Our chapter invites the first-place winners in our annual Student Research Symposium to apply for travel support to attend an upcoming Sigma Xi meeting: either the Annual Meeting, held in the fall, or the June meeting of Sigma Xi Northwest/Southwest Regions and the Pacific Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
At each of the last six meetings, a local student attended with chapter support and won a major prize from Sigma Xi.
Srikar Rao Darmakkolla, who also presented his research at the Atlanta meeting, with partial travel support from the Chapter, wrote: "I learned many things from this conference...key note lectures are my all time favorite... Unlike other conferences, this gave us great opportunity to mingle and improve our network."
Sigma Xi NW/SW + AAAS Pacific Division Annual Meeting, University of San Diego. (Amie is pictured at right with her former undergraduate advisor, Jon Clark, who attended the meeting as Sigma Xi Northwest Regional Director.)
Joseph Thiebes, undergrad in chemistry: Prussian Green: a high rate capacity cathode for potassium ion batteries. Best undergraduate poster in Chemistry, Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference, Kansas City MO.
. Best poster overall, and best (poster and oral) in cell and molecular biology, Sigma Xi NW/SW + AAAS Pacific Division Annual Meeting, San Francisco State University.
Epiphytic moss as a biomonitor of nitrogen deposition in the Pacific Northwest. Second place for excellence in the Ecology, Environmental Sciences, and Sustainability Section, Sigma Xi NW/SW + AAAS Pacific Division Annual Meeting, University of California at Riverside.