2019 October Madness: Drawing Winner

by User Not Found | Oct 15, 2019

Thank you for making the fifth year of Sigma Xi's Nobel Prize prediction contest, October Madness, a great success! While our top predictions for the prizes in chemistry, physics, and physiology or medicine did not go on to win Nobel Prizes, this was the fourth year that a nominee on our brackets won! That honor goes to Sigma Xi member John B. Goodenough, who won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for aiding in the development of the lithium-ion battery.

Learn more about the significance of the development of the lithium battery in this video, and more about John Goodenough in this article

Drawing Winner

The public sent in their nominations for our October Madness brackets before the Nobel Prizes were announced. Those who nominated someone who went on to win a 2019 Nobel Prize were entered into a drawing. Sigma Xi members had the chance to win a free year of membership dues while non-members could win a year of dues for the Sigma Xi Affiliate Circle.

The winner of this year's drawing is Sigma Xi member Konrad Bussman, who was among those who nominated John B. Goodenough for our brackets. Congratulations on winning a year of membership dues, Konrad! Watch for an email from me with more details. 

What's Next

Check back here on Keyed In  next summer for the 2020 edition of October Madness! You can also follow along on Sigma Xi's social media with #OctoberMadness. 

A Look Back at the 2019 Edition of October Madness

Announcement of Champions


Final 4

Elite 8

Call for Nominations 

Past October Madness Champions





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