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A Google Hangout About Using Visuals to Communicate Science

Dennis Meredith, professional science communicator and author, will discuss the tools and communication principles you can use to better communicate your research during a live, public Google Hangout March 6 at 12 p.m. EST.

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Apply Today for Grants-in-Aid of Research

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society is accepting applications through 12 a.m. on March 15, 2015, to its Grants-in-Aid of Research program. The program awards research grants to undergraduate and graduate students in all areas of science and engineering.

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A Google Hangout About Using Social Media to Present Research

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society will host a public Google Hangout on February 27 at 1 p.m. EST featuring Joe Hanson. He will give a presentation on using videos, Tumblr, and other social media to share science.

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Sigma Xi Awards More than $100,000 in Grants to Students

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society has awarded $117,066 to 184 undergraduate and graduate students for their research. A portion of the grants were supported by funds from the National Academy of Sciences.

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An Interview with Rosalind W. Picard: Adding Emotion to Computing

Professor Rosalind W. Picard of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab discusses the role she played in starting the field of affective computing. Affective computing involves technology that allows emotion to be better understood and communicated.

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Sigma Xi 2014 Election Results

The results are in for Sigma Xi's 2014 Officer Elections. This election involved the positions of president-elect, directors, associate directors, and representatives on the Committee on Nominations.

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Top Student Presenters Announced in International Research Conference

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society recognized 24 high school, undergraduate, and graduate students November 8 for their Superior research poster presentations in the Society's 2014 International Research Conference.

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Sigma Xi Members Can Join a New Community

Sigma Xi’s new online community, The Lab: Members to Members, is giving members the opportunity to interact like never before. It is their own space to have discussions about science and engineering as well as job opportunities and other useful topics.

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Sigma Xi and American Scientist on WCOM 103.5 FM

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society and its magazine, American Scientist, were featured on a live radio broadcast September 10 from WCOM 103.5 FM in Carrboro, North Carolina. A recording of the broadcast is available.

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Watch Sigma Xi's Google Hangout with Vsauce's Michael Stevens

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society invited the public to participate in a Google Hangout August 28 with Michael Stevens. Stevens is the creator and host of Vsauce, a YouTube channel that generates interest and enthusiasm for learning.

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Sigma Xi Launches New Online Community

Sigma Xi has launched a Communities feature on its redesigned website. In Communities, members will be able to share discussions and resources online.

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Communicating Science to the Public

Fenella Saunders, managing editor of American Scientist, recently spoke with Derek Muller, creator of the popular YouTube science channel, Veritasium. They spoke about his tips for researchers who wish to share science with the public.

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Chronicle of The New Researcher Publishes First Article

Sigma Xi's new journal, Chronicle of The New Researcher, achieved a major milestone in July by publishing its first article! The article was written by Rema Shah, a student at Raleigh Charter High School in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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International Research Conference Is November 7-8

Sigma Xi's International Research Conference offers college and outstanding high school students an opportunity to present their research to respected research professionals from around the world. The conference will be held November 7-8 during Sigma Xi's Annual Meeting at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel and Spa in Glendale, Arizona.

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Annual Meeting Update: Debates Hosted by ISGP

The Institute on Science for Global Policy will hold debates November 8 during Sigma Xi's Annual Meeting in Glendale, Arizona. ISGP has pioneered a specific debate format to improve communication of scientifically credible ideas and recommendations to policy makers.

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From the President: Our Efforts to Revitalize Sigma Xi

As my term as president of Sigma Xi begins, it is evident that the Society is entering a new phase of its distinguished history, but one that encompasses serious challenges including its relevance to both its current members and to scientists in general.

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Grant Application Deadline Is October 15

College students who would like funding through Sigma Xi's Grants-in-Aid of Research program need to submit their application by October 15. The application form will be on Sigma Xi's website,, by August 15.

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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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