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van Wyk receives 2018 Dr. Robert K. Butz Award for Excellence in Teaching in Mathematics

04/26/2018

Dr. Hans-Werner van Wyk is the recipient of the 2018 Dr. Robert K. Butz Award for Excellence in Teaching in Mathematics.

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Edward L. King Endowed Chair/Professorship to be established through a deferred gift

04/25/2018

The Edward L. King Endowed Chair/Professorship will be established through a deferred gift from King's estate. King, a 1968 math graduate, is President of Acoustics & Specialties LLC, based in Memphis, TN. Through this significant estate gift, King is investing in future generations of our faculty.

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A closer look at COSAM’s Clinical Laboratory Science program

Kat Milly West sitting in front of a microscope

04/19/2018

April 23-27 is National Medical Laboratory Professionals week, and as such, COSAM is offering a summary of our Clinical Laboratory Sciences program, which is second to none. Offering bachelor of science degrees in laboratory science and medical laboratory science, Auburn’s program is exceptional in that, unlike other programs, students gain exposure to numerous courses of study including clinical microbiology, hematology, clinical biochemistry, blood bank and clinical parasitology.

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Meet the spring 2018 COSAM Graduation Marshal, Abbey Phelps

Abbey Phelps

04/19/2018

Abbey Phelps was selected to serve as the spring 2018 COSAM Graduation Marshal. Student marshals are selected by an awards committee from each college. To be considered, students must have completed a minimum of four semesters at Auburn University with a scholastic average of 3.40 (graduating cum laude) or higher and possess qualities of leadership, citizenship, character and promise of professional ability.

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A sterling physician: COSAM alumnus is resident at Johns Hopkins

Dr. Cole Sterling

04/19/2018

As an internal medicine resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Cole Sterling’s job is to manage and evaluate patients who are sick enough to warrant a hospital stay. He also tracks patients who need regular care at his outpatient clinic. The nature of his work demands a strong ability to diagnose and solve problems, as well as people skills.

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Dr. Kumer Das ('05) has been named ACE Fellow

04/19/2018

PhD graduate Dr. Kumer Das ('05) has been named ACE Fellow. Dr. Das is at Lamar University where he is a professor in the Department of Mathematics, Interim Associate Provost for Research, and Director, Office of Undergraduate Research. FYI, Dr. Das's PhD advisor was Dr. Jerry Veeh.

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Dr. Lisa Peterson selected as the 2018 Honors College Professor of the Year.

04/12/2018

Dr. Lisa Peterson has been selected as the 2018 Honors College Professor of the Year. The Honors College and Honors Congress will present this award to Dr. Peterson at the Honors College Medal Ceremony on the afternoon of Friday, May 4th at 3:00 pm, at the Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel & Conference Center at Grand National.   Background information: This award is given annually to an outstanding Honors faculty member for "going beyond the normal classroom duties to find ways to motivate and enhance the students' learning experiences." Faculty members considered for this award are nominated by and voted on by the Honors College student body to select the award winner. Congratulations Lisa!

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Ms. Holmes accepts lecturer position at University of Kentucky in Lexington

04/09/2018

PhD student Ms. Amber Holmes has accepted a lecturer position at the University of Kentucky in Lexington and will start to work there in Fall 2018. Dr. Curt Lindner is Amber's PhD advisor.

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Geosciences students placed at a regional competition of petroleum exploration

Geosciences students with Dr. Uddin holding a giant check

04/06/2018

For the first time in Auburn history, Department of Geosciences graduate students placed highly at the prestigious annual competition of the Imperial Barrel Award, or IBA, in Houston, Texas. Eleven schools from the Gulf Coast region competed, including six schools from Texas (University of Texas at Austin, Texas A & M University, University of Houston, Rice University, University of Texas at San Antonio, Stephen F. Austin State University), three from Louisiana (Tulane University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, University of New Orleans), and two from Alabama (Auburn University and University of Alabama).

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New Research Characterizes Instructional Styles in Over 2,000 STEM Classrooms

Jordan Harshman

04/06/2018

In 2012, a report by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology predicted that the United States would need to produce an additional 1 million new STEM professionals by 2022 if we are to maintain our historic preeminence in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. As a result, the number of students receiving undergraduate STEM degrees must increase between 2012 and 2022 by some 34 percent annually over the 2012 rates.

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The Transporter: COSAM professor researching mitochondrial copper storage reveals biochemical 'breakthrough'

Paul Cobine

04/06/2018

Associate Professor Paul Cobine discovered how copper crosses the mitochondrial membrane, which could have life-saving implications for those with diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, Parkinson's disease, and even some forms of Lou Gehrig's disease.

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