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2014 Showcase Winners

2014 Showcase Presentations

Join undergraduate, graduate, and advanced high school students as they compete for awards in recognition of outstanding virtual research presentations on March 17-23, 2014.

The Student Research Showcase Features:

  • Student research presentations to be evaluated by leading career scientists
  • Awards presented for outstanding research presentations
  • Educational material on how to share research through virtual platforms and to varied audiences (critical skills for research scientists in the new millennium)
  • High reward for low cost (modest registration fee and no need to travel)
  • Open to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students
    • Sigma Xi membership is not required to present
    • Preliminary abstract submission is required for approval to participate

Registration Process

  1. Obtain approval to present: Email a brief (50 words or less) project description to meetings@sigmaxi.org with subject line "Showcase Presentation Description" to obtain pre-approval to present
  2. Follow registration instructions listed in the pre-approval notification email from Sigma Xi
  3. Complete registration with payment** by March 10, 2014.
  4. Create presentation website and submit link to meetings@sigmaxi.org by March 10, 2014.

**Registration Fees: $50 non-member rate, $35 active member rate
Co-Presenters on the same project pay one registration fee

Check your membership status (member id number required)
Pay your membership dues (member id number required)


Monetary awards of up to US $200 are to given to the top Graduate, Undergraduate and High School winners within each category. Awards are partly based on the total number of registrants per category and differ year to year. All student presenters will receive a certificate of participation.

2014 Competition Timeline

January 7 Registration opens
March 10 Registration and presentation submission deadline 11:59 p.m. Eastern US time
March 10-15 Verification of student presentation websites
March 15 Publication of student presentations to Showcase competition website
March 17 Judging begins, including discussion period between students and judges
March 23 Judging concludes at 11:00 PM Eastern US time
March 24 Student award winners announced
TBA Feedback from judges sent to all presenting students

Volunteer as a Judge
Want to serve as a 2014 Student Showcase Competition Judge? Email meetings@sigmaxi.org with the subject line "Showcase Competition Judge" for more information.

Judging sections include: Behavioral Sciences, Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geo-Sciences, Math & Computer Science, Physics & Astronomy, Physiology & Immunology and Social Sciences.

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