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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 2021.

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF NOMINATIONS:

April 16, 2021. Submit applications to Mary Beth Kirkham (kirkhammb@gmail.com). 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 Spring Awards Ceremony in April or at some other appropriate time.

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
2020Mithila JugulamAgronomy
2021Ignacio CiampittiAgronomy
  

 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

Ignacio Ciampitti

Dr. Ignacio Ciampitti, Department of Agronomy, 2021

Muthila Jugulam

Dr. Muthila Jugulam, Dept. of Agronomy, 2020