Committees

Committee on Audit Review

The Committee on Audit Review meets twice a year with the Society's financial auditors and discuss the scope and results of their examinations. The committee is charged with establishing and maintaining an open line of communication between the Board of Directors and the auditors, assuring itself that the accounting procedures and financial controls of the Society adequately safeguard the assets of the Society and ensure the reliability of its financial records and ascertaining that the official auditors do contribute to Sigma Xi any and all of the affirmative comments and suggestions which can be helpful in improving the overall operations of the Society.

Membership: Three members appointed at the Annual Meeting of the Corporation to serve between Annual Assemblies of Delegates for three-year staggered terms. The senior member shall serve as Chair.

FY 2016 Committee on Audit Review  
(Term runs from Nov 2014 through Nov 2015)

Chair: Kenneth Audus  
Staff Contact: Jasmine Shah

Elizabeth L. Ambos
W. Franklin Gilmore

Committee on Audit Review Reports

Committee on Awards

The Committee on Awards recommends to the Board of Directors the recipients for the Procter Prize, Young Investigator Award, the John P. McGovern Science and Society Award, the Walston Chubb Award for Innovation, and nominates to the Board of Directors names of individuals to be elected as Honorary Members of the Society.

Membership: The Committee on Awards is a five-member committee of Directors composed of a chair, two geographic regional Directors, and two constituency group Directors. When necessary, the president invites suggestions from the Board for chair of the Committee and, if approved by the Board, the Chair serves a three-year term. Likewise, each year the president invites suggestions from the Board for a geographic regional Director and a constituency group Director to serve on the Committee. If elected, the Directors serve three-year terms on the Committee.

2015-2016 Committee on Awards

Chair: Bill Koch
Staff Contact: Jasmine Shah

Pam Kerrigan
Paul Stein
Julio Turrens

Committee on Awards Reports

Committee on Committees 

The Committee on Committees was established by the Board of Directors in November 2003 to coordinate board overarching issues affecting all committees and to provide communication among the standing committees of the Society. The Committee meets electronically or by telephone conference calls when necessary. Terms of chairs and members shall be for three year terms.
Membership: The Immediate Past President as Chair of the Committee and the Chairs of the standing committees of the Society.

2015-2016 Committee on Committees

Chair: Vacant
Staff Contact: Jasmine Shah

Tina Paul
Peter Harries
Judy Herzfeld
George Atkinson
Mark Peeples
Dennis Meredith
Ron Millard
Frank Dane

Committee on Development

The Committee on Development advises the Board of Directors on all matters which concern the development activities of the Society.

Membership: Chair elected by the Board of Directors for a term of three years, together with six other members appointed for three-year terms.

2015-2016 Committee on Development

Chair: Ron Millard
Staff Contact: Jasmine Shah 

George Atkinson
Mark Peeples

Committee on Development Reports

Committee on Diversity

The Committee on Diversity advises the Board of Directors on matters of policy concerning the diversity of the Society and on matters of policy and actions to encourage increases in participation and success of underrepresented groups in science, mathematics, and engineering. The Committee also advises the Board on actions to pursue cooperative participation and communication with other professional organizations concerning these issues.

Membership: Chair elected by the Board of Directors for a term of three years, together with seven other members appointed for three-year terms.

2015-2016 Committee on Diversity

Chair: Vacant
Staff Contact: Jasmine Shah

Committee on Diversity Reports

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee acts for the Board of Directors between meetings of the Board in a wide range of areas. It also assists the Board in giving preliminary consideration to matters which do not come within the purview of other committees or where time does not permit referral to the otherwise appropriate committee. The Executive Committee also provides overall supervision of the headquarters of the Society.

Membership: Chair is the President of the Society; members include Immediate Past President, President-elect, Treasurer, and two other members of the Board serving two-year terms comprising a Constituency Director elected in even numbered ears, and a Regional Director elected in odd-numbered years.

2015-2016 Executive Committee

President: Mark Peeples
President-elect: Tee Guidotti
Immediate Past President: George Atkinson
Executive Director: John C. Nemeth
Treasurer: Ron Millard
Membership at Large Constituency Director: David Moran
Northeast Regional Director: Pamela Kerrigan



Committee on Finance

The Committee on Finance advises the Board of Directors of the Corporation regarding all aspects of the finances of the Society, including, but not limited to the raising and acquisition of capital funds; the investment of its endowments, funds and reserves; and the annual budgets for research, operations and capital equipment, including the physical plant. The committee prepares annual operating and capital budgets for the consideration of the Board of Directors.

Membership: Treasurer as Chair, together with the President, the President-elect and the Executive Director, ex officiis, and six members, three of whom shall not be Directors, nominated by the Treasurer and approved by the Board of Directors for three-year staggered terms.

2015-2016 Committee on Finance

Chair: Ron Millard, Treasurer
Staff Contact: Jasmine Shah, Assistant Treasurer

George Atkinson
David Baker
James Froula
Phil Lebednik
Mark Peeples
Tee Guidotti
F. John Case
Apryll Stalcup
Brad Walters

Committee on Finance Reports

Committee on Grants-in-Aid of Research

The Committee on Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) acts upon the applications to the Society's GIAR program for financial assistance for research proposals within the limits set by the Board of Directors.

Membership: Chair elected by the Board of Directors for a term of three years, together with eleven other members appointed for three-year terms.

2015-2016 Grants-in-Aid of Research Committee

Chair: Peter Harries
Staff Contact: Jasmine Shah

Committee on Grants-in-Aid of Research Reports

Committee on Lectureships

The Committee on Lectureships makes recommendations to the Board of Directors for Societal, regional and other lecture programs. The Committee implements and manages many of these programs.

Membership: Chair elected by the Board of Directors for a term of three years, together with eleven other members appointed for three-year terms.

2015-2016 Committee on Lectureships

Chair: Judy Herzfeld
Staff Contact: Jamie Vernon

Virginia Butler
Jane Gilman
Jacqueline Krim
Willie Pearson
Marc Imhoff

Committee on Lectureships Reports

Committee on Nominations

The committee is responsible each year for selecting at least two nominees for President to be forwarded to the Assembly of Delegates and at least two nominees for Treasurer every four years to be forwarded to the Assembly. The election procedures for the Committee on Nominations are specified by the Executive Committee.   In recent years the Committee's deliberations have been carried out via conference calls and electronic correspondence, including electronic balloting to select the nominees.

Membership: The Society's Bylaws specify that the Committee on Nominations be composed of an elected member from each of the six geographic regions, the five constituency groups, the Membership-at-Large, and the three most recently retired(from the Board) Past Presidents for a total of 15 members. One of the elected members of the Committee on Nominations is selected by the Board to serve a one-year term between annual meetings. No member of the Committee may also serve on the Board of Directors.

FY 2016 Committee on Nominations
As of November 2015

Chair: Frank Dane
Staff Contact: Jasmine Shah

John J. Kelley
Chris Fasano
Tammy A. Maldonado
Miroslav Synek
Michael C. Madden
Dora Pinou
Jim Baur (Past President, e2007)
Kelly Sullivan (Past President, e2013)
Perry Kurtz
Vishnu Kamalnath
Theodora Pinou
Eli Antoine Sehnaoui
Jennifer Patterson
Linda Meadows

Committee on Nominations Reports

Committee on Publications

The Committee on Publications advises the Board of Directors on all matters concerning the publications of the Society.

Membership: Chair elected by the Board of Directors for a term of three years, together with the Executive Director/Publisher of American Scientist and six other members appointed by the President for staggered three-year terms.

2015-2016 Committee on Publications

Chair: Dennis Meredith
Staff Contact: Jamie Vernon 

Jim Baur
Marc Brodsky
George Atkinson
Ron Millard

Committee on Publications Reports

Committee on Qualifications and Membership

The Committee on Qualifications and Membership has the responsibility for: (a) ensuring the vitality of chapters that have the potential to be vital units of the Society; (b) determining the suitability of any petitioning group to be granted chapter status and making the appropriate recommendations to the Board of Directors; (c) studying and making recommendations to the Board of Directors in cases of chapters failing to remain in good standing; (d) monitoring and encouraging the health and performance of chapters; (e) making recommendations to the Board of Directors on matters of policy concerning membership in the Society; (f) serving through a subcommittee appointed by the Chair as the Committee on Admissions for the membership-at-large, or on behalf and at the request of chapters; and (g) render judgment in cases involving eligibility for membership referred to it by a chapter or the Board of Directors.

Membership: Chair elected by the Board of Directors for a term of three years, together with eight other members appointed for three-year terms.

2015-2016 Committee on Qualifications and Membership

Chair: Tina Paul
Staff Contact: Jasmine Shah

George Atkinson 

Committee on Qualifications and Membership Reports

Committee on Regions

The Committee on Regions assists and advises the Board of Directors concerning the health of the Society's organizations and activities in the several regions, collects and disseminates information on group and regional programs and activities, assists in the coordination of programs such as lectureships and meetings with group and regional activities, and plans and coordinates the sessions of Regional Meetings of the Assembly of Delegates.

Membership: The regionally elected members of the Board of Directors together with a Chair appointed by the President, with the advice and consent of the President-elect.

2015-2016 Committee on Regions

Chair: Vacant
Staff Contact: Jasmine Shah

Paul Stein
Kim Houchens 
Cristina Gouin-Paul
Pamela K Kerrigan 

Committee on Regions Reports





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