Marshall University Chapter

Sigma Xi is an organization made up of people dedicated to scientific research

The 2015 Marshall University Annual Sigma Xi Research Day will be held on Friday, May 1, 2015. Talk and Poster Guidelines; Sigma Xi Research Day Pre-Program



Thursday April 30

3:00 - 5:00 pm Poster set-up, 2nd Floor Science Bldg.


Friday, May 1

Poster sessions: 2nd Floor Science Bldg.

8:30 am Poster setup

9:00 am Poster Session 1 [authors of even-numbered posters should be present] and Photos

10:00 am Poster Session 2 [authors of odd-numbered posters should be present]

11:00 am Open viewing of posters (Science Bldg.)


Oral Presentations: BBSC 102

12:00 pm Presentations (Refreshments will be served)

~2:00 pm Student Awards

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The NASA WV Space Grant Consortium offers Undergraduate Fellowships of $1000 available for undergraduate students in science, mathematics, health care, engineering, science education, or working on a NASA related science or teaching research project. Deadline: Sept. annually.

Information session slides for students

Information session slides for faculty


Faculty Travel Awards of up to $1000 are available for travel to enhance faculty research projects related to science, math and engineering. Deadline:  Sept. annually.

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The 2014 Marshall University Annual Sigma Xi Research Day was held on Friday, May 2, 2014 and featured 8 oral presentations and 52 research posters.

Sigma Xi Research Day Program


Congratulations to this year's Awardees!


Oral Presentation
Sumaiya Chaudhry for “Positive force feedback in development of substrate grip”


Graduate Poster Presentations
Joshua Botkin for “Design and formation of ricin binding DNA origami constructs”


Lyndsay Rankin for “Modeling forest condition of grazed tropical dry forests using satellite imagery”


Undergraduate Poster Presentations

First Place:

Karl G. Shaver for “Hepatic and mitochondrial protein modifications by acetaminophen are protected by s-adenosyl-l-methionine (SAMe)”


Second Place:

Anna C. Lefevre for “Effects of atrazine and its degradates on the serotonin distribution of crayfish”


Patrick A Foster for “Origin of rhythmites in the lower Kanawha formation (lower Pennsylvanian), Wyoming county, West Virginia”


Third Place

Shawn Cheeks for “Comparative analysis of two coalfield floods”


Emily Wright for “Pyrolysis products from the thermal decomposition of 3-oxetanone”


Veronica Stanley for “Mathematical modelling cyanobacterial concentrations in the Ohio River”

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Sigma Xi Partners with ResearchGATE. To provide a major new networking opportunity for our members, Sigma Xi has partnered with the leading professional online network for scientists and engineers. Free of charge, ResearchGATE is designed to meet researchers' needs. It's used by 400,000 researchers in 200 countries.

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Grants-in-Aid of Research Program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision related research. Students use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.  Application Deadlines: March 15 and October 15 annually.

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The Marshall University Chapter of Sigma Xi is an affiliate of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, actively promotes scientific research and the promise of science and technology. Its goals are to foster interaction among science, technology and society; to encourage appreciation and support of original work in science and technology; and to honor scientific research accomplishments. The Marshall University Chapter of Sigma Xi holds its annual research day in April. This Research Day features student and faculty research presentations, luncheon, and keynote speaker.

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