Our Chapter present annual awards to outstanding individuals in the sciences, who have demonstrated excellence in their research or teaching works.
Deadline for Submission:
Monday, April 18, 2011
Please submit nominations, preferable as electronic files, to:
Eleanor M. Josephson
Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology
109 Greene Hall
FAX (334) 844-4542
Alum Sigma Xi Award.
This award is presented annually by the
Alumni Association and
co-sponsored with the Auburn Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific
Research Society. All Auburn faculty at the rank of Associate
Professor or below who are actively engaged in research are
eligible. Nominations are solicited from all members of Sigma
Xi, department heads, deans, directors, and others. A committee
made up of three members of Sigma Xi and a representative of the
Office of the Vice President for Research selects the recipient
Eligibility: Any full-time faculty
member, at any level (Assistant or Associate) Professor, nontenured or tenured, tenure-track or nontenure track.
Nominees must submit or have submitted in their name:
1. An up-to-date CV and up to four research articles; only
peer-reviewed articles are eligible. The CV and articles will
2. A statement of research interests and the application of the
3. Two letters of recommendation. One by the faculty member's
chair or head and another by any faculty member (need not be
Sigma Xi members) familiar with the nominee's work. Letters
should target the research accomplishments of the nominee and
the nominee's commitment and contributions to the research
environment at Auburn University and at the National and/or
4. Nomination by letter, by two active full members of Sigma
Xi. One or both may write reference letters.
Faculty awardees will receive a plaque, a substantial monetary
award from the Alumni Association. A 30-minute presentation suitable for a general audience will be delivered by the awardee
at the Annual Banquet.
Carolyn Taylor Carr Outstanding Award Dissertation (Ph.D.)
and the Meritorious Award (Outstanding M.S. Thesis).
This award is given to the most outstanding Master's and Ph.D.
Eligibility: Any student who has
finished his/her thesis work in the current or immediately past
academic year. Nominees must submit or have submitted in their
1. A two to three page synopsis of the students work written by
the student for a lay audience.
2. The student's CV.
3. A copy of the thesis OR peer-reviewed publications from the
4. A supporting letter from sponsoring faculty member (need not
be a SX member).
5. Supporting nominations by two active full members of Sigma
Xi; the sponsoring faculty member may be one of these.
6. A completed membership nomination form, found
here, if the
candidate is not already a member.
The student's membership is paid by the
local chapter the first year if he/she is a winner. Student
awardees will receive a plaque and a monetary award.
High School Science or Mathematics
Teacher Recognition Award.
Each year, the Auburn University Chapter of Sigma Xi recognizes
one high school teacher of science or mathematics from public or
private schools from the area.
Each school may nominate one or more teachers from their science
and/or mathematics faculties. The nomination for each teacher
should be no more than 3 pages and should include:
1. A brief resume.
2. A narrative stating qualifications and accomplishments (demonstrated qualities of excellence in teaching;
involvement in fostering critical thinking and problem solving
among students and/or commitment to teaching science and mathematics).
3. A support letter from the school.