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, April 09, 2019


COSAM’s Alumni Professor Becomes New Associate Dean

“Becoming the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs truly is the pinnacle of my career,” Dr. Boyd explained. “I have sincerely enjoyed my long-term teaching efforts and now am ready to focus on creating a richer student experience throughout this college for thousands of future scientists, mathematicians, and leaders.” Learn more about COSAM’s new Associate Dean.


For The Second Consecutive Year, Auburn University Students Shine at Imperial Barrel Award Program

Connor Cain, Alicia Fischer, Raeann Garcia, Sharif Mustaque and Ozan Turkes, graduate students from the Department of Geosciences, placed in the top three for the second time in our state’s history at a prestigious competition. Find out more about how COSAM students are making an impact at the Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) program.


Local Children Excited by Science at ‘Spring Into Science’ Event

From snake handling to jump-fueled rocket launches, students were able to “Spring Into Science” at an interactive community event. “It is a great opportunity to expose elementary students to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subject matter and to get them excited about STEM fields,” said Dr. Jessica Gilpin. Read more and watch a short video from the event.


RAPA Donates $1,000 to BEST Robotics

“This generous donation from an international company like RAPA indicates the value that industry places on robotics education as a way for students to improve their problem solving skills,” said Mary Lou Ewald, director of outreach for COSAM. Learn more about this donation.


Auburn Inspires Faculty with New Leach Science Center – Elevating Research through Common Goals

Dr. Landers is looking forward to being able to work with both faculty and students in the new Addition. “The new Leach facility will certainly enhance this culture, through its bright open spaces and multiple ‘collaboration areas’ that include group tables and glass boards,” he explained. “I envision walking through the new building and seeing my colleagues and our students working together to jointly meet challenges in both research and education, allowing us to better serve the College, University and community.” Find out more about how common goals are elevating research.


Senior Gains Valuable Experience while Studying at COSAM

“When I talk to other students at other schools in their math and science departments, it made me realize how in-depth and connected that Auburn students are with COSAM,” said Alex Byers. “I think we are able to rely on COSAM a lot for help, which I think is extremely important.” Learn about this energetic COSAM student and future physician assistant.

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