2020 October Madness: Raffle Winners

by User Not Found | Oct 16, 2020

Thank you for following along with the sixth year of Sigma Xi's Nobel Prize prediction contest, October Madness! We are pleased to announce the prediction you made for the 2020 Chemistry bracket, Jennifer Doudna, won the Nobel Prize along with Emmanuelle Charpentier. They were selected to win the 2020 Nobel Prize in chemistry for their development of a method for genome editing.

Drawing Winner

Nominations for the October Madness brackets were submitted before the Nobel Prizes were announced. Those who nominated someone who went on to win a 2020 Nobel Prize were entered into two drawings. Those who submitted nominations had a chance to win a Sigma Xi blanket and also could win a free year of membership dues if their nomination won a Nobel Prize!

Thanks to all who submitted nominations. Congratulations to David A. Hunt, the winner of the Sigma Xi blanket. The winner of this year's drawing for a free year of membership is Sigma Xi member Dr. John Hidebrand, who nominated Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier for our brackets. Congratulations on winning a year of membership dues, Dr. Hildebrand! Watch for an email from me with more details. 

What's Next

Check back here on Keyed In  next summer for the 2021 edition of October Madness! You can also follow along on Sigma Xi's social media with #OctoberMadness. 

A Look Back at the 2020 Edition of October Madness

Announcement of Champions
Finals Round
Final 4 Round
Elite 8 Round
Call for Nominations 

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