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Auburn University mourns death of Sciences and Mathematics dean-Update 11/9/10

Arrangements announced for services for Dean WootenFuneral arrangements for College of Sciences and Mathematics Dean Marie Wooten have been announced. Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home, 1500 Frederick Road, in Opelika. Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 12, at 1:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Auburn United Methodist Church, 220 East Magnolia Ave., in Auburn, with Rev. Nick Holler officiating. A private service will follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Marie W. Wooten Memorial Scholarship Fund. Checks should be made payable to the “AU Foundation” and mailed to the College of Sciences and Mathematics, 315 Roosevelt Concourse, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala. 36849-7350. To read the full obituary, go to ( http://newsletter.cosam.auburn.edu/).

News story from 11/5/10
– The City of Auburn Police Division announced this morning that Marie Wooten, dean of Auburn University’s College of Sciences and Mathematics, was struck and killed by an automobile at the intersection of South College Street and South Donahue Drive.

According to the police report, Wooten, 53, of Auburn and Frankie A. Bell, 39, of Opelika were struck at approximately 5:45 a.m. as they crossed South College Street while jogging. Bell was airlifted to Columbus, Ga., Regional Medical Center; her condition was not available at the time of this news release. The accident is under investigation.

“This is a terrible tragedy for the Auburn family,” Auburn University President Jay Gogue said. “We express our condolences to Dean Wooten’s family, colleagues and students.”

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BEST Robotics teams from 19 schools to compete Saturday at Auburn University

AUBURN – On Saturday, Oct. 30, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Auburn University Student Activities Center, teams from 19 local middle and high schools participating in the 2010 War Eagle BEST Competition will put the robots they’ve been working on for the past six weeks to the test. For driving directions, go to www.wareaglebest.org.

War Eagle BEST is based at Auburn University and co-sponsored by the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and College of Sciences and Mathematics.

Six weeks ago, the teams received their kits of standardized parts and were given the details of this year’s game – “Total Recall” – that challenges them to design robots that can successfully process and package a manufactured product while ensuring the highest standards of quality. Since then, the students have designed and built robots for Saturday’s head-to-head competition. A second portion of the competition will test the team’s ability to market their creations using presentations, notebooks, displays, t-shirt designs and spirit.

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Educational alliance gets $3 million grant to help students with disabilities earn college degrees

AUBURN – Researchers in an Alabama educational alliance have received a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help Alabama students with disabilities earn college degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and, ultimately, enter the workforce.

The funding was granted to the Alabama Alliance for Students with Disabilities in STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – which is a collaborative effort involving Alabama State University, Auburn University, Auburn University Montgomery, Tuskegee University, Central Alabama Community College, Southern Union State Community College and the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind. The alliance also includes six school districts in Lee, Chambers, Elmore, Montgomery, Macon and Tallapoosa counties and has an outreach component that covers the entire state.

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Outreach efforts of Auburn professor improving math skills for state’s students and teachers alike

AUBURN – “Fun” and “mathematics” can sometimes be like oil and water – for most people they just don’t mix. But thanks to the work of Chris Rodger, the Scharnagel Professor of Mathematical Sciences in the College of Sciences and Mathematics at Auburn University, the two terms are becoming more synonymous.

Rodger doesn’t limit his unique methods for teaching such a tricky subject to his own classroom. He has shared his expertise with teachers across Alabama so that students of all ages will learn to love math and become more engaged with the subject.

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Auburn University holding Saturday Academy in math and science for area students and parents

AUBURN –Students from five area high schools, along with their parents, will attend Auburn University’s Saturday Academy on Feb. 28 to learn more about mathematics, the sciences and college preparation. The Saturday Academy is sponsored by Auburn University’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs with technical assistance provided by the College of Sciences and Mathematics.

The students will participate in a science and math expo and a variety of hands-on science courses on topics such as carnivorous plants, environmental conservation, physics and geometry.

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Auburn and Tuskegee Universities ‘Transforming East Alabama Mathematics’ with $600,000 grant

AUBURN – A collaboration between Auburn University and Tuskegee University faculty members resulted in a $600,000 National Science Foundation grant that will strengthen mathematics education in regional Alabama school systems through a new TEAM-Math initiative.

TEAM-Math, or Transforming East Alabama Mathematics, is a partnership of Auburn University, Tuskegee University, 14 local and regional school districts and area businesses designed to improve mathematics education in East Alabama.

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