Thursday April 16, 2009

Sigma Xi Honors

The local chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, seeks to honor students, scientists and engineers with its annual awards. Nominations are due Monday.

The UD chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, is accepting nominations and applications through Monday, April 20, for its annual research awards.

Send nominations via campus mail to associate chemistry professor Shawn Swavey, Sigma Xi secretary, at campus ZIP 2357, or via e-mail to

The awards, which will be announced at the Sigma Xi social on Friday, April 24, include:

  • George B. Noland Award for Research: Presented to one Dayton-area scientist or engineer for research excellence. Established in 1977, the $1,000 award, sporsored by the University of Dayton Research Institute, acknowledges outstanding research in the sciences and engineering. Send a curriculum vitae of the nominee along with a one-page recommendation.
  • Graduate Award for Research Excellence: A $500 award presented to up to two graduate students for research excellence. To apply, download and complete the forms from A letter of recommendation also is required.
  • Undergraduate Award for Research Excellence: A $300 award for up to two undergraduate students for research excellence. Download an application from and submit it to Swavey with one letter of recommendation.

All Sigma Xi members and those interested in learning more about the society are invited to attend the social; it's at 3 p.m. Friday, April 24, in Room 505 of Kettering Laboratories.