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Tuesday, September 24, 2019


Three Million Dollar Grant Trains Students on Climate Resiliency

“This grant from the National Science Foundation Division of Graduate Education (EHR/DGE) is the first NRT-award for Auburn University and the first in the state of Alabama that will train students to make a sustainable, lasting impact increasing the climate resiliency in the southeastern United States,” explained Dr. Karen McNeal from the Department of Geosciences and the primary investigator of this award. Learn more about this grant that will help reform graduate education over the next five years


Fall Leaves Cause Days to Shorten

Monday, September 23 was the first day of autumn. Did you know that fall leaves actually take time away from our day? Find out more from a professor in the Department of Physics.


Autumn Touches The Arboretum in 1983 and in 2019

Check out a local archived newspaper clipping of the Donald E. Davis Arboretum in 1983 as autumn began, and then click on the image to see how the garden has changed more than three decades later.


Alumni Spotlight: Meghan Ward – Graduate Student, Independent Research, Author and Much More

“Professor Goldsmith trained and taught me to become an independent researcher, and without this training I would not be where I am today,” Ward said. Read more about this proud COSAM graduate and co-author of two prestigious publications who is now pursuing multi-disciplinary research in biology and chemistry at Northwestern University


Auburn Senior Brings Yale Experience to COSAM Education

“Auburn is very rigorous in academics,” Kennedye said. “It is not easy, it is challenging. It just allowed me to grow as a student with academics and as a person finding myself. So, my time at Auburn has been very well spent and definitely prepared me for what’s to come.” Check out the accomplishments of this outstanding COSAM student


COSAM Graduate Returns to Golf Classic 16 Years After She Received Scholarship

“It was a great opportunity to reconnect with the people in COSAM who helped me achieve my goals and allow them to share in my success since leaving Auburn,” Prince said. Read more about this COSAM alumna.

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