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Chapter Award Winners Announced at the Assembly of Delegates

November 19, 2019

Chapter Awards group photo

Chapter award winners were announced at the 120th Assembly of Delegates. 

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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 2018–2019 Sigma Xi chapter award winners were announced at the 120th Assembly of Delegates on November 14 in Madison, Wisconsin. 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 

Louisiana Tech University 

Second Place

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Third Place (tie)

  • Ohio University
  • Virginia Tech
  • Carnegie Mellon University

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

Columbia-Willamette for their visiting lecturer program and wine tasting event to support a student travel fund

Second Place

Georgia Institute of Technology for hosting the Sigma Xi Monie A. Ferst Award Symposium in honor of 2018 recipient Carol A. Fierke

Third Place

Brown University for the Brown University/Tougaloo College/Bryant University joint induction ceremony

Fourth Place (tie)

  • Rice University-Texas Medical Center for their biomaterials lab tour to engage high school students
  • Woods Hole for mentoring junior high school students for science fair projects

Top Electing Chapters

The following chapters were also recognized during the Assembly of Delegates for initiating the most new members in 2018–2019.

Overall Top Three

  1. Brown University
  2. Fordham University
  3. Princeton

Top Electing Chapters by Constituency


Area Groups, Industries, State, and Federal Laboratories Constituency

  1. Delta
  2. Vermont

Baccalaureate Colleges Constituency

  1. Carleton College
  2. Swarthmore College

Comprehensive Colleges & Universities Constituency

  1. Saint Joseph's University
  2. Manhattan College

Research and Doctoral Universities Constituency

  1. Brown University
  2. Fordham University

Canadian/International Constituency Group

  1. University of Alberta