COSAM News Articles 2019 February Message from Dean Giordano – February 2019

Message from Dean Giordano – February 2019

Published: 02/05/2019

By: Dean Giordano

Being part of the Auburn Family provides faculty, staff, students and alumni with an opportunity to give back to help make our college stronger. Tiger Giving Day is an annual 24-hour fundraising event where donors can support a project of their choice that takes place this year on Thursday, February 21, 2019. The College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) is sponsoring two Tiger Giving Day projects. First, students are traveling to the Dominican Republic to gain in-depth knowledge about water quality research with hands-on activities through STEM Global Learning Immersion for Diverse Experiences (GLIDE). In addition to service-based learning opportunities abroad, students are participating in rigorous coursework in the classroom throughout the semester to ensure a well-rounded experience.

Secondly, the bridge at the Donald E. Davis Arboretum is being redesigned with a new look and construction with environmentally-friendly materials. This project ensures the bridge is inclusive for all visitors meeting ADA compliance, so that everyone has equal access to use this 13.5 acre resource at our university. The materials to construct the new bridge consist of a composite wood material keeping our Arboretum green for future generations.

Last year, both of COSAM’s Tiger Giving Day projects received 100 percent or greater funding through a strong commitment from more than 200 donors. The large-scale 3D printer for the Southeastern Center for Robotics Education (SCORE) is now being used to engage students and community members participating in 3D printing demonstrations throughout the year. Additionally, new in-ground lighting at the Arboretum has increased safety and security for all visitors while highlighting the garden’s beautiful collections.

Your generous donation on Tiger Giving Day makes a lasting impact and enhances our college, university and community.  

Look for more information about Tiger Giving Day on our website and through COSAM's social media channels including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.


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