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Rural Medicine Program students dedicate their lives to giving back to the state of Alabama

Rural Medicine Students

09/28/2021

“I am devoted to bridging the gap with rural communities and helping provide healthcare solutions in small communities in this state,” said Cameron Roddy.

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DMS professor Nane receives funding from the Alabama Center of Excellence

09/22/2021

Dr. Erkan Nane has received funding as co-investigator on a three-year grant from the Alabama Center of Excellence run by the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. The project entitled “Groundwater 2070 in Baldwin County, Alabama Under a Changing Climate and Threatened by Seawater Intrusion: From Sustainability to Vulnerability” is a collaboration with geologists from the University of Alabama. The objective of this project is to study the quantity and quality of groundwater in Baldwin County, Alabama (AL) affected by climate change and threatened by seawater intrusion, and their optimization to support sustainability of freshwater resources for residences in the coastal area in the next half century.   Congratulations, Erkan!  

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Students at FAMU learn about graduate school at Auburn and NSF Research Traineeship program

Katie Brown speaking with a student at the FAMU Graduate School Recruitment Fair.

09/21/2021

“It was exciting to finally meet one of our advisors to our NSF Research Traineeship program, Dr. Richard Gragg Associate Director and Associate Professor in environmental science at FAMU. It’s been difficult to promote a new program in COVID conditions, but I was happy to inform the interested upperclassmen of FAMU of Auburn’s NSF Traineeship increasing the future climate resiliency in the southeastern United States, with funded positions with $34K stipends and tuition waivers,” said Katie Brown, program coordinator. “Our applications are now open again to all interested upperclassmen.” 

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DMS Professor Carpenter receives a new DoD contract totaling $300,000

09/17/2021

Mark Carpenter received a new DoD contract totaling $300,000 for machine learning and mathematical modeling. This work is in collaboration with his colleagues in Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science.

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Research experience opportunities for first year students available in new pilot biology course

An up-close photo of soil bacterium (Bacillus velezensis AP102) producing an antibiotic that inhibits the animal pathogen Aeromonas hydrophila.

09/14/2021

“This pilot project gives us a chance to help undergraduate students engage in research early on,” said Min Zhong, senior lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences. “Students participating will develop functional lab skills, improve their scientific communication, gain hands-on experience collaborating with other students, and benefit them in the post-graduation setting.” 

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SIAM Southeastern Atlantic Section Conference

09/14/2021

The SIAM Southeastern Atlantic Section Conference will be held at Auburn University September 18 - 19

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COSAM kicks off Welcome Week with COSAM Open House

Bob Boyd

09/14/2021

A squirrel monkey, albino hedgehog and native Eastern indigo snake were just a few of the celebrity guests at the 2021 Annual College of Sciences and Mathematics, or COSAM, Open House. 

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DMS Professor Carpenter receives a DoD contract totaling $175,000

09/13/2021

Mark Carpenter received a DoD contract totaling $175,000 for machine learning and mathematical modeling work.    Congratulations, Mark!

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Yanzhao Cao awarded a $300K Department of Energy (DOE) grant.

09/09/2021

Yanzhao Cao has been awarded a $300K Department of Energy (DOE) grant for the project Reliable and Efficient Machine Learning for Leadership Facility Scientific Data Analytics. The project was one of five chosen following a highly competitive peer-review process under DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement, “Data-Intensive Scientific Machine Learning and Analysis,” sponsored by the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) within DOE’s Office of Science. This is a collaborative project with Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) as the lead institution. Our affiliate faculty and ORNL Senior Staff Member Dr. Guannan Zhang is the lead PI.    Congratulations, Yanzhao! 

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DMS PhD student Tianna Burke awarded Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Scholar Fellowship

09/07/2021

DMS PhD student Tianna Burke awarded Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Scholar Fellowship. For the full story, click here.

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Cobine named Lawrence C. Wit Endowed Professor

Paul Cobine

09/07/2021

“Paul is an outstanding selection for the Lawrence C. Wit Endowed Professor,” said Interim Dean of the College of Sciences and Mathematics, or COSAM, Edward Thomas Jr. “Paul works extremely hard to elevate the student experience in the classroom so they learn while increasing student participation and overall retention.”

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Tianna Burke awarded Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Scholar Fellowship

Tianna Burke

09/07/2021

Tianna Burke, a PhD student in mathematics, has been awarded one of two doctoral fellowships received by Auburn University from the Southern Regional Education Board. The highly competitive fellowship provides financial assistance, funding for research, and career and networking opportunities.

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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry encourages students to attend “Student Hours” in new active learning space

Active Learning Space

09/07/2021

“My favorite part of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is that we have an open, collaborative team of excellent faculty to help students,” said Vanessa Falcao, a lecturer in the department. 

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DMS Grad student Kimberly (Kim) Holman

09/03/2021

DMS graduate student Kimberly (Kim) Holman authored the first chapter entitled "Intentional Advocacy and Establishing a New Norm" in Practices and Policies: Advocating for Students of Color in Mathematics, edited by Pamela E. Harris, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Faculty Fellow of the Davis Center and the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Williams College (DMS seminar speaker, Fall 2021 date TBA) and Dr. Aris Winger, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Georgia Gwinnett College (DMS seminar speaker, February 22, 2021).

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