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My First Choice | Dr. Glenn Stokes

Hear why CSU Biology Professor Glenn Stokes thinks Columbus State University should be your First Choice.

New Lab Annex

new lab annexThe final planning for construction of the new laboratory science building and renovation of the existing LeNoir Hall on CSU's main campus is being conducted, with construction due to start in Spring 2017. The new and revamped facilities will provide additional lab space for the departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Earth & Space Sciences.

Letters & Sciences Today

Columbus State University's College of Letters and Sciences newsletter spotlights the achievements of students, faculty and alumni. Highlights in this issue include a significant donation by a local businessman to support creative writing, an English alum selected as Teacher of the Year, and a new scholarship named for Dr. Bill LeNoir.

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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.