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Villanova University Chapter (#288)


  • The 2019 Sigma Xi CRF Poster Symposium took place on Friday, April 26, 2019. We thank all the students, faculty and staff for their invaluable contributions to this event.

    CONGRATULATIONS to the 2019 Sigma Xi CRF Poster Symposium winners:

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

    • Sarah Choate: First Place, Undergraduate
    • Joseph Manuel: Second Place, Undergraduate
    • Jessica Yarnell: First Place, Graduate student

    Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Geography & The Environment:

    • Brian Bentley: First Place, Undergraduate
    • Claudia MacPherson: Second Place, Undergraduate
    • Julia Tasca: First Place, Graduate student
    • Renee Kontos and Elizabeth Repash: Second Place, Graduate student


    • Julia Morris: First Place, Undergraduate
    • Vineeth Romiyo: Second Place, Undergraduate
    • Patrick Mitrano-Towers and Evana Mortezavi: First Place, Graduate student
    • Spencer Li: Second Place, Graduate student


    • Simon Brooks: First Place, Undergraduate
    • Stephen Sobota: Second Place, Undergraduate
    • Anthony Vallace: First Place, Graduate student
    • Emily Harris: Second Place, Graduate student

    Psychology and Nursing:

    • Tyler Gray: First Place, Undergraduate
    • Emily Forth: Second Place, Undergraduate
    • Emily Albertson: First Place, Graduate student
  • Applications for Grants in Aid of Research are due each year on March 15 and October 15


President: Ryan Jorn, Chemistry
Former President: Deanna Zubris, Chemistry
Secretary and Treasurer: Sridhar Santhanam, Mechanical Engineering

Recent Past Presidents

Deanna Zubris, Chemistry (2017-2018)
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