Sigma Xi Fall Mixer - Save the Date!
Dear Sigma Xi Colleagues,
We're busy arranging for the Fall Mixer Event and have selected the place and time:
4-6pm Wednesday, October 21st. (Most likely in the Faculty Club, 850 Lindner Center)
We will have catered snacks, and free wine and beer!
Our four 2015 GIAR Award Winning Graduate Students will be giving 10 minute presentations on their summer research.
I hope you can join us to socialize with new and old friends and be inspired by our 2015 Sigma Xi Award winning graduate student researchers!
Past-President, UC Chapter of Sigma Xi
Associate Dean, The Graduate School
Dear Sigma Xi Friends,
I wanted to announce the winners of our recent election for Sigma Xi Officers for 2015-2016.
In-coming president is Sarah Pixley (UC College of Medicine)
In-coming Vice-President and next years President is Craig Dietsch (UC, A&S Geology)
And remaining in their offices for the next year include:
Treasurer: Stephen Matter (UC A&S Biology)
Secretary: Anne Vonderheide (UC A&S, Chemistry)
2015 UC Sigma Xi Award Winners
Congratulations to our winners for 2015!
2015 Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award
McMicken Department of Chemistry Professor Hairong Guan
2014-2015 UC Sigma Xi Outstanding Science/Mathematics High School Teacher Award for Greater Cincinnati.
Mr. Walter Podmore, Mt. Healthy Jr/Sr High School
2015 Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid-of-Research Award
Brandon Cook. Aerospace Engineering. Advisor: Kelly Cohen. Safe Integration of UAVs into the National Airspace System Using a Genetic-Fuzzy Approach Dynamics and Controls – Intelligent Systems.
Xiaodi Duan. Environmental Engineering and Science. Advisor: Dionysios D. Dionysiou. Ultrasound Accelerated Permanganate Oxidation of Cyanotoxins.
Emily C. Jennings Biological Sciences. Advisor: Joshua Benoit. DNA methylation and transgenerational priming in the viviparous cockroach Diploptera punctata.
Janine Sparks Geology. Advisor: Brooke Crowley. A Biogeochemical Approach for Determining Resource Use by Prehistoric Humans on Trinidad.
These awards are funded by our local UC Chapter of Sigma Xi, the UC Office of Research, and The Graduate School.
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)