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Eckerd College Sigma Xi Chapter
Winners of the EC Sigma Xi Chapter Best Presentation Award at the 7th Annual Eckerd College Student Research Symposium
On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014, 46 oral and poster presentations were given at the 7th Annual Eckerd College Student Research Symposium in the James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences. This is a new record for the Student Research Symposium! There was an impressive array of student work on display at the symposium. Students presented significant original research, the caliber expected for a professional meeting. Members of the Eckerd College Sigma Xi Chapter judged all poster presentations and here are the winners for the 2014 symposium:
Sigma XI BEST Overall Scientific Presentation (two winners, sharing the $100 prize)
THE INFLUENCE OF EELGRASS METABOLISM ON PCO2 VARIABILITY IN A MACROTIDAL ESTUARY by O’Brien, C., B. Love, D. Bulthuis
GPUDEPICT: A SOFTWARE FRAMEWORK FOR CONSTRUCTING DEGENRATE PRIMERS ON THE GPU by Flor, T., G. Irving-Sachs, P. Novikov, J. Parda, T. Cickovski, G. Narasimhan
Sigma XI HONORABLE MENTION for Best Scientific Presentation (two winners)
CORRELATIONAL CHANGES IN BENTHIC FORAMINIFERA ABUNDANCE AND SEDIMENTARY REDOX CONDITIONS AFTER THE DEEPWATER HORIZON BLOWOUT by Selden, C. R., D. W. Hastings, P. T. Schwing, G. R. Brooks, D. J. Hollander
DISSOLVED NUTRIENTS AND TRACE METALS IN SEDIMENT PORE WATERS FOLLOWING THE DEEPWATER HORIZON BLOWOUT by Miller, C., D. Hastings, K. Quinn, R. Masserini, S. Hammaker
Congratulations to Colleen O'Brien (Marine Science& Biochemistry double major) and Tiffany Flor (Computer Science & Mathematics double major) for winning first place and our honorable mentions, Corday Selden (Biology major) and Claire Miller (Marine Science major) for their terrific presentations.
Next Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and International Conference: Glendale, Arizona, November 6-9, 2014
Sigma Xi invites members to attend the Society's largest gathering of the year, its 2014 Annual Meeting to be held November 6-9 in Glendale, Arizona, USA. Each November, Sigma Xi leaders and highly motivated college students gather to share ideas, information and camaraderie at the Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference. Delegates from Sigma Xi chapters decide key governance questions of the Society and attend sessions on leadership, chapter management and major issues facing the research enterprise. Concurrently, undergraduates from institutions around the world present their research, attend career-focused workshops, meet graduate school recruiters and network with Sigma Xi members.
Any current undergraduate or recent graduate can present their research at the annual conference. Our chapter can help defray the costs of travel and registration for individuals presenting their research. Please contact one of the chapter officers for more information. See the Sigma Xi web site for more details.