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Villanova University Chapter (#288)


  • Congratulations to the 2018 Sigma Xi CRF poster award winners:

    Astronomy & Astrophysics, Physics, Computing Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics:

    • Giannina Guzman: First Place, Undergraduate
    • Joseph M. Michail: Second Place, Undergraduate
    • Dinesh Reddy Vangumalli: First Place, Graduate student
    • Samantha Bewley: Second Place, Graduate student

    Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Geography & The Environment:

    • Claire Teahan and Charlotte Montgomery: First Place, Undergraduate
    • Vaidehi Shastri: Second Place, Undergraduate
    • Nicholas C. Lazarra: First Place, Graduate student
    • Jorna Sojati: Second Place, Graduate student


    • Patrick Mitrano-Towers: First Place, Undergraduate
    • Kathleen Selhorst: First Place, Undergraduate
    • Rayna Abraham: Second Place, Undergraduate
    • Andrew Freed: Second Place, Undergraduate
    • Rebecca Garlinger: First Place, Graduate student
    • Ari Rice: Second Place, Graduate student


    • Olivia Cero and Paige Turilli: First Place, Undergraduate
    • John Aquino and Sean Lyons: Second Place, Undergraduate
    • Matthew Tucker: First Place, Graduate student
    • Amro Lulu: Second Place, Graduate studen
  • Applications for Grants in Aid of Research are due each year on March 15 and October 15


President: Deanna Zubris, Chemistry
Former President: Vikram Iyengar, Biology
Secretary and Treasurer: Sridhar Santhanam, Mechanical Engineering

Recent Past Presidents

Vikram Iyengar, Biology (2015-2017)
James Wilson, Biology (2014-2015)
Amanda Grannas, Chemistry (2013-2014)
Steven Goldsmith, Environmental Science (2012 - 2013)
Anil Bamezai, Biology (2011 - 2012)
Mirela Damian, Computer Science (2009 - 2011)

Webmaster: Mirela Damian, Computing Sciences