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Tuesday, August 13, 2019


Summer REU Program Provides Valuable Research Experience Even with Artificial Intelligence

“I had no idea that I would have a chance to learn about artificial intelligence as a rising college sophomore during this incredible summer experience,” explained Trevon King.

This undergraduate student participated in Auburn University’s 2019 Collaborative Approaches among Scientists and Engineers (CASE) Research Experience Undergraduate (REU) Research Program. Trevon worked with Dr. Christopher Harris, an assistant professor of electrical engineering in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. 

“He worked on neural machine translation, where a deep neural network is used to translate one language into another,” Dr. Harris shared.

Learn more about this research experience for students at Auburn University


Two COSAM Faculty Share the Value of the Plainsmen’s Prep Program

Hear directly from two COSAM faculty about how the Plainsmen's Prep Program makes a difference in the lives of our students. This program not only helps students with placing into the right course, but it helps to prepare them for their future.


Auburn University Ranks No. 1 for Happiest Students in the Nation

Auburn ranked No. 1 nationally in the “happiest students” category as part of The Princeton Review’s annual “Best 385 Colleges” rankings list. Criteria for the rankings was based on data from surveys of 140,000 students at the 385 schools featured in the review. The student survey included 80 questions, asking students about their school’s academics/administration, life at their university, their fellow students and themselves. Read more


The Donald E. Davis Arboretum - 1982 Dedication Ceremony

Do you remember when the Donald E. Davis Arboretum was dedicated? See the original invite and the very first brochure in this look back into COSAM's history.


Auburn Professor: Congo Ebola Outbreak Likely to Spread to other African Countries

While the Ebola virus present in Eastern Congo manifests itself in the same way (symptoms and death) as the major outbreak in Western Africa during the 2014-2016 period, the circumstances surrounding its prominence have presented challenges to controlling its spread,” Schneller said. Check out Dr. Schneller's expert insight in this August 2019 Expert Answers feature.

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