For Immediate Release
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May 4, 1999
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Outstanding Research Awards Go to 
IU Northwest Faculty Member and Student

An Indiana University Northwest faculty member and student were recently honored by the Northwest Chapter of Sigma XI Scientific Research Society.

Dr. Nelson DeLeon of Chesterton was honored with the 1999 Outstanding Northwest Indiana Research award. Given as recognition for outstanding excellence in a body of work, this award reflected DeLeonís research on using the Chaos Theory to describe the fundamental laws on chemistry. 

Senior Patti Jo McCall-Ellidge of Highland was named the 1999 Outstanding Northwest Indiana Researcher. The geology major was recognized for her work involving the groundwater chemistry of slag at a local site.

Sigma XI is a national society created to promote scientific research and is 120 years old. The local Northwest Indiana chapter has been in existence for 6 years. Membership is by invitation.

More information on the IU Northwest geoscience program and chemistry programs is at 219-980-6740 or visit our website at

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