SIGMA XI
THE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH SOCIETY
Marshall University Chapter

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




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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. 21, 2015.

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. 21, 2015.

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The 2015 Marshall University Annual Sigma Xi Research Day held on Friday, May 1, 2015. Sigma Xi Research Day Program; Photo Gallery 1. Photo Gallery 2.

 

Congratulations to this year's awardees!

 

Oral Presentations:

First place:

Sam Cogar: EVALUATION OF BYPASS ALGORITHMS FOR RADIAL BASIS FUNCTION METHODS 

 

Second place and best story award:

Thaddaeus Tuggle: MODELING CHOLORPHYLL CONCENTRATIONS IN THE OHIO RIVER USING SATELLITE IMAGERY

 

Poster presentations:

First place awards:

Michael Osborne: FINDING CYCLE SYSTEMS WITH NO SUBSYSTEMS

Reagan Stafford: CISPLATIN RENAL CYTOTOXICITY TARGETS THE MITOCHONDRIA AND IS PROTECTED BY RESVERATROL

 

Second place awards:

Shawn Cheeks: A RAPID AND RESPONSIVE SEVERE WEATHER REPORTING SYSTEM FOR THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

Erin Fankhanel: NANOTHERAPY AND IMMUNOHISTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS FOR SEPSIS ASSOCIATED RENAL INJURY

Eric T. Mendenhall: IDENTIFYING THE DIRECT EFFECTS OF MN2+, FE2+ AND SMALL MOLECULE DRUGS ON THE IRON RESPONSIVE ELEMENT IN THE HUMAN FTH1 IRE/IRP COMPLEX

 

Third place awards:

Patrick A. Foster: THREE-DIMENSIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE BURNING SPRINGS ANTICLINE IN RITCHIE AND WOOD COUNTIES, WV

Matthew David Freeman: IDENTIFICATION OF POST-TRANSLATIONAL MODIFICATIONS OF ALBUMIN UNDER SEPTIC CONDITIONS

Dylan Watson: VENT: Visualization of Evil Network Traffic

Clifford Workman: CREATING A 3D MULTIPLAYER FIRST PERSON SHOOTER

 

Raffle Winner: Alexis DAmato

 

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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