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Tuesday, October 30, 2018


Alabama State Representative Joe Lovvorn Presents a Check for BEST Robotics

Alabama State Representative Joe Lovvorn from District 79 made a generous donation for the BEST Robotics program that offers robotics programs for both middle and high school students at no cost. Mark your calendar for the championship set for December and see photos from the check presentation.



Inside COSAM Labs – Ming Chen – Organic Monomers and Mirror Images

In this feature of Inside COSAM Labs, learn about Dr. Ming Chen, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry who researches synthetic organic chemistry, focusing on areas of asymmetric catalysis. When discussing his research, Dr. Chen explains, “You learn something new, something surprising and unexpected.” Take a look inside Dr. Chen’s lab.


Vincent Careau Speaks at the Department of Biological Sciences Colloquium

An assistant professor at the University of Ottawa, Dr. Vincent Careau presented a seminar focusing on energetics, behavior and performance across species to the Department of Biological Sciences. Learn more about this colloquium.


Auburn Students Inspire Future Scientists during National Chemistry Week

Students from Auburn University visited Wright’s Mill Elementary School during National Chemistry Week, October 21 – 27. They shared with students the importance of chemistry and gave a hands-on opportunity to learn about chemical reactions with glow sticks. Check out how these students are inspiring future scientists.



COSAM Student Profile – COSAM Peer Advisor and Biomedical Sciences/Pre-Dentistry Major Caroline Norris

“Dentistry is very practical and it’s results-driven,” said Caroline Norris. “You have people, who in the matter of an hour, can have their quality of life changed in a drastic way. I really like that.” Find out more about this COSAM student and peer advisor.


Meet the Award-Winning Department of Physics

In the latest edition of Journey magazine, COSAM’s Department of Physics was highlighted for winning the 2017 University Senate Departmental Award for Excellence in Education. “The department’s faculty cares a great deal about the teaching that we do, and it’s something that the faculty strives to do well,” said physics' chair James Hanson. “The faculty actively work together to improve the teaching that we do and what the students learn.”  Learn more about this award-winning department.


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