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Carpenter elected as Chair-Elect of the Auburn University Senate

03/30/2021

Mark Carpenter has been elected as Chair-Elect of the Auburn University Senate. It is great to see that DMS will continue to have advocates in high places. 

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Three students elevated their graduate experience at RNA Institute Mini Symposium

03/30/2021



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Don't miss the native plant sale at the Davis Arboretum

Native Plant Sale

03/30/2021

The Davis Arboretum is excited for the return of the spring native plant sale on Saturday, April 3 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. beside the pavilion on Garden Drive. If you are looking to add some native plants to your yard this is definitely the sale for you. This is the only sale of its kind in the area and the only place you’ll be able to find a large variety of Auburn Azaleas, some of them available for the first time ever to the public.

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Get expert advice about native azaleas from COSAM’s Patrick Thompson

Patrick Thompson

03/30/2021

Alabama is the top state in the entire nation for deciduous trees and shrubs with more than 200 species. One of the showiest groups is the deciduous azaleas, which bloom in an array of exciting colors including pink, red, orange, white, yellow and more.

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Puleo wins Robert K. Butz Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2021

03/24/2021

Greg Puleo has been selected as the winner of the Robert K. Butz Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2021. The recipient of the award is regarded as an innovative and challenging teacher who is respected by the faculty and is appreciated by his/her students.   Award details are found at https://www.auburn.edu/cosam/departments/math/faculty%20awards/index.htm

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DMS's Schenck awarded two NSF grants

03/19/2021

Henry "Hal" Schenck has been awarded two NSF grants! He received ~$86K for the project Symbolic Computation Meets Computational Geometry and Data Approximation and $200K for the project Computational Algebra and Applications.

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Annual Duncan Lecture discusses black holes and gravitational waves

Annual Duncan Lecture

03/17/2021

“I study objects where all matter has been forgotten,” explained Dr. Deirdre Shoemaker, a theoretical physicist who researches the effects black holes have on our universe.

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DMS 2021 COSAM Award Recipients

03/16/2021

 

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COSAM Leaders welcomes 10 new members

SCC

03/16/2021

The COSAM Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dr. Robert Boyd, announced this week the selection of 10 new members of the COSAM Leaders. The COSAM Leaders is an elite group of junior or senior students with good academic records, who are poised, articulate, and engaging, and serve by representing COSAM at college events.

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van Wyk promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

03/16/2021

Congratulations to Hans-Werner van Wyk on his promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure.

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COSAM OIED Ambassadors celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month event

03/09/2021

On Thursday, February 25th, the COSAM Office of Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity (OIED) Ambassadors held a virtual event titled Remembering the Past, Living in the Present, We are the Future. This event commemorated Black History Month by highlighting major movements and figures, both past and present, that paved the way for African American Civil Rights. The event began with a chilling voice-simulated activity that allowed participants to partially experience what it felt like to be at the Greensboro Lunch Counter Sit-In. Specifically, the Greensboro Lunch Counter Sit-In was a highly influential act of bravery by four African American students from North Carolina Agriculture & Technical State University who sat at a Whites-only lunch counter in 1960 and refused to leave after being denied service. For years to come, this protest sparked various other non-violent movements that pushed for the equal rights and treatment of African Americans. The COSAM OIED Ambassadors then facilitated a discussion that focused on various African Americans within the STEM fields who have made significant impacts on society. Attendees then had a chance to win prizes by participating in African American history trivia. The virtual event closed by giving attendees the opportunity to highlight ways they too can participate in the fight for social justice, both within and outside the STEM fields.

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2021 Annual Duncan Lecture – March 12 at 3 p.m. CST

03/09/2021

Don’t miss this year’s Duncan Lecture featuring Deirdre Shoemaker, professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Graduate student teacher celebrates Pi Day - every day

03/09/2021

Pi Day may be celebrated in the world of mathematics on March 14, but for Auburn University graduate student teacher Kim Holman, every day is Pi Day.

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Galindo receives this year’s Presidential Graduate Program Opportunity (PGOP) fellowship

03/05/2021

DMS graduate student Rachel Galindo is the recipient of this year’s Presidential Graduate Program Opportunity (PGOP) fellowship award, one of the most prestigious fellowship awards given to outstanding doctoral students at Auburn University. Rachel is the only PGOP fellow from the College of Science and Mathematics this year and the first ever from our department.      Rachel, Congratulations! Keep up the great work!

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DMS 2021 COSAM AWARD RECIPIENTS

03/03/2021

DMS 2021 COSAM Award Recipients

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Message from the Dean - March 2021

Dean Giordano

03/02/2021

To all COSAM Faculty, Staff, and Students,

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Elevating the Student Experience – Thomas Deskins

Thomas Deskins

03/02/2021

When Thomas Deskins began Auburn University’s graduate program in physics 18 months ago, he did not imagine that he would so quickly join a research group and begin a career in astrophysics. In his first year, he passed all four parts of the graduate doctoral examination, familiarized himself with his group’s research, and wrote two proposals, one of which was recently approved by NASA, earning him time to use a telescope aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

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