2014 International Research Conference

2014AMIRClogolargeNovember 7-8, 2014
Renaissance Glendale Hotel
Glendale, Arizona, USA

Outstanding high school, undergraduate, and graduate students are invited to join research scientists from North America and abroad for a celebration of research accomplishments hosted by Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, the global honor society for science and engineering research.

2014 Wrap Up

Announcement of 2014 Student Award Winners

List of 2014 Student Award Winners

Sigma Xi interviewed ten students who presented their research at the 2014 International Research Conference. Below is one of the interviews, featuring Adrienne Godschalx of Portland State University. 

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"I study how nitrogen-fixing bacteria affect plant defense, specifically how one mutualism, or beneficial relationship between two organisms, affects another mutualism. The other mutualism that is in this plant is a plant-defense mutualism. That is where plants will attract ants using something call extrafloral nectar...not for the sake of pollination, instead to attract plant 'bodyguards.' So aggressive behavior from ants helps the plants survive because they protect them from herbivores, or consumers."

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (Poster Abstract EEB-01)"Rhizobia Decrease Indirect Defense of Lima Bean (Phaseolus lunatus): Less Extrafloral Nectar and Fewer Ants."

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2014 International Research Conference Abstracts

Presentations are accepted in: behavioral sciences, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, chemistry, ecology and evolutionary biology, engineering, environmental sciences, geo-sciences, math and computer science, physics and astronomy, physiology and immunology.


Important Dates & Deadlines for Registration and Abstract Submissions

 Registration and Abstract Submission Information

Conference Activities

  • Student research presentations to be evaluated by leading career scientists
  • Interactions with eminent scientists and engineers from around the world at social events
  • Network with graduate school recruiters and potential employers
  • Educational sessions on vital career skills

Featured Speakers


Rosalind W. Picard
Walston Chubb Award for Innovation


Thomas H. Epps, III
Young Investigator Award


David Rosner
John P. McGovern Science and Society Award


Jenny Glusker
William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement


Derek Muller
Honorary Member


Michael Stevens
Honorary Member

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