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Jolaine M. Roycewicz '03, of Hudson Falls, NY, is the recipient of a research grant awarded by Sigma Xi, a scientific research society. Roycewicz is a biology major, with a minor in chemistry.

She has been awarded a grant-in-aid to support the research project entitled "Does habitat fragmentation alter genetic structure in small mammal populations?" It will be supervised by Fippinger Assistant Professor of Biology Erika Barthelmess, with whom Roycewicz also worked on a 2002 summer research project through a Merck-AAAS Fellowship.

Roycewicz is a 1999 graduate of Hudson Falls High School. She is a member of the leadership honorary society Omicron Delta Kappa and is working on an honors research project in biology.

Founded in 1886, Sigma Xi 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.

Posted: March 10, 2003