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Chapter Award of Excellence 2006


Certificate of Excellence presented to the University of Toronto Chapter of Sigma Xi at the SigmaXi Annual Meeting & Student Research Conference held in Detroit, Michigan November 2-5, 2006

Joan Ashworth-Glenn receiving Certificate of Excellence

This award of recognition would not have possible without the collective efforts of a dedicated and enthusiastic team of SigmaXi members who served as Chapter Officers in 2005-2006:  John Andraos (President), Gerald Penn (Vice-President), Pat Ross (Past President), Judith Eger (Treasurer), Bronwyn Rayfield (Secretary), Joan Ashworth-Glenn (Recording Secretary), and the following Executive Board members:   Madhur Anand, Dimitri Androutsos, Peter Birkemoe, Gordon Clark, Charles Dyer, and Peter Wright.  We look forward to building on this outstanding achievement by offering Chapter members an annual high-quality program through our Distinguished Lecture Series, which includes a year-end AGM Science in the News Lecture, science tours at laboratories and institutions in our community, the sponsorship of the Toronto SciTech Fair, the recognition of outstanding teaching ability in high schools with the SigmaXi Science Teacher of the Year Award, and a grants-in-aid program for undergraduate student research support.  We hope that his inspires current Chapter members and encourages students and faculty to join us in these endeavours.

Chapters Receiving Awards at the SigmaXi Annual Meeting & Student Research Conference, November 2-5, 2006

Certificates of Excellence were awarded to the following chapters for exceptional chapter activity, innovative programming and true community leadership during the past year. Nominees were chosen by the Constituency Directors based on Chapter Annual Reports, and winners were selected by the Committee on Qualifications and Membership.

Clemson University Chapter continues its well attended lecture series along with a science as art program. The latter uses visual representations of science and technology that provide a valuable connection between scientists, artists and the general public.

Washington College Chapter offers a wealth of programs, from promoting undergraduate psychology and chemistry research to a fall family day research symposium.

The Alaska Chapter focused on its Alaska Statewide High School Science Symposium/National Junior Science and Humanities Symposia, which has continued to grow through the years.

The University of Toronto Chapter holds an excellent series of public lectures on topics including the Human Body; Tsunami, Geology and Society in Ancient Egypt; and Deep Ocean Ores and Extreme Life.

The SUNY at Oswego Chapter has focused on its students with programs for a regional poster competition, student awards and a trip to Sigma Xi's Annual Meeting, along with its regular chapter programs.