Chapter News


2013 Research Competition Most Successful Yet

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:

Undergraduate Students

Oral presentation Winners

Early Graduate Students

  • 1st Place - Sarah Hyman
  • 2nd Place - Rudy Goldstein & Yujia Lei
  • 3rd Place - Adrianne Matlick

Advanced Graduate Students

  • 1st Place - Kelly Berkson
  • 2nd Place - Charlie Fehl
  • 3rd Place - Stephanie Bishop

2013 winners

Congratulatons to all participants on your excellent scientific presentations.


Rachel Lane Receives Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid

Award Recipients

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.

2012 Research Competition Begins

The Sigma Xi 2012 Undergraduate and Graduate Research Competitions are both accepting applications.

Graduate Student Research Competition
Application Deadline: 5:00 pm, Friday, January 27, 2012

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

Undergraduate Research Symposium
Application Deadline: 5:00 pm, Friday, March 30. 2012

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

2011 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and International Research Conference

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.

For more information, follow this link.