Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
Awards Ceremony, Initiation. Lecture and Banquet
April 23, 2014

(The Chapter is grateful for a very generous donation from Ms. Cathleen Zepelin
to establish a fund in memory of Dr. Harold Zepelin, a Sigma Xi member, who died in 2006.)

Full Member Initiates included (L-R): Mary-Ann Mycek, Marilee Ann Benore and Suresh Krishnan
(Not present were Stephen Forrest, Desikan Sundararajan and Lakshman Kumar Vanga)


Associate Member Initiates include (L-R): Julija Stelmokas, Kristin Sopko, Alexis Matusiewicz, Maren Hyde-Nolan,
Bethany Grix, Allana Epstein, Whitney Brown, Julia Craner, Shang-Hua Yang and Leng-Chun Chen.
(Not present were Maria Arredondo, Jessica Beck, Anna Granios, David Kalmbach, and Steven Roberts)

Science and Math Teacher of the Year Award*

Committee Chair Peter Woo (L) with Ms. Karen M. Lavery (Lincoln Middle School, Ypsilanti MI)

*Funding for this award was provided by The Pfizer foundation (established by Pfizer Inc, the pharmaceutical company).

Science Fair 2014 Winners**
Click HERE to see the posters.

(L-R) Shreya Menon (Skyline), Xavier Iniguez (Clague), Matthew Dobrowolski (South Arbor), and Katie Sesi (St. Francis of Assisi)
(Not present was Shalini Lakshmanan (Huron).

**Funding for these awards was provided by Chapter Dues and a generous donation from a Chapter member

50-Year Members

Ten members were honored for 50 years of active membership in Sigma Xi.
Their names and the Chapter that elected them in 1964 are:

Michael Alexander (073 Rice)
Elfreda Chang (016 UM)
Gordon Flynn (024 U-Wisconsin)
Ronald Gibala (017 U-Illinois)
Eugene Glysson (016 UM)
Bruce Graves (125 Louisville)
Robert Husband (050 KSU)
Donald (Brad) Macurda (024 Wisc)
Hal F. Schulte (016 UM)
Peter Weinberger (039 Swarthmore)

After the dinner, the attendees were treated to a lecture about
driverless cars - we learned that they ARE almost certainly going to
be coming to a street near us. The talk was by Larry Burns, who is a
UM Professor in the School of Engineering and a former Vice President
of Research at General Motors.

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