Sigma Xi

Sigma Xi Events 2014-15

Events for Spring 2015

Annual Student Research Competition

The IPFW Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium is also the
venue for the annual Sigma Xi student research awards for presentations
in science and engineering topics.

  • The Spring 2015 Symposium was Friday, March 27.
  • Spring 2015 preparation workshops for students:  These sessions will provide excellent opportunities to learn how to create quality conference posters.  The sessions are Tuesday, February 17th and Wednesday, February 18th in the Honors Center on the 2nd floor of the Helmke Library.
  • PDF February Information Session Poster
  • There will be no need for students or advisors to register with Sigma Xi or apply separately for consideration for the Sigma Xi awards.  
  • Congratulations to 2015 winners of the Sigma Xi Student Research Competition!
    • Undergraduate Award: Lindsey Rife, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (Advisor: Jonathan Dalby)
    • Graduate Award: David Kimmey, Department of Computer Science (Advisor: Jin Soung Yoo)
    • Team Award: Gracee Fyfe and Samantha Anderson, Department of Psychology (Advisor: Brenda Lundy-Jackson)
  • Photos from the event
  • COAS Photos and News article about the Symposium
  • The 2016 event will be Wednesday, March 30.

Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer

  • Dr. Eric J. Jolly, President, Science Museum of Minnesota
  • Friday, March 27, 3:15-4:30 in LA 159.
  • Immediately following the awards presentations at the IPFW Student Research Symposium
  • Printable Poster PDF
  • Why Science?

    • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) educational achievement and workforce development are touted as bellwethers for America's economic vitality and enduring national security. Dr. Jolly will review some of the factors that contribute to the current belief that science is an essential literacy for this century and will discuss the implications of our nation's lower international rankings in mathematics and science education. He suggests that science literacy is neither broadly nor equitably distributed and will review solutions in policy and practice to address these issues.
    • Dr. Eric Jolly is president of the Science Museum of Minnesota, a museum that serves nearly one million people each year through its hands-on exhibits, giant screen films, special events and unparalleled education programs. Dr. Jolly is a passionate advocate for science literacy for all people, and has published numerous articles, books, and curricula, and lectured around the world on the importance of science learning in contemporary societies and the importance of participation in STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-and Math) education.

      Dr. Jolly has a PhD in psychology from the University of Oklahoma, and studied physics and psychology as an undergraduate. He holds honorary degrees from the College of Saint Scholastica and St. John’s University.

  • More information on the Sigma Xi Distinguished lecturer program is on the Sigma Xi web site.
  • Some related events at IPFW on that same day:
  • The Distinguished Lecturer event is co-sponsored by IPFW COAS and IPFW ETCS

Annual Sigma Xi Faculty Awards for Research and Science Teaching

  • Application due date: April 10, 2015.
  • Nomination form for IPFW Sigma Xi Research Award: DOC
  • Nomination form for IPFW Sigma Xi Science Teaching Award:DOC
  • Congratulations to 2015 award winners:
  • IPFW Sigma Xi College Science Teacher of the Year, Chao Chen, Engineering
  • IPFW Sigma Xi College Science Teacher of the Year, Mark Jordan, Biology
  • IPFW Sigma Xi Researcher of the Year, Steve Stevenson, Chemistry

Annual Sigma Xi Banquet

  • The Sigma Xi awards for students and faculty are presented at the annual dinner.
  • Date: April 27, 2015. Dinner starting at 6:00, followed by awards and presentation, by Sigma Xi Researcher of the Year, Steven Stevenson
  • 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

COAS Distinguished Lecturer

  • Prof. Ben Datillo, IPFW Geosciences, Misreading the Fossil Record PDF April 17, 2015

  • Photos from the event

Events for Fall 2014

Information Sessions for the Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium

  • Information Session Poster: PDF
  • Sessions: Tues. Nov. 11, noon to 1:00 and Wed. Nov. 12, 2:00 to 3:00 in the Honors Center (Helmke Library)

IPFW Science and Society Event: November 1

Department of Mathematical Sciences:  MIGHTY 56th Conference on Graph Theory, Oct. 3/4

Department of Mathematical Sciences:  Midwestern Workshop on Asymptotic Analysis, Sept. 19/20

COAS Distinguished Lecturer: Prof. Boaz Keysar, Living in a Foreign Tongue, Fri. Sept. 19