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, May 07, 2019


Message from Dean Giordano – May 2019

Learn about the new Leach Science Center Addition, which will hold its grand opening ceremony on Friday, June 7, 2019. This new facility will be environmentally friendly and is in the process for a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Silver standard certification.


Research Changed the Life of COSAM’s Spring 2019 Graduation Marshal, Sydney Bergstresser

“The more involved I became in research, the more I realized this is what I want to do,” Sydney said. Find out how becoming involved in research changed the life of this COSAM student and Graduation Marshal.


Physicists Get Charged Up Testing Demonstrations to Spark Excitement in Future Scientists

“I hope that these interactive experiments not only excite students to learn more about science, but help them realize that 20 years from now they could be conducting research in a lab and helping to inspire future scientists,” said Dr. Ed Thomas. Learn more about these physicists showing how much fun science can be!


Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Addresses Graduate Student Mental Health

Dr. Phil Buhlmann was selected as the Graduate Student Choice Speaker and Awardee by the Auburn University Younger Chemist Committee. Read more about his talk entitled “Addressing Stress and Mental Health in Chemistry Graduate Education” on April 26.


OIED Ambassadors Celebrate Earth Day Decorating Pots and Planting the Seeds for Students to be Environmentally Conscious

Painting pots and planting seeds for flowers was a great way to celebrate Earth Day. Learn how OIED Ambassadors shared this celebration of our planet with other students.


Faculty from the Department of Physics Met for the Last Time in the Allison Laboratory Building

At their last meeting in the Allison Laboratory Building, faculty gathered together before moving to the new Leach Science Center Addition. Find out more about their last time together in Allison.

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