Sigma Xi

Sigma Xi Events 2013-14

Events for Spring 2014

2014 Annual Sigma Xi Banquet

The Sigma Xi awards for students and faculty will be presented at the annual dinner.

Date: Monday, April 28.  Dinner starting at 6:00, followed by awards and presentation

Location: The Lucky Moose, 622 E Dupont Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825

No reservation required, the "Coconut Club" room in the back is reserved for our event and you may order from the menu.

Photos from the Event


2014 Student Awards

Congratulations to winners of our Sigma Xi Student Research Awards! These awards were announced at the 2014 IPFW Student Research Symposium March 28, based on scores from student research poster presentations.  Thank you to all our volunteer judges from science and engineering departments!

  • Undergraduate Award: Christopher Watkins, Physics, faculty sponsor M. Masters.
  • Graduate Award: Christopher Culkin, Biology, faculty sponsor P. Nachappa
  • Team Award: Elizabeth Phillips, Hina Batool, Manaal Sajid, and Ashlin Long, Psychology, faculty sponsor E. Blakemore

Photos from the Event


2014 Faculty Awards

Congratulations to winners of the 2014 Sigma Xi faculty awards!  This year there were a large number of applications and two research awards were given.

  • Researcher of the Year: Jin Soung Yoo, Computer Science
  • Researcher of the Year: Zhuming Bi, Engineering
  • College Science Teacher of the Year: Don Mueller, Engineering

The due date for applications for the 2014 IPFW Sigma Xi Researcher of the Year and Teacher of the Year awards was Monday, March 31, 2014.

Electronic submission is encouraged - these forms can be downloaded but are not required in an application.

Researcher of the Year 2014 application DOC 

Teacher of the Year 2014 application DOC

2014 Student Research Symposium and Sigma Xi Science Research competition

  • This year, students entering science and engineering posters in the Symposium will be automatically considered for an award from Sigma Xi.  Students and advisors do not need to apply separately for consideration by Sigma Xi.  Awards will be based on data submitted by Symposium judges.
  • Preparation sessions for Student Research Symposium: PDF
    • Thursday, January 30, 2:00-3:00 pm
      Helmke Library LB 275
    • Wednesday, February 5, noon-1:00 pm
      Helmke Library Learning Commons
  • Proposal Deadline: Friday, Feb. 28
  • March 4        Poster Production workshop
  • March 5        Poster Production workshop
  • March 18      Deadline for submission of poster .pdf file
  • March 26      Deadline to pick up poster at RESP (KT 252)
  • Symposium: Friday, March 28, Helmke Library second floor bridge
  • Refer to the IPFW Office of Research, Engagement, and Sponsored Programs for more information on the Symposium.
  • Photos from the Event
  • Next year: The next Symposium is scheduled for Friday, March 27, 2015, 9 am - 3 pm, in the Skybridge between Helmke and Walb, with Awards presentation 2:45 pm.

Presentation: "It's not all sex and violence!" Complexity and cooperation in human evolution... and why it matters.  Dr. A. Fuentes, Notre Dame, March 20, 2014.  Sponsored by IPFW Anthropology Club, Biology Club, Psi Chi.  PDF

IPFW COAS Distinguished Lecturer Series: Prof. E. Blakemore, Department of Psychology and Interim Dean of COAS, "Why do boys and girls behave differently?  What I have learned in 30 years of studying children's gender development" March 21, 2014.  Photos from the event

Conference:  The Spring 2014 meeting of the Indiana Section of the Mathematical Association of America, meeting at IPFW, April 4/5, 2014.

Conference:  The 6th Midwest workshop on Philosophy of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (Philo-STEM) at IPFW, April 12, 2014.

Events for Fall 2013

Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer

T. Goodson, University of Michigan Department of Chemistry

New Approaches to Energy Harvesting and Storage

  • Friday, October 18, 3:15 pm.
  • IPFW Walb 126 (Walb Classic Ballroom).

Dr. Goodson will talk about his research on organic materials used for energy storage and transfer in optical and electronic applications and solar power systems.

More information about the talk and the speaker: PDF

Photos from the Event

Printable poster for this event: PDF

This talk, as part of the Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer Series, is a free event, open to the public.

Co-sponsored by IPFW COAS and ETCS.


Prof. T. Goodson

This talk is on the same day as Energy Systems: an Engineering Research and Design conference, which will also be held in the Walb Ballroom, from 9:00 to 3:00.

Energy Systems poster: PDF

Energy Systems schedule: PDF 

Other events for Fall 2013

  • Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research Call-Out Session led by Professor T. Cooklev: Learn about the benefits of publishing, JPUR, and the submission process.  Oct. 2.  Event Posters: Poster 1: PDF  Poster 2: PDF
  • COAS Distinguished Lecturer, Steven Benner, Synthesizing Life, Nov. 1.
  • Department of Mathematical Sciences: Mini-Symposium on Analysis, Nov. 8.