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2012

New Members

On April 24, 2012 the University of Colorado chapter of Sigma Xi had its annual awards ceremony. During this ceremony we recognized all of our new members. Welcome to Sigma Xi

 

Election to Full Membership

Dr. Juhan Kim
Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences
University of Colorado, Boulder
Biological and Engineering Sciences


Dr. Zheng Li
Dept. of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
University of Colorado, Boulder
Engineering Sciences


Samantha Stevenson
Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
University of Colorado, Boulder
Physical and Earth Sciences


Dr. Milan Urban
Dept. of Biochemistry
University of Colorado, Boulder
Biological Sciences & Health Sciences


Dr. Philip Pienkos
Principal Group Manager, Applied Sciences
National Bioenergy Center
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Golden, Colorado

 

Election to Associate Membership

Miranda Redmond
Dept. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology,
University of Colorado, Boulder
Biological Sciences

 

Recognition of Graduate Research Excellence

Daniel Knights
Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado, Boulder

 

Recognition of Undergraduate Research Excellence

Recognition is for exceptional dedication, creativity, and
independence in pursuit of original knowledge. All are
elected to Associate Membership.


Lameese Akacem
Nominated by Monique LeBourgeois
Integrative Physiology


Courtney Enix
Nominated by Pei-San Tsai
Integrative Physiology


Brandon Fields

Nominated by Christopher Lowry
Integrative Physiology


Nicole Look
Nominated by Rodger Kram/Elizabeth Bradley
Applied Mathematics


Robert Stillwell
Nominated by Xinlin Li
Aerospace Engineering Sciences and LASP

2011

New Members

Election to Full Membership Dr. Svetlana Asimova Dept. of Physics University of Colorado, Boulder Physical and Earth Sciences Susanne Benze Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences University of Colorado, Boulder Physical and Earth Sciences Dr. Stephanie Bryant Dept. of Chemical and Biological Eng. University of Colorado, Boulder Engineering Sciences Dr. Zhaosheng Fan Dept. of Geological Sciences University of Colorado, Boulder Agriculture/Soil Sciences/Natural Res. Dr. Heera Krishna Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Colorado, Boulder Biological Sciences & Health Sciences Dr. Magdalena Olesiak Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Colorado, Boulder Biological Sciences & Health Sciences Dr. Bharath Prithiviraj Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Colorado, Boulder Biological Sciences Dr. Mandar Rahurkar A9.com (Amazon) Palo Alto, California Mathematics & Computer Sciences Lin Su Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences University of Colorado, Boulder Physical and Earth Sciences Election to Associate Membership Robert Baker Dept. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology University of Colorado, Boulder Biological Sciences David Chen Dept. Chemistry and Biocehmistry University of Colorado, Boulder Biological Sciences Nina Caroline Donner Dept. of Integrative Physiology University of Colorado, Boulder Biological Sciences Adelita Mendoza Cytogenetics Core, Division of Medical Oncology University of Colorado, Denver Biological Sciences Evan David Paul Dept. of Integrative Physiology University of Colorado, Boulder Biological Sciences Recognition of Graduate Research Excellence Dr. Nicholas Pedatella Research Advisor Prof. Kristine Larson CU Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences Recognition of Undergraduate Research Excellence Recognition is for exceptional dedication, creativity, and independence in pursuit of original knowledge. All are elected to Associate Membership, with dues paid by Dr. James Baur to honor Prof. Roy H. Garstang. Kathleen Dady Nominated by Christopher Lowry Integrative Physiology Rosemary C. Eppinger Nominated by Pei-San Tsai Integrative Physiology Ben Hobson Nominated by Ryan Bachtell Psycology and Neuroscience Anita Lowe Nominated by Tom Johnson Integrative Physiology Tamara Relph Nominated by Angela R. Bielefeldt Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Alexander Jay Turner Nominated by Daven Henze Mechanical Engineering
2010

New Members

On April 27, 2010 the University of Colorado chapter of Sigma Xi had its annual awards ceremony. During this ceremony we recognized all of our new members. Welcome to Sigma Xi

Election to Full Membership

Dr. Paul Edward Bennett Jr.
Graduate Teacher Program
University of Colorado
Biological Sciences

Dr. Shih-Hui Jen
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Colorado
Physical and Earth Sciences

Dr. Deborah S. Jin
National Institute of Standards and Technology; JILA
Fellow; Department of Physics; University of Colorado
Physical and Earth Sciences

Dr. Christopher Lowry
Department of Integrative Physiology and
Center for Neuroscience
University of Colorado
Biological and Health Sciences

Dr. Hongyan Luo
Ecosystems; Micrometeorology
National Ecological Observatory (NEON), Inc.
Biological Sciences

Dr. Elizabeth A. Siewert
Biostatistics
University of Colorado - Denver
Mathematics and Computer Sciences

Dr. Rebecca Safran
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Colorado
Biological and Health Sciences

Dr. Hua Yang
Department of Animal Science
College of Agricultural Sciences
Colorado State University
Agriculture/Natural Resources

Election to Associate Membership

Crystal Lyn Boyd
Museum and Field Studies
University of Colorado
Biological Sciences

Marcus Steven Cohen
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Colorado
Biological Sciences

Recognition of Graduate Research Excellence

Dr. Sri Rama Prasanna Pavani
Research Advisor Rafael Piestun, CU Department of
Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Recognition of Undergraduate Research Excellence

Recognition is for exceptional dedication, creativity, and
independence in pursuit of original knowledge. All are
elected to Associate Membership, with dues paid by Dr.
James Baur to honor Prof. Roy H. Garstang.

Anna Blakney
Nominated by Stephanie J. Bryant
Chemical and Biological Engineering

Zipei Feng
Nominated by Xuedong Liu
Chemistry and Biochemistry

Matthew Ross
Nominated by Nichole Barger
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Kyle Urquhart
Nominated by Arthur A. Joyce
Anthropology

Rachel Wildrick
Nominated by Rebecca Safran
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

2009
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2008

ANNUAL RECOGNITION RECEPTION
Tuesday, 21 April, 5 to 7 pm, NCAR Centergreen Lab, Recognition Reception for new members and awardees. Kristi Anseth will speak.

At our AWARDS RECEPTION in April 2008, Dr. Thomas J. Bogdan spoke on "Space Weather Comes of Age".

We welcomed three new members:
Dr. Pieter T. J. Johnson; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Dr. Paul Adams Sandberg; Anthropology;
Dr. Robert Alan Steenburgh, Space Weather Prediction Center, NOAA, USAF .

We recognized and awarded checks and subscriptions to American Scientist to the following members of the scientific community.

Two outstanding graduate students at the University of Colorado:
Joel Weinstein of Mechanical Engineering;
Sarah Jack Hinners of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Seven students in Boulder Valley high schools:
Elias Stallard-Olivera of Boulder High School;
Carli Smith of Centaurus High School;
Trevor Bowen of New Vista High School;
Katherine Strasser of Broomfield High School;
James Lee of Monarch High School;
Atticus Bergman of Fairview High School;
Kyle Knight of Nederland High School.

2007

At our AWARDS RECEPTION on April 19, Prof Frank Kreith spoke on "A Sustainable Transportation System: Politics and Technology".

We welcomed five new members:
Dr. Kevin S.G. Heng, Supernova remnants, gamma-ray bursts & the physics of shocks;
Dr. Mervi Hjelmroos-Koski, Palynology & Public Health;
Dr. Diana Oliveras, Conservation of pollinators;
Dr. Darin Toohey, Atmospheric measurments of aerosols and trace gases;
Dr. Rui Wang, Artificial hearts and circulatory components.


We honored five teachers of science and mathematics in Boulder Valley high schools:
Ben Boyer of Boulder High School;
Kay Davidson of Broomfield High School;
Ron Haddad of Centaurus High School(again);
Kathy Vance of Arapahoe Ridge High School;
Reid Walker of Monarch High School.


We recognized the excellence of seven high-school students:
Joseph Baum of Boulder High School;
Domenico DiMarco of Centaurus HighShool;
Eric Ellison of New Vista High School;
Kevin Fiedler of Broomfield High School;
Adam Richmond of Monarch High School;
Thomas Waggoner of Fairview High School;
Hannah Walters of Nederland High School;

2006

2006 April 17 The Spring Recognition Reception was held in the Discovery Learning Center atrium and lecture hall. Prof. Talat Shahnaz Rahman, distinguished Professor of Physics, Kansas State University, and a Sigma Xi Distinguihed Lecturer for 2006, spoke on "Science at the Nanoscale: Promising Facts or Fiction?"

Prof. Michael Eisenberg and associates opened the Crafts Technology laoratory for an eye-opening tour and demonstrations of educational techniques.

Student awards were presented to Amit Halevi of Fairview High School (nominated by Cameron Wickham) and to Gabriel Sachter-Smith of Nederland High School.

The teacher award went to Stephanie Weber.

New members were recognized: Glenn Blauvelt and Susan Hendrix.

2005

RECEPTION 2005 APRIL 22
Our Annual Award Reception began at 7:30PM on Friday, 22 April, 2005, in the Discovery Learning Center (DLC) of the College of Engineering and Applied Science on the UCB campus.

Chapter President Michael Breed introduced Dr. Susan Solomon, who presented "Sleuthing with Science: the Coldest March of Robert Falcon Scott in the Antarctic". Dr. Solomon is a Senior Scientist in the NOAA Aeronomy Laboratory in Boulder and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

The Chapter recognized several individuals in the community for helping to prepare the next generation of scientists and engineers, as well as high-school students who have excelled in the study of science, mathematics and technology. Chapter Vice President David Kassoy presented certificates and awards to these accomplished individuals:

teacher Abby Scott and student Malcolm Young of Centaurus High;

teacher Alberto Real and student Jon H. Monserud of Nederland High.

The science-support award went to Christopher B. Schenk of the computer-science department at the University of Colorado for setting up an efficient undergraduate computing laboratory with the help of undergraduate apprentices.

2004

April 21, 2004 was the date of the annual meeting, with a reception at 7 p.m. in the Cires Atrium, followed at 7:30 p.m. by the awards presentation and the lecture on The Wright Brothers' Gliders and Flyer, 1900-1903 by Ray Hauser and Consuelo Hauser.
Awardees were:
Yiming Wang of Boulder High School and Kenji Yoshida of Fairview High School for excellence in science studies;
Benjamin Boyer of Boulder High School and Ronald Haddad of Centaurus High School for excellence in science teaching;
Suzanne Larsen of University of Colorado Libraries for scientific research support.
Here is Suzanne Larsen's citation:

Bibliographer, Director, Teacher, Facilitator, Evaluator, Advisor, and Community Resource, Suzanne Larsen has enriched the University of Colorado science community for sixteen years. She shares her bibliographic expertise with scholars and students, in the classroom, and individually. Her "mission" is to guide students beyond Google to the scholarly databases and resources provided by the University Libraries and arm them with the skills needed to do their research effectively. She has recently become the Acting Faculty Director of Lester Math/Physics Library in addition to her duties as Director of the Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences and Map Library. She has served on departmental committees in both the Libraries and Geological Sciences, as well as on campus, system and state committees and taskforces. She is active in the Geoscience Information Society and currently serves on the Advisory Committee for GeoRef, the primary database in the geosciences. She is the chair of the Collections Committee for the Digital Library for Earth System Education, an NSF funded digital library initiative. We present this year’s support award to Suzanne Larsen, an esteemed companion in zealous research.


To learn more about the history, goals, and activity of the Society of Sigma Xi, go to the national home page.
Go back to the index to select pages for earlier years.

University of Colorado Chapter Officers:

Clifford Minter, Chapter Secretary, NOAA, 325 Broadway, Boulder CO 80302;
Roy H. Garstang, Chapter Secretary, JILA, Campus Box 440, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0440; phone: 303-492-7795.
President: Prof. Michael Breed, Dept. of Environmental, Population and Organismic Biology, Campus Box 334, University of Colorado, Boulder CO 80309-0334, phone: 303-492-7683
Zdenka Smith, Past President, Space Environment Center, NOAA, 325 Broadway, Boulder CO 80302; phone 303-497-3473
David Kassoy, Chapter Vice-President, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Science, Campus Box 427, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0427; phone 303-492-6066, fax 303-492-3498.
Constance B. Sawyer, Chapter Treasurer, 850 20th St., #705, Boulder CO 80302-7749; phone: 303-447-2250.
e-mail to Secretary Cliff Minter:
e-mail to President Michael Breed:
michael.breed@colorado.edu
e-mail to Vice-President David Kassoy: David.Kassoy@colorado.edu
e-mail to local Sigma Xi: sigmaxi@spot.colorado.edu
e-mail to Treasurer (also web-page) Constance Sawyer: sawyer@colorado.edu e-mail to Secretary Emeritus Roy Garstang: garstang@earthlink.net
e-mail to Past President Zdenka Smith: Zdenka.Smith@noaa.gov
e-mail to Treasurer emeritus E. K. Smith: ernest.smith@cu.colorado.edu


2003

The Annual Meeting & Banquet for 2003 was held April 22, Tuesday 6pm, at the University Club, 972 Broadway. The speaker was Mark Dugan, MCDB and his subject was: "Cognitive Science Applied to Learning Theory: What's Ticking When You Use Your Brain?"

At the banquet, we honored winners of Sigma Xi awards: an outstanding science support person, and outstanding students of science and mathematics in local high schools.

Certificates of Recognition with checks were awarded to the following individuals:

The support-person award was made to Patricia Feist, Organic Laboratory Coordinator for the UCB Chemistry Dept.
(Last year, a science-teacher award was made to Richard Borinsky.)

Six students received awards for excellence in science or mathematics:

Andrew Wahr, Fairview High School (last year: Michelle Itano);
Marcus Griep, Broomfield High School (last year: Timsy Bir);
Truman Wilson, Centaurus High School (last year: Joshua Baker);
Laurie Cornell, Nederland Middle-Senior High School (last year: Brendan Hickey);
Jonathan Beall, Boulder High School (last year: Stephan van der Mersch);
Neena Gupta, Monarch High School (last year: Ashley Barnes);
no candidate from Niwot High School (last year: Andrew Musser).

2002

At the Annual Meeting & Banquet, 2002, April 23, Prof. Mark Ablowitz, Applied Mathematics, CU, spoke on "Waves, waves, waves . . . waves everywhere". After describing solitons in the form of internal waves in a canal and in the ocean, Professor Ablowitz showed how the same mathematics defines fiber-optic waves that promise enormous enhancement of the quality and quantity of information that can be transmitted around the globe. The banquet was at the University Club, 972 Broadway.



At the banquet, we honored winners of Sigma Xi awards: an outstanding science teacher, and outstanding students of science and mathematics in county high schools.

Certificates of Recognition with checks were awarded to:

Richard Borinsky, soon to retire from teaching Biology at Broomfield High School, for excellence in teaching;

and to seven students for excellence in science or mathematics:

Michelle Itano, Fairview High School (last year: Evan Burgess);
Timsy Bir, Broomfield High School (last year: Gregg Kottyan);
Joshua Baker, Centaurus High School (last year: Katy Hultgren);
Brendan Hickey, Nederland High School (last year: Emily Smith);
Stephan van der Mersch, Boulder High School (last year: Stephanie Fawcett);
Ashley Barnes, Monarch High School (last year: Joel Dumke);
Andrew Musser, Niwot High School (last year: Tara Smith).

We welcomed eight new members during the year. Three have already left Boulder. New members attending the banquet meeting were:

Najib Cheggour
Sarah Combs
Clifton Minter
Holger Voemel
Barbara Zimmerman
2001
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2000

April 17 (tentative date) -- Annual Meeting & Banquet: Roger Bilham, CU,
"Death and Construction - a Global View of Urban Earthquakes"
At the ANNUAL MEETING we honor new members and winners of Sigma Xi awards: an outstanding science teacher, and top science students in local high schools. Spouses and other guests are welcome. Please join us! Meet promising young scientists and their parents; hear and query an expert on a significant scientific problem. Reservations are necessary, so please call Professor Garstang at 303-492-7795.



In April 2000, we initiated three new members:
Norman Clippinger, Tamara Maldonado, and Patricia Ann Neil.
Certificates of Recognition with checks were awarded to:
Alberto Real, science teacher, Nederland Middle Senior High School, for excellence in teaching;
Keith Gleason, support person, University of Colorado, for his work at Sommers-Bausch Observatory;
and to six students for excellence in science or mathematics:
Kelsey Lynn, Fairview High School;
Elizabeth Atencio, Broomfield High School;
Andrew Waters, Centaurus High School;
Anna Cosper, Nederland Middle-Senior High School;
Shalini Therese Low-Nam, Boulder High School;
Jeff Huynh, Niwot High School.

To learn more about the history, goals, and activity of the Society of Sigma Xi, go to the national home page.

University of Colorado Chapter Officers:

Prof. R.H. Garstang, Chapter Secretary, JILA, Campus Box 440, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0440; phone: 303-492-7795.
Prof. David Kassoy, Chapter President, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Science, Campus Box 427, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0427; phone 303-492-6066, fax 303-492-3498.
Prof. E.K. Smith, Chapter Treasurer, ECE Department, Campus Box 425, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0427; phone: 303-492 -7123.
Dr. C.B. Sawyer, Chapter Vice-President, 850 20th St., #705, Boulder CO 80302-7749; phone: 303-447-2250.
e-mail to Secretary Prof.Roy Garstang: garstang@earthlink.net
e-mail to President Prof. David Kassoy: kassoy@spot.colorado.edu
e-mail to local Sigma Xi:E sigmaxi@spot.colorado.edu
e-mail to Treasurer Prof. E. K. Smith: ernest.smith@cu.colorado.edu
e-mail to Vice-President Dr. Constance Sawyer: sawyer@stripe.colorado.edu


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1999
April 20 Annual Meeting & Banquet -- Alan Kiplinger, Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, CU, and NOAA/Space Environment Center: The Solar Heliospheric Observatory: Lost,Found, Recovered, and Discovering in Space".

At the ANNUAL MEETING we honor new members and winners of Sigma Xi awards: an outstanding science teacher, and top science students in local high schools. Spouses and other guests are welcome. Please join us! Meet promising young scientists and their parents; hear and query an expert on a significant scientific problem. Reservations are necessary, so please call Professor Garstang at 303-492-7795.
1998

April 23 (Thursday, banquet) -- Dr. Daniel Albritton, Director, The Aeronomy Laboratory, NOAA: "Global Warming, the Ozone Hole and the December UN Kyoto Conference"

At this ANNUAL BANQUET, we honor new members and winners of Sigma Xi awards: an outstanding science teacher, and top science students in local high schools. Inform Prof. Garstang of your plans to attend. Spouses and other guests are welcome. Enjoy a delicious meal served in the Aspen Room of the Memorial Center at the University of Colorado, meet promising young scientists and their parents, and hear and query an expert on socially significant scientific problems.


That's the year that was. Coming up in the fall of 1998:
Our first meeting will be the first Tuesday in October. Our November 3 speaker will be Ray Hauser: Science in the Courtroom.