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February 2011

Sigma Xi Member Newsletter

We always welcome your news and contributions. Please send any comments or suggestions to development@sigmaxi.org.

N.B.: Dates in parenthesis after members' names denote their year of induction into Sigma Xi.
IN THIS ISSUE


Sigma Xi Treasurer: Call for Nominations
Sigma Xi leadership is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Treasurer.  The nominations deadline is March 4, 2011. Visit the link above for details.

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Activities planned for the 125th celebration
In honor of Sigma Xi's 125th anniversary, we're collecting stories and photos about the Society. Have you ever gotten a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research? Tell us about how it helped your career. What about a favorite Sigma Xi mentor? Has American Scientist magazine inspired your research or led to a fruitful collaboration? Did a chapter program provide valuable insight into a field of research? We'd like to hear from members about their Sigma Xi experiences over the years. Send your stories to: development@sigmaxi.org

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Year of Ethics Part of 125th Celebration
Sigma Xi commemorates its 125th anniversary with a yearlong focus on ethics. A recent Ethics Summit was the initial step in developing a proposed new ethics booklet to complement Sigma Xi's "Honor in Science" and "The Responsible Researcher: Paths and Pitfalls."

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Sigma Xi Constitution, Bylaws Modified
During the 2010 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting, a number of changes to the Society's constitution and bylaws were approved by the Assembly of Delegates. From now on, the election of Society officers, directors, associate directors and members of nomination committees will be open by electronic ballot to all active (dues-paying) full members and associate members.

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American Scientist Article Wins Sidney Award
Darin L. Wolfe has received a 2010 Sidney Award for his American Scientist article "To See for One's Self" about the decline of the autopsy. The award is presented by David Brooks of the New York Times for the best magazine essays of the year.

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Sigma Xi Grant Deadline March 15
Grants of up to $1,000 are available to undergraduate and graduate students in all areas of science and engineering. Special funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision related research.

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2011 Sigma Xi Awards Honor Leading Researchers
Each year, Sigma Xi honors leading researchers for their scientific accomplishments and skill as communicators. Awards include the William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement, John P. McGovern Science & Society Award, Walston Chubb Award for Innovation and the Young Investigator Award.

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Sigma Xi's Jerome Baker Elected AAAS Fellow
Sigma Xi Executive Director Jerome F. Baker (SX 1990) has been elected a AAAS Fellow. The citation reads "for distinguished contributions to the field of animal genetics, and for scientific leadership as CEO of Sigma Xi and the Federation of Animal Science Societies."

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Sigma Xi Partners with AAAS to Address Human Rights
The goal of the AAAS coalition is to facilitate communication and partnerships on human rights within and across the scientific community, and between the scientific and human rights communities.

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Google Online Science Fair 2011
Google is looking for the brightest young scientists from around the world to submit interesting, creative projects that are relevant today. The competition is open to students aged 13 to 18 working on their own or in a team of two or three. The Grand Prize includes a 10-day trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions. For details, visit link above.

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Sigma Xi Affinity Programs
Your Society offers a number of affinity programs that include stimulating opportunities for travel and reduced rates on auto insurance and car rentals, among other benefits.

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