Initiation Banquet - 2006
Weber's Inn

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The Initiation Banquet held at Weber's Inn on April 4, 2006, was very
successful. Twenty-three initiates were inducted into the society and the
attendees then heard a great talk about the origins of the universe by
Professor Fred Adams of the Department of Physics. All of the Science
Fair prize winners brought their exhibits to the banquet.




Senior Division:
"Socially Integrated Robots" (Aaron Maturen [Heritage High School] and Remy & Pascal Carole [Saginaw Arts and Science Academy])
"Killing Lung Cancer Cells by Reactivating P53 Tumor Supressor" (Steven Sun [Huron High School])

Junior Division:
"Daphnia on Drugs" (Matthew Garber [Ann Arbor Christian School])
"Is Your Fishing Line as Strong as it Claims?" (Grant Heil [Ida Middle School])
"Lead in Soil" (Rachel Miller [Clague Middle School])
"Testing Short-term Memory" (Michael Savage [Clague Middle School])

L-R: Grant Heil, Pascal Carole, Rachel Miller, Aaron Maturen,
Matthew Garber [front], Remy Carole [back], Michael Savage [front] & Steven Sun [back]

The Initiation
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New Associate Members (L-R)
Greg Waugh, Tracy Vannorsdall, Courtney Murdock, Laura Howard,
Viviane Hambrecht, Melissa Getz, Amanda Osborne, Julie Ferris,
Alicia Ford, Kristie Earnheart, Jay Cohen, Christa Van Dort,
Mary-Ashley Hazel, Paul Juneau, Medha Tare & Hans Tritico)
[Missing: Baxter Allen, Brandy Frazier, Karen Johnson & Hyunseok Lee]

New Full Members (L-R Wenzhe Fan, Marilyn Agin & Jae Cheol Cho)

Two members were honored for 50 years of active membership in Sigma Xi.
L-R Prof. Dick Alexander (Elected to Ohio State University Chapter, 1956)
and Mr. Yuji Morita (Elected to the University of Michigan Chapter, 1956)

Ted Emch (on the right), science teacher at Tappan Middle School,
was chosen as the 2006 Math and Science Teacher of the Year.
Jia Liu, Chapter Vice-President, presented Mr. Emch with an award
based on a generous donation from Pfizer, the pharmaeutical company.

Speaker: Prof. Fred Adams (Introduced by Noemi Mirkin, Council Member)


"The Origins of Existence"

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