Cooper named Fellow of Sigma Xi
In recognition of his distinguished accomplishments and exceptional contributions to engineering and science, Professor Stuart Cooper has been named to the inaugural cohort of Fellow of the scientific research and international honor society of Sigma Xi, one of the oldest and largest scientific organizations in the world.
Sigma Xi, a large, international society which serves diverse disciplines in the sciences and engineering which has maintained a distinguished history of service to science and society for more than a century, acknowledges science and engineering research excellence with the purpose of supporting companions in zealous research and improving the human condition. More than 200 Nobel laureates have been members of Sigma Xi.
This year, the Society established the Sigma Xi Fellow distinction to recognize selected members who have exhibited extraordinary service to Sigma Xi, and who have made significant contributions in research and development, outreach, teaching and curricular innovation, mentorship, leadership, and/or science advocacy. Candidates for this distinction are nominated by at least two Sigma Xi members who feel an individual has surpassed the expectations of Sigma Xi’s pledge and achieved superior advancements in science and research
Cooper, who has been a member of Sigma Xi since 1963, served as president in 2017 and was one of the few engineers elected to lead Sigma Xi.
The 2022 cohort of Sigma Xi Fellows will be celebrated at the Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference in Niagara Falls, NY in November 2021. Selection as a Fellow of Sigma Xi is a lifetime honor.