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Villanova University Chapter (#288)


  • The 2017 Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium took place on Friday, April 28. The symposium featured posters across the areas of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Geography & The Environment, Physics, Psychology and Engineering. We would like to thank all the students, faculty and staff for their invaluable contributions to this event.

    Congratulations to undergraduate first award winners Michael Rodriguez, Gregory Branigan, Luke Izzo, Robert Ferrari, Jaclyn Guglielmi and Xianhua Li; undergraduate second award winners Julia Ferrante, Mackenzie Jorgensen, Elizabeth O'Brien, Mikah Schelsinger, Michael Nolan-Tamariz and Brianne Conte; graduate first award winners Kayla M. Panek, Alexandra Tabachnick, Elke Nordeen, Jamal Jenkins, Akshay Patel, Sarah Moxham and Tao Dai; and graduate second award winners Saleh Al-Khalifa, Sarah Polekoff and Dieter Bender.

  • Applications for Grants in Aid of Research are due each year on March 15 and October 15


President: Vikram Iyengar, Biology
Former President: James Wilson, Biology
Secretary and Treasurer: Sridhar Santhanam, Mechanical Engineering

Recent Past Presidents

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