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    Sigma Xi Announces New Awards for Excellence in Technology Transfer

    The Dr. Lawrence M. Kushner Memorial Award and the Dr. Philip J. Wyatt Technology Transfer Award will begin accepting nominations in early 2025.

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    Brown University Chapter Hosts Pariser Global Lectureship for Innovation in Physical Sciences

    Dr. Paula Hammond, institute professor and vice provost for faculty at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT was the featured lecturer.

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    Sigma Xi Presents Student Awards at 2024 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair

    Sigma Xi continued its support by judging and awarding Life and Physical Science special awards.

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    Faces of GIAR: Nicholas Miklave

    Recent GIAR award recipient Nicholas Miklave shares an update on his GIAR-funded research on developing a synthetic substrate that optimizes total yield and nutritional content of crops.

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    Sigma Xi and NAAS Form Coalition to Advance Scientific Research and STEM Education

    The global-based science organizations will collaborate on partnership opportunities in membership, programs, publications, communications, and science policy.

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    Winners Announced for 2024 Sigma Xi Student Research Showcase

    Top awards were given by judges and public vote for the 2024 virtual student competition.

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    Sigma Xi Student Members Chosen to Attend 2024 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

    Katherine Kudla, a senior at Providence College and Collins Edet, a graduate student at Universiti Malaysia Perlis will attend the prestigious six-day event beginning June 30 in Lindau, Germany.

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    Faces of GIAR: Anne Elizabeth Thaxton

    Recent GIAR award recipient Anne Thaxton shares an update on her GIAR-funded research on differing gene transcription among scorpion species.

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    Civic Science for Transformative Policy Solutions to Societal Challenges

    Sigma Xi and The Rita Allen Foundation collaborate with The Journal of Science Policy and Governance on their first special topics issue of 2024.

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    Faces of GIAR: Jyoti R. Behera

    Checking in with Jyoti Behera on his recent GIAR award and application process, with some advice he has for future student applicants.

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    Faces of GIAR: Brittany Multer

    2022 GIAR recipient Brittany Multer received funding to study carbon capture potential of concrete as an enhanced weathering material in soil.

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    Sigma Xi Awards Student Research Grants for Fall 2023 Cycle

    Sigma Xi is pleased to announce the awarding of more than $100,000 in student research grants for the Fall 2023 cycle of its Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR) program.

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    Authors Without Borders: Guidelines for Discussing Authorship with Collaborators

    The booklet explores issues related to international/interdisciplinary collaborations and authorship of peer-reviewed publications

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    2023 STEM Art and Film Award Winners

    Participating artists displayed their work at the 2023 IFoRE conference in Long Beach, California.

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    2023 IFoRE Conference Celebrates Research Excellence and Ethics in Long Beach

    Over 500 professional and student researchers from across the scientific landscape gathered together November 9–12 for the 2023 International Forum on Research Excellence (IFoRE)

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    Sigma Xi Presents 2023 Chapter Excellence Awards

    Chapter delegates accepted annual awards on November 9, 2023 in Long Beach, California.

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    Student Researchers Awarded, Inducted at IFoRE

    Science and engineering students from across the country gathered in Long Beach, California for the student research competition at IFoRE '23

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    Sigma Xi Launches Civico Platform for Science Policy

    The online platform provides users with a one-stop shop for science policy opportunities at the state level.

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    Sigma Xi Announces New Student Opportunities through Lindau Nobel Laureate Partnership

    Sigma Xi student members will have a unique opportunity to share their research and connect with Nobel laureates at the 2024 event in Lindau, Germany.

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    Gains and Challenges Seen in New Study of U.S. Postdoc Programs

    A new report from the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA), published in partnership with Sigma Xi, highlights the growing institutional support of postdoctoral fellows and identifies gaps to be addressed.

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    Announcing the 2023 Cohort of Sigma Xi Fellows

    The Fellows will be recognized during the International Forum on Research Excellence (IFoRE), taking place November 10–12, 2023, in Long Beach, CA.

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    Announcing Sigma Xi's 2023 Award Winners

    The presentation of this year's awards, which recognize exceptional achievements in science and engineering, will take place at the 2023 International Forum on Research Excellence (IFoRE) in Long Beach, California.

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    IFoRE '23 in 41 Seconds...

    Check out our newest IFoRE VIDEO to get a glimpse of all the great reasons to attend this November!

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    Shirley M. Tilghman to Receive Sigma Xi Gold Key Award

    Dr. Tilghman will receive Sigma Xi's highest honor for her exceptional contributions to science in the field of molecular biology and leadership in STEM education.

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    Faces of GIAR: April Stabbins

    2020 GIAR recipient April Stabbins received funding to study how coral species interact with methane seeps in the deep sea.

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    Faces of GIAR: Chhandak Basu

    We check in with Grants in Aid of Research recipient Chhandak Basu, who received a GIAR award as a PhD student in 2002.

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    Sigma Xi Awards Student Research Grants for Spring 2023 Cycle

    Sigma Xi is pleased to announce the awarding of 97 student research grants for the Spring 2022 cycle of its Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR) program.

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    Sigma Xi Welcomes New President Marija Strojnik

    Meet the new Society president, Marija Strojnik, as she and the other newly elected leaders begin their terms this month for the upcoming 2024 fiscal year.

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    American Scientist Wins Four 2023 EXCEL Awards

    American Scientist magazine has been recognized for its excellence and leadership in association publishing with four 2023 EXCEL Awards from SIIA’s Association Media and Publishing (AM&P).

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    Nobel Laureate Frances Arnold Highlights Keynote Lineup for Upcoming IFoRE Conference

    The Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology, will be the featured Saturday speaker for Sigma Xi's annual conference, taking place November 10–12, 2023 in Long Beach, California.

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    Remembering Sigma Xi Fellow Henry Petroski

    The distinguished Duke University professor and regular contributor to American Scientist magazine passed away on June 14 at the age of 81.

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    Students Awarded for Team Science at 2023 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair

    Sigma Xi continued its support by judging and awarding Life and Physical Science special awards.

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    Winners Announced for 2023 Sigma Xi Student Research Showcase

    Top awards were given by judges and public vote for the 2023 virtual student competition.

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    Celebrate Earth Day with Sigma Xi and One Tree Planted

    Sigma Xi will donate $1 to the global reforestation charity for every $25 donated to the Society. Each contribution will support scientific research and go toward the planting of one tree.

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    Sigma Xi Welcomes Adriana Bankston as New Senior Fellow, Civic Science & Public Policy

    In the new role, Bankston will lead a project that examines science policy engagement at the state level and determines the skills, knowledge, and resources required by scientists to successfully influence public policy.

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    Sigma Xi Installs New Chapter at Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine

    The March 30th ceremony was held in-person at Northwell Health in Manhasset, New York and presided over by Sigma Xi President-elect Marija Strojnik.

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    Faces of GIAR: Soumya Varma

    We check in with Grants in Aid of Research recipient Soumya Varma, who received a GIAR award as a PhD student in 2021.

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    Sigma Xi Launches Interactive Volunteer Platform Through Galaxy Digital Partnership

    The new online platform will provide opportunities for members and volunteers to connect and engage in Society programs, mentorship opportunities, and chapter events.

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    Faces of GIAR: Daniel H. Sandweiss

    We check in with Grants in Aid of Research recipient Daniel H. Sandweiss, who received a GIAR award as a PhD student in 1984.

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    Florida High School Student, Musician Wins IFoRE President-elect Award

    American Heritage Palm Beach student Areesh Sobhani received the inaugural award during a special virtual post-conference ceremony.

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    Sigma Xi Presents 2022 Chapter Excellence Awards

    Chapter delegates accepted annual awards at the inaugural IFoRE conference.

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    2022 Fellows Recognized at Sigma Xi's Inaugural IFoRE Conference

    The Society presented 10 distinguished members with fellowship on November 5 in Alexandria, Virginia.

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    UC Berkeley's Landry, Klinger Awarded Sigma Xi 2022 Bugliarello Prize

    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society and American Scientist magazine are proud to announce that Markita Del Carpio Landry and Madeline Klinger are the recipients of the 2022 Bugliarello Prize.

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    2022 STEM Art and Film Festival Winners

    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society is proud to announce the winners of the 2022 STEM Art and Film Festival.

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    Top Presenters Awarded at IFoRE Student Summit

    Science and engineering students from across the country gathered in Alexandria, Virginia for the inaugural IFoRE Student Summit.

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    Faces of GIAR: Skye-Anne Tschoepe

    We check in with Grants in Aid of Research recipient Skye-Anne Tschoepe, who received a GIAR award as an undergraduate student in 2020.

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    Sigma Xi Opens New Headquarters at Frontier RTP

    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society opened its new international headquarters on August 25, 2022 at the Frontier RTP campus of Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

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    Sigma Xi Awards Student Research Grants for Spring 2022 Cycle

    Sigma Xi is pleased to announce the awarding of 97 student research grants for the Spring 2022 cycle of its Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR) program.

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    Announcing the 2022 Sigma Xi Award Winners

    The presentation of this year's awards, which recognize exceptional achievements in science and engineering, will take place at the inaugural International Forum on Research Excellence (IFoRE)

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    Liz Neeley Tabbed to Host Inaugural IFoRE Conference

    Neeley will host Key Thought Sessions and provide coaching at the International Forum on Research Excellence (IFoRE) this November.

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    Bruce Alberts to Receive Sigma Xi Gold Key Award

    Dr. Alberts will accept the Gold Key Award and address the Society on November 5 in Alexandria, Virginia during the awards banquet at the inaugural International Forum on Research Excellence (IFoRE).

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    Announcing the 2022 Cohort of Sigma Xi Fellows

    The Fellows will be recognized during the inaugural International Forum on Research Excellence (IFoRE), taking place November 3–6, 2022, in Alexandria, Virginia.

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    President Nicholas A. Peppas Heads up New Sigma Xi Leadership

    Meet the new Society president, Nicholas A. Peppas, as he and the other newly elected leaders begin their terms this month for the upcoming 2023 fiscal year.

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    Faces of GIAR: Jeffrey H. Toney

    We check in with Grants in Aid of Research recipient, and Sigma Xi Fellow Jeffrey H. Toney, who received a chapter GIAR award as an undergraduate student in 1983.

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    American Scientist Wins Four 2022 EXCEL Awards

    American Scientist magazine has been recognized for its excellence and leadership in association publishing with four 2022 EXCEL Awards from SIIA’s Association Media and Publishing (AM&P).

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    Sigma Xi Hires New Director of Membership and Chapter Services

    Richard L. Watkins, PhD will lead the membership and chapter services team at the Society.

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    Winners Announced for 2022 Sigma Xi Student Research Showcase

    Top awards were given by judges and public vote for the 2022 virtual student competition.

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    Students Awarded for Team Science at 2022 Regeneron ISEF

    Sigma Xi continued its support by judging and awarding Life and Physical Science special awards.

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    Faces of GIAR: Deborah Neher

    We check in with Grants in Aid of Research recipient Deborah Neher, who received two GIAR awards as a graduate student in the late 1980's to purchase supplies for her early research in plant and soil science.

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    Faces of GIAR: Peteneinuo Rulu

    We check in with Grants in Aid of Research recipient Peteneinuo Rulu, whose 2020 grant helped fund her research on Naga women to better understand potential relationships among sociocultural and familial factors, reproductive and other related factors, and symptom experience at midlife.

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    Sigma Xi Announces Earth Day Partnership with One Tree Planted

    Sigma Xi will donate $1 to the global reforestation charity for every $25 donated to the Society. Each contribution will support scientific research and go toward the planting of one tree.

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    Faces of GIAR: Anabel Ford

    Catching up with Grants in Aid of Research recipient Anabel Ford, who reflects back on how her Fall 1980 grant for her research on archaeological samples of ancient Maya ceramics, helped launch her scientific career.

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    Sigma Xi Announces Pariser Global Lectureship for Innovation in Physical Sciences

    The lectureship and its recipients will honor and reflect the legacy of pioneering chemist Dr. Rudolph Pariser and the creativity and research excellence exemplified throughout his life and career.

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    Sigma Xi Hires New Director of Programs

    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society announces the hiring of Tamara Poles in the role of Director of Programs.

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    Increased Grant Opportunities Ahead for Women Research Students

    More students from underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and math will have the opportunity to receive research grants from Sigma Xi than in recent years thanks to a new $20,000 gift from the Ruby K. Worner Trust.

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    Sigma Xi Establishes Linda H. Mantel Next Generation Women's Leadership Award

    Presented to a Sigma Xi member who identifies as a woman, the award will recognize outstanding service and leadership potential of an early career scholar/researcher.

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    Sigma Xi Announces Inaugural International Forum on Research Excellence

    The theme for IFoRE ’22 is “Science Convergence in an Inclusive and Diverse World.” Attendees will take part in a variety of multi-track sessions that explore the strength of scientific research when diverse minds converge as well as ideas that conquer the challenges of increasing equity and inclusion in the research community.

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    Faces of GIAR: Markes Johnson

    Catching up with Grants in Aid of Research recipient Markes Johnson, whose Spring 1975 grant helped fund a geology/paleontology project that led directly to one of the first publications in his scientific career.

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    Sigma Xi Awards Student Research Grants for Fall 2021 Cycle

    Sigma Xi is pleased to announce the awarding of 110 student research grants for the Fall 2021 cycle of its Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR) program.

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    American Scientist Magazine Launches New Digital Edition

    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society is pleased to announce the launch of a new digital platform for its award-winning magazine, American Scientist.

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    Artists and Scientists Win Funding for Climate Solutions Projects in #SciCommMake Competition

    Winning teams will create and present projects that promote engagement or advancement of equitable and just climate solutions.

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    Sigma Xi 2021 Election Results

    Marija Strojnik and David W. Baker will begin terms as president-elect and treasurer, respectively, starting July 1, 2022.

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    2021 STEM Art and Film Festival Winners

    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 STEM Art and Film Festival.

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    Student Researchers Awarded, Inducted at Sigma Xi Annual Meeting

    Sigma Xi awarded 56 students with medals, monetary prizes, and membership to the Society on November 6.

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    Juliet Eilperin, Andrew Revkin to Receive Sigma Xi Honorary Membership

    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society is pleased to announced that Juliet Eilperin and Andrew Revkin are the 2021 recipients of honorary membership to the Society.

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    2021 Chapter Award Finalists and Top Electing Chapters

    Finalists are announced for Chapter of Excellence and Chapter Program of Excellence Awards.

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    Sigma Xi Welcomes New Civic Science Fellow

    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, in partnership with the Rita Allen Foundation, welcomes Andrew George in the new role of Civic Science Fellow.

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    Sigma Xi Hires New Director of Development

    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society announces the hiring of Lisa Merritt in the role of Director of Development.

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    Announcing the 2021 Sigma Xi Award Winners

    The presentation of this year's awards, which recognize exceptional achievements in science and engineering, will take place at the virtual Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference in November.

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    Member Gift Creates New Interdisciplinary Research Awards for Students

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    Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference Moves to All-Virtual Format

    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society will transform its 2021 Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference to an all-virtual event.

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    Shirley M. Malcom to Receive 2021 Gold Key Award

    Shirley M. Malcom, PhD, is the 2021 recipient of the Society’s most prestigious award and will deliver a keynote address in acceptance of the award at the Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference in November.

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    From the President: The "Pandemic Presidency"

    Sonya Smith discusses the challenges of her term as Sigma Xi's president through the pandemic, and the hope she has for the future of science and the Society.

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    American Scientist Wins Four EXCEL Awards

    American Scientist magazine has been recognized for its excellence and leadership in association publishing with four EXCEL Awards from SIIA’s Association Media and Publishing (AM&P).

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    Winners Announced for 2021 Sigma Xi Student Research Showcase

    Top awards were given by judges and public vote for the 2021 virtual student competition.

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    Sigma Xi Awards Student Research Grants for Spring 2021 Cycle

    Sigma Xi is pleased to announce the awarding of 112 student research grants for the spring 2021 cycle of its Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR) program.

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    Students Awarded for Team Science at 2021 Regeneron ISEF

    Sigma Xi continued its support for this international science and engineering fair by judging 267 team projects.

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    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society Installs New Chapter at Midwestern University

    On May 18th, Sigma Xi installed its newest chapter at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona.

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    Former Sigma Xi President Marye Anne Fox Dies at Age 73

    Sigma Xi lost one of its most distinguished and accomplished leaders with the passing of Marye Anne Fox, who served as the Society’s president in FY 2002

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    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society Installs New Chapter at Whitworth University

    On May 5th, Sigma Xi installed its newest chapter at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington.

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    Give Feedback to Participants in the Student Research Showcase

    The virtual presentations are now live! Check them out and give the students your feedback.

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    New Study Shows Positive Trends and Continued Challenges for University Postdocs

    A new report from the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA), published in partnership with Sigma Xi, highlights the growing institutional support of postdoctoral fellows and identifies gaps to be addressed.

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    Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Report

    The 2020 Annual Report shares data and success stories that demonstrate what the Sigma Xi community has achieved in support of the research enterprise.

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    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society Launches Emotional Support Program Through Happy Partnership

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    Call for Abstracts: 2021 Online Student Research Showcase

    Students are invited to submit abstracts of their research by March 26 for Sigma Xi’s online science communication competition.

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    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society Partners with Tallo

    Sigma Xi partners with Tallo, a free online platform and app that lets students showcase themselves and get discovered by colleges and companies everywhere.

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    Students Are Invited to Apply for Research Grants

    Sigma Xi invites undergraduate and graduate students to apply by March 15 for research grants from its Grants in Aid of Research program.

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    Sigma Xi Awards Research Grants to Students in Fall 2020 Cycle

    The Committee on Grants in Aid of Research reviewed 682 applications for research funding that were received by the October 1, 2020, deadline and selected 101 students to receive grants.

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    Grants in Aid of Research Recipient Profile: Dominic Mier

    GIAR recipient Dominic Mier studies the minor spliceosome. Students may apply for Sigma Xi research grants by March 15 annually at www.sigmaxi.org/giar.

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    Supporters of Stem Education Show up on Giving Tuesday

    The Sigma Xi community made its support for science communication clear on Giving Tuesday held on December 1, 2020.

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    New Sigma Xi Leaders Elected

    Members of Sigma Xi elected their peers to leadership roles in an online election.

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    Chapter Award Winners Announced at the 2020 Virtual Assembly of Delegates

    The 2019–2020 Sigma Xi chapter award winners were announced at the Virtual 2020 Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference.

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    Sigma Xi Adopts Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resolution

    The Sigma Xi Board of Directors and Assembly of Delegates have unanimously voted in favor of adopting a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion resolution at the Society’s 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting.

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    Virtual Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference Discussed Science-Art Collaborations

    Sigma Xi members, science supporters, and students came together virtually November 5–8 for the 2020 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference.

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    The Millicent E. Goldschmidt Seminar Series to Launch at the Annual Meeting

    The Millicent (Mimi) E. Goldschmidt Quarterly Seminar series, hosted by the Rice University-Texas Medical Center Chapter, will launch at the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting.

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    From the President : Rarefied Air

    Sigma Xi President Sonya Smith discusses recent research on gender differences in the sciences.

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    Sigma Xi Member Jennifer A. Doudna Receives Nobel Prize in Chemistry

    Sigma Xi member Jennifer A. Doudna was selected to receive the historic 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry jointly with Emmanuelle Charpentier.

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    Sigma Xi Member Andrea Ghez Receives Nobel Prize in Physics

    Sigma Xi member Andrea Ghez was selected today to receive the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics jointly with Reinhard Genzel.

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    Statement on Political Endorsements

    "Neither Sigma Xi nor American Scientist will endorse a candidate in the upcoming election or future elections." writes Sigma Xi CEO.

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    The COVID Pandemic: The Evolving Reality

    This online discussion on September 11, 2020 will address the epidemiology and risk assessment of COVID-19 infection.

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    What Vaccine Options Are Most Likely to Protect Us Against COVID-19?

    This online discussion on August 28 will review the different approaches to vaccine development, and their strengths and weaknesses, and the role of the virus target in the process.

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    Projects to Promote the Public Understanding of COVID-19 Get Underway

    Three teams that won funding in July from #SciCommMake share their progress.

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    Grants in Aid of Research Recipient Profile: Anne Xuan-Lan Nguyen

    Anne Xuan-Lan Nguyen received two research grants through the Grants in Aid of Research program, thanks to funds from the National Academy of Sciences.

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    Anjan Chatterjee

    Using How We See, Hear, and Move for Research

    What are we learning about the human brain that could advance your research?

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    Sonya Smith

    From the President: Join Us in Finding Solutions through Research

    The research we do is foundational to creating the new knowledge required to address problems in our society.

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    Meet the President-Elect Candidates

    Richard Boudreault and Nicholas A. Peppas are this year's president-elect candidates.

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    Walter E. Massey to Receive the Gold Key Award

    Walter E. Massey, PhD, is the 2020 recipient of the Society’s most prestigious award and will address the Society on November 7 during the virtual Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference.

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    Announcing the Inaugural Cohort of Sigma Xi Fellows

    The Fellows will be recognized during the virtual Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference.

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    Invitation: Science Policy Series Kick Off

    Sigma Xi members are invited to attend the kick-off event for the introduction to a state-level science policy series. RSVPs are required.

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    American Scientist’s Robert Frederick Receives Nieman Foundation Journalism Fellowship

    Frederick will try a new way to engage the public with science online.

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    World’s Largest Research Honor Society Halts Facebook Ads

    Sigma Xi is urging the social media platform to demonstrate a commitment to ending its role in the dissemination of violent rhetoric, racial discrimination, and disinformation.

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    Statement on Rescinded Changes to Policy Barring International Students from Online-Only Academic Programs

    The decision announced on Tuesday to rescind a policy is a welcome change in course from the federal government.

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    Sigma Xi Signs Letter in Support of Evidence-Based Public Health Guidance

    On July 15, Sigma Xi joined other organizations in signing a letter to United States Vice President Mike Pence.

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    American Scientist Wins Awards for Excellence

    Sigma Xi's magazine has been recognized for its leadership in association publishing.

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    #SciCommMake Teams Win Funding to Promote the Public Understanding of COVID-19

    Teams of scientists, artists, and science communicators will help address the pandemic.

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    Students Are Invited to Apply for Research Grants

    Sigma Xi invites undergraduate and graduate students to apply by October 1 for research grants from its Grants in Aid of Research program.

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    Meet Your New President

    Sonya Smith begins her one-year term as Sigma Xi president on July 1. She shares her plan and her message to members.

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    Farewell Message from President Geraldine Richmond

    "I want to say how honored I have been to serve you and also how proud I am of how the organization is continuing on its upward trajectory," wrote President Richmond.

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    Scientists, Artists, and Science Communicators Invited to Team Up Against COVID-19

    An awards competition that delivers evidence-based information to the public is returning for a special session.

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    Sigma Xi Awards Research Grants to Students in Spring 2020 Cycle

    The Committee on Grants in Aid of Research has selected 110 students to receive funding.

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    Statement of Support for Racial and Social Justice

    "Members of the African American community are needed in science and engineering. In short, Black lives matter to research and all aspects of society," write Sigma Xi leaders.

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    Live Stream Lecture: Rendering the Invisible Visible

    Distinguished Lecturer Robbin Chapman will discuss factors that contribute to inequitable STEM student outcomes.

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    People's Choice Award Winner Uses AI to Identify a Person’s Glaucoma Risk

    Jay Gopal, a junior at North Broward Preparatory School in Coconut Creek, Florida, won the 2020 People’s Choice Award in Sigma Xi’s Student Research Showcase.

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    Sigma Xi Will Hold Its Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference Online

    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society will transform its 2020 Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference to a dynamic, interactive, online experience.

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    2020 Student Research Showcase Results

    The judges have made their selections for the 2020 division winners and top presenters by section.

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    Using Viruses as Vectors

    Some approaches to developing a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 involve using other viruses to safely teach our bodies to recognize the new coronavirus.

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    Why Do Viruses Affect People Differently?

    Sigma Xi member Ann Skalka, a virologist and professor emerita at the Fox Chase Cancer Center, explains.

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    Top Presenters Named in the Virtual Student Scholars Symposium

    "You should be proud of the work you've done," Sigma Xi Executive Director and CEO Jamie Vernon told the students who participated in this new, online event.

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    Thank You for #GivingTuesdayNow

    Together, we exceeded our $10,000 fundraising goal to give people science-based messages about COVID-19!

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    #SciCommMake Winner Announcement

    Two teams of scientists and artists will receive funding for projects that share science with the public.

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    Sigma Xi Chapters Awarded Grants to Develop Diversity and Educational Programs

    Three Sigma Xi chapters have received grants to enhance the health of the research enterprise in their local communities.

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    Know the Virus, Defeat the Virus

    This Giving Tuesday Now – May 5, 2020 – a new global day of giving and unity, Sigma Xi and Science Talk have set a goal to raise $10,000 to provide the evidence-based information that people need to stay safe.

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    Can We Tell If the Coronavirus Was Bioengineered?

    How do scientists know the virus that causes COVID-19 has a natural origin?

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    Students Can Present Their Research in a New Virtual Symposium

    Students are invited to submit an abstract by April 17 to present an oral or poster presentation.

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    STEM Art and Film Festival: Call for Submissions

    Artists and filmmakers may submit their work through July 31.

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    Social Distancing Is Not New

    Social distancing seems extreme, but it's not new in the history of humanity.

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    Does Cooking & Freezing Food Affect the Coronavirus?

    Food safety expert Benjamin Chapman shares what the science says about how to keep your food preparation safe from the coronavirus.

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    Deadline Extended to Submit Abstracts for the Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference

    Deadlines have been extended to submit professional abstracts for symposia sessions and student abstracts for oral research presentations.

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    Is Food Delivery & Takeout Safe During the COVID-19 Outbreak?

    Science communicator Brian Malow asks food safety professor Benjamin Chapman of North Carolina State University.

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    Can Pets Carry Coronavirus?

    Sigma Xi has partnered with science communicator Brian Malow to connect your questions about COVID-19 with scientists.

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    A Virtual Research Presentation Opportunity for Students

    As the world transitions to social distancing and canceled conferences due to COVID-19, Sigma Xi provides a virtual platform for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students to present their research.

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    COVID-19 Preparedness Kit

    The Sigma Xi COVID-19 Preparedness Kit consists of tools and resources that will help you manage the challenges of social distancing.

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    COVID-19 Response Regarding the Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference

    At this time, the 2020 Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference is expected to be held as scheduled from November 5-8.

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    Radiolab Associate Producer Rachael Cusick Is a Keynote Speaker for the Sigma Xi Annual Meeting

    Rachael Cusick plans to discuss “RadioLab Presents: G,” the program’s 2019 documentary series on intelligence.

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    Director of the Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics Anjan Chatterjee Is a Keynote Speaker for the Sigma Xi Annual Meeting

    Anjan Chatterjee’s keynote session will be titled, “The Aesthetic Brain: On Beauty, Buildings, and Art.”

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    New Competition Will Support Scientists and Artists in Communicating Research

    Attendees of Science Talk ’20 from March 26–27 in Portland, Oregon, will be the first to experience a new competition at the conference, #SciCommMake.

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    Russian Delegation Visits Sigma Xi to Discuss Fostering Public Understanding of Science

    “Sigma Xi is thrilled to share our expertise with our Russian counterparts and to make connections that will promote the public understanding of science worldwide.” said Executive Director and CEO Jamie Vernon.

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    Last Chance to Present Research

    The abstract deadline is Friday, October 18, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time to present a research poster at the Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference.

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    Chapter Award Finalists and Top Electing Chapters

    Finalists are announced for Chapter of Excellence and Chapter Program of Excellence Awards and chapters are recognized for initiating the most new members in 2018–2019.

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    Sigma Xi Member John B. Goodenough Receives Nobel Prize in Chemistry

    Goodenough receives the prize jointly with M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries.

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    New Sigma Xi Chapter Installed at Nova Southeastern University

    Students were involved in the initial inquiry to start the new chapter, and two students will serve on the first officer team.

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    NPR Science Correspondent Joe Palca Is Coming to Madison, Wisconsin

    Joe Palca's talk is, "Journalism in a Post-Factual World: Is Telling the Truth Enough?"

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    Astro/Neuro/Art Exhibit Opens October 13 in San Francisco

    As Above As Below is an Astro/Neuro/Art exhibit that aims to cultivate, optimize, and sustain dialogue between artistic and scientific inquiry through collaborative exchanges.

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    Members Selected as AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors

    Seven Sigma Xi members have been chosen for an initiative to inspire the next generation of girls to consider STEM careers.

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    Science Communication Coaching Begins in October

    Researchers and students are invited to participate in two free webinars in October and events at the Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference.

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    Seven Tracks to Explore at the Annual Meeting

    Featuring a wide variety of session topics, the Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference is the place to be for professional and student researchers.

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    Grants in Aid of Research Recipient Profile: Michael Donovan

    Michael Donovan used his Sigma Xi grant to collect data from the fossil plant collection at the Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio in Trelew, Argentina.

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    Sigma Xi 2019 Fall Timeline

    Key dates for members and researchers to remember this season.

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    Members Earn Recognition from the White House

    Recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) have been announced, and 35 of them are Sigma Xi members.

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    From the President: A Call to Action

    Sigma Xi President Geraldine Richmond invites all who share concerns about our changing global environment to attend the Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference.

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    Research Conference Coming to the Midwest

    The Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference is coming to Madison, Wisconsin, this November.

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    Members and an Explorer Earn Awards at Intel ISEF

    Eight students connected with Sigma Xi collectively earned $221,000 at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

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    The Road Ahead

    Geraldine Richmond will take the helm of Sigma Xi as president on July 1. She shares her areas of focus for the coming year.

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    STEM Art and Film Festival Coming to Wisconsin

    Join us at the first Sigma Xi STEM Art and Film Festival on November 17, 2019, at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

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    Grant Recipient Profile: Haylee Archer

    The first of two grants that Sigma Xi awarded to Haylee Archer helped to spark her interest in observational astronomy.

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    New Sigma Xi Leaders Elected

    Congratulations to the members who were elected to leadership positions within the Society. Many of them are starting their new terms on July 1.

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    Find Your Next Adventure

    Sigma Xi member Mary Ellen Close of Salem, Wisconsin, has watched eclipses with astronomers, slept on a Trans-Siberian Railway train, and seen a wild hippo along the Nile.

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    Grants Help Chapters with Educational Projects

    Two Sigma Xi chapters started new programs with support from the Science, Math, and Engineering Education Grant.

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    Stay in Touch with Sigma Xi

    Updating your profile information is easy when you follow these steps.

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    Sigma Xi Awards Research Grants to Students in Spring 2019 Cycle

    In the spring 2019 cycle of its Grants in Aid of Research program, the Society awarded 143 grants totaling $137,984 to students.

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    Silicon Valley Pioneer and Philanthropist Receives the Gold Key Award

    Attendees at the 2019 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference will hear a personal, recorded message from an Intel Corporation cofounder.

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    Announcing the 2019 Award Winners

    The Society is pleased to announce the 2019 award winners. Many of them will be featured speakers at the Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference.

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    People's Choice Award Winner Aims to Improve the Experience of Using Probiotics

    Danny Collins, a junior at Newton South High School in Newton, Massachusetts, has won the 2019 People’s Choice Award in Sigma Xi's Student Research Showcase.

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    Students Receive Sigma Xi’s Awards at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

    Sigma Xi members attended the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Arizona, to award $6,000 to students.

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    Student Research Showcase Results

    Judges have named the division winners and inaugural overall top presenter for the Student Research Showcase. Voting for the People's Choice Award is open.

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    Vaccine and Tropical Disease Expert Announced as a Keynote Speaker at Sigma Xi’s Annual Meeting

    Peter Hotez of Baylor College of Medicine will discuss developing new vaccines while facing modern 21st century forces, including the antivaccine movement.

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    Annual Meeting to Focus on Changing Global Environment and Research Enterprise

    Join us at Sigma Xi’s Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference, November 14–17, in Madison, Wisconsin.

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    Grants in Aid of Research Recipient Profile: Jason Strickland

    We catch up with grant recipient Jason Strickland and his project that investigated venom variation in Mojave rattlesnakes.

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    Supporting Women in STEM

    In honor of Women’s History Month in March, Sigma Xi asked female members about the challenges they see for women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) as well as possible solutions for those issues.

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    Four Ways Sigma Xi Can Help with Your Job Search

    Your Sigma Xi membership is a distinction on your curriculum vitae that potential employers will notice. That honor, however, is just the beginning of how the Society can help with your career goals.

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    Creating a Favorable Future

    President Joel Primack discusses how Sigma Xi researchers can help preserve a livable world for future generations.

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    Father of the Internet Announced as a Plenary Speaker at Sigma Xi’s Annual Meeting

    Vint Cerf will share ways that researchers are using the Internet to address global environmental changes. He will also discuss trust between science and the public.

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    Candidates Sought for Sigma Xi Elections

    Sigma Xi seeks candidates to run for leadership positions in the 2019 elections.

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    Sigma Xi to Government Leaders: Avoid Another Disruption to Research

    In letters sent this week, Sigma Xi urged leaders in the United States Congress and President Donald Trump to avoid any actions that would result in future federal funding lapses for scientific research.

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    Students Are Invited to Apply for Research Grants

    Undergraduate and graduate students who would like to apply for research grants have through March 20 to be considered in the next application cycle.

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    Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report Just Released

    The Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report demonstrates what the Sigma Xi community accomplished from July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018.

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    A New Award Will Debut at the Student Research Showcase

    Science and engineering students participating in the Student Research Showcase will have the chance to win double the prize money than they could before.

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    2018 Sigma Xi Election Results

    Members of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society elected their peers to leadership roles in an online election that ended November 27.

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    Tradition to Support Students and Early Career Researchers Carries on at the Sigma Xi Annual Meeting

    An uplifting tradition carried on at the Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference hosted by Sigma Xi.

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