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Auburn University, University of Texas Professors Awarded $90k NSF Award to Study Hawaiian Habitats Created by Volcanic Eruption

Scientists studying in Hawaii

05/26/2020

When the volcano Kīlauea erupted in Hawaii in 2018, the outpouring of lava created new, unusual habitats on the island of Hawaii. Auburn University Professor and Chair of Biological Sciences Scott Santos, along with his former graduate student Justin Havird, recently received a two-year, $90,055 Rapid Response Research (RAPID) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study these new habitats.

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Physics Alumnus Presents at Conferences, Publishes Research in “Nature Physics” and Pursues Doctorate Degree at Purdue University

James Nakamura

05/26/2020

Pursuing an education in physics has given James Nakamura the opportunity to present at conferences in both France and Japan, have his work published in Nature Physics while earning his doctorate degree at Purdue University, and solidify his career goal as a research scientist. Nakamura graduated from Auburn University with his undergraduate degree as a double-major in physics and chemical engineering in 2014. He is currently at Purdue University earning his Ph.D. in physics.

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COSAM Junior Strives for Career as Surgeon

Avery

05/26/2020

Throughout high school, Auburn University junior Avery Silar struggled with math and science. It wasn’t until a high school biology teacher showed her how much fun learning about science could be that she started to consider careers in the STEM field.

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Physics Graduate Joins National Laboratory to Work with Plasma Simulation Codes

Taylor Hall

05/19/2020

Taylor Hall earned his doctorate degree in physics and is applying those skills in his new job at Sandia National Laboratories.

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Recent COSAM Graduate Pursues Hospital Lab Career

Sydney Sommers

05/19/2020

Recent Auburn University graduate Sydney Sommers plans to use her degree through the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) to do the important work that will allow doctors to make patient diagnoses. Originally from Huntsville, Ala., Sydney recently graduated with a degree in clinical laboratory science and plans to work in a hospital laboratory.  

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Message from Dean Giordano - May 12, 2020

COSAM Dean Nicholas J. Giordano.

05/12/2020

To all faculty, staff and students in COSAM,

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Auburn Graduates Postpone Wedding and Write Letters to Patients in Isolation

Macy Armstrong

05/12/2020

Although Macy Armstrong and Harrison Reeves graduated from Auburn University and were excited to get married, they had to postpone their ceremony until September due to COVID-19.

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COSAM Sophomore Prepares for Vet School through COSAM

Santana

05/12/2020

The career that Auburn University student Santana Rojas plans to pursue was inspired by her partially blind cat, Martha. Santana is currently a sophomore studying microbiology through the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) with a concentration in pre-veterinary medicine.

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Billor to serve as Coordinator of Statistics and Data Science Programs and Han to serve as Director of the Actuarial Science Program

05/07/2020

Associate Chair Ash Abebe announces that Nedret Billor has agreed to serve as Coordinator of Statistics and Data Science Programs and Maggie Han has agreed to serve as Director of the Actuarial Science Program. Most recently the coordination of the statistics program was performed by Abebe (with help from the stat faculty) and the actuarial science program was directed by Dmitry Glotov (with help from Maggie).   Nedret will help manage the MS-Statistics, MPS, and MS-DSE programs as well as coordinate the teaching of statistics and data science courses. She will be assuming her role on 16 May.   Maggie will oversee our largest undergraduate major, ACTU, and lead the development of a master's program in the area. She will also be our representative with the Society of Actuaries. She will be assuming her role on 16 August.     Thanks to Nedret and Maggie for their willingness to serve.

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Message from Dean Giordano - May 5, 2020

COSAM Dean Nicholas J. Giordano.

05/05/2020

To all faculty, staff and students in COSAM,

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Three COSAM Faculty Receive $2.3+ Million for NSF CAREER Awards

05/05/2020



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Auburn Senior to Use COSAM Degree to Study Infectious Diseases

Megan

05/05/2020

Auburn University senior Megan Nordberg always desired to have a career in the science sector. She will soon use her degree in clinical laboratory sciences through the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) to pursue a career as an infectious disease preventionist.

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'Leave It To Us' Helps the Auburn-Opelika Community

Madison Patrick

05/05/2020

Madison Patrick embodies The Auburn Creed.

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Geologist Shares Nuggets of Advice with Auburn Students

Poole giving advice to a student.

05/05/2020

“Work on your networking skills,” Josh Poole ’15 explained at this year’s SUCCEED Conference. “In today’s workforce, relationships you start building now can be important later in furthering your career… Learn how to present yourself as the most marketable package, even if you have experience that might not seem directly related to a position.”

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Message from Dean Giordano - May 1, 2020

COSAM Dean Nicholas J. Giordano.

05/01/2020

To all faculty, staff, and students in COSAM,

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