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Summer Bridge program under way this week

06/28/2016

Summer Bridge is a four-week, residential program for highly motivated, college bound students sponsored by COSAM’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. Founded in 1997, the program’s goal is to create a learning community of students who develop the academic and social skills necessary for achieving academic excellence from freshman year through graduation.

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Register now for the 6th annual Marie W. Wooten Memorial Run

06/28/2016

The 6th annual Marie W. Wooten Memorial Run will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, on Roosevelt Concourse near Parker Hall. Participants may choose from a 1-mile run, 5k or 10k. Each pre-registered participant will receive a T-shirt (available while supplies last). Online registration ends Aug. 6 at 5 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Marie W. Wooten Scholarship in the College of Sciences and Mathematics. The event continues to honor former Dean Marie Wooten’s memory while propelling her vision for the college. To register, visit the website. For more information, contact Brook Moates at brook@auburn.edu or 334-844-2931.

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Cao awarded NSF three-year research grant

06/20/2016

Dr. Yanzhao Cao is awarded an NSF three-year research grant in the amount of $160,000. The title of his research project is "Efficient and High Order PDF Methods for Nonlinear Filtering Problems." The aim of the research project is to develop high order and adaptive numerical algorithms and the corresponding numerical analysis on nonlinear filtering problems.

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Alumni Update: Travis Bray, chemistry ’08

06/14/2016

Travis Bray is the founder and executive director of Hereditary Colon Cancer Foundation. He is a colon cancer “previvor,” surviving a predisposition to cancer due to a hereditary mutation. At age 15, and after losing his father and grandfather to Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, Bray had his colon removed to prevent a 100-percent risk of cancer. After working for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory, and becoming very ill, Bray started the Hereditary Colon Cancer Foundation as a way to educate and inform families and medical professionals affected by the disease.

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COSAM alumnus leads sixth grade team to victory during the first Intrepid International Space Station Challenge

06/14/2016

Nathan Tubbs (pictured second from left), marine biology ’05, is a middle school teacher in Brooklyn, NY, whose students won the first Intrepid International Space Station Challenge, an experiment design competition created by the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, in partnership with the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) and the Ramon Foundation. Tubbs’ team took first place among the 42 competing teams from five New York City public schools.

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High school students competing in COSAM Outreach program win international awards

06/14/2016

Students who competed in the Greater East Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair, or GEARSEF, received honors at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world’s largest pre-college science competition.

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COSAM faculty, department honored with 2016 Faculty Awards

06/14/2016

Five faculty members and one department from the College of Sciences and Mathematics were named recipients of Auburn University’s 2016 Faculty Awards. 

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Professional school acceptance rates soar for Auburn students

06/09/2016

Students in the College of Sciences and Mathematics at Auburn University are consistently accepted to medical school at a rate that is more than 30 percent higher than the national average. Additionally, acceptance rates of Auburn students to optometry and dental schools are at 85 to 100 percent almost every year. The reason for these long-standing statistics has much to do with Beverley Childress, pre-health professions director for the College of Sciences and Mathematics. For more than 19 years, Childress has mentored, guided and established programs for Auburn students who have a desire for a career in healthcare.

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Meet COSAM’s Graduation Marshals for the 2015-2016 academic year, Austin Bush and Taylor Young

06/08/2016

Meet COSAM’s Graduation Marshals for the 2015-2016 academic year, Austin Bush and Taylor Young

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Pindzola receives Creative Research and Scholarship Award

06/08/2016

Michael Pindzola, professor in the Department of Physics, has received the Creative Research and Scholarship Award as part of the 2016 Faculty Awards recognizing some of the institution’s most innovative teachers, researchers and scholars for their unique and distinguished contributions to the university’s mission.

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Department of Geosciences awarded Departmental Award for Excellence in Education

06/08/2016

The Department of Geosciences was awarded the Departmental Award for Excellence in Education as part of the 2016 Faculty Awards recognizing some of the institution’s most innovative teachers, researchers and scholars for their unique and distinguished contributions to the university’s mission.

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Gorden receives Provost Award for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring

06/08/2016

Anne Gorden, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has received the Provost Award for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring as part of the university’s 2016 Faculty Awards, recognizing some of the institution’s most innovative teachers, researchers and scholars for their unique and distinguished contributions to the university’s mission.

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Schneller receives Distinguished Graduate Faculty Lectureship Award

06/08/2016

Stewart Schneller, former dean of the College of Sciences and Mathematics, and professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has received the Distinguished Graduate Faculty Leadership Award as part of the university’s 2016 Faculty Awards, recognizing some of the institution’s most innovative teachers, researchers and scholars for their unique and distinguished contributions to the university’s mission.

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Boyd receives The Gerald and Emily Leischuck Endowed Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching

06/08/2016

Bob Boyd, professor and chair of the Department of Biological Sciences, has received The Gerald and Emily Leischuck Endowed Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching as part of the university’s 2016 Faculty Awards, recognizing some of the institution’s most innovative teachers, researchers and scholars for their unique and distinguished contributions to the university’s mission.

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Dobson is named Alumni Professor

06/08/2016

Stephen Dobson, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, has been selected as an Alumni Professor as part of the university’s 2016 Faculty Awards, recognizing some of the institution’s most innovative teachers, researchers and scholars for their unique and distinguished contributions to the university’s mission. The Alumni Professorship program recognizes tenured faculty members with direct responsibilities in two or more of the institutional missions of instruction, research and outreach. Faculty selected to receive a professorship must have demonstrated exceptionally meritorious performance, distinctive competence and potential for continued high productivity and excellence.

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Han and McDonald awarded research grants by the Simons Foundation

05/31/2016

Drs. Maggie Han and Jessica McDonald have been awarded research grants by the Simons Foundation. Both grants are under the research program Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians.

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