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DMS Graduate Student Awards

12/15/2020

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics 2020 Graduate Student Awards:

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Jr. Mad Scientist outreach event embodies COSAM's commitment to impactful service

Jr. Mad Scientist Event

12/15/2020

On November 3 and 5, the Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) student organization hosted its annual Jr. Mad Scientist outreach event, with the support of the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) Outreach Department. Jr. Mad Scientist is a free community event GWIS looks forward to hosting each Fall. It is an open house style event for children in 1st-5th grades in which children and their chaperone(s) browse tables, participate in demonstrations, and complete make and take activities, learning throughout the night from graduate students in STEM from across the university.

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New genetics degree prepares students for careers in a growing field of biosciences

12/15/2020

On December 11, the Alabama Commission on Higher Education approved a new Bachelor of Science degree in genetics. 

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Carlos Garner honored as COVID-19 hero

12/15/2020

The College of Human Sciences held its annual International Quality of Life Awards (IQLA) virtually.

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SCORE holds annual robotics conference in virtual format

12/15/2020

The Southeastern Center of Robotics Education (SCORE) at Auburn University hosted their annual Educational Robotics Conference in virtual format to continue providing support for teachers during this challenging time for educators.

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COSAM Graduation Marshal seeks to elevate the student experience for future generations

12/08/2020

“My defining Auburn experience is how my mentors have encouraged me to explore the world of research and push myself outside of my own boundaries to take advantage of every opportunity,” explained Noah Gibson, the Fall 2020 Graduation Marshal for the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM). “I want to give back to future generations of students and help them have an exceptional college experience like I did.”

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Treasured Forests

12/08/2020

 

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Rock-solid performance from Ella Larson from the Department of Geosciences at this year’s 3MT competition

12/08/2020

Eleanore (Ella) Larson began her Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) asking the audience, “I’d like you to picture this” on November 19 in Foy Hall. She never pictured that she would both be the competition runner-up and the people’s choice winner.

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COSAM’s proven path helps 77 biomedical sciences students gain acceptance into health professions programs

12/08/2020

“A total of 77 students who majored in biomedical sciences and participated in COSAM’s PPAC program were accepted into professional schools during the 2020 application cycle,” explained Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Robert Boyd in the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM). “Of these 77 students, 73 entered leading medical or dental schools and 4 enrolled in optometry school programs.”

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COSAM OIED names 2020 Inclusive Excellence in STEM Award winners

Dr. Stephanie L. Shepherd, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences

12/01/2020

The COSAM Office of Inclusion, Equity and Diversity (OIED) has awarded the 2020 Inclusive Excellence in STEM Faculty award to Dr. Stephanie L. Shepherd, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences, and the Inclusive Excellence in STEM Student award to Abby Beatty, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences. About her recognition, Abby Beatty stated, “I honestly can't think of any award I have ever received that means as much as this one.”

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COSAM Office of Outreach continues to offer science-centered family fun events

COSAM Campfire event

12/01/2020

This Fall, COSAM Outreach premiered a new series of family events called “COSAM Campfires.” The Donald E. Davis Arboretum provided the perfect backdrop for these outdoor gatherings. Family units took seats in the grass with snacks and crafts while waiting for the presentations to begin. Faux fires from solar lights designated the socially distanced family spots, and a tissue paper and twinkle light fire display created a center piece for photos.

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Vice president of naviHealth offers COSAM students advice

Kate Wehr

12/01/2020

Kate Wehr Johnson ’05 graduated with her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM).

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