COSAM Today is a newsletter that provides alumni and friends of the Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics, or COSAM, with a smart way to stay on top of the latest news and updates from the college.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019


COSAM Welcomes Graduate Students Back

On Thursday, August 15, COSAM welcomed graduate students back. The diverse group of students from around the world had an opportunity to meet and connect with students across COSAM’s five departments before the new academic year began. Learn more about a new program called COSAM Champions that will help graduate students



Auburn University names first Rosemary Kopel Brown Eminent Scholars Chair in Mathematics

Auburn University’s College of Sciences and Mathematics has selected Henry “Hal” Schenck as the recipient of the first Rosemary Kopel Brown Eminent Scholars Chair in Mathematics.

Schenck, who will assume his new role in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in Auburn this fall, currently serves as professor and chair of the Mathematics Department at Iowa State University. In addition to receiving a Provost’s Office award for Outstanding Departmental Leadership at Iowa State, Schenck earned the Wilber Layton Faculty Award for his development of extra math support for student veterans. Read more



Auburn Student Honored with Research Award on Reptile Study

Klabacka was awarded the Henri Seibert Award from the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles for the best student paper, titled “Riverine barriers as potential drivers of biodiversification in the Draco maculatus species complex of Indochina,” presented at the society’s annual meeting. Learn more


Mission 200 Teacher Training Sparks Passion in Teachers

“I want to encourage my students to pursue their passion in STEM through starting a robotic team at my school,” shared Pepper Dellinger, a teacher from Drake Middle School. Find out how these teachers are sparking excitement in STEM

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