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Tuesday, January 14, 2020


Influential Auburn Alumnus, C. Harry Knowles, Leaves Lasting Legacy with Nationwide Impact

"Harry brought great energy and passion to everything he did because he was never afraid to fail,” explained Dean Nicholas J. Giordano of the College of Sciences and Mathematics. Read more about this influential alumnus who supported more than 200 teaching and senior fellows through the Knowles Teaching Initiative and held more than 400 U.S. patents.


Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) Alumnus Brian Keener Wears Many Hats

“When I have the opportunity to explore new habitats and see new plants, it still excites me as much as when I just started. There is no doubt that the most exciting moments are making new discoveries of entities in nature that are new to science and requiring naming and describing,” Keener said. Learn more about this proud alumnus and his work including managing the Alabama Plant Atlas.


Dean's List - Fall 2019

“The 650 students on the Dean’s list embody the excellence throughout our college,” explained Dean Giordano. “Their initiative to continually excel inspires current and future students to reach higher to achieve their goals.” Congratulations to all of the COSAM students that made the Dean's List.


Museum Bird Collection Showcases Regional Specimens

“It documents a lot of unique birds from Alabama,” Dr. Hill said. “It’s a great resource for the students to learn about the birds they see regularly.” Learn more about the bird collection at Auburn's Museum of Natural History.


Auburn University Alumnus Named Flotek Industries, Inc. Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and President

John W. Gibson, Jr., a 1982 COSAM graduate began his new role in Houston, Texas, earlier this week. Find out more about this impressive alumnus


COSAM Inspires Young Scientists through Outreach Program that Goes Under the Surface

COSAM's Office of Outreach is inspiring young scientists to pursue a career in science and mathematics. Watch this short video clip showcasing the Getting Under the Surface (GUTS) program.

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