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Announcing the 2018 Award Winners

July 09, 2018

Each year, Sigma Xi recognizes distinguished achievements in science and engineering through its Prizes and Awards program. The Society is pleased to announce the 2018 award winners. 

All of the following winners will be featured speakers at the Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference, which will be held October 25–28 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in California. 

Walston Chubb Award for Innovation

The award honors and promotes creativity in science and engineering. It carries a $4,000 honorarium. 

Tim Davis

Timothy A. Davis
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University
Lunch speaker on October 26

Young Investigator Award

The award is available to active Sigma Xi members within 10 years of his or her highest earned degree at the time of the nomination. The honor recognizes excellence in research and includes a certificate of recognition and a $5,000 honorarium. 

David Flannigan

David Flannigan
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota
Lunch Speaker on October 27

John P. McGovern Science and Society Award

The award recognizes achievement by a scientist or engineer that transcends their career as a researcher. Recipients of this award represent a broad spectrum of individuals whose varied activities supported research, the communication of science, and the impact of science on society. The award carries an honorarium of $5,000 and a commemorative medal. 

Daniel Rubenstein

Daniel Rubenstein
Professor of Zoology and Director of the Program in Environmental Studies, Princeton University
Speaker at 5 p.m. on October 27

William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement

The prize has been awarded since 1950 to a scientist who has made an outstanding contribution to scientific research and has demonstrated an ability to communicate the significance of this research to scientists in other disciplines. The prize consists of a bronze statue, commemorative certificate, and an award of $10,000 from which the Procter prize recipient receives a $5,000 honorarium and designates a younger colleague, usually in the same field of research, to receive a $5,000 award from Sigma Xi’s Grants-in-Aid of Research program. 

Anna Marie Skalka

Anna Marie (Ann) Skalka 
Prof. Emerita, Fox Chase Cancer Center
Banquet Speaker on October 27