Press Release Archive 2011 - 1999

Albertson Collge Biology Student Wins Competitive Research Grant

2003. 05. 26.

CALDWELL, ID- Lindsay Barclay, a junior at Albertson College of Idaho, was recently awarded a $400 grant from Sigma Xi, an international scientific research society, to help fund her biology honors research project.

Barclay's research will focus on the effects of cadmium, a heavy metal, on rainbow trout gill cells. She will be mentored by Sara Heggland, Albertson College assistant professor of biology.

Barclay, of Boise, submitted a 400-word proposal, an itemized budget and two letters of recommendation to Sigma Xi. Only about 20 percent of students who apply receive funding.

Founded in 1886, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society is a non-profit membership society of nearly 75,000 scientists and engineers who were elected to the Society because of their research achievements or potential. Sigma Xi has more than 500 chapters at universities and colleges, government laboratories and industry research centers.

In addition to publishing "American Scientist," Sigma Xi awards grants annually to promising young researchers, holds forums on critical issues at the intersection of science and society and sponsors a variety of programs supporting honor in science and engineering, science education, science policy and the public understanding of science.

For more information, contact Heggland at 459-5063.