Sigma Xi Fall Mixer - 

Dear UC Chapter of Sigma Xi 

I would like to introduce myself as your current Chapter President and also invite you to the Sigma Xi Annual Fall Mixer. 

My name is Sarah Pixley and I am a faculty member in the Department of Molecular & Cellular Physiology. I am a very ardent supporter of student research and scholarship, which is one of the main missions of the Sigma Xi Society.

Please come to our Annual Sigma Xi Fall Mixer, Wednesday, October 21st, in the Faculty Club, 850 Lindner Center (Main Campus), 4:30pm - 6:00pm.  

Social time with free food, beer and wine starts at 4:30pm. The program begins at 5pm.  We expect approximately an hour for the full agenda.  

At this mixer, not only do we have a chance to meet each other, we also take this opportunity to welcome the graduate students who were this spring’s winners of the Sigma Xi Grants-In-Aid of Research. These highly competitive awards provide $3,000 to assist students in their research. Each student will give a short presentation to us, and our 2015 winners from whom you will hear are listed below:


The 2015 Grants-In-Aid Research Awardees are:

Brandon Cook:   Aerospace Engineering, Advisor: Kelly Cohen.

Xiaodi Duan:      Environmental Engineering and Science, Advisor: Dionysios D. Dionysiou

Emily Jennings:  Biological Sciences ,Advisor: Joshua Benoit.

Janine Sparks:   Geology, Advisor: Brooke Crowley


Please RSVP at this link, below:


I hope to see you at this opportunity that allows us to meet our fellow colleagues and celebrate student research. 



Sarah K. Pixley, PhD

President, UC Chapter of Sigma Xi

Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Physiology

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Election Results

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.

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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)

Professional Researchers

Research @ UC: Learn about our members of Sigma XI

Nearly 60,000 scientists and engineers are currently members of Sigma Xi. Induction into Sigma Xi has been a milstone in many distinguished research careers. Learn more about members from the cincinnati chapter.

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