Sigma Xi

Sigma Xi Events 2011-12

Sigma Xi 2012 Annual Banquet

The Lucky Moose, 622 East Dupont Road

Thursday evening, April 26, 2012.

Dinner 6:00 pm, followed by awards presentation, and talk by Prof. Y. Zubovic.

Photos from the Event

Congratulations to:

Winners of the 2012 IPFW Sigma Xi Student Research Competition

  • First Place for Amanda Sauders, Department of Chemistry (Faculty mentor, Professor S. Stevenson)
  • Second place for David Clendenen, Department of Electrical Engineering (Faculty mentor, Professor T. Cooklev)
  • Third place for Josiah Gerber, Department of Biology (Faculty mentor, Professor R. Visalli)

Faculty Awards Winners

  • Dong Chen, Engineering, Sigma Xi Researcher of the Year Award 2012
  • Yvonne Zubovic, Mathematical Sciences, Sigma Xi College Science Teacher of the Year Award 2012

Science Café event for Spring 2012

  • Peter Dragnev
    IPFW Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • Wednesday, April 18, 2012.

Electrons, Buckyballs, and Orifices:
Nature's Way of Minimizing EnergyScience Café

Dr. Dragnev will give a brief presentation on his research in optimization problems in mathematics. Then the rest of the hour will be for questions and group discussion.

The presentation will begin at 6:30 pm, with questions and discussions for about an hour.

Location: Firefly Coffee House, 3523 North Anthony Blvd.


IPFW Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium

Symposium: 14 April, 2012
Photos from the event

How to Enter the Sigma Xi Student Research Competition

Students (undergraduate and graduate) presenting research in a scientific discipline at the Symposium may simultaneously enter the Sigma Xi Student Research Competition. Send an abstract (electronically, in Microsoft Word) to Professor George Mourad [mourad (at)] and to Dr. J. Albayyari [resp (at)] . The abstract guidelines are the same as for the Symposium, see the above web site.

2012 Faculty Awards

The due date for applications for the 2012 IPFW Sigma Xi Researcher of the Year and Teacher of the Year awards was April 16, 2012.

Researcher of the Year 2012 application DOC 

Teacher of the Year 2012 application DOC

Paleontological Society Distinguished Lecture 
Prof. P. Kelley, Dept. of Earth Sciences
University of North Carolina. 
Evolution and Creation: Conflicting or Compatible?
Feb. 23.
Photos from the Event 

Science Café event for Fall 2011

  • Gregory Jacobs


  • Wednesday, November 30, 2011, starting at 6:30.

Making Our FutureTekventure logo

Greg Jacobs from TekVenture will give a short presentation about this Fort Wayne-based organization that makes industrial technology available to the public for creative projects.  Then the rest of the hour is for questions and group discussion.


Location: Firefly Coffee House, 3523 North Anthony Blvd.



Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society
invites students and faculty to a Panel Discussion on:

"Undergraduate Research at IPFW"
Monday, October 24, 2011, Noon to 1:00, Kettler 246

Pizza! Sponsored by IPFW Office of Research, Engagement, and Sponsored Programs (RESP).
Panelists: T. Cooklev, Engineering; M. Drouin, Psychology; M. Masters, Physics; G. Mourad, Biology
Printable Poster for this event: PDF 
IPFW Press Release for this event: PDF