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New Lab Annex

new lab annexAfter several years of anticipation, CSU celebrated the start of construction of a new lab sciences building with a ceremonial ground-breaking ceremony in April 2017. Once completed, the facility will provide six state-of-the-art science teaching laboratories and several student study spaces. Some renovation of the existing lab building, LeNoir Hall, will be included in the project, which is expected to be completed by fall 2018.


Letters & Sciences Today

Columbus State University's College of Letters and Sciences newsletter spotlights the achievements of students, faculty and alumni. 

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Cameron McCarty

Recent Graduate At Forefront of Mars Exploration

Since fall 2015, Cameron has operated the engineering cameras and the microscopic cameras on the Mars rover Opportunity. As “Engineering Camera and Microscopic Imager Payload Uplink Lead,” he works about 4-5 days every month, telling the cameras on the rover where and when to take pictures.


In the Spotlight

CSU Students in the Amazon COLS faculty and students work to document biodiversity in the Amazon
Dr. Kevin Burgess, CSU professor of ecological genetics, and graduate student Samantha Worthy are part of a team that has been working to document plant species in the Equadorian Amazon in an ongoing project that involves DNA barcoding to identify plant diversity.


Stefan Lawrence, Teacher of the Year Graduate Earns Top Teacher Honor in Muscogee County Teacher of the Year
College of Letters and Sciences alum, Kenneth Stefan Lawrence (B.A. English Secondary Education '09, M.E.D English '12), was recently named 2016 Teacher of the Year in the Muscogee County District. Lawrence has taugh English and Advanced Placement English at Carver High School for 6 years.