COSAM Impacts

Supporting Auburn University's Strategic Plan


Goal 3 - Impactful Service

Jr. Mad Scientist Event

Jr. Mad Scientist outreach event embodies COSAM's commitment to impactful service


GWIS members hosted 13 different science stations for 63 children along with their chaperones. Stations taught children about a wide range of topics, including properties of air, microbiology, human and plant anatomy, ecology, electricity, and more. Some of the favorite stations of the participants were handling reptiles, building diode light pins, viewing and designing plankton, looking at highlighter-colored flowers under UV lights, and watching elephant toothpaste ooze. One parent praised “all of it!” stating her child “was excited from the minute that [she] told her about going and was just as, or more, excited when [they] left.”


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Dean Giordano presenting at Leadership Council in a classroom

COSAM highlights how it continues to make an impact at Leadership Council presentation


“COSAM is a dynamic college making an impact throughout the world,” Dean Giordano said. “I could not be more proud of the dedicated faculty and staff who have worked so hard to help our students while continuing to pursue groundbreaking research that will help COSAM make a significant impact in the future.”


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Doug Goodwin and Jim Hairston with a doctoral student

How the Auburn family works together to make a difference


“The most enjoyable human characteristic is the desire to help other people,” said James Hairston, a professor emeritus of water resources in the Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences in the College of Agriculture.


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Students with a sandbox experiment

COSAM’s Office of Outreach Impacts 10,000 Students, Parents, Teachers and Members of the Community in 2019


The College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) makes an impact to thousands of students each year. In 2019, more than 10,000 students, parents, teachers and members of the community participated in events hosted by COSAM’s Office of Outreach.


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Speaker at the EmpowHER conference

EmpowHER Conference Encourages Girls to Passionately Pursue Science


“Science has no limits,” said an eleventh grade student at the first EmpowHER Conference. Learn how girls participated in engaging discussions with women in STEM on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.


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