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State Representative Lovvorn supports COSAM’s BEST Robotics outreach program

09/22/2017

State representative Joe Lovvorn stopped by the Sciences Center Classrooms Building on campus to present a check to Dean Nicholas Giordano and COSAM Director of Outreach Mary Lou Ewald for BEST Robotics. Answering the nation’s need for more and better-prepared workers in scientific, industrial and technological fields, BEST, which stands for “Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology,” is a middle school and high school robotics program, now in its 25th year nationally and 17th year in Alabama. BEST Robotics is the only robotics program in the nation that is offered to schools at no cost. The not-for-profit, all-volunteer program challenges students to design, build and market a robot to use in a six-week-long series of competitions, culminating in the South’s BEST championship, which is hosted by Auburn University’s College of Sciences and Mathematics and the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.

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David Zalik becomes new billionaire.

09/22/2017

State representative Joe Lovvorn stopped by the Sciences Center Classrooms Building on campus to present a check to Dean Nicholas Giordano and COSAM Director of Outreach Mary Lou Ewald for BEST Robotics. Answering the nation’s need for more and better-prepared workers in scientific, industrial and technological fields, BEST, which stands for “Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology,” is a middle school and high school robotics program, now in its 25th year nationally and 17th year in Alabama. BEST Robotics is the only robotics program in the nation that is offered to schools at no cost. The not-for-profit, all-volunteer program challenges students to design, build and market a robot to use in a six-week-long series of competitions, culminating in the South’s BEST championship, which is hosted by Auburn University’s College of Sciences and Mathematics and the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.

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COSAM alumnus George Baker reflects on life as a student at API in the 1940s

09/22/2017

George Baker, pre-medicine ’45, was born in 1925 in Columbus, Georgia, and he enrolled at Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University) in 1941. During his childhood, Baker watched his father, Dr. E.L. Baker, practice medicine. As a result, Baker was naturally drawn to the field and studied pre-medicine while a student at Auburn.

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Playing molecular Lego: Merner explores the complex architecture and construction of creating carbon nanotubes

09/22/2017

George Baker, pre-medicine ’45, was born in 1925 in Columbus, Georgia, and he enrolled at Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University) in 1941. During his childhood, Baker watched his father, Dr. E.L. Baker, practice medicine. As a result, Baker was naturally drawn to the field and studied pre-medicine while a student at Auburn.

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Mansoorabadi receives competitive DOE award to research a solution to the world’s energy crisis

09/22/2017

George Baker, pre-medicine ’45, was born in 1925 in Columbus, Georgia, and he enrolled at Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University) in 1941. During his childhood, Baker watched his father, Dr. E.L. Baker, practice medicine. As a result, Baker was naturally drawn to the field and studied pre-medicine while a student at Auburn.

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Nature lover and herpetologist Sierra Stiles discusses life, love and the outdoors

09/22/2017

Sierra Stiles is a COSAM alumna who received a master’s in biology. She is currently pursuing a second master’s in science education in the College of Education at Auburn. From early childhood, she has devoted a tremendous amount of time and resources to the outdoors.

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Guanqun Cao is awarded an NSF grant

09/05/2017

Dr. Guanqun Cao is awarded an NSF grant for her research project "AMPS: New Challenges in the Next Generation of Statistical Algorithms for Modern Power Systems." The award is $212,916 and the funding period is 2017-2020. She serves as PI and two Auburn Engineering faculty members Drs. Shiwen Mao and Mark Helms serve as co-PI. 

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