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Tuesday, February 18, 2020


Monika Raj - Only Researcher in Alabama Named as 2020 Sloan Fellow

“Monika is one of the 23 fellows chosen this year in the field of in chemistry and biochemistry,” explained Dr. Curtis Shannon, Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. “I am pleased to call her a colleague and am excited to see what creative science comes from her lab in the future.” Learn more about this fellowship.


Tiger Giving Day - February 19, 2020

Tomorrow is Tiger Giving Day! You can watch COSAM's video segments and donate directly through these pages:

Learn more about COSAM's two projects.


EmpowHER Conference Encourages Girls to Passionately Pursue Science

“Science has no limits,” said an eleventh grade student at the first EmpowHER Conference. Learn how girls participated in engaging discussions with women in STEM on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.


Marie E. Strader, Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences

“It’s also an environment that is constantly hammered by human-induced change,” Dr. Strader said. “It’s something that I feel like deserves a lot of attention and it’s very important for us to understand these systems better than we do before they’re gone.” Learn more about Dr. Marie Strader in this COSAM Faculty Focus.


Meet Some of the 2019-2020 COSAM Leaders!

COSAM Leaders, a group of COSAM juniors and seniors, serve as the official student representatives of the college. Comprised of eight men and eight women, COSAM Leaders promote resources and events within the college, engage with faculty, staff and alumni, host distinguished visitors, present awards, and recruit prospective COSAM students, among other tasks. Learn more about these outstanding COSAM student leaders


COSAM Talks: COSAM SCOREs with Robotics Education

In this month’s episode, Jennifer Spencer, assistant director of the Southeaster Center of Robotics Education (SCORE), talks about robotics, drones, 3D printing and more. Learn more about an upcoming drone competition that will take place on February 22 as well as the Alabama State VEX Robotics Championship, February 26 – 29. To find out more about SCORE, visit


Hyundai Donating $70,000 to Create Robotics Teams at all MPS Middle Schools

“SCORE at Auburn University is excited to partner with HMMA and MPS to bring hands-on STEM opportunities to middle school students in Montgomery,” Ewald said. “SCORE has played a major role in growing robotics programs across the state, making Alabama the fastest growing state for robotics in the country two years in a row.” Find out more about this partnership.

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