The Sigma Xi 2013 Undergraduate and Graduate Research Competitions attracted students from many disciplines and research areas to the Kansas Union again this year. Held in coordination with the Graduate and Undergraduate Research symposia, the competitions attracted 65 graduate and 16 undergraduate participants. The award recipients are:
Congratulatons to all participants on your excellent scientific presentations.
Rachael Lane, chemistry graduate student, is a recipient of an October 2012 Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research. These grants are highly competitive, with only 20% of applications being funded. The grant will provide research supplies for an investigation into the “fate of BPA and BADGE leached from epoxy coatings into drinking water.” Results will complement and be incorporated into those of a larger project funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through a grant (STAR Grant #834865) to the Water Research Foundation and KU. Rachael is working under the supervision of Dr. Craig Adams (adjunct member of the chemistry faculty); he and environmental engineering professors Steve Randtke and Ted Peltier are co-PIs on the EPA project.
The Sigma Xi 2012 Undergraduate and Graduate Research Competitions are both accepting applications.
The 2012 Graduate Student Research Competition will be held on Wednesday,
March 7, 2012, at the Kansas Union. Applications can be submitted online
and are due by 5:00 pm, Friday, January 27, 2012. For more information
and to apply online, visit
The 2012 Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at the Kansas Union. Information about abstract submission is forthcoming. For more information, visit http://ura.ku.edu/symposium.shtml.
The 2011 Annual Meeting and International Research Conference will bring together students, professional scientists and Sigma Xi members from North America and abroad. The event features a Research Conference with presentations in all fields of science and engineering, Ethics Symposium, lectures by Award Winning Speakers and Society Governance at the 112th Annual Meeting.