The Hamilton College Chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, initiated 18 members of the Class of 2013 to associate membership at the annual banquet in the Taylor Science Center Atrium on May 24. Family members in attendance enjoyed a program of observations by mentors about the students, their research and student plans to continue in research.
Students initiated were: Jeremy Adelman, Jeffrey Blackburn, Daniel Brimberry, Hallie Brown, Leah Cairns, Lennox Chitsike, Sunyoung Hwang, Joseph Lobel, Carmen Montagnon, Susannah Parkin, Ramya Ramnath, Andrew Seraichick, Akritee Shrestha, Yonghyun Song, Alexander Thompson, Kathleen Vaughan, Samuel Weisenthal and Alvin Wu.
Sigma Xi is an international honor society of science and engineering professionals that facilitates a variety of activities that support scientific research. Hamilton College was one of the first wholly undergraduate colleges to be granted a chapter when its club earned an upgrade to chapter status in 1965.