COSAM News Articles 2022 October New display showcases “It’s Great to Be a Tiger” at Auburn University

New display showcases “It’s Great to Be a Tiger” at Auburn University

Published: 10/25/2022

By: Maria Gebhardt

Aubie embraces that “It’s Great to Be a Tiger!” at a display in the Sciences Center Auditorium. 

“This display is a great way to get students to see items from the museum while they are on their way to class or walking through campus,” Jon Armbruster, director of the Auburn University Museum of Natural History, said. “By having this display, more students will be able to learn about the vast array of collections our university maintains.”

This display offers information that everyone at Auburn can take a selfie with and learn fun facts about. 

  • Tiger Cowrie, Cypraea tigris – marine snail shell
  • Tiger Lily, Lilium Iancifolium – dried flower
  • Tiger Beetles, Subfamily Cicindelinae
  • Tiger Flyer Pleco, Pseudolithoxus tigris – catfish
  • Auburn Tiger Trapdoor Spider, Myrmekiaphila tigris
  • Tiger Salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum

“By making public displays of the items in our collections, we hope to create a virtual science museum throughout our buildings. This will help to elevate the student experience by giving students the chance to interact with objects that they may have never seen before,” said Ed Thomas, Jr., interim dean of the College of Sciences and Mathematics, or COSAM.

If you are interested in checking out this display, visit the atrium of the Sciences Center Auditorium.

For more information, contact Jon Armbruster.

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