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Ortiz Wins 2014 Charles H. Stone Award

03/31/2015

The Stone Award of the Carolina-Piedmont Local Section of the ACS is given every two years to the most outstanding chemist in the southeastern United States. This prestigious award recognizes contributions to the field of chemistry through activities in the scientific community, public outreach, education, and research. Previous winners from Auburn are Stewart Schneller (2001) and Dave Worley (2004).

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Goodwin wins 2015 COSAM Faculty Service/Outreach award

03/30/2015

Professor Doug Goodwin has been awarded the 2015 COSAM Faculty Service/Outreach award based on his leadership role in helping to bring STEM education to prisoners in Alabama under the umbrella of the Auburn Prison Arts + Education Project.

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Graduate student accepts instructor position with United States Navy

03/30/2015

Professor Doug Goodwin has been awarded the 2015 COSAM Faculty Service/Outreach award based on his leadership role in helping to bring STEM education to prisoners in Alabama under the umbrella of the Auburn Prison Arts + Education Project.

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COSAM students receive Outstanding Graduate Student Awards

03/30/2015

Professor Doug Goodwin has been awarded the 2015 COSAM Faculty Service/Outreach award based on his leadership role in helping to bring STEM education to prisoners in Alabama under the umbrella of the Auburn Prison Arts + Education Project.

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COSAM alumnus spotlight: Dr. George Hardy

03/30/2015

Long before Dr. George Hardy, ‘77, kept the mouths of Alexander City, Ala., healthy, he was an actor starring in the 1989 cult classic “Troll 2,” adoringly referred to as “the best worst movie ever.”

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Gay accepts the Nuclear Power Instructor (Navy) position in Charleston, South Carolina.

03/30/2015

Mr. Randall Gay was offered both the Naval Reactor Engineer job at the Washington, D.C., Naval Yard and the Nuclear Power Instructor (Navy) job in Charleston, South Carolina. 

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Han selected as the recipient of the 2015-2017 Jack B. Brown Endowed Faculty Award

03/30/2015

Dr. Xiaoying (Maggie) Han has been selected as the recipient of the 2015-2017 Jack B. Brown Endowed Faculty Award with unanimous support from the 2015-2017 Jack B. Brown Endowed Faculty Award Committee and the approval from Dean Giordano.

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Yuxiang Zheng selected one of AU Outstanding Master's Students for 2014-2015

03/19/2015

Dr. Xiaoying (Maggie) Han has been selected as the recipient of the 2015-2017 Jack B. Brown Endowed Faculty Award with unanimous support from the 2015-2017 Jack B. Brown Endowed Faculty Award Committee and the approval from Dean Giordano.

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Gathiaka Selected as Outstanding Doctoral Student

03/19/2015

Symon Gathiaka (Acevedo group) was recently chosen by the Graduate School as one of Auburn University’s Outstanding Doctoral students for this year.

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Students create app, win prize for “Is Toomer’s Corner Being Rolled Right Now” app

03/16/2015

Symon Gathiaka (Acevedo group) was recently chosen by the Graduate School as one of Auburn University’s Outstanding Doctoral students for this year.

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Pate named Young Optometrist of the South

03/16/2015

Rob Pate, a 2002 graduate of the College of Sciences Mathematics, has been named Young Optometrist of the South by the Southern Council of Optometrists. The award recognizes an optometrist in practice for less than 10 years who has already made a significant impact in the field of optometry. Pate graduated from the University of Alabama School of Optometry in 2007 and joined EyeCare Associates in Hoover, Ala., as an associate. In 2014, he became a full partner of the practice. Pate is involved in both state and national optometric organizations including the Birmingham Area Optometric Society, the Alabama Optometric Association’s InfantSee committee and the Alabama Special Olympics Opening Eyes program. While at Auburn, he was a four-year starter for the football team. He has written, “A Tiger’s Walk: Memoirs of an Auburn Football Player,” and is a radio broadcaster hosting a live, weekly show providing commentary and analysis on Auburn football.

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American Geophysical Union highlights plasma research by DuBois

03/16/2015

Rob Pate, a 2002 graduate of the College of Sciences Mathematics, has been named Young Optometrist of the South by the Southern Council of Optometrists. The award recognizes an optometrist in practice for less than 10 years who has already made a significant impact in the field of optometry. Pate graduated from the University of Alabama School of Optometry in 2007 and joined EyeCare Associates in Hoover, Ala., as an associate. In 2014, he became a full partner of the practice. Pate is involved in both state and national optometric organizations including the Birmingham Area Optometric Society, the Alabama Optometric Association’s InfantSee committee and the Alabama Special Olympics Opening Eyes program. While at Auburn, he was a four-year starter for the football team. He has written, “A Tiger’s Walk: Memoirs of an Auburn Football Player,” and is a radio broadcaster hosting a live, weekly show providing commentary and analysis on Auburn football.

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Armbruster names catfish species after Star Wars character

03/16/2015

Jonathan Armbruster, biological sciences professor and curator of fishes for the Auburn University Museum of Natural History, has named a previously unknown species of catfish in honor of the enigmatic Star Wars fan favorite, Greedo.

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Cao delivers keynote talk 9th International Conference on Computational Physics

03/16/2015

Jonathan Armbruster, biological sciences professor and curator of fishes for the Auburn University Museum of Natural History, has named a previously unknown species of catfish in honor of the enigmatic Star Wars fan favorite, Greedo.

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Museum of Natural History and Department and Biological Sciences announce new scholarship program

03/16/2015

Jonathan Armbruster, biological sciences professor and curator of fishes for the Auburn University Museum of Natural History, has named a previously unknown species of catfish in honor of the enigmatic Star Wars fan favorite, Greedo.

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SCB and Honors Biology help control invasive plants on National Pi Day

03/16/2015

A small but mighty combined force of 5 students from our AU Society for Conservation Biology chapter and Honors Biology (BIOL 1037) traveled to Haines Island Park (Monroe Co. AL) to help the Alabama Plant Conservation Alliance control invasive plants. The event took place on March 14 (3/14/15), National Pi Day, when the date and time shortly following 9:26:53 would represent the value of Pi. We commemorated that moment by taking a group photo with everyone holding a photo of a Pi pie! Besides interesting biological findings, we helped control much invasive privet at the park. And of course during lunch we enjoyed some pie for dessert!

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2015 Arboretum Photo Contest

03/12/2015

Once again it’s time to start thinking about your entries for the annual Davis Arboretum Photo Contest!  It’s your photographs that give us the amazing selection of images to choose from for our Arboretum calendar.

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Bezdek to Deliver a Plenary Talk at the Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, Budapest

03/12/2015

Once again it’s time to start thinking about your entries for the annual Davis Arboretum Photo Contest!  It’s your photographs that give us the amazing selection of images to choose from for our Arboretum calendar.

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Hammer accepts Assistant Professor position with Cedar Crest College (Allentown, PA)

03/09/2015

Once again it’s time to start thinking about your entries for the annual Davis Arboretum Photo Contest!  It’s your photographs that give us the amazing selection of images to choose from for our Arboretum calendar.

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Peng Zeng Receives 2015 Dr. Marie Kraska Award

03/09/2015

Dr. Peng Zeng is the recipient of the 2015 Dr. Marie Kraska Award for Excellence in Teaching (Statistics). The Kraska Award Committee unanimously recommended Dr. Zeng for the award.

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Ortiz wins COSAM Dean’s Faculty Research Award

03/04/2015

Professor Vincent Ortiz from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has been honored with the 2015 COSAM Dean’s Research Award. Ortiz, an internationally respected quantum chemist, has worked at the forefront of internationally regarded research over the entire course of his 30 year career, has given unselfishly to the cause of diversity in STEM, has contributed to student success, and has offered his expertise to professional service.

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Graduate Student from Merner Lab Wins Fellowship

03/03/2015

Rolande Meudom, a second year graduate student in the research group of Dr. Bradley Merner, was recently awarded a Cellular and Molecular Biosciences Summer Research Fellowship. Congratulations Rolande!

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NSF Career Award for Patkowski

03/19/2014

Rolande Meudom, a second year graduate student in the research group of Dr. Bradley Merner, was recently awarded a Cellular and Molecular Biosciences Summer Research Fellowship. Congratulations Rolande!

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