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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

Prestigious Whitley Award COLS Alum Receives Prestigious Whitley Award
CSU's Alumni Association recently presented the Thomas Y. Whitley Distinguished Alumnus Award, named for CSU's first president, to Dr. A.J. Jain (B.S. Bio/Chem '86). It is considered the most prestigious award given annually to an alumnus. Dr. Jain is a certified plastic surgeon in Columbus, GA, specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He attended The Medical College of Georgia and opened his practice in 1998. 

jim owen, educator of the yer COLS Professor Named Educator of the Year
Dr. Jim Owen, Professor of English, was named CSU's 2017-2018 Educator of the Year. This recognition is awarded by the Student Government Association and based on student body nominations. "I appreciate the fact that the students chose me out of many outstanding faculty members at CSU," Dr. Owen said. "I've worked most of my adult life in higher education, and this is the highest teaching honor I've received."


michael rohly, faculty cup COLS Student Receives Faculty Cup 
Michael Rohly (B.S. Biology/Math '18) was recently awarded the Faculty Cup, the highest award given to a student at CSU. Rohly has been awarded several research and travel grants, leading to research opportunities that include work at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and at Johns Hopkins University. He plans to continue his academic career to become a physician and researcher.