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Therapy Dog Visits COSAM

Miss Auburn and a Therapy Dog

12/17/2019

Amidst preparing for finals, a furry friend stopped by the Office of Student Services to brighten everyone’s day and relieve stress.

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Auburn's Arboretum Unveils New Oaks' Alley Display

12/17/2019

“Mrs. Pat Giordano took the initiative to make this outreach project a reality for the Auburn community, encouraging us to take advantage of the Lee County Master Gardener’s educational grant.  From this signage, visitors will be able to learn more about our native oaks and enjoy them along this trail,” explained the Donald E. Davis Arboretum Director Morgan Beadles.

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Auburn Senior Pursuing Path to Become Surgeon through COSAM

Owen Ross

12/17/2019

The son of two University of Alabama graduates, Auburn University senior Owen Ross said he quickly fell in love with Auburn after visiting the campus.

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Alumni Spotlight: The Loveliest Village on the Plains Sparked the Relationship of Chip and Aurelia Swann

The Swanns

12/17/2019

Auburn University provides students with more than opportunities for academic success and real world-preparedness. This place, this family, cultivates relationships lasting well beyond graduation.

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Auburn Graduate Discovers a New Atomic Process First Proposed by Auburn Researcher in 2010: Potential to Drastically Change Models of Astrophysical Plasmas

image of paper published

12/17/2019

Dr. Ahmad Bassam Ahmed Nemer has found evidence of a new atomic process, First Evidence of Enhanced Recombination in Astrophysical Environments and the Implications for Plasma Diagnostics, which has just been published in Astrophysical Journal Letters.

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Message from Dean Giordano – December 2019

COSAM Dean Nicholas J. Giordano.

12/17/2019

As I reflect on 2019, I want to thank all of the faculty, staff, and students in the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) for their dedication and hard work throughout this year.

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Dean and Mrs. Giordano Thank Staff at Holiday Luncheon

12/10/2019

Dean Giordano and his wife Pat thanked staff and administration at an annual appreciation luncheon held at the Jules Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art.

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COSAM Staff Spotlight - Anna Allen

Anna Allen

12/10/2019

Anna Allen received a 2019 Lilly-Lovelace Distinguished Service Award. Learn more about Anna who works in the Office of Student Services as an advisor in this COSAM Staff Spotlight: 

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Female Scientists Inspire Women through Coloring Book

Science-Themed Coloring Page

12/10/2019

COSAM researcher, Dr. Joanna Sztuba-Solinska, and her team are highlighted in a coloring book that promotes science and engineering to inspire young learners. The free coloring pages are part of volume two of the ColorMePhD series developed in collaboration with Dr. Julie Rorrer (UC Berkley) focusing on emerging women in science. Dr. Gabriela Chavez-Calvillo and undergraduate Sabrina Cline are also featured and contributed to the fun coloring pages.

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Alumni Spotlight: COSAM Alumnus Helps Patients Improve Their Quality of Life as an Orthodontist

Ben Samuelson

12/10/2019

“There is no doubt in my mind the students that graduated through COSAM were by far the most prepared students entering into dental school,” explained Dr. Ben Samuelson, a 2010 graduate of the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) with a Bachelor’s Degree in biomedical sciences.

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Alabama Success Stories

Alabama Success Stories

12/10/2019

Read Dean Giordano's editoral in the December 2019 issue of The Advisor, a monthly mailed newsletter that reaches 358,000 recipients of the Retirement System of Alabama including teachers, employees and judicial members. Click here to read the article - Alabama Success Stories: Outreach Programs Keep High-Achieving Students in Alabama and Inspire Students to Pursue Rewarding Careers.

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Alumni Meet “Pearl” - A SynDaver

Alumni Gathered Around a Table with a Synthetic Cadaver.

12/03/2019

At a recent event, the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) introduced its newest member – Pearl, a SynDaver. As an addition to COSAM laboratories, Pearl elevates the experience for students studying human anatomy and physiology. Prior to Pearl’s arrival, students learned the muscles and their locations through the anatomy of a cat. Now, they can remove the intestines, lift the liver, and pull back the muscles of a faux cadaver to explore how the human body really works.

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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Holds Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Holds Staff Appreciation Luncheon

12/03/2019

“For us to be recognized by our chair is really great for employee morale,” explained Cindy Maddox.

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Science Center Classroom Holds Memories in Time Capsule

12/03/2019

Just over 15 years ago, Auburn University’s Science Center Classrooms opened its doors to an advanced learning environment for COSAM students. Yet before young scientists filled the auditorium and handled the high-tech lab space, a time capsule was placed to commemorate Auburn’s advancements in the year 2004.

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Natural History Museum’s Plant Collection Growing, Evolving since 1920

12/03/2019

The John D. Freeman Herbarium of the Auburn University Natural History Museum houses around 85,000 unique plant, lichen, fungi and bryophyte specimens, the oldest dating back to 1840. Collections Manager Curtis Hansen has helped grow the collection for the last 20 years.

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COSAM Alumnus Makes an Incredible Impact as a Transplant Surgeon

Marty Sellers

12/03/2019

College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) alumnus and abdominal transplant surgeon, Dr. Marty Sellers, has never known a “typical” day in his career.

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Auburn Students View Transit of Mercury

Clay

12/03/2019

“My dad graduated from Auburn in the 1980s and I am sending him photos of this event around the globe to New Zealand,” explained Clay Vinson, a mechanical engineering major.

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