UP students win top honors at Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium

Environmental Studies

Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement

November 14, 2016

University of Portland science students swept the undergraduate awards in the "Earth & Environmental Sciences" category at the Thirteenth Annual Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium, held on Friday, November 4, at Portland State University, according to faculty advisor Ted Eckmann, environmental studies.

Summer Grandy won first place for her coauthored paper, "Developing New Soils to Improve Green Roof Performance in the US Pacific Northwest." Logan Simpson won second place for her coauthored piece, "Combining Spatial Interpolation with Wind Data to Analyze Industrial Odor Patterns in Portland." They are the first students from UP’s environmental studies department to win awards at Sigma Xi, and the first from that department to present there.

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