30 episodes

A podcast from the College of Sciences and Mathematics at Auburn University

COSAM Talks College of Sciences and Mathematics

    • Education

A podcast from the College of Sciences and Mathematics at Auburn University

    Michael Brown - Auburn mathematician uses $220,000 NSF award for research in commutative algebra and algebraic geometry

    Michael Brown - Auburn mathematician uses $220,000 NSF award for research in commutative algebra and algebraic geometry

    Michael Brown, an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, is the recipient of his first National Science Foundation, or NSF, award for $220,000 in commutative algebra and algebraic geometry. He will attempt a broad generalization of a 1984 breakthrough theorem on the equations defining projective curves.

    • 9 min
    Matt Wolak - Auburn biologist receives $1.2 million NSF CAREER award for work testing evolutionary biology theory

    Matt Wolak - Auburn biologist receives $1.2 million NSF CAREER award for work testing evolutionary biology theory

    In this episode of COSAM Talks, learn how Matt Wolak uses mathematical equations to further understand natural selection. 

    He shares insight about how populations will adapt to the environment and could actually change how people think. 

    • 8 min
    Ron Bassar - Auburn evolutionary ecologist explores the impact of environmental changes on species with $1.6 million NSF award

    Ron Bassar - Auburn evolutionary ecologist explores the impact of environmental changes on species with $1.6 million NSF award

    In this episode of COSAM Talks, Ronald Bassar, an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, shares insight about himself, what an evolutionary ecologist does, his $1,616,701 NSF award and advice for students.
    A native of California, his journey has taken him to Arizona, Montana, Massachusetts, England, and now the Plains. 


    Hear directly from this researcher and learn more about this evolutionary ecologist’s work. 

    • 9 min
    COSAM Talks - Auburn plant biologists seek to better understand sunflower development and evolution with $750,000 NSF award

    COSAM Talks - Auburn plant biologists seek to better understand sunflower development and evolution with $750,000 NSF award

    Daniel S. Jones, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, is the recipient of a $752,045 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Integrative Organismal Systems – Plant Genome Research Project. 

    He is collaborating with Jennifer Mandel, associate professor, at the University of Memphis and John Burke, a Distinguished Research Professor and head of the Department of Plant Biology, at the University of Georgia. In total, the award is for $2.2 million among all three research groups for the next four years.

    In this episode of COSAM Talks, he shares insight about his research including interesting information about how each sunflower is actually composed of many flowers and how a new scientific model can make an impact. 

    • 9 min
    COSAM Talks - Melinda Lanius, Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grant Recipient

    COSAM Talks - Melinda Lanius, Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grant Recipient

    Melinda Lanius is the recipient of a Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grant to support “Promoting Success in Mathematical Enrichment through Graduate Teaching Assistant and Undergraduate Pre-Service Teach Training” from the Mathematical Association of America (MMA). 

    In this episode, Lanius discusses how her educational outreach will positively impact local middle and high school students.

    • 8 min
    COSAM Talks - Jarious Avery

    COSAM Talks - Jarious Avery

    Meet Jarious Avery and learn how this student excels in the classroom and in the lab. A genetics major, Jarious is one of only 12 students that will participate in a prestigious summer program with HudsonAlpha and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. 

    • 11 min

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