COSAM Today is a newsletter that provides alumni and friends of the Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics, or COSAM, with a smart way to stay on top of the latest news and updates from the college.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018


COSAM Hosts First Undergraduate Research Fair

“We have so many students in COSAM that are doing research, and a large majority of them are required to do research, that we thought this was a really good opportunity for those students,” Katy Crider said. Find out more about COSAM’s first research fair and watch a video of the day’s events.



COSAM Faculty Focus: Laura Bilenker Researches Valuable Deposits of Precious Metals by Making Magma in the Lab

“I really enjoy the close-knit community within COSAM and the opportunity for collaboration,” Dr. Laura Bilenker explains. “One of the reasons I was excited to be part of Auburn University is the resources for research and teaching. I can do more here than at other institutions.” Read more about her background and the research this new faculty member will be conducting at COSAM.  



It’s On! South’s BEST Robotics Championship This Weekend!

Around 60 teams of middle school and high school students throughout the south will compete at the South’s BEST Robotics Championship on Dec. 1-2. Learn more about this annual competition.



Two Auburn Physicists Investigate New Materials for Applications in Power Electronics to Increase Energy Efficiency

“Given the broad range of applications, this project has the potential to not only benefit research at Auburn University, but also to advance the sustainable socio-economic development for the southeastern region and the United States by strengthening ties with industry partners,” explains Dr. Sarit Dhar. Learn more about this three-year $750,000 research grant from the United States Army Research Lab to explore new materials for applications to high voltage power electronics.



Upcoming COSAM Graduate Helps Pave the Way for Women in Mathematics

“We’re trying to support and encourage women to pursue careers in the mathematical sciences and then support the women who are studying and doing research in math,” Ashley Gibson said. See more about this inspiring COSAM student.


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