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Lafayette’s widespread opportunities for undergraduate research has led Sigma Xi, the international honor society for scientific and engineering research, to award the College a Certificate of Recognition for Top Electing Chapters.

Michael Stark, assistant professor of physics, accepted the award from Sigma Xi at its annual meeting in Seattle.

“Since many liberal arts colleges and research universities have chapters of Sigma Xi, it is evidence of our success at engaging undergraduate students in research that Lafayette College is among the schools with the most student research participation,” he says.

Students offered membership include seniors in the spring semester of a yearlong honors thesis and any students recommended by a professor for their participation in scientific research.

Many seniors will become members of Sigma Xi later this semester. Seniors who already belong to Sigma Xi include:

Fifty students graduated in the class of 2005 as members of Sigma Xi:

In addition, 22 Lafayette professors are members.

Sigma Xi was founded in 1886 to honor excellence in scientific investigation and encourage a sense of companionship and cooperation among researchers in all fields of science and engineering. Today it is an international, multidisciplinary research society whose programs and activities promote the scientific enterprise and honor scientific achievement.

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