COSAM News Articles 2021 May Dean Giordano provides online update for COSAM’s Leadership Council

Dean Giordano provides online update for COSAM’s Leadership Council

Published: 05/25/2021

By: Maria Gebhardt

“In all my years as a faculty member and administrator, working with students has been the most enjoyable thing for me,” said Dean Nicholas J. Giordano as he welcomed guests to the online Dean’s Leadership Council meeting for the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM). “Helping students get on the right path for an exciting and rewarding career is what really means the most to me.”

At this semester’s virtual Leadership Council meeting, Dean Giordano offered alumni an update to more than 40 attendees.

“A total of 55 percent of COSAM students graduated with honors in Spring 2020 and we have 718 first-year students for Fall 2021 with three-fourths being pre-health majors,” he added.

Two students, MacClain Aslinger and Anna Solomonik spoke to the alumni members about the impact COSAM has made on the futures. Solomonik, spoke about getting involved early in research and how it helped her win first place in the poster category for the undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics during the 2021 Auburn Research: Student Symposium.

“COSAM continues to reach new heights,” Dean Giordano said. “COSAM has a new genetics major with more than two dozen students signed up for it already, 90 students were admitted to professional schools such as UAB for the health professions and both Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award winners were COSAM students.”

Toni Bruner from the Auburn University Museum of Natural History shared an overview of the new mobile museum with members. She also discussed the unveiling of the 82-million-year-old dinosaur egg planned for this October.

To watch the virtual presentation at your convenience, visit COSAM’s YouTube channel.

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