The Hamilton College Chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, elected seven members of the Class of 2015 to associate membership on May 5.
The students are: Nikole Bonacorsi, Deanna Cho, Hannah Ellerbrock, Maxwell Lopez, Christiana Westlin, Kassandra Zaila and Hannah Zucker.
Sigma Xi is an assembly of scientists who are active in science careers. Associate membership is offered to students who are expected by demonstrated activity in research to eventually qualify for full membership.
Sigma Xi facilitates a variety of activities that support scientific research. Best known are the grants-in-aid of research program that has awarded funds to graduate and undergraduate students in a highly competitive pool of applications for more than 90 years, and the award-winning interdisciplinary journal, American Scientist.