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 06, 2018


Message from Dean Giordano - November 2018

Auburn University is working with Louisiana State University to offer students in the SEC a specialized course in mathematics. Read more about this important partnership in the November message from Dean Giordano


Steven Mansoorabadi, Rising Star Researching Methane Conversion

Congratulations to Dr. Steven Mansoorabadi, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, who has been recognized as a rising star by the editors of ACS Biochemistry. Learn more about COSAM’s rising star!


High School Students Learn More About STEM Programs During High School Visitation Day

During Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) High School Visitation Day, more than 100 high school students had the opportunity to learn about COSAM and hear directly from our students. Check out this year’s STEM High School Visitation Day.


COSAM’s Putter Tiatragul Selected to Present at University’s Thesis Competition

“Presenting at the 3MT® Competition is important for me because it is a way for me to distill my academic research into a compelling story I can share with my family and friends,” explains Putter Tiatragul. Find out more about this COSAM student who is one of just 10 students presenting at this prestigious competition.


First Generation College Student Works through COSAM to Become Surgeon

Raised an Auburn fan, COSAM’s Ben Nelson plans on becoming a surgeon and has already been accepted into medical school. See how Ben is both a peer advisor and a research ambassador, and the first in his family to attend college.


Alumni Spotlight: Daniel White, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Clearside Biomedical

Learn about a COSAM alumnus who is fascinated by biology and a founder of a major biomedical company. “If you are currently a student or graduate student, I think it is highly likely you don’t know where your career will take you,” Daniel White explains. “Be patient and enjoy the journey and enjoy learning.” Find out more about this exceptional alumnus of COSAM.


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