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Dean Thomas holds an open forum for COSAM faculty and staff

Ed Thomas

08/31/2021

“I wanted to provide an opportunity for COSAM faculty and staff to openly ask questions and share feedback,” said Dean Edward Thomas Jr. “It is important for us to offer a platform where faculty and staff can learn more about the progress our college is making and talk about their concerns.”

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Auburn physicists awarded $1 million by NASA and NSF

Image of the Ring nebula, taken using an Auburn University astronomy terrace telescope. This is an example of the kind of nebula that the project will study.

08/31/2021

Auburn professors Mike Fogle and Stuart Loch, from the Department of Physics, were recently awarded $1.09 million in grants from NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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Kyle Heine receives two-year postdoctoral fellowship from the National Science Foundation

Kyle Heine

08/31/2021

After completing his degree at Auburn University, Kyle Heine has an opportunity to spend more time on the Plains with a prestigious two-year postdoctoral fellowship.

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Take your best shot, and get it ready for the Arboretum’s Photo Contest!

Arboretum Photo Contest

08/31/2021

All submissions are eligible to be featured in the 2022 calendar. Winners will be featured on the "Winners" page inside the calendar.   ENTRY RULES • The contest submissions are open to all photographers of all skill levels from August 30th - September 26th, 2021.   CATERGORIES: 1. PLANTS - Native plants: - Portraits of trees; big or small, young or old; Flowers, foliage, fruit, other parts of plants native to Alabama and the SE United States. This category will include fungi, lichens, landscapes, 2. AU - Iconic Auburn University: - Show us your take on what make Auburn University “iconic”- buildings, landscapes, people, comradery, whatever you choose to tell your AU story 3. SUSTAINABILITY - What sustainability means to you: - Share moments you experienced with friends or family, show us sustainable practices, this is your interpretation of what sustainability means to you (requires permission of the people in the photo). 4. WILDLIFE – Native wildlife: – Any subject from the animal kingdom native to Alabama and the SE United States 5. SELFIE - Selfie or picture of you or in Arboretum: - Pictures of you, your friends, family and others enjoying the Davis Arboretum. Pictures MUST be taken inside the Davis Arboretum for consideration in this category.   WINNING • All submissions are eligible to be chosen for the Arboretum’s 2021 Calendar. Winners will be featured on a "Winners page" inside the calendar. Images may also be used by the Arboretum in future marketing, advertising and promotions. • Winners will be determined by the number of likes each photo receives on the Arboretum’s Facebook page. Voting will take place September 27 – October 10. Winners will be announced October 13th. • 1st place winners can choose between: an Auburn Series Azalea or a $25 gift card to the Potting Shed in Auburn. • Winners will be notified via email, with instructions on how to claim prizes. Winning photos will be posted on the Arboretum Facebook, and Instagram pages.   Submitting entries: Submissions are open from August 30, 2021 to September 26, 2021 Photographers may submit up to 3 digital jpeg photos per category via email to arbinfo@auburn.edu  Email subject must read: *Photographer Last Name* Photo Contest Each entry should be titled using the following format: Category.title.photographer.jpeg For example: Plants. Tree selfie. Aubie Tiger.jpeg Submissions not following this format WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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Auburn biologist rediscovers forgotten activity of plant hormones

Aaron Rashotte

08/24/2021

“I tell people to think of my research on this project like studying chocolate,” said Aaron Rashotte.

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White coat ceremony welcomes new Rural Medicine Program students

Rural Medicine Students

08/24/2021

“Welcoming a new class of Rural Medicine Program students directly impacts the state of Alabama and future healthcare for our residents in smaller communities that may not be able to receive medical care,” said the College of Sciences and Mathematics' Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Robert Boyd.

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Student Research Spotlight - Roman Vasquez

08/18/2021

DMS Ph.D. graduate student Roman Vasquez featured in Auburn News. For the full story, click here

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Message from the Interim Dean

Ed Thomas, Jr.

08/17/2021

Greetings to all COSAM faculty, staff, and students,

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Curt Johnson awarded prestigious postdoctoral fellowship to work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Curt Johnson

08/17/2021

Curt Johnson has always had a passion for science.

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H.I.R.E (Hyundai Initiative for Robotics Excellence) - TEACHER TRAINING TAKES PLACE IN MONTGOMERY

Teachers training with robots

08/17/2021

As part of its Community Relations program, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama teamed up with Auburn University’s Southeastern Center of Robotics Education (SCORE) to start the Hyundai Initiative for Robotics Excellence (HIRE). The goal of HIRE is to establish robotics teams at public middle schools in Montgomery County to seed the next generation of a technically proficient workforce.

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Message from the Deans - Planning for Fall Semester

Message from the Deans

08/10/2021

Dear COSAM faculty, staff and students,

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Auburn receives $100K from NSF to upgrade instrumentation to detect environmental contaminants

Ann Ojeda

08/10/2021

Auburn University will have its first gas chromatograph and thermal combustion oven coupled with an isotope ratio mass spectrometer.

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Farewell Message from Dean Giordano

Dean and his granddaughter

08/03/2021

I have dedicated more than four decades in the field of higher education. During that time, I have taught, conducted research, and held many positions, and I have gotten the greatest satisfaction from working with students.

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Liles wants to help faculty, staff, and students excel and achieve as Acting ADR

Mark Liles

08/03/2021

“It is an absolute honor and privilege to be selected as COSAM’s Acting Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies,” said Mark R. Liles.

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COSAM’s Graduation Marshal Daniel Leaphart makes grandfather proud

08/03/2021

Daniel Leaphart is named after his grandfather who encouraged him to pursue a career in paleontology.

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