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Sigma Xi

OUTSTANDING K-STATE SCIENTIST OR ENGINEER

PURPOSE:

To recognize Kansas State University Sigma Xi members who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in scientific research.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The candidate should fit the purpose of the award. Special attention will be given to contributions in methodology, competence shown, and effects of the research on advances in science.

AWARD:

The awardee will receive $100 honoraria and a certificate from the KSU Chapter of Sigma Xi. Awardee will present a public lecture in September 2018.

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF NOMINATIONS:

April 17, 2018. Submit applications to Sherry Fleming (sdflemin@ksu.edu). The nominator should collect and submit all documents.

EVALUATION OF CANDIDATES:

(30%) 1. Letter of nomination. Only full members of Sigma Xi in good standing are eligible to make nominations. Letter should include description of a candidate’s research accomplishments that qualify for receipt of the award. It should address contributions in methodology, competence shown, and effects of the research on advances in science.

(40%) 2. Vita of candidate. Vita should list publications, grants received, abstracts, and presentations at scientific meetings.

(30%) 3. Letters of endorsement. One letter should be a statement of endorsement of the candidate from the candidate’s department head or unit leader. One letter should be a statement of endorsement of the candidate from an external peer who is not a KSU faculty member, but has knowledge of the candidate’s research activities.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF AWARD:

The award will be announced at the Annual Awards Ceremony during the Student Invited Seminar on April 25th

Previous Recipients - Outstanding Scientist Award

1995Ted HopkinsEntomology
1996Jeff WilliamsAgriculture Economics
1998Brad FenwickVeterinary Medicine
1999Lawrence DavisBiochemistry
2000James EdgarChemical Engineering
2001Gary PaulsenAgronomy
2002Mary Beth KirkhamAgronomy
2003Michael FinneganSociology, Anthropology & Social Work
2004Feng XieUSDA_ARD GMPRC
2006Daniel HigginsChemistry
2007Xiuzhi Susan SunGrain Science & Industry
2008Ruth WeltiBiology
2009John LesliePlant Pathology
2010Ryszard JankowiakChemistry
2013Micky RansomAgronomy
2014Walter DoddsBiology
2015Carolyn FergusonBiology
2016Anna WhitfieldPlant Pathology
2017Vara PrasadAgronomy
2018 Loretta Johnson Biology
  

Previous Recipients - Outstanding Junior Scientist Award

2001Fenyou JiaEntomology
2003Anita DilleAgronomy
2003Carolyn FergusonBiology
2004Dawn KaufmanBiology
2005X. Amy MoGrain Science & Industry
2006Keith HohnChemical Engineering
2007Sigifredo Castro-DiazChemical Engineering
2007Seok-Ho ParkUSDA_ARS GMPRC
2008Beth Ann Crozier-DodsonAnimal Sciencey & Industry
2009Krista WaltonChemical Engineering
2010Christine AikensChemistry
2010Vikas BerryChemical Engineering
  

 

 

Recent Honorees

Lorettqa Johnson

Dr. Loretta Johnson, Division of Biology, 2018

Vara Prasad

Dr. Vara Prasad, Department of Agronomy, 2017

Anna Whitfield

Dr. Anna Whitfield. Department of Plant Pathology, 2016

 

Carolyn Ferguson

Dr. Carolyn Ferguson, Division of Biology, 2015

 

Walter Dodds

Dr. Walter Dodds, Division of Biology, 2014