Anthropology Students Elected to Membership in Sigma Xi
Apr. 06, 2011
The Anthropology Department is pleased to announce that Anthropology students Katherine Lamp, Sunjana Supekar and Aaron Wolf will be elected 2011 Associate Members in Sigma Xi. Sigma Xi (http://www.sigmaxi.org/ ) is an international honor society for research scientists and engineers, and their election reflects each student’s sustained commitment to engaging in scientific research.
Katherine Lamp and Sunjana Supekar’s election is based on several years’ work conducted in Assistant Professor of Anthropology Amy Margaris’ OMREP lab (Osseous Materials Research & Education Project) investigating the properties of bone and antler as prehistoric tool materials. (Sunjana is also completing an Honors project in the Biology Department on the effects of an environmental contaminant on the behavior of local and invasive species of crayfish.) Aaron’s innovative Honors project in Anthropology critically compares traditional and cutting-edge techniques used to assess degrees of bone burning in archaeological sites. His work is an outgrowth of a prestigious NSF-REU Fellowship in bioarchaeology in Summer 2010 held at the University of Notre Dame, and Aaron will co-present the results of some of his research at the upcoming (2011) American Association of Physical Anthropologists conference. Congratulations to each of you on these impressive achievements!