Sigma Xi Spring Mixer
Sigma Xi Colleagues,
I wanted to give you a heads up that we're busy arranging for our Spring Mixer Event, and have selected the following place and time:
5-6:30pm Thursday, April 9, 2015.
Winkler Center (Lucas Boardroom) in the CARE Building (East Campus)
We will have catered snacks, and free wine and beer. All interested (dues paying or not!) are welcome to attend.
I hope you can join us, to socialize with new and old friends, and be inspired by our 2015 Sigma Xi Award winning young faculty and graduate student researchers.
The Winkler Center has a webpage with instructions for finding the location. The link is:
If you are entering through the main entrance of the CARE building (this is the location closest to the where the Campus Shuttle has a stop), the directions are as follows:
Go through the double doors into the atrium that is between the CARE building and the Medical Sciences Building (MSB). On the left you see the HSL computer lab through the glass wall and on the right you'll see seating plus a glass "hut". Walk past the bank of red brick passenger elevators and turn to your left. The Center is on the left about 100 feet down the hall, just before you reach the Kresge auditorium.
We very much hope you are able to join us!
President, UC Chapter of Sigma Xi
Hairong Guan - 2015 Sigma Xi Young Investigator Awardee
McMicken Department of Chemistry Professor Hairong Guan received the 2015 Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award, which is sponsored by the UC Sigma Xi Chapter and the Office of the Vice President for Research.
The Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award is given to a junior faculty member each year in recognition of their early career distinguished research accomplishments in a field of science or engineering appropriate to Sigma Xi.
The award certificate and $500 honorarium
will be presented at the spring Sigma Xi meeting, where Dr. Guan will present a lecture on his research.
Frogs Prove Ideal Models for Studying Developmental Timing
Jinyoung Choi - a recipient of a 2014 Grants-in-aid-of-Research from the Sigma Xi National Office - reports on research that shows that thyroid hormone receptor alpha plays an important role in hind limb development in frogs. Read the complete story.
2014 National Sigma Xi GIAR Award Winners
Congratulations to UC Students who received National Sigma Xi GIAR Awards in March 2014!
Jinyoung Choi (Physiology/Functional Morphology); Yuguang Liu (Engineering); Stella Mosher (Ecology) and Brent Stoffer (Behavior Ecology)
2014 UC Sigma Xi Award Winners
Congratulations to our winners for 2014! 2013-2014 UC Sigma Xi Outstanding Science/Mathematics High School Teacher Award for Greater Cincinnati.
2014 Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award
Jure Zupan, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, The McMicken College of Arts & Science
Joe Gray, Notre Dame Academy
2014 Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid-of-Research Award
Jinyoung Choi, Biological Sciences, Advisor: Dr. Daniel Buchholz
Erika Freimuth, Geology, Advisor: Dr. Aaron Diefendorf
Rachel Gilbert, Biological Sciences, Advisor: Dr. George Uetz
Matthew Vrazo, Geology, Advisor: Dr. Carlton Brett
These awards are funded by our local UC Chapter of Sigma Xi, the UC Office of Research, and The Graduate School.