20 YEARS OF SIGMA XI, THE NATIONAL RESEARCH HONOR SOCIETY ON THE BARRY UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
Barry University’s Chapter of Sigma Xi, The National Research Honor Society celebrates its 20th anniversary this academic year. The Barry University chapter was organized by Dr. Allen Sanborn, Professor of Biology in 1998 at the request of Sr. John Karen Frei, though the organization itself dates back to 1886 when it was founded at Cornell University. Upon reflecting on this 20th-year milestone, Dr. Sanborn had this to say: “It has been rewarding to see the continued evolution and success of the Barry University Chapter. Election to Sigma Xi is an honor for any researcher and the Barry chapter has recognized the beginning of so many significant careers in scientific research that started right here at Barry. Organizations like Sigma Xi are critically important for the advancement of scientific research because of the platform it provides for the exchange of ideas and student development.”
Since the induction of its first 30 members in April 1998, the Barry chapter has inducted 181 members: faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students in the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, and Education. Many of the student inductees of the Barry chapter have gone on to have impressive careers in research as master’s and PhD-level professionals.
The Barry chapter of Sigma Xi has a series of events planned this academic year, culminating in its 20th anniversary induction ceremony in April, 2018
Barry University inducts new student members
April 3, 2013
Our chapter inducted seven new student members: Launie Bruno (Math, NIH-MARC), Sue-Ann Flores (Chemistry, NIH-RISE), Talia Guardia (Biology, NIH-RISE), Nicole Hope Lopez (Biology, NIH-MARC), Andrea Tirado (Psychology, NIH-MARC), Marcela M. Toro (Biology), and Anna-Marie Karen Weed (Chemistry). Congratulations to all!
Kendall Sealy wins Barry University Sigma Xi Award
May 3, 2012
Undergraduate psychology major Kendall Sealy won the Barry University Sigma Xi Award for the outstanding Barry University student presentation at the recent 76th Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences at University of South Florida on March 16, 2012. He was one of nearly two dozen Barry student authors listed among the meeting abstracts. He also won recognition by the Academy for the outstanding presentation by an undergraduate in the FAS Social Sciences Section. Dr. Gilbert Ellis (President) and Dr. Linda Peterson (Charter Member) represented the Barry Sigma Xi chapter in presenting the award to Kendall. Also on hand to present the award were his mentor and coauthor, Dr. Guillermo Wated, and Dr. Michael DeDonno, FAS section chair for the social sciences.