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K-State Sigma Xi Chapter Outstanding Scientist Award

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. Presentation will be made during award/seminar presentations in the 2016 – 2017 academic year.  Awardee will present a public lecture in September 2017.

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF NOMINATIONS:

March 17, 2017. Submit applications to Saugata Datta (sdatta@k-state.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

Recent Honorees

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