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Mathematics alumna Angela Barlow named Graduate School dean at UCA

08/31/2017

COSAM alumna Angela Barlow was selected dean of the Graduate School at the University of Central Arkansas. In this role, Barlow will oversee UCA’s 62 graduate degrees and certificates.

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Mathematics alumnus wins AIG’s Kaggle/Data Science competition

08/28/2017

COSAM alumnus, Man Peng, PhD, mathematics ’08, won the American International Group’s, or AIG, first Kaggle/Data Science competition. Peng works as a data scientist in personal insurance for AIG’s headquarters in New York, NY.

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Jenda and Johnson to give keynote lectures at SAMSA 2017

08/04/2017

COSAM alumnus, Man Peng, PhD, mathematics ’08, won the American International Group’s, or AIG, first Kaggle/Data Science competition. Peng works as a data scientist in personal insurance for AIG’s headquarters in New York, NY.

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Auburn University professor secures an additional $5 million to increase diversity in STEM workforce

08/03/2017

Auburn University’s Overtoun Jenda, assistant provost for Special Projects and Initiatives and professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, secured an additional $5 million from the National Science Foundation for a five-year project that aims to diversify the workforce in the Black Belt region of Alabama by increasing the number of students from historically underrepresented groups who receive undergraduate and graduate degrees in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM.  Jenda had previously secured $5 million in funding for projects aimed at increasing diversity in the STEM workforce, bringing his total to $10 million in the last year.

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Auburn University’s Rural Medicine Program establishing quality healthcare in underserved Alabama areas

08/03/2017

In Alabama, all but five of the state’s 67 counties are on the federal list of medically underserved areas, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Sciences. Thirty-eight of those counties lack hospitals with labor and delivery service, and eight Alabama counties do not have hospitals at all.

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Chase Richburg selected COSAM’s 2017 Summer Graduation Marshal

08/03/2017

Chemistry major Chase Richburg, the son of two Auburn University graduates, was selected to be the 2017 College of Sciences and Mathematics Summer Graduation Marshal. Richburg will graduate from the Honors College with a 3.96 GPA and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.

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Auburn University scientists release 26 Eastern indigo snakes into Conecuh National Forest as part of ongoing reintroduction effort

08/03/2017

Chemistry major Chase Richburg, the son of two Auburn University graduates, was selected to be the 2017 College of Sciences and Mathematics Summer Graduation Marshal. Richburg will graduate from the Honors College with a 3.96 GPA and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.

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