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Student Research Showcase Returns in March

Last year’s graduate division top presenter Luka Negoita and undergraduate division top presenter Weelic Chong share their experience and advice for this year’s participants.

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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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Attaching Credible Science to Policy Making

In April, 2015, Sigma Xi co-sponsored two conferences about food safety and security. The goal was to link scientifically credible information with the creation of public policies. Representatives from both conferences spoke with Sigma Xi about the outcome of these unique events.

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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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Communities

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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