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Five Scientists and Journalists Selected for Sigma Xi Awards
Three scientists and two science journalists have been selected to receive Sigma Xi's prestigious annual awards in 2006. Susan Lindquist, Alan Lightman and W. Raphael Hix will receive the William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement, John P. McGovern Science and Society Award, and Young Investigator Award, respectively. Journalists Claudia Dreifus and Richard Hill will be inducted as honorary Sigma Xi members. The award ceremony will be held at the Society's annual meeting in Detroit next November 2-5. For additional information about the awards and their recipients, please see Sigma Xi Today: http://snipurl.com/o0yb.
Science Café Workshop
A full-day Workshop on Science Cafés was organized on February 7, 2006 at the Sigma Xi Center. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the workshop was jointly organized by Sigma Xi and NOVA ScienceNow and was attended by 39 participants from all over the United States. The purpose of the workshop was to exchange experiences of the science cafés operating under different environments, and incorporate the relevant lessons into participants' own science café operation. Science Cafés are hosted around the country and based on Café Scientifique, which began in the UK in 1998 and consists of gatherings of people to discuss the latest developments in science in non-academic environments such as a local bar or café. For additional information, please contact Martin Baucom, Manager, Public Understanding of Science Program, Sigma Xi.
New Manager for International Programs
Syed Ahmad joined in the Sigma Xi staff in January, 2006 as the new Manager for International Programs. Ahmad acquired an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Ph.D. in Economics from Friendship University in Moscow. He possesses more than 17 years of experience in program and project management at the national and international level. For more, please see: http://snipurl.com/o0yb.
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The Lancet Asia Medical Forum; Singapore; May 3-4, 2006;
IST-Africa 2006 conference and exhibition; Pretoria, South Africa; May 3 - 5, 2006
Workshop on Earthquake Science; Berlin, Germany; May 4-5,2006;
Global Health Council's 33rd Annual International Conference on Global Health: Excellence, Innovation and Influence: Pathways to Results; Washington, D.C., U.S.A.; May 30-June 2, 2006
IEEE International Conference on Cybernetics and Intelligent Systems (CIS 2006); &
IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics (RAM 2006)
Bangkok, Thailand; June 7 - 9, 2006;
Infection and Immunity in Children 2006: The Oxford Course; Oxford, United Kingdom; June 26-28, 2006;
8th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer; Barcelona, Spain; June 28-July 1, 2006;
XVI International AIDS Conference; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; August 13-18, 2006
International Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development; York, United Kingdom; August 23-27, 2006; http://sustsci.harvard.edu/events.htm
Science, Technology and Innovation Policy; Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A; November 12-17, 2006;
African Science Communication Conference; Port Elizabeth, South Africa; December 5-7, 2006;
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For more information on any of the programs mentioned in this newsletter, please contact:
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
P. O. Box 13975, 3106 East NC Highway 54
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 USA
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