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Welcome !

The Cincinnati Federal Environmental Chapter of Sigma Xi welcomes you to its Home Page. This Chapter of Sigma Xi is composed of members drawn from the various federal research organizations based in the Cincinnati area. The majority of our members are now, or once have been, affiliated with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety. Both of these federal organizations have had a strong presence in the Cincinnati area for many years. Cincinnati is also home to our sister Sigma Xi Chapter at the University of Cincinnati.

Several lectures are presented on a variety of topics at various times of the year by invited speakers. On occasion, events are collaborated with other local scientific and engineering organizations. We invite you all to attend any event hosted by the chapter, but please let us know you are planning to attend, as locations sometimes are space-restricted.

Annual Chapter Activities:

  • Aaron Rosen Memorial Coffee/Lecture This event is held in late winter/early spring at the EPA Andrew W. Breidenbach Research Center (AWBERC) building across from the University of Cincinnati.

  • Conrad P. Straub Memorial Dinner/Lecture A late fall/early winter lecture held at a central location in the Cincinnati area.

  • Spring/Early Summer Dinner/Lecture Held at a central location in the Cincinnati area in late spring/early summer.

  • UC Science & Engineering Expo Members volunteer to judge student projects from grades 7-12 in the categories of Environmental Science and Environmental Engineering. First, second, and third prizes are awarded to the top three projects determined by concensus amongst the judges. The Event is held in March at the University of Cincinnati and all members are encouraged to participate.

  • Earth Day Speaker Earth Week is celebrated at EPA in the AWBERC building by having multiple speakers come to discuss a variety of topics related to the environment over the course of the week. We sponsor one of these speakers each year.

  • Postdoc Social A networking social hour designed to recruit new members. Postdoctoral researchers in EPA and NIOSH are invited to attend to meet chapter members and discover what SigmaXi has to offer them.

Chapter Officers and Committees:

  • President
    Dan Petersen - U.S. EPA, Mail Stop 208, 26 West M.L. King Drive, Cincinnati OH 45268, e-mail: petersen.dan@epa.gov

  • Vice-President
    Barbara Butler - U.S. EPA, Mail Stop 489, 26 West M.L. King Drive, Cincinnati OH 45268, e-mail: butler.barbara@epa.gov

  • Secretary/Treasurer
    Brian Dyson - U.S. EPA, Mail Stop 489, 26 W. M.L. King Dr., Cincinnati, OH, e-mail: dyson.brian@epa.gov

  • Emeritus Sr. Consultant
    Sue Schock - U.S. EPA, Mail Stop 489, 26 W. M.L. King Dr., Cincinnati, OH, e-mail: schock.sue@epa.gov

  • Admissions Committee - Chairman
    Jennifer Cashdollar - U.S. EPA, Mail Stop 587, 26 W. M.L. King Dr., Cincinnati, OH, e-mail: cashdollar.jennifer@epa.gov

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