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Message from Dean Giordano – March 31, 2020

COSAM Dean Nicholas J. Giordano.

03/31/2020

To all COSAM faculty, staff, and students,

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Message from Robert S. Boyd

Robert Boyd, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

03/31/2020

We are beginning our third week of remote instruction and, although our campus is much quieter than normal, the important work of training and educating our students continues.

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COSAM Helps EAMC with Essential Equipment and Supplies

John Goodman and Mike Brackin

03/31/2020

“I am glad we could step-up and help our local hospital,” explained Mike Brackin, manager of building planning and systems for the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM).

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COSAM Undergraduate Research to be Published in Biological Journal

Holden Paz

03/31/2020

The Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) offers undergraduate students opportunities for success through research. Recent COSAM undergraduate student Holden Paz will soon have his research featured in the “Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.”

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Auburn Alumnus Cherishes the Auburn Family

Saad El-Zanati and Chris Rodgers

03/31/2020

College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) alumnus Saad El-Zanati continues to credit Auburn mentors for his decades of success in higher education.

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Message from Dean Giordano – March 27, 2020

COSAM Dean Nicholas J. Giordano.

03/27/2020

To all COSAM faculty, staff, and students,

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Math and Stats Honorees

03/24/2020

Dean's Medalist: Anna Traylor

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Gan receives 2019-2020 Dean’s Research Award

03/24/2020

Luyining (Elaine) Gan receives 2019-2020 Dean’s Research Award.

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Message from Dean Giordano – March 24, 2020

COSAM Dean Nicholas J. Giordano.

03/24/2020

To all COSAM faculty, staff, and students,

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Message from Ed Thomas, Jr. - Message to Researchers

Ed Thomas, Jr.

03/24/2020

Dear COSAM researchers,

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Message from Dean Giordano – Alumni and Friends of COSAM

COSAM Dean Nicholas J. Giordano.

03/24/2020

To all Alumni and Friends of COSAM:

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Congratulations to the 2020 Dean’s Medalists, Outstanding Junior Awards, Outstanding GTA Awards, Outstanding Faculty Undergraduate Mentor Award and Outstanding Faculty Undergraduate Mentor Award Recipients

Honors Convocation

03/24/2020

 

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Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Dean’s Research Award Winners

2019-2020 Dean's Research Awards

03/24/2020

The College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) is pleased to announce the selection of the 2019-2020 recipients of the Dean’s Research Awards.  Each of the honorees will receive a plaque and an honorarium in recognition of their accomplishment. 

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COSAM to Honor James Barbaree with Endowment Fund

Barbaree

03/24/2020

Three years ago, a valuable member of the Auburn Family was lost when James Barbaree passed away at the age of 76. Barbaree was an integral part of the Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM), serving as chair of the Department of Biological Sciences from 2002 to 2008 and teaching clinical microbiology and general microbiology for more than 25 years. As a tribute to his dedicated service, an effort is underway to honor his legacy by establishing the Dr. James Barbaree Endowed Fund for Excellence.

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Alumna Uses COSAM Foundation to Prepare for Career as a Pharmacist

Yasmin Causby

03/24/2020

Auburn College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) alumna Yasmin Causby uses her biomedical sciences background to pursue a Doctor of Pharmacy.

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COSAM Professor Publishes Research on Fish Response to Marine Heatwave

Bernal

03/24/2020

A new professor in the Auburn University Department of Biological Sciences is working to understand the responses of marine fishes to climate change and recently had a paper on the subject published in the scientific journal Science Advances.

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Message from Dean Giordano – March 20, 2020

COSAM Dean Nicholas J. Giordano.

03/20/2020

To all COSAM faculty, staff, and students,

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COSAM Alumna Uses Microbiology Knowledge to Excel in Sales

Melea Horton

03/17/2020

Melea Horton uses both her microbiology and business background in her role as an Executive Sales Representative for Merck and Co., Inc.

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Mathematics Senior Leaves Impact through COSAM

LeAnn Kopp

03/17/2020

When Leann Kopp’s older sister first attended Auburn, Leann visited and fell in love with the campus and the people that call Auburn home. After graduation, the Marietta, Ga., native decided to attend Auburn and study her favorite subject – math.

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Auburn Astrophysicists Awarded Time on the New NICER Telescope aboard the International Space Station

NICER

03/17/2020

“I am proud that Auburn University researchers are guest observers on the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) telescope on the International Space Station,” explained Dennis Bodewits. “This is the first time that anyone from Auburn University has had the opportunity to use this new equipment and we will be working directly with the instrument team from NASA Goddard that designed this telescope.”

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Thank Your Plant Friends!

Dr. Boyd showing a plant teaching others about plant blindness.

03/17/2020

Plants, the green coating to most of our terrestrial areas, are a fascinating and vital component of our existence. Yet they can be a neglected component. International Plant Appreciation Day serves to remind us to be mindful of these organisms and grateful for the many things they provide us (food, shelter, oxygen, beauty, etc.). However, as a botanist who has taught Auburn’s Plant Ecology course for over 30 years, it reminds me of an affliction from which many of my students have suffered: Plant Blindness!

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Message from Ed Thomas, Jr. - Update on Research

Ed Thomas, Jr.

03/17/2020

To all COSAM faculty, staff, and students,

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Message from Dean Giordano – Important Employee Information

COSAM Dean Nicholas J. Giordano.

03/17/2020

To all faculty, staff, and students in COSAM,

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Mother Earth as Art

Mother Earth as Art

03/11/2020

Mother Earth as Art

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COSAM Faculty Focus - Katherine Buckley, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences

Katherine Buckley

03/10/2020

The Auburn University Department of Biological Sciences is continuously making strides in marine biology research and new faculty member Dr. Katherine Buckley is contributing to that effort.

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Save the Date: The 2020 Auburn Azalea Festival Occurs on April 11, 2020 at the Davis Arboretum

Auburn Azalea Festival

03/10/2020

The Auburn Azalea series is the result of more than three decades of breeding and production of the luscious blooms seen on campus each spring. The climate and landscape of the south allow for its plethora of azaleas, but Auburn puts the rhododendron on the map for its deeply rooted tradition.

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Geosciences Graduate Student Receives Award to Conduct Research at the Smithsonian

Steph Courtney

03/10/2020

“Receiving this award is very prestigious and provides Steph an awesome opportunity to pursue a dream of working in informal science spaces,” explained Dr. Karen McNeal, Molette Endowed Professor, associate professor in the Department of Geosciences.

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Huang receives $13,671.00 grant from the NSF

03/09/2020

Dr. Huajun Huang received a grant for $13,671.00 from the NSF.

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Gaillard receives 2020 Marie Kraska Award

03/03/2020

Dr. Phillippe Gaillard is the winner of 2020 Marie Kraska Award for the Excellence in Teaching.

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COSAM Hosts the Second Annual Research Opportunities Fair

Students at the Fall in Love with Research Fair

03/03/2020

Students who are interested and eager to engage in undergraduate research during their time at the university were able to broaden their horizons on the opportunities that are available to them at the second annual Research Opportunities Fair hosted by the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM). This year, the fair featured 18 undergraduate research labs aiming to connect students to the lab that suits them best. Furthermore, students who attended the lab were asked to fill out a form that listed their credentials and their interests in the world of research. This turned an ordinary research fair into an engaging, match-making experience that fit into the fair’s playful theme. “Fall in Love with Research” was this year’s theme which correlated wonderfully with the “speed-dating” process of matching students with their favorite undergraduate research lab.

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The Art and Science of Remote Sensing Mapping - March 4

03/03/2020

Don't miss a free lecture this Wednesday at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, in partnership with the Department of Geosciences at Auburn University. Dr. Chandana Mitra, associate professor in the Department of Geosciences at Auburn University, and her colleague, Brent Yantis, director of the NASA/University of Louisiana at Lafayette Regional Application Center will discuss The Art and Science of Remote Sensing Mapping at noon. 

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Mathematics Professor Working to Advance Computer Vision Technology

Leann Kopp with Dr. Luke Oeding.

03/03/2020

Computer vision is a field connected to artificial intelligence through which researchers train computers to interpret and understand the visual world. For example, using digital images and deep learning models, machines can accurately identify and classify objects and then react, which is crucial for technology such as self-driving cars.

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‘Escape Room’ Project Elevates Student Learning at Auburn University

03/03/2020

“In Supplemental Instruction, we believe that active and collaborative learning is key to students' understanding of academic content,” said Leizl Torres.

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Professor Catalyzes Legislative Bill, Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act

03/03/2020

A letter written four years ago by an Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) professor set in motion a bill that was signed into law by President Trump this month: the Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act.

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Message from Dean Giordano – March 2020

COSAM Dean Nicholas J. Giordano.

03/03/2020

The College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) supports forward-thinking ideas such as transforming a room into an Engaged and Active Student Learning (EASL) classroom, developing a dedicated office for inclusion, equity, and diversity, providing additional training for graduate students, offering a nursing room, and much more.

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