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UNM Chapter of Sigma Xi awards to P&A

Kat Cosburn, Kyle T. Kennard, and Steve Portillo
Left to right, Kat Cosburn, Kyle T. Kennard, and Steve Portillo

2018-May-07 -- The UNM Chapter of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, announces the winners of its Excellence Awards competition for 2018. The awardees will be honored at the Annual Awards Banquet on Monday, 14 May 2018 at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel. Congratulations to winners from our department:

  1. Kat Cosburn - Excellence in Graduate Research Award
  2. Kyle T. Kennard - Sewa Singh & Jaswant Kaur Memorial Presidential Scholar Award
  3. Steve Portillo - Noteworthy Technical Support Person Award

Sigma Xi

Founded in 1886 to honor excellence in scientific investigation and encourage a sense of companionship and cooperation among researchers in all STEM fields, Sigma Xi is a global honor society of scientists and engineers with a mission to enhance the health of research enterprise, foster integrity in science, and promote understanding of the role of science in improving the quality of life. With its proud traditions and extensive Chapter network (500 Chapters worldwide), Sigma Xi is a positive force in the research community locally, nationally, and internationally. Induction into Sigma Xi has been a milestone in many distinguished research careers, including those of nearly 200 Nobel laureates initiated into Sigma Xi while they were still graduate students.

The UNM Chapter is dedicated to furthering the goals of Sigma Xi in the Albuquerque area. It recognizes individuals in our community who excel in science and engineering research and teaching. For more than 3 decades the Chapter has co-sponsored a Distinguished Lecture Series on Science & Society themes to inform New Mexicans about important science issues of the day that impact their lives.

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