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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

austin caughey, knoxville conference Earth and Space Science Faculty, Students Present at Conference in Knoxville
Faculty and students from the Department of Earth and Space Sciences recently presented the results of a number of ongoing research projects at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America in Knoxville, TN. Austin Caughey, MS Natural Sciences, graduate student, is pictured in front of his poster presentation.  More. 


Chance Seckinger, geoolgy Geology Major Receives New Scholarship
Chance Seckinger, a geology student at Columbus State University, recently received the William J. Frazier Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. More.


microbio student Biology Department Students, Faculty Present at Conference
Faculty and students from Columbus State University's biology department recently presented research at the annual Association of southeastern Biologists conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. John (Jud) Spencer, who won the best microbiology paper at the conference, is pictured here. More.




morgan wilson
Psychology Major Awarded Study Abroad Grant
Morgan Wilson, a sophomore majoring in psychology at Columbus State University, recently was awarded a study abroad grant worth $1,000 from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. More.