Monday, March 22, 2010

Seniors and Alumna Inducted into Scientific Research Society

On Saturday, February 27, Endicott College, Gordon College and Salem State College held their first annual meeting of the North Shore Chapter of Sigma Xi. Hosted at Salem State College, students and faculty from all three campuses presented their talks and posters highlighting the great variety of research being carried out at the three institutions. This meeting was the result of the creation of North Shore Chapter of Sigma Xi, an international society devoted to the support, progression and dissemination of scientific research in the natural, physical and social sciences as well as in engineering. This new chapter reflects the North Shore region’s growing involvement in advanced scientific discoveries and also assists the new North Shore Chapter in joining a list of Northeast chapters of Sigma Xi that includes those at Harvard, Yale, MIT, Dartmouth, Tufts, Northeastern University, Boston University, Smith College and Williams College.

Gordon students who presented at the first annual meeting included: Marianne Domingues (senior–biology); Kristen Entwistle (junior–biology and chemistry); Soo Yeon Kwon (Gordon graduate–biology); Eric Lindemann (senior–biology); Benjamin Padilla (senior–biology); Ken Smith (senior–physics and mathematics); Yuan (Shayna) Stevenson (senior–biology); and Rebekah Zimmerer (senior–biology). Also presenting his research was Dr. Greg Keller, associate professor of biology.

Following this successful symposium, an annual induction ceremony will be held in the Ken Olsen Science Center April 29. This ceremony will officially recognize newly invited and outstanding seniors and graduate students as associate members of Sigma Xi.

Sigma Xi is an international research society supporting outstanding endeavors in all areas of science and engineering. With more than 60,000 members in over 100 countries, Sigma Xi sponsors projects and collaborations around the world through grant awards, publications and program development.

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