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, March 05, 2019


Message from Dean Giordano – March 2019

Learn more about COSAM's health science initiative, a working group of more than 20 COSAM faculty, to support our role in fundamental research. Read more about this initiative in Dean Giordano’s March message


NPR Interviews COSAM Faculty about Tornadoes in Lee County

Dr. Philip Chaney from the Department of Geosciences spoke with a reporter from National Public Radio on Monday. He shared insight about the importance of tornado preparation.  


Kosolapoff Award Lecture Series Builds Legacy of Chemistry Community at Auburn University

Dr. Sharon Hammes-Schiffer from Yale University is the recipient of the 2019 G.M. Kosolapoff Award medal and presented this year’s lecture. Read about the event and hear from a member of the Kosolapoff family as to why it is important to bring “respected chemists to speak in Auburn” at this series.


The Lasting Impact of Meaningful COSAM Relationships: Audra Wallace, Biomedical Sciences ’12

“While my time at Auburn was filled with exceptional professors, Dr. Larry Wit is in a class all by himself. He embodies what it means to be an Auburn man, truly caring about those around him and pouring his time and effort into his students,” Wallace said. Find out more about this COSAM alumna and Inpatient Staff Physical Therapist in the Neurology Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.


COSAM Student Plans to Serve Small Communities through Health Care

“There’s nowhere else that I could have learned what I’ve learned in COSAM,” Carly said. “Branch out and take the harder professors and classes and put in the work now. It’s just going to make you better for the future.”  Find out more about this COSAM student who is planning on giving back to rural areas in Alabama as a physician.

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