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November 8, 2006
Sigma Xi Produces Promotional Video About the Society
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC - In a new 15-minute video about Sigma Xi, more than two dozen members describe the international honor society of science and engineering in their own words. In the process, they provide an overview of Sigma Xiís mission, programs and activities.
"This is an excellent introduction to Sigma Xi," says Executive Director Philip B. Carter. "In a relatively brief format, it gives a good overall impression of the Society, making it suitable for showing at chapter initiation banquets, research symposia, public lectures and other events."
Among those featured in the video are National Medal of Science winner Thomas Eisner, former National Science Foundation Director Rita Colwell, current Sigma Xi leaders and Grants-in-Aid of Research recipients.
Sigma Xi: Making a Difference in Science and Engineering is available online and in a DVD format. Its 10 individual modules, on such topics as science and engineering education, research ethics and American Scientist magazine, can be shown in any order and selected according to audience interest.
Additional special features include a brief history of the Society, a longer interview with Thomas Eisner at Cornell University and discussion of the landmark Sigma Xi Postdoc Survey.