Chapter Award Winners Announced at the 2020 Virtual Assembly of Delegates

November 24, 2020

Media Contact:
Amia’ Butler
Manager of Communications
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC—The 2019–2020 Sigma Xi Chapter Award winners were announced at the 2020 virtual Assembly of Delegates on November 5. Finalists are chosen by regional and constituency directors based on information in the chapters’ annual reports and the winners are selected by the Committee on Qualifications and Membership. 

Chapter of Excellence Award Winners

Chapter of Excellence Awards are bestowed on chapters for exceptional chapter activity, innovative programming, and true community leadership. 

First Place
Boise State University

Second Place
Greenbrier Valley

Third Place (Tie)
University of Cincinnati
Woods Hole

Chapter Program of Excellence Award Winners

Chapter Program of Excellence Awards are bestowed on chapters that organized and/or hosted a single outstanding program. 

First Place
Northeastern University for “Think Like a Scientist”

Second Place
Kansas City for “Rendering the Invisible Visible: Student Success in Exclusive Excellence STEM Environments”

Third Place
Eckerd College for “Psychedelics: Out of the Ancient and into 2020, a lecture by Dr. David Nichols”

Honorable Mentions
University of Alabama at Birmingham for “Alabama's Worst Natural Disaster --Wetumpka Impact Crater” 
University of New Mexico for “Science & Society Public Lecture Series”
Vassar College for “Science in Your Life Lectures”

Top Electing Chapters

Overall Top Electing Chapters

  1. Brown University
  2. Fordham University
  3. Princeton

Top Electing Chapters by Constituency

Area Groups, Industries, State & Federal Laboratories Constituency Group

  1.  Delta
  2. Vermont

Baccalaureate Colleges Constituency Group

  1.  Swarthmore College
  2. Carleton College  

Comprehensive Colleges and Universities Constituency Group 

  1.  Saint Joseph's University
  2. Fairfield University 

Research and Doctoral Universities Constituency Group

  1.  Brown University
  2. Fordham University

Canadian/International Constituency Group

  1.  Calgary
  2. University of Alberta and Avalon (Tie)

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