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Announcing the 2020 Award Winners

July 24, 2020

The Prizes and Awards program of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society recognizes exemplary achievement in science and engineering. Congratulations to this year’s winners!

They will receive their awards, and most will be plenary speakers, at the Virtual Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference. We hope you will participate in our online conference from November 5–8, 2020. Registration is open!

William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement

Marcetta Darensbourg
Marcetta Y. Darensbourg 
Texas A&M University
For significant contributions to bioinorganic chemistry from her work on chemistry of the diiron hydrogenases

John P. McGovern Science and Society Award

Bonnie Dunbar stands with a model of the space shuttle

Bonnie J. Dunbar
Texas A&M University 

For leadership and contributions in aerospace engineering; work spanning industry, academia, and government; a commitment to furthering engineering and science education at Texas A&M; and outreach to K–12 students

Walston Chubb Award for Innovation

Gerard L. Cote

Gerard L. Coté
Texas A&M University
For leadership in the development of biomedical optical systems for an array of medical applications with clinical impact

Young Investigator Award

Charles A. Kamhoua  by the American flag

Charles A. Kamhoua
U.S. Army Research Laboratory

For his outstanding leadership and contribution to game theory applied to cyber security

Evan Ferguson Award for Service to the Society

Pam Kerrigan

Pamela K. Kerrigan
College of Mount Saint Vincent

For her commitment to Sigma Xi beyond local chapters and her passion for science education and student development

Learn More about the Conference

The Annual Meeting Planning Team

P.S. The call for abstracts is still open! Abstracts for professional research presentations or research symposia will be accepted through July 31. Abstracts for student oral research presentations will be accepted through August 1.