• Call for Nominations for Monie A. Ferst Award

    Dear Colleagues,
    The Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society invites nominations for the prestigious Monie A. Ferst Award for the 2021 cycle. Since 1977, this national award has honored researchers in science and engineering who have made notable contributions to the motivation and encouragement of research through excellence in mentoring, research and education.  Sponsored by the Georgia Tech Chapter of Sigma Xi, the award consists of a medal and $10,000.  In addition, a day-long symposium will be held at Georgia Tech in Atlanta to highlight the achievements of the winner's former students, post-docs, and other significant mentees.  Travel, lodging and meal expenses of the winner and symposium speakers are covered as part of the award.
    More information about the award, submission of nominations, and past winners can be found at
    Nomination packages should be submitted electronically to the award committee chair Dr. Paul A. Kohl at (404-894-2893) and must include the following:
    1.   A nomination letter summarizing the candidate's noteworthy accomplishments (2 pages);
    2.   The candidate's resume;
    3.   Five letters of endorsement, at least three of which should come from the candidate's former students or post-docs.
    Submit the nomination directly to The deadline is April 1, 2021.
    I invite you to consider nominating a colleague or former advisor/mentor or forward this announcement to colleagues who may be interested in nominating a worthy candidate.
    Paul A. Kohl, Professor of the Georgia Institute of Technology
    Chair, Monie A. Ferst Award Committee