2014  Research Award RecipientSigma Zeta Research Awards

 The Sigma Zeta Research Awards were initiated by the 2011 National Convention to help support quality research by Sigma Zeta members. Awards granted range from $250 to $500.  Applications are accepted anytime up until October 21 of each year for review at the annual November executive meeting. Awards are announced annually in December.

Most Recent Research Award Recipients

Research Award Application Information

Research Award Application Form
 
   Submitted by the Applicant

Research Award Application Criterion for Review Rubric

Research Award Advisor/Mentor  Letter of Support Form
 
   Submitted by the Research Advisor

Research Grant Recipient Report forms and Deadlines

Due Dates 2017 Applicants:

Due Dates 2016 Applicants:

Due Dates 2015 Applicants:

  • Application and Letter of Support - October 21, 2015
  • Progress Report by recipients - March 15, 2016
  • Final Research Report by recipients - December 4, 2016

 


Previous Award Winners

2016

Sigma Zeta iconJulianne Ankrom, Halie Suttle, and Heather Culbertson, Beta Eta Chapter
Human Airway Trypsin-like Protease Cloning

Sigma Zeta iconCaitlin BehmeRho Chapter
Development of Instrumentation and Software to Economically Measure Solar Cell Properties

Sigma Zeta iconAndrew ConboyGamma Alpha Chapter
Exploration and Genomic Analysis of Arthrobacter Bacteriophage Isolates

Sigma Zeta iconKatherine Crank, Beta Eta Chapter
Seeds vs. Stems: Two Economical Water Purification Methods

Sigma Zeta iconBroderick DenoRho Chapter
Uncovering Hidden Spider Diversity in Indiana Forests

Sigma Zeta iconDianessa DizonGamma Gamma Chapter
Analysis of Gray Squirrel Behavior on an Urban College Campus

Sigma Zeta iconMarisa Egan, Gamma Omicron
Investigation of the Roles of ler and grlRA in Regulating the LEE in the Emerging Pathogen, Escherichia albertii

Sigma Zeta iconKatrina EstradaBeta Iota Chapter
Independent Measurements of Lipids in Mixed Cell Populations

Sigma Zeta iconCaresse HollendonerBeta Chapter
Plant-Pollinator Mutualisms and Diversity in Prairie Restorations

Sigma Zeta iconMargaret Houston, Alpha Gamma Chapter
A Standardized Modeling System for Assaying tau Toxicity in Drosophilia melanogaster

Sigma Zeta iconKelly Jacobson, Alpha Nu Chapter
Acquisition and Analysis of Burn Data for Materials Coated with Non-brominated Flame-resistant Polymers

Sigma Zeta iconMarek Lisek, Gamma Eta Chapter
The Effects of DFMO on Inhibiting -Amyloid Expression in Caenorhabditis elegans CL417

Sigma Zeta iconAundrea MarshPi Chapter
PCR Screening of Red Blood Cells to Determine Ranavirus presence in Easter Box Turtles and Painted Turtles in Central Illinois

Sigma Zeta iconBrooke MaruskaGamma Gamma Chapter
Characterization of Gray, Red, And Flying Squirrels Nesting Sites on an Urban College Campus

Sigma Zeta iconDelmar OropezaRho Chapter
Analysis of the Linkage Between the OR6A2 Olfactory Receptor Gene and Taste Preference for Coriandrum sativum: Testing for Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium

Sigma Zeta iconMadison PiassekGamma Theta Chapter
Origins of Specificity of Cytosolic Pyrimidine 5’-nucleosidase III

Sigma Zeta iconBeth RingwelskiGamma Gamma Chapter
Behavioral Profile of Red Squirrels (Tamiascurus hudsonicus) on an Urban College Campus

Sigma Zeta iconSara SiegfriedPi Chapter
An Essential Solution: Toxicity of Five Essential Oils in MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 Cancer Cell Lines

Sigma Zeta iconTaylor UccelloAlpha Rho Chapter
Amphibian CD4 as a Receptor for IL-16

Sigma Zeta iconJade WilsonGamma Alpha Chapter
Understanding the Differences in Heterochromatin Organization Between Human and Mouse Cells

Sigma Zeta iconAshlyn N. York (Raymond), Rho Chapter
Analytical Progress Towards the Functionalization of Epigallocatechin Gallate from Camellia sinensis


 

 

2015

Sigma Zeta iconSonia Adamidis, Gamma Iota Chapter
Amphipathic Dimers: a New Class of Antibiotics

Sigma Zeta iconMaria Donnay, Beta Eta Chapter

Effects of organic material on emergence of pigeon pea and corn

Sigma Zeta iconAubrey Masterson, Beta Chapter 
Seasonal Analysis of Estradiol Levels and Movement Responses in Northern Copperhead Snakes (Agkistrodon contortrix)

Sigma Zeta iconPeter Piers, Pi Chapter
Lysis of liposome and nanoparticle composites by laser and thermal heating

Sigma Zeta iconBenjamin Stubbs, Gamma Gamma Chapter
A Comparison of Bird Communities on Restored and Remnant Prairies in Northwestern Minnesota

Sigma Zeta iconAlly Walsh, Beta Eta Chapter (Quinton Barnes, Charis Guinto, Joel Manzi, Brittany Miller, Ben Moore, Cheyenne Parker, and Janna Walla)
Gene Sequencing of Genetic Markers for Panthera tigris Phylogeny

Sigma Zeta icon Jessica Watson, Gamma Gamma Chapter
Spatial and Behavioral Interactions Between American Red (Tamiasciurus hudonicus) and Eastern Gray (Sciurus carolinensis) Squirrels on an Urban College Campus

Sigma Zeta iconAshlyn York, Rho Chapter
Functionalization of Epigallocatechin gallate from Camellia sinensis


 

2014

Sigma Zeta icon Ashley FloresPi
Structural Analysis of Tellurium (VI)-Containing Double Perovskites

Sigma Zeta icon Kyleray Katherman, Beta Beta
Comparative Growth Analysis of Malaria Parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, using 3H-Hypoxanthine Incorporation and SYBR Green Fluorescence

Sigma Zeta icon Jonah Netland, Beta Beta
Development of SYBR green fluorescence growth assay in Plasmodium falciparum

Sigma Zeta icon Christopher Potter, Pi
Energetic Effects of Metal Nanoparticle Fuel Additives on the Combustion of Ethanol

Sigma Zeta icon Haley Thomas, Alpha Pi
The effect of high fructose corn syrup on THF101 esophageal cancer cells

Sigma Zeta icon Jessica Watson, Gamma Gamma
Nest characteristics and Habitat Use of Gray Squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) and American Red Squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) on an Urban College Campus


2013

Sigma Zeta icon Kelly DunlevyGamma Alpha
Mutagenesis of Evolutionarily Conserved Sequences in PRR14

Sigma Zeta icon Chelsea Hadsall, Pi
The Effect of Molecular Branching on specific Rotation in Isomers of Alcohols: Separation of Racemic Alcohols into Pure Enantiomers

Sigma Zeta icon Christopher Himes, Alpha Gamma
An Investigation into the Formation of Subtelomeric Heterochromatin in Drosophila melanogaster: the Role of SU(VAR)3-9

Sigma Zeta icon Caitlan Hinton, Gamma Gamma
Spatial and Behavioral Ecology of American Red Squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) and Gray Squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) in an Urban Setting

Sigma Zeta icon Andrea Kanani, Beta Iota
Correlation of Passivation Treatments of 316L Stainless Steel with Electrochemical Behavior

Sigma Zeta icon Shannon Leipus, Gamma Gamma
Comparison of Cellulose Acetate Electrophoresis of Salivary Amylase and Mitochondrial DNA Analysis to Differentiate White-footed Mice (Peromyscus leucopus) from Deer Mice (P. maniculatus)

Sigma Zeta icon Jonathan Miller, AlphaGamma
Computational Modeling of Sphingosine-1-phosphate, FTY720, and both (R) and (S)-FTY720P with the Five Human Sphingosine-1-phosphate Receptors for the Determination of Binding Affinity

Sigma Zeta icon Nicole Olsen, Beta Iota
In vitro Study of the Contractile Effects of Lippia alba on Colonic Tissue of Mus musculus

Sigma Zeta icon Katelin Smith, Beta Chi
Comparing the Expression of Heat Shock Protein 90 During Infection with Herpes Simplex Virus Type-1Strain KOS-79 Versus Culture-Adapted HSV-1Strain KOS


2012

Sigma Zeta icon Megan Birchmeier, Rho
Expression of the Anthocyanidin Synthase Gene During Gender Transition of Flowers of Protandrous Saponaria officinalis
Sigma Zeta icon Brandi Bonfert, Alpha Gamma
Analysis of Effects of Environmental Factors on Sf9 Cell Growth and Baculoviral Infection Rates
Sigma Zeta icon Robert Buch, Alpha Gamma
Growth and Morphological Effects of Varied Culture Conditions on Sf9 Cells
Sigma Zeta icon Kyle Fulghum, Beta Eta
The Effect of Molecular Branching on specific Rotation in Isomers of Alcohols: Separation of Racemic Alcohols into Pure Enantiomers
Sigma Zeta icon Andrew Rearick, Alpha Gamma
Analysis of Apoptosis Induction by UV Light in Sf9 cells
Sigma Zeta icon Cody Smith, Pi
Novel Solvent Bar Microextraction of Acetaminophen and Azithromycin from Water


2011

Sigma Zeta icon Christina Nowicki, Bethel University, The Effect of Aspartame on Integrin-Mediated Cell Adhesion to the Extracellular Matrix in Human Kidney Epithelial Cells
Sigma Zeta icon Madeline Knott, Millikin University, Differential Avian Immune Response in Illinois Feeder Birds
Sigma Zeta icon Kelly Commons, Millikin University, How does wild bird feeding affect the wild bird community?