March for Science 2018

In 2017, Sigma Xi was the first major scientific organization to partner with the inaugural March for Science, a worldwide event in support of research. Sigma Xi chapters—as well as individual members, affiliates, and explorers—are encouraged to get involved again this year with their local March for Science events.

If you don't see an event near you in the list below, use March for Science's event locator or email to learn how to get involved.

The Society can act as a fiscal administrator for satellite marches organized with members that need a nonprofit organization to collect and distribute tax-deductible donations to run their events. This is a fee-based service. Contact Jasmine Shah, Sigma Xi director of Finance and Administration, for details.

The Society also supports members, affiliates, and explorers who volunteer to speak, to organize teach-in tents, to create signs, and to promote Sigma Xi at their local rallies.

Below is a list of March for Science events with Sigma Xi involvement. 

This list will be updated as more events are planned. 

April 14, 2018

  • Blacksburg, Virginia: The Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Chapter is co-organizing a march with the Coalition for Justice. John Nemeth, former executive director and CEO of Sigma Xi, and Joe Merola, president of the Virginia Tech Sigma Xi Chapter, will be speakers. See the march's flyer
  • Cincinnati, Ohio: The University of Cincinnati Chapter is promoting March for Science–Cincinnati and related Science Festival. 
  • Denver, Colorado: The University of Colorado Boulder Chapter is sponsoring the march.
  • Marquette, Michigan: Sigma Xi member Holly Roth is the lead organizer of the March for Science in Marquette. Organizers are planning for honorary Sigma Xi members to be on the list of speakers and Sigma Xi members will be doing teach-ins. 
  • Raleigh, North Carolina: Jamie Vernon, Sigma Xi's executive director and CEO, will be a speaker. Richard Watkins, director of Sigma Xi's Southeast Region and President of the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill Chapter, is also involved with the march. 
  • San Diego, California: Member Rob Cooper is on the executive committee of San Diego for Science, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that sponsors March for Science San Diego
  • Washington, DC: Active Sigma Xi members and affiliates are invited to a pre-march continental breakfast and rally at the headquarters of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) before the group heads to the march. Learn more and get tickets. Speakers at the DC march will include Sigma Xi members Rush Holt, CEO of AAAS, and Sheila Jasanoff, professor of science and technology at Harvard University. Howard University Chapter members (contact person, Courtney Robinson) and Frederick Community College Chapter members (contact person, Judy Staveley) will participate.  

Updated on 4/18/2018

If you would like your chapter's event to be added to this list, please email