Chapter Award Winners and Top Electing Chapters in 2017–2018

October 17, 2018

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Heather Thorstensen
Manager of Communications
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society or (919) 549-4691 ext. 216

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC—The Sigma Xi Committee on Qualifications and Membership has selected Sigma Xi chapters that will receive the 2017–2018 chapter awards as well as recognized the chapters that initiated the most new members over the last year.

Chapter Program of Excellence Awards

Chapter Program of Excellence Awards are bestowed on the following chapters that organized and/or hosted a single outstanding program during 2017–2018. Nominees were chosen by the regional and constituency directors based on chapter annual reports. 

  1. University of Michigan Chapter for their Ethics Symposium on Gene Editing (CRISPR/Cas9)

  2. State University of New York at Oswego Chapter for their Sigma Xi Student Award at the QUEST Symposium

  3. Williams College Chapter for their Public Lectures Series

Chapter of Excellence Awards

Chapter of Excellence Awards are bestowed on the following chapters for exceptional chapter activity, innovative programming, and true community leadership during 2017–2018. Nominees were chosen by the regional and constituency directors based on chapter annual reports.

  1. Charleston Chapter

  2. University of Nebraska at Kearney Chapter

  3. Quinnipiac Chapter

Top Electing Chapters

The following chapters are recognized for initiating the most new members in 2017–2018.

Area Groups, Industries, State, and Federal Laboratories Constituency

  1. Delta

  2. Charleston

  3. Albany, New York

  4. Columbia-Willamette

  5. John Deere

  6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Baccalaureate Colleges Constituency

  1. Swarthmore College

  2. Carleton College

  3. Williams College

  4. Oberlin College

  5. Wellesley College

  6. Southern Maine

Comprehensive Colleges & Universities Constituency

  1. Providence College

  2. Saint Joseph's University

  3. Manhattan College

  4. Tuskegee University

  5. Ithaca College

  6. Rollins College

Research and Doctoral Universities Constituency

  1. Brown University

  2. Fordham University

  3. Princeton University

  4. Ohio State University

  5. Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  6. Oakland University

Canadian/International Constituency Group

  1. Calgary

  2. University of Toronto

Sigma Xi recognizes the following chapters as the overall top three electing chapters:

  1. Brown University Chapter

  2. Fordham University Chapter

  3. Swarthmore College Chapter

The Society congratulates and thanks these chapters for their contributions to supporting research in their local communities.

More About Sigma Xi: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society is the world’s largest multidisciplinary honor society for scientists and engineers. Its mission is to enhance the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition. Sigma Xi chapters can be found at colleges and universities, government laboratories, and industry research centers around the world. More than 200 Nobel Prize winners have been members. The Society is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. On Twitter: @SigmaXiSociety