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Sigma Xi Members Will Speak at USA Science & Engineering Festival
Eight Sigma Xi members are among those speaking April 24, 2014, to students to inspire them about careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. They are speaking at X-STEM, a symposium at the USA Science & Engineering Festival. Jerry Baker, Sigma Xi executive director, is an X-STEM emcee. The festival continues through April 27.

Winners Announced for 2014 Student Research Showcase
More than 100 research presentations were entered in Sigma Xi's 2014 Student Research Showcase. Top presentations in the high school, undergraduate, and graduate divisions win $200 each. See the list of winners and all of the research presentations on the Student Research Showcase page.

Thank you to nearly 300 Sigma Xi members who volunteered to be judges!

Photo: 2014 Student Research Showcase graduate division winner Kathryn Peiman of University of California, Los Angeles.


Text Your Donation to Sigma Xi
Now you can donate to Sigma Xi through a text message. Simply text the word: sigmaxi to the number: 501501 to donate $10 to Sigma Xi or click here. The donation will be included on your next phone bill.


Science and Human Rights Issues
As a partner of the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition, Sigma Xi works to help its members use their scientific knowledge and skills to support human rights.


2013 Annual Meeting:
Communicating Science in the 21st Century

Virtual presentation of the 114th Sigma Xi Assembly of Delegates and Annual Meeting with featured speakers from the Communicating Science in the 21st Century panel.


2013 Communicating Science in the 21st Century
Check out these videos showing panel discussions about "Communicating Science in the 21st Century" from our Annual Assembly of Delegates on November 9. The panel discussed how social media is changing the way scientists can communicate with the public and each other.

2013 Student Research Conference Awards
High School, Undergraduate and Graduate Division Award Announcements.
Our American Scientist iPad version is ready!
Issues of the magazine back through Jul-Aug 2012 have been placed in the iTunes store for members and digital subscribers. The magazines can also be purchased by the public at the regular cover price of $5.95.
Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients
Three of this year's 16 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom are Sigma Xi Members. The awards will be presented at a ceremony at the White House on November 20th. Please join us in congratulating these outstanding Sigma Xi members in this wonderful accomplishment.
Member Print Subscription
Sigma Xi members receive the digital edition of the magazine as part of their membership benefits. Members (dues-paid) may continue to receive print issues at a reduced one-year subscription price.
Earn a Free Year of Membership
Sigma Xi's new Member-Get-A-Member program gives all active Sigma Xi members a chance to earn a free year of membership by recommending five new members during a one-year period. Potential new members must list their Sigma Xi "Recommender" on the "Recommended by" line at the bottom of their nomination forms.
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