Sigma Zeta Student Research Awards

Sigma Zeta KeySigma Zeta members!! We encourage you to apply for the 2020-21 Research Awards. Last year 21 research proposals were reviewed at the Nov. 4 officers meeting and 18 proposals were awarded. 

Research awards are an opportunity to seek funding for your research with the expectation that you will present your research at the National Convention.  2020-21 Applications will be due prior to October 25, 2020.  Plan ahead to apply now!

Research Award Information &  Application


Recipients of 2018-19 Sigma Zeta Research Awards

Sigma Zeta iconAbigail C. Burnett, Nicole Lisek, Anthony Wilson, and Adam Travis. Gamma Eta.
 An Evaluation of the Efficacy of Echinocandins and Triazoles on Reducing the Viability of Quiescent C. albican.

Sigma Zeta iconAlexis Guttormson. Gamma Gamma.
 Identifying white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) and deer mice (P. maniculatus) using cellulose acetate electrophoresis of salivary amylase.

Sigma Zeta iconElli Strand. Gamma Gamma.
 Use of Cellulose Acetate Electrophoresis for Salivary Amylase to Differentiate Between White-footed (Peromyscus leucopus) and Deer (P. maniculatus) mice.

Sigma Zeta iconJohn Migliore. Beta Iota
 Screening for naturally occurring antibiotics.

Sigma Zeta iconJoshua Yount. Gamma Kappa.
 3D Printing of Habitable Aerodynamic Structures.

Sigma Zeta iconKegan Main and Jonas Smith. Gamma Eta
 Categorization of Head and Neck Cancer Cell Lines Through Phenotypic Specific Migration.

Sigma Zeta iconKorbyn Dahlquist. Beta Iota.
 The role of lipolysis and lipophagy in NAFLD.

Sigma Zeta iconKristen Buss. Gamma Eta.
 Correlation of Low Doses of Actinomycin D Chemotherapy on Multiple Human Cancer Cell Lines with Increased Nucleolar Amplification.

Sigma Zeta iconLeah Noe. Gamma Eta.
 Selective Inhibition of Aspartate Aminotransferase by L-Cycloserine in the Presence of Vitamin B₆ to Test Glutamate Concentration Levels.

Sigma Zeta iconLevi Coyle. Beta Eta.
 Comparison of the effects of tilapia and bluegills in a small-scale private aquaponics system.

Sigma Zeta iconMaggie Crider and Megan Andersen. Beta Eta.
 Isolation, identification and antimicrobial activity of local fungi in the context of middle school STEM mentorship and outreach.

Sigma Zeta iconMegan Desoriers. Gamma Eta.
Isolation and Identification of Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) Bacteria in an Urban Wetland Ecosystem.

Sigma Zeta iconMollie Francis. Gamma Gamma.
Comparative Analysis of Squirrel Behavior and Habitat use in Light of Climate Change.

Sigma Zeta iconNicholas Arroyo. Gamma Sigma.
 Reversing cancer phenotypes in Vero cells by overexpressing tumor suppressor, p16INK4a.

Sigma Zeta iconRachel Hurrell, Christopher Jones, Jackson Miller. Rho.
High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC).

Sigma Zeta iconSonja Gilje. Gamma Gamma.
Using Radio Telemetry to Assess the Behaviors and Habitat Use of Urban Grey Squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) and Potential Competition with Red Squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus).

Sigma Zeta iconAaron Williams. Sigma.
Caenorhabditis elegans Health and Longevity on the Bacteria Citrobacter freundii in Comparison to Escherichia coli.

Sigma Zeta iconStephanie Martinez. Sigma.
Dietary Effects of Bacillus cereus and Escherichia coli on C. elegans Health.

Sigma Zeta iconWuShuang Yang, Htoo Thu, Brittany Fahringer, and Mason Mockobee. Gamma Eta.
Supplementation of Metformin with Vitamin D to Improve Glucose Uptake and Lower Triglyceride Levels in Drosophila melanogaster.

Sigma Zeta iconIsaac Lies. Gamma Mu.
Comparison of different engineering models of Narrow Bipolar Pulses.

Sigma Zeta iconOlivia Sirpella. Beta Chi.
Functional Aspects of SOX18 variant E137K on Transcriptional Activity.

Sigma Zeta iconShannon Taylor, Kyle Palermo, and Adam SchuderGamma Eta.
Elucidating L-Leucine Protein Synthesis Pathways in Yeast Using Gcn4 Depletion Strain and Rapamycin.

Sigma Zeta iconAbbegale ReevesGamma Kappa.
3D Printing of Upper Extremity Prosthetics and Translation of Pressure Sensors to Activation.


Recipients of 2017-18 Sigma Zeta Research Awards

Sigma Zeta iconLucinda Adams, Beta Chapter
An Analysis of Human Salivary Protein in response to Olfactory Stimuli

Sigma Zeta iconJessica Agama and Hannah SproullBeta Eta Chapter
Binding Affinity of CYP4X1 with Arachidonic Acid and Anandamide 

Sigma Zeta iconCheyenne AndersonGamma Lambda Chapter
Developing a protocol to preserve long-term viability of the microalgal species, Chlorella protothecoides UTEX 25

Sigma Zeta iconKristen Bricker Beta Chi Chapter
Generation of Native and Mutated pEF1/SOX18 Myc-His Expression Constructs to Determine the Impact of a Glutamic Acid to Lysine Amino Acid Exchange on Nuclear Localization

Sigma Zeta iconLuke Elsener and Paige SwanGamma Eta Chapter
Effects of available L-Arginine on β-Amyloid plaque formation in C. elegans model of Alzheimer’s disease 

Sigma Zeta iconMollie FrancisGamma Gamma Chapter
Comparative Analysis of Squirrel Behavior and Habitat use in Light of Climate Change

Sigma Zeta iconMarcel Gonzalez, Osvy Rodriguez, Sabrina Romero, Gamma Rho Chapter
Image Segmentation Ensemble via Clustering

Sigma Zeta iconRuthann GorrellGamma Eta Chapter
Developing novel strategies to reduce age- related bone loss

Sigma Zeta iconBritta Lokken, Alpha Chi Chapter
A Newly Emerging Pathogen: Analysis of Cotton Leaf Curl Gezira Virus Within Plants Using Fluorescent Tagged Protein”

Sigma Zeta iconCharissa LordBeta Eta Chapter
Expression and purification of transmembrane serine protease 2 (TMPRSS2) to determine crystal structure

Sigma Zeta iconKegan Main and Aidan Washer, Gamma Eta Chapter
The Effects of Nitric oxide and Lactate on Human Keratinocyte Proliferation

Sigma Zeta iconKatelyn Parsons, Gamma Gamma Chapter
Differentiation between Elodea canadensis and Elodea nuttallii using known ITS DNA sequences and morphological characteristics

Sigma Zeta iconRebecca Riley, Rho Chapter
Examination of cellular-based mechanisms by which anthrocyanin changes occur in Saponaria officinalis during transition from male to female

Sigma Zeta iconBianca StockmeierGamma Eta Chapter
Low Doses of Actinomycin D Selectively Inhibit Cancer Cells with Nucleolar Amplification

Sigma Zeta iconMatthew ThiemsenAlpha Chi Chapter
Visualization of coat proteins from cotton leaf curl Gezira virus in infected plant tissue

Sigma Zeta iconLaura Tweedie, Alpha Gamma Chapter
Improving Metabolic Analysis using GC-MS


Research awards are an opportunity to seek funding for your research with the expectation that you will present your research at the National Convention.  2019 Applications will be due prior to October 21, 2019.  Plan ahead to apply now!

Research Award Information &  Application