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Chronicle of The New Researcher Accepts Manuscripts
Pre-collegiate students may submit their research for publication in Sigma Xi's new online journal, Chronicle of The New Researcher. Manuscripts are being accepted now at www.ctnr.org.

Professional researchers may get involved by becoming mentor-reviewers to guide students through what is likely their first scientific publication experience. To become a mentor-reviewer, e-mail ctnr@sigmaxi.org.

Sigma Xi Helps Bring Artist's Love Motels for Insects to RTP180
Sigma Xi partnered with RTP180: Art in the Triangle in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, on July 17 to showcase entomology-themed art.

 
Membership-at-Large Election Results
Dr. Vijay Kowtha has been elected as associate director for membership-at-large. This constituency consists of members who are not affiliated with a chapter.

 
Fiscal Year 2015 Begins with New President
The Sigma Xi presidency has transitioned from Dr. Linda K. Meadows to Dr. George H. Atkinson.

 
Executive Director Jerry Baker Appointed Dean
Dr. Jerry Baker has announced his resignation from the Society, effective July 31, 2014. He has been appointed dean of the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, GA.

 
Derek Muller Shares Advice on Science Communication
Watch the recording of our Science Hangout with Sigma Xi 2014 Honorary Member Derek Muller as he talks with Fenella Saunders, managing editor of American Scientist, about communicating science to the public. Dr. Muller is the creator of the YouTube science channel Veritasium, which has more than 1.5 million subscribers.

Muller will also be a speaker November 8 during the Society's Annual Meeting in Glendale, Arizona, USA.


 
Dr. Brenda Milner Wins Kavli Prize
Dr. Brenda Milner of Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, in Canada is a winner of the Kavli Prize in Neuroscience for the discovery of specialized brain networks for memory and cognition. Dr. Milner has been a Sigma Xi member since 1952.

More on the Kavli Prize and the 2014 winners
More on Dr. Milner

Photo credit: Meera Paleja

 
What Does Honor Mean Today?
The summer 2014 edition of Phi Kappa Phi Forum includes a "conversation in print" with Sigma Xi leaders and their peers from other honor societies. They discuss the role and value of honor in today's world.

 
2014 Annual Meeting & International Research Conference
Sigma Xi's Annual Meeting will be held November 6-9, 2014, in Glendale, Arizona. The International Research Conference will run concurrently November 7-8. Read more on the Annual Meeting page.

 

Sigma Xi Awards Announced for Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
Nineteen Sigma Xi members judged some of the smartest young minds in the world at the 2014 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. They selected five teams to win a total of $7,000.

 
Winners Announced for 2014 Student Research Showcase
More than 100 research presentations were entered in Sigma Xi's 2014 Student Research Showcase. See the list of winners and all of the research presentations on the Student Research Showcase page. Thank you to nearly 300 Sigma Xi members who volunteered to be judges!

Photo: 2014 Student Research Showcase graduate division winner Kathryn Peiman of University of California, Los Angeles.

 

Communicating Science in the 21st Century
Check out these videos showing panel discussions about "Communicating Science in the 21st Century" from our Annual Assembly of Delegates on November 9, 2013. The panel discussed how social media is changing the way scientists can communicate with the public and each other.

 
2013 Student Research Conference Awards
High School, Undergraduate and Graduate Division Award Announcements.
 
Our American Scientist iPad version is ready!
Issues of the magazine back through Jul-Aug 2012 have been placed in the iTunes store for members and digital subscribers. The magazines can also be purchased by the public at the regular cover price of $5.95.
 
Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients
Three of this year's 16 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom are Sigma Xi Members. The awards will be presented at a ceremony at the White House on November 20th. Please join us in congratulating these outstanding Sigma Xi members in this wonderful accomplishment.
 
Member Print Subscription
Sigma Xi members receive the digital edition of the magazine as part of their membership benefits. Members (dues-paid) may continue to receive print issues at a reduced one-year subscription price.
 
Earn a Free Year of Membership
Sigma Xi's new Member-Get-A-Member program gives all active Sigma Xi members a chance to earn a free year of membership by recommending five new members during a one-year period. Potential new members must list their Sigma Xi "Recommender" on the "Recommended by" line at the bottom of their nomination forms.
 
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