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Tuesday, January 07, 2020



SEC Physics and Chemistry Faculty Collaborate on Comet Research

“I am excited to bring two other researchers from SEC universities to conduct research about the chemical properties of comets,” explained Dr. Bodewits. “Even though those ions are found throughout the universe, we know surprisingly little about them. It is great to have the necessary expertise within the SEC!” Learn more about this partnership.


Alumni Spotlight: Laura Folse-Ingle Shares Insight as Chief Executive Officer of BP Wind Energy

“Science‌ ‌needs‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌in‌ ‌pursuit‌ ‌of‌ ‌something‌ ‌to‌ ‌propel‌ ‌human‌ ‌progress,”‌ ‌explained Laura Folse-Ingle. Find out more about her three-decade career in‌ ‌the‌ ‌‌oil‌ ‌and‌‌ energy‌‌ ‌industry,‌ ‌leading‌ ‌up‌ ‌to‌ ‌her‌ ‌previous‌ ‌role‌ ‌as‌ ‌Chief‌ ‌Executive‌ ‌Officer‌ ‌of‌ ‌BP‌ ‌Wind‌ ‌Energy.‌ 


Museum’s Aquatic, Marine Invertebrates Collection Spans Globe

“The diversity of freshwater organisms is crazy high in Alabama,” said Dr. Ken Halanych. “It has to do with the fact that it’s an old area, there’s lots of streams and rivers. Just the way this area has geologically evolved over time, we have basically some of the highest diversity not only of fish but of freshwater bivalves, freshwater snails and crayfish. The highest diversity of these groups basically anywhere on the planet is in the Alabama, Georgia and the Mississippi area going up into Tennessee, too.” Read more about this collection


COSAM Staff Spotlight - Cindy Maddox

"My favorite part of my job is learning about pre-award research administration," shared Cindy Maddox from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. "I enjoy working with the faculty and helping them with their applications for funding." Learn about Cindy in this COSAM Staff Spotlight.


COSAM Student Strives to Conserve, Embrace and Educate Others on Biodiversity

“Noah is easily one of the best undergraduate students I’ve seen in my 31 years here at Auburn,” explained COSAM’s Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Robert Boyd. “Cornell University tried to get Noah to transfer last spring, but I’m extremely glad he decided to stay. I think we can prepare him to go wherever he wants to pursue a graduate degree and I know we will be very proud to have Noah as an Auburn alumnus.” Check out this outstanding COSAM student

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