A Statement of Inclusion for Human Rights

Sigma Xi is the honor society for research. Our members are accomplished, diverse, and many are eloquent…their words resonating forever, and surely, a day will come when the hopes of equality for all expressed by Sigma Xi member, Albert Einstein, will be achieved. Until then, we, the Sigma Xi family will continue to exert our “best energies to the service of the good cause.”

In addressing the challenges facing the African American community, or what Einstein and others called ‘the Negro question,' we submit that certain terms fall short of modern appropriateness, however in light of recent events we feel the sentiment remains true. 


John C. Nemeth, PhD
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer


Sigma Xi news

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Sigma Xi Announces 2016 Award Winners

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society is pleased to announce recipients of its 2016 prizes and awards.

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American Scientist  Wins Three Excel Awards

Sigma Xi won three awards for its magazine, American Scientist at Association Media & Publishing's 36th Annual EXCEL Awards Gala on June 27 in Washington, D.C.

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Sigma Xi Announces Inaugural Gold Key Award

It is the greatest of honors and such a pleasure for me to announce the inaugural Sigma Xi Gold Key Award, Sigma Xi's highest accolade.

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Spring 2016 Grants-in-Aid of Research Awardees

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society congratulates 124 undergraduate and graduate students who were selected to receive research funding from the spring 2016 cycle of its Grants-in-Aid of Research Program.

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Distinguished Lecturer Shares Research on Altruism

Sigma Xi members and the public are invited to join American Scientist for an online discussion on June 28 with a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer.

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Warning! Dangers Ahead for Science

Tee Guidotti becomes the president of Sigma Xi on July 1, 2016. In his first president's letter, he answers the questions, "What are the most important scientific issues facing the world and the most important issues facing the scientific community." He also explains how Sigma Xi can make progress on these issues.

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Join Us in Atlanta

Registration for Sigma Xi’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference is open through August 1. This year’s events will be held November 10–13 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

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The Critical Role of Sigma Xi Members

Mark Peeples looks back on his year as Sigma Xi president and reflects on the value he sees now in the Society as well as the improvements he has seen in recent years. His presidency ends on June 30, 2016.

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Upcoming AAAS-PD and Sigma Xi Meeting in San Diego

San Diego Chapter President George Seymour encourages members and the public to attend the AAAS–Pacific Division Annual Meeting June 14–17, 2016.

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Members Receive National Medals

Four Sigma Xi members received the National Medal of Science and three members received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation during a White House ceremony on May 19.

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Sigma Xi Hosts Discussion on the Mental Health of Young Reseachers

Please join Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society for a public discussion about the mental health of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.

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Sigma Xi Members Elected to National Academy of Sciences

In 2016, 23 Sigma Xi members were elected as members or foreign associates to the National Academy of Sciences.

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Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference: Early Bird Deadline Saves 20%

It is time to prepare for the Annual Meeting of Sigma Xi and the Student Research Conference! The Annual Meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia, November 10–13, 2016. Student events will be held November 11–13.

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Sigma Xi Awards Teamwork at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

Sigma Xi members selected teams at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair to receive $6,000 in total from the Society's Special Awards in Team Science.

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2016 Student Research Showcase Results

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society brought together students and professional researchers online last month for its 4th annual Student Research Showcase. In 2016, approximately 40 high school, undergraduate, and graduate students entered this science communication competition

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Do You Have a Question for the Presidential Candidates?

Sigma Xi has been invited to join the 2016 ScienceDebate.org coalition to develop the top science, technology, health, and environmental questions that the candidates for president of the United States should be discussing. Please submit your question to the 2016 Presidential Science Forum.

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Early Bird Registration is Open for the Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference

The 2016 Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference will be held November 10–13 in Atlanta, Georgia. You’re invited to Sigma Xi’s unique, multidisciplinary celebration of research.

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Sigma Xi Members to Receive Presidential Early Career Awards

Ten Sigma Xi members will receive President Barack Obama's Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.

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Earning Relevance

To achieve its purpose and your needs, Sigma Xi needs your attention, ideas, and, most importantly, your active engagement.

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Announcement! Sigma Xi Partners with National Institutes of Health

Sigma Xi and National Institutes of Health are sharing mutually beneficial information on what the two organizations are doing for science and scientists.

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Hang Out with Sigma Xi's Distinguished Lecturers

Sigma Xi’s Distinguished Lecturers are sharing their research in public Google Hangouts. Please join us and bring your questions.

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George Carruthers Receives Innovation Award

In 1972, George Carruthers’ far ultraviolet camera spectrograph was sent to the moon with the Apollo 16 mission. This device allowed us to take readings of, and understand, objects and elements in space that are unrecognizable to the naked eye.

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Student Research Showcase Returns in April

Last year’s graduate division and undergraduate division top presenters share their experience and advice.

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Grants-in-Aid of Research Continues to Support Emerging Scientists

Peter Harries, chair of the Committee on Grants-in-Aid of Research, discusses efforts to improve and strengthen the program.

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Sigma Xi Members Become AAAS Fellows

Congratulations to 91 Sigma Xi members who have been elected in the 2015 class of Fellows for the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Sigma Xi President among New AAAS Fellows

President Mark Peeples is one of the Sigma Xi members in the 2015 class of Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. A cornerstone of his career has been to investigate a virus that puts more infants in hospitals each year than any other cause.

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Sigma Xi Speaks: Your Voice on Science Issues

Starting, as we are, a new year after a pretty tumultuous 2015 that included leadership changes and the relocation of the headquarters offices, I wanted to tell you how proud I have been to represent your interests to the board of directors, the scientific community, and the public.

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Sigma Xi Awards Research Grants to Early Career Scientists

The wait is over for students hoping to hear if their research project would receive funding from Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society's Grants-in-Aid of Research program.

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New Group of Distinguished Lecturers Available for Chapter Visits

For the 78th consecutive year, Sigma Xi presents its panel of Distinguished Lecturers.

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Annual Meeting Delivers a Punch

Sigma Xi President Mark Peeples describes his experience at the Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri.

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We're Hosting Online Q & A Science Sessions

Sigma Xi members, chapters, and the public are getting together online for Q & A sessions about research.

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Sigma Xi Member Wins Nobel Prize

Sigma Xi member Satoshi Omura was awarded one-fourth of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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Announcing the 2014–2015 Chapter Award Winners

Sigma Xi has named the 2014–2015 winners of the Chapter of Excellence Awards and Chapter Program Awards as well as recognized the top 15 chapters that initiated the most new members.

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Election Results

Sigma Xi members voted in a new president-elect, directors, associate directors, and members of the Committee on Nominations.

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American Scientist Authors Recognized for Best Math Writing

American Scientist, Sigma Xi's century-old magazine that publishes popular articles written by scientists and engineers, is strongly represented in the latest annual collection of the best articles about math.

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Sigma Xi Awards Students for Research

The following students were ranked the highest or as a runner-up in their research category during Sigma Xi's 2015 Student Research Conference.

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Scientists and Engineers Celebrate Research Accomplishments

The 2015 Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference had members sharing research, supporting students, hearing from their award-winning peers, and attending career development workshops.

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From the President

How do we ask a colleague to join Sigma Xi? It takes preparation.

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Get Updates from Kansas City

If you aren’t attending Sigma Xi's Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference, you can follow both events on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #SigmaXimtg.

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Dr. John Nemeth Named Interim Executive Director

John C. Nemeth has been named interim executive director of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. He began his duties October 1, 2015 at the Society's administrative offices.

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NASA Needs You

SciStarter would like Sigma Xi members to participate, or lead, a citizen science project in their local areas.

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A Better Bug Cleanse

Renowned entomologist and National Medal of Science Award winner Dr. May Berenbaum will be honored at Sigma Xi’s Annual Meeting with the Society’s John P. McGovern Award. Sigma Xi spoke with her about her research.

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Join Us in Kansas City!

Registration is now open for Sigma Xi's Annual Meeting! Students are invited to present their work in the meeting's Student Research Conference.

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From the President: Share Your Chapter’s Success Stories

Sigma Xi President Mark Peeples asks chapter members to send in a description of their most successful or unique program.

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New Leaders Take Office at Sigma Xi

New leaders are taking the helm of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society as fiscal year 2016 begins.

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Sigma Xi Moves to New Headquarters

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society has moved its international headquarters within Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

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American Scientist  Earns Two EXCEL Awards

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society’s magazine American Scientist recently garnered more recognition as a leader in the publishing industry. The magazine was honored with two Silver Awards at the 35th Annual EXCEL Awards Gala held June 15 in Washington, D.C.

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Kansas City, Here We Come

We had such a great time at the 2014 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference that we’ve moved up our 2015 meeting dates so we can see you sooner! This year's Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference will be held October 22-25 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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President's Letter: Sigma Xi on the Rise

Greetings from your new president! I am proud to be taking the helm July 1 of our great organization at a time when we have so many opportunities.

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Sigma Xi's 2015 Young Investigator Award Winner Explains Her Work on Climate Change Indicators

On May 14, 2015, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society hosted a live and public Google Hangout with its 2015 Young Investigator Award Winner, Dr. Melissa A. Kenny. A recording of the Google Hangout and a transcript are on Kenney' award page.

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Sigma Xi Members Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Congratulations to the 13 Sigma Xi members who were elected this year to the National Academy of Sciences.

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American Scientist  Earns Two 2015 Apex Awards of Excellence

American Scientist built on its reputation as a high-quality magazine in this year’s APEX Awards for Publication Excellence. The magazine of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society collected two Awards of Excellence in the international communications contest.

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Sigma Xi Awards $6,000 to Students at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

More than 20 Sigma Xi members volunteered to review 286 team projects May 12-13 to find the best demonstrations of interdisciplinary research and team science at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

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Young Investigator Award Goes to Environmental Decision Analyst

Sigma Xi’s 2015 national Young Investigator Award will be given to Dr. Melissa A. Kenney of the University of Maryland. Dr. Kenney's research broadly addresses how to integrate both uncertain scientific knowledge and societal values into decision-making.

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Eckerd College Chapter Inducts New Members on Eve of Food Conference

The Sigma Xi Eckerd College Chapter inducted 10 new members on April 23. Seven out of the 10 are women.

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Opportunities

Sigma Xi Career Center

Sigma Xi has partnered with YourMembership Careers to connect our talented members with employers, professional candidates and mentorship opportunities. Members have access to post employment opportunities and search through thousands of job and internship listings.

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New Feature: Professional Collaboration Communities

An exciting opportunity for members to meet and interact online, regardless of their location, for professional collaboration and peer support. 

Active Sigma Xi members can participate in a general member community. They will be able to create a user profile and search for other members based on location, institution, or expertise.

Chapter officers will be included in a community designed exclusively for chapter leadership—to collaborate, exchange ideas, and ask questions. Chapters will have their own communities to facilitate conversations between chapter members. 

What’s Your Question?

Help start the conversation by posing a question to your peers at our new collaboration communities portal.

 













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