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, January 21, 2020


Physics Graduate Student Speaks at Discover Auburn Lecture Series on February 13 at 3 p.m.

Interested in hearing what it is like to conduct a project on the International Space Station? Lori Scott, a graduate student in the Department of Physics, will share her experience at the Discover Auburn Lecture Series on February 13. Learn more.


Barbara Tuomisto Kronk ’65 Leaves Legacy through Endowed Scholarships

Auburn University COSAM alumna Barbara Tuomisto Kronk passed away on January 7, 2020. Read more about this alumna.


COSAM Alumna Passes Love of Chemistry on to Students

“Once I started working in an Organic Chemistry lab, I fell in love with it,” Dr. Scott said. “I’ve been doing research ever since. Having the chance to do undergraduate research really changed the trajectory of my career.” Check out this COSAM alumna.


COSAM Professor and Students Act Out Socratic Method

“In my calculus class, I wanted to elevate the student experience,” explained Dr. Oeding. “Instead of reading about it or just listening to a lecture, students had an opportunity play out a Greek tragedy that was somewhere in between the Socratic Method, and a journey to visit the Oracle.” Find out more about this class activity.



Learn More about Metacognition in a Special Five-Part Blog Mini-Series

In a five-part blog mini-series, collaborators across COSAM, the Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, the Office of Academic Assessment, and the Office of University shared insight about metacognition. See the blog mini-series.

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