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, February 26, 2019


Donald E. Davis Arboretum Receives Eagle Award from Auburn Chamber of Commerce

Congratulations to COSAM’s Donald E. Davis Arboretum for being recognized by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce for its contributions to the community. Learn more about the Arboretum receiving the Eagle Award at this year’s 70th Auburn Chamber Annual Meeting


Auburn Students Learn through Intercultural Studies in Peru

For the first time, Auburn students had the opportunity to study in Peru. “The way we set up the syllabus and the assignments is we tailored it to each student’s major,” Student Advisor Katie Cooper said. “We wanted them to really think about how they could apply it to their future career and their current major and find things in the country that spoke to them. I think they all came away with something very meaningful.” Learn more about this intercultural experience.


Hannah E. Correia is the First Auburn University Student to Receive the Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award

Hannah E. Correia is the recipient of the Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award, the first student at Auburn University to be recognized with this honor. She will travel to Washington, D.C. to meet with members of Congress and discuss federal funding for biological and ecological sciences. 

“In order for these benefits to persist and grow for the next generation of students and researchers, it is necessary for me to learn to promote science policy and funding to support these types of programs and research in ecological sciences,” said Hannah. Find out more about this exceptional COSAM student


COSAM Alumnus Shares True Meaning of the Auburn Family

“After being a student in COSAM for the first year, I felt like I was part of a family,” Sayania said. Read more about this orthodontist who is proud to always be part of Auburn.


Students Find Research Opportunities through COSAM Fair

“The process of finding undergraduate research opportunities can be confusing and stressful for students,” said COSAM Student Advisor Katy Crider. “So last year, I started the COSAM Undergraduate Research Ambassadors to give students another resource for navigating this process.” Find out more about this event.


Future Pediatrician Takes Every Opportunity to Give Back to Community

This COSAM student volunteers in many ways including making local residents of a nursing home feel appreciated and valued by painting their nails. “I think it’s really important to give back to Auburn and the community,” she said. Find out how Auburn inspires with students who continually give back.

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