMS

01/06/2020

Hans Werner van Wyk as PI with Yanzhao Cao, Junshan Lin, and Thi-Thao-Phuong Hoang as  Co-PIs received a $10,650 award from NSF-DMS for the period 01/01/2020-12/31/2020.

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Carpenter as PI receives two awards from SPARTA, Inc.

01/06/2020

Mark Carpenter as PI received two awards from SPARTA, Inc. totaling $ 83,635.48‬ for the period 11/05/2019-08/25/2020.

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Nane one of the organizers of NSF/CBMS Conference

01/06/2020

Erkan Nane receives $1850.00 financial support as one of the organizers of NSF/CBMS Conference: Gaussian Random Fields, Fractals, SPDEs, and Extremes (August 03-07, 2020, University of Alabama in Huntsville)

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