• Call for Nominations for Best Ph.D. Thesis, Best M.S. Thesis, and Best Undergraduate Research Awards

    Nominations are invited for student research awards sponsored by the Georgia Tech Chapter of Sigma Xi. The awards are made possible by the generous support of the Georgia Tech Research Corporation and the Ferst Foundation of Atlanta.

    Awards will be presented at the Sigma Xi Banquet to be held in late spring 2022 (date TBD).

    Please note that the faculty research award process is pending annual USG approval; when approved, a separate call will be issued.

    For this year's student awards, nominations will be accepted until February 7, 2022. Please see the award categories and instructions for nomination submission at the Chapter's website:

    Nominations for awards should be submitted by a school. Some categories have limited number of nominations that can be submitted by each unit. For details, see

    I would like to bring to your attention that, in addition to Best Ph.D. and M.S. Thesis Awards, there will be up to two (2) Best Undergraduate Research Awards for outstanding undergraduate research as evidenced by a thesis, written report, or published paper(s). (An undergraduate student can be nominated for the Undergraduate Award up to one year after graduation.)

    If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Nichelle Compton (Chapter Coordinator) <> or I <>.

    Thanks for your assistance in promoting and encouraging applications (feel free to distribute this email within your unit).

    You will find complete information regarding nomination packages at:

    Kindly be aware that due to limits on number of applications, nominators should coordinate with their school/academic unit in submission of applications.


    David L. McDowell,

    Regents’ Professor and Carter N. Paden, Jr. Distinguished Chair in Metals Processing)

    President, Georgia Tech Chapter of Sigma Xi