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January 6, 2006

Sigma Xi Announces George Bugliarello Prize for Writing

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC - Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society announces its first prize for writing in American Scientist, the society's 93-year-old bimonthly magazine of science and engineering.

The George Bugliarello Prize will be awarded to a superior interdisciplinary essay, review of research or analytical article published in the magazine.

The goal of the prize is to inspire thoughtful discourse about how technology, human society, our biological needs and the needs of other life on our planet can be advanced.

A prize of $5,000 will be awarded biennially, beginning in 2007. Articles published in American Scientist during 2005 and 2006 will be considered for the first prize.

Prospective authors are encouraged to submit an outline or abstract to the editors (editors@amsci.org) to determine the suitability of a proposed manuscript for publication in American Scientist. General advice for authors may be found online.

The new prize is endowed chiefly by gifts from the Teagle and Greenwall foundations honoring George Bugliarello, University Professor and president emeritus of Polytechnic University and 1992-93 president of Sigma Xi.

An engineer, educator, writer and thinker with a broad perspective and a deep concern about the world prospect, Dr. Bugliarello has lectured and written on how humanity balances the biological, social and mechanized components of our modern existence and how a technological society achieves material prosperity while protecting human rights, the environment and the quality of our personal interaction.


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