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COSAM Staff Spotlight - Corinne Staheli

Corrine Staheli

03/02/2021

Corinne Staheli, a native Floridian, is a coordinator in the Office of Development. Learn more about her in this COSAM Staff Spotlight: 

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Message from the Dean: Tiger Giving Day 2021

02/23/2021

To all COSAM Faculty, Staff, and Students, This year, being part of Tiger Giving Day is more important than ever. For 24 hours on Wednesday, February 24, our university will unite to help us decode the DNA for our Auburn Oaks, create Math Bootcamps for our veterans, and recruit and support underrepresented students studying geosciences. Tiger Giving Day benefits our entire university and helps us continue our mission of teaching and research. By supporting this initiative, you are helping the university make an even bigger impact and connecting our college community together. Your generous donations make a difference to these projects and helps us continue attract future generations of students to Auburn. I encourage you to learn more about these meaningful Tiger Giving Day projects and help support our university this Wednesday. Thanks.  Nick

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New X-ray diffraction instrumentation sets Auburn University apart in Alabama

Ryan Comes and Byron Farnum with the new XRD machine

02/23/2021

Ryan Comes, Thomas and Jean Walter assistant professor in the Department of Physics, and Byron Farnum, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, have worked together for three years on research for next-generation materials for electronic and energy applications at Auburn University, and now, they are bringing the best world-class X-ray diffraction instrumentation to the state of Alabama.

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COSAM Research Fair encourages students to actively pursue research

02/23/2021

Students who are interested in beginning undergraduate research were able to explore the wide range of opportunities available to them at the 3rd Annual Undergraduate 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.

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Just Medicine event wrap-up

Just Medicine Panel Discussion

02/16/2021

On Thursday, February 4 at 6:00 PM CST, the COSAM Office of Inclusion, Equity and Diversity (OIED) hosted Just Medicine, a blended in-person/virtual panel discussion highlighting and expounding upon the points asserted in Dayna Bowen Matthew’s book of the same title, Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Healthcare.

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Auburn astrophysicist included in Hubble’s timeline

Hubble History Timeline

02/16/2021

When Interstellar comet 2I/Borisov entered our solar system, it was the first comet from another system to ever do so.

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Auburn's NRT Program on Climate Resilience Hosts Talk by Savannah State’s Sue Ebanks

Sue Ebanks Virtual Event

02/16/2021

Join Auburn's NRT Program on Climate Resilience on Friday, February 26 at 3:30 p.m. for a special talk by Sue Ebanks, associate professor at Savannah State for the Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences.

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COSAM students serve Auburn through Student Alumni Board

Auburn Student Alumni Board

02/16/2021

The Auburn Alumni Association’s Student Alumni Board works to engage with students on campus through student philanthropy, events and professional development opportunities. The board consistently has a presence among Auburn University programming, including Camp War Eagle, Tiger Giving Day and other projects hosted through campus organizations and groups.

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Join us for a virtual Science Supper with Marie Strader

Marie Strader

02/16/2021

COSAM's Outreach department invites you to February's virtual Science Supper! Join us and Dr. Marie Strader from the Department of Biological Sciences for a talk titled "From the ocean to the test tube - molecular ecology in the changing seas."

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Take the challenge starting February 22

30-Day Diversity Challenge

02/16/2021

You are challenged to spend the next 30 days committed to learning about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the US in an effort to enact change. Inspired by journalist Shaan Merchant's “30-Day Justice Plan,” these experiences/activities are geared to facilitate learning and motivate change. Each day during the challenge devote as little as 15-minutes, for most of the activities, to reading, listening, watching, or acting – moving toward mutual understanding, equity, and inclusion. Each week during the challenge you will have opportunities to come together with others to discuss the activities you’ve done to further the discussion and develop plans to enact change.

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Trust is a key value of being a COSAM Champion for Mae Margaret Davis

Mae Margaret and her dog Barkley

02/09/2021

Mae Margaret Davis is the office supervisor for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Her desire to help others goes beyond Parker Hall. Davis wanted to be a College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) Champion to help the entire college.

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Join the Auburn University Museum of Natural History and Celebrate Charles Darwin

02/09/2021

Join the Auburn University Museum of Natural History through February 12 to celebrate Charles Darwin.

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Take the COSAM 30-Day Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Challenge

30-Day Diversity Challenge

02/09/2021

COSAM is challenging our members to spend the next 30 days committed to learning about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the US in an effort to enact change. Inspired by journalist Shaan Merchant's “30-Day Justice Plan,” these experiences/activities are geared to facilitate learning and motivate change. Each day during the challenge devote as little as 15-minutes, for most of the activities, to reading, listening, watching, or acting – moving toward mutual understanding, equity, and inclusion. Each week during the challenge you will have opportunities to come together with others to discuss the activities you’ve done to further the discussion and develop plans to enact change.

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Message from the Dean: Return to on-site operations – February 8, 2021

02/02/2021

To all COSAM faculty, staff, and students: 

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Interview with Chris Rodger

Chris Rodger

02/02/2021

Chris Rodger, who retired from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics is now an Emeritus Professor, (virtually) sat down with Luke Oeding to learn more about his career and plans for the future.

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Arboretum curator directly impacts conservation efforts for extremely rare oaks

02/02/2021

“I am proud that the Donald E. Davis Arboretum has increasingly become known for expertise in southeastern native oaks, and being able to produce contributions like this report proves it is warranted,” said Patrick Thompson, special collections curator for the Davis Arboretum, which is nationally accredited for its oaks collection.

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King appointed to the Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Geologists

David T. King, Jr.

02/02/2021

David T. King, Jr., Professor of Geology in the Dept. of Geosciences, has been appointed by Gov. Kay Ivey to the Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Geologists (ABLPG) for a term that expires in 2022. Dr. King took the oath of office for this position in October last year. He re-joins the ABLPG as the member who is the academic representative for the state's universities that offer B.S. degrees in geology. Auburn, like the University of Alabama and the University of South Alabama, offers a B.S. in geology degree programs that can lead to licensure for their graduates. Dr. King previously served as the academic member the ABLPG from 2005-2014 after being appointed by Gov. Riley. David King is a licensed professional geologist in the states of Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas. He is Auburn's designated program contact for geological licensure information for students.

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