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NASA, Nature Astronomy and Array of Publications Showcase Research of Auburn Astrophysicist and Team

Comet 2I Borisov

04/28/2020

Comets are left-over building blocks of planets, composed of ice, dust and gasses. Dennis Bodewits, associate professor in the Department of Physics, unlocks information hidden inside these dirty snowballs through laboratory astrophysics and observations with space telescopes.

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Auburn University’s College of Sciences and Mathematics Awards the First Ph.D. in Earth System Science

Nick Soltis

04/28/2020

Nick Soltis’ final semester did not go as expected, and his commencement ceremony is now scheduled on a date a few months later than originally planned. However, the accomplishments of this soon-to-be graduate are nothing short of amazing, making a mark in the College of Sciences and Mathematics’ (COSAM) history.

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COSAM Senior Follows Passion for Math into New Career

Jarett Bache

04/28/2020

Auburn University senior Jarett Bache loves the challenges that studying math offers. Originally from Norcross, Ga., Jarett’s father and uncle are Auburn graduates and he grew up as an Auburn football fan. On a high school college tour, he had the chance to see campus through the eyes of a student.

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Business Consultant Helps Students Navigate their Future

Josh Jarrell

04/28/2020

“I solve problems for my clients,” Josh Jarrell explained. “I find inconsistencies in sales data and apply conceptual solutions in customized ways to increase market share and price products correctly.”

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Jiaxu (Bruce) Gao and Luying (Elaine) Gan recognized

04/24/2020

Two DMS students have been recognized as outstanding international students: Jiaxu (Bruce) Gao: undergrad Applied Math/Actuarial Science major Luying (Elaine) Gan: PhD student

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Message from Dean Giordano - April 24, 2020

COSAM Dean Nicholas J. Giordano.

04/24/2020

To all faculty, staff and students in COSAM,

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Message from Robert S. Boyd - COVID Lemonade

Robert Boyd, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

04/21/2020

The last month or so has been one for the record books. The COVID-19 pandemic is an event that will make enormous changes in our society and have global impact. The word “unprecedented” is being worn out with use. Its impact is being likened to recent events such as 9-11 and the 2008 financial crisis. What is clear is that we face an enormous challenge.

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Message from Dean Giordano - April 21, 2020

COSAM Dean Nicholas J. Giordano.

04/21/2020

To all faculty, staff, and students in COSAM,

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COSAM Senior Prepares for Career as Actuary

Brooke Ledbetter

04/21/2020

Auburn University student Brooke Ledbetter stumbled into her current major of applied mathematics with a concentration in actuarial sciences. She is currently a senior studying in the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM).

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COSAM Inspired Chris Hill to Teach Math and He Inspires the Next Generation

Chris Hill

04/21/2020

Auburn graduate Chris Hill inspires others to pursue a career in mathematics, just as his College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) instructors did for him.

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COSAM Senior Prepares for Future as Veterinarian

Sara Lowther

04/21/2020

Auburn University senior Sara Lowther is following in her grandfather’s footsteps. Originally from Mobile, Ala., Sara is studying microbiology through the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) with a concentration on pre-veterinary medicine.

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McDonald's proposal submitted to 2019-2020 Intramural Grants Program (IGP) approved for funding

04/20/2020

Dr. Jessica McDonald's proposal, submitted to the 2019-2020 Intramural Grants Program (IGP), entitled Structure and Colouring in Graphs, has been approved for funding.  The approved project budget is $25,000 from the OVPRED. The term of the grant is for two years ending April 30, 2022.

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Message from Dean Giordano - April 17, 2020

COSAM Dean Nicholas J. Giordano.

04/17/2020

To all faculty, staff, and students in COSAM,

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Message from Dean Giordano - April 14, 2020

COSAM Dean Nicholas J. Giordano.

04/14/2020

To all faculty, staff, and students in COSAM,

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Dean Giordano Shares Virtual Update with COSAM's Leadership Council Members

Dean Giordano welcomes COSAM Leadership Council Members

04/14/2020

“This is a new experience for us all, but it is a great opportunity for us to improve how we stay connected with our Leadership Council members who live across the entire country,” explained Dean Nicholas J. Giordano of the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM).

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Ashley Lane, Rural Medicine Doc

Ashley Lane

04/14/2020

Dr. Ashley Lane, a 2009 graduate of Auburn’s College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM), practices rural medicine in her hometown of Lineville, Alabama.

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Karen McNeal Encourages People to Talk About Climate in State-Focused Webinar

04/14/2020

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Message from Dean Giordano - April 10, 2020

COSAM Dean Nicholas J. Giordano.

04/10/2020

To all faculty, staff, and students in COSAM,

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Y. Cao and Glotov and to be GPO and UPO, respectively

04/07/2020

Congratulations to Dr. Yanzhao Cao and to Dr. Dmitry Glotov. Dr. Cao will begin serving as Associate Chair and GPO on May 16, 2020. Dr. Glotov will begin serving as Associate Chair and UPO on August 16, 2020.

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Message from Dean Giordano - April 7, 2020

COSAM Dean Nicholas J. Giordano.

04/07/2020

To all faculty, staff, and students in COSAM,

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Message from Dean Giordano - April 7, 2020

COSAM Dean Nicholas J. Giordano.

04/06/2020

Dear COSAM Alumni and Friends,

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NSF Funding Assists Auburn in Preparing Students to Collaboratively Solve STEM Problems

04/06/2020

Using multiple disciplines to approach and solve problems in an ever-changing workforce is essential for students pursuing careers in STEM fields. Auburn University is preparing students with the necessary skills to excel through the Collaborative Approaches among Scientists and Engineers (CASE) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) which was recently funded by the National Science Foundation.

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COSAM Senior Plans to Inspire Future Scientists through Teaching

Georgeann Hester

04/06/2020

Auburn University senior Georgeann Hester will soon graduate with a degree in microbial, cellular, and molecular biology, with a minor in French, and hopes to one day inspire future scientists.

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Applied Mathematics Helps Alumnus as a Trial Attorney

04/06/2020

Auburn graduate Tom Oliver uses his background in applied mathematics to relate complex laws to the real world.A trial attorney and founding shareholder at Birmingham-based Carr Allison, Oliver handles complex litigation involving catastrophic injuries for national transportation companies throughout the Southeast. However, prior to his career as a lawyer, Oliver was a student in the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM). Oliver graduated from Auburn in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics. Originally an engineering student, Oliver made the switch to COSAM and found the combination of his mathematics professors and classes as a challenge that really impacted his education.“The applied mathematics curriculum really challenged me and taught me to think critically, which ultimately provided me with a great platform for being successful in law school and my career as a lawyer,” Oliver said.After leaving Auburn, Oliver went on to pursue his Juris Doctorate degree at Samford University. Since then, he has litigated cases in state and federal courts of Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virginia, as well as developed Carr Allison’s accident response GO TEAM. “The biggest challenge is learning the laws and technology that apply to transportation companies. I relish the challenge, as my personal motto has always been ‘learn something new every day’,” he said.In his years of practicing, Oliver has received numerous recognitions and accolades. He served in multiple positions for USLAW, including as chairman from 2015-2016. He is an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, a trustee and former president of the Alabama Law Foundation, and a board member and former chairman of the Alabama Chapter of the March of Dimes. Additionally, Oliver served as president of the Auburn University Bar Association and chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Alabama State Bar. He continues to remain active in the Alabama State Bar and the American Bar Association.Looking back, he views the challenges and hard work put in at Auburn as the first step to getting his career off the ground.“My advice for current COSAM students would be to focus on the task at hand and to be the very best that you can be every day. A commitment to the best grades you can muster while being as well rounded as possible will make you yet another successful Auburn graduate,” Oliver said

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Johnson and Jenda receive NSF grant

04/05/2020

DMS congratulates Pete Johnson and Overtoun Jenda who have received a grant from NSF for $259,200 over three years (2020-2023) to support their REU. Half of the funds ($129,600) are from the EPSCoR program.   Pete is busy admitting students for this summer.  Overtoun and Pete will have a virtual REU this year.

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