Upcoming AAAS-PD and Sigma Xi Meeting in San Diego

May 31, 2016

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Sigma Xi members and others

From: George Edw. Seymour, San Diego Sigma Xi Chapter President

George SeymourCross scientific organizational meetings are rare enough. Here is an opportunity to attend a noteworthy meeting by the AAAS–Pacific Division. Sigma Xi is a partner of this centennial meeting, which will take place at the University of San Diego in San Diego, California, during 14 – 17 June, 2016. 

There will be symposia on a wide variety of scientific topics, poster sessions, contributed oral sessions, and field trips. Sigma Xi members within travel distance would benefit by seeing who is doing what in their discipline as well as related disciplines. Students always benefit from connecting with other students either at the symposia or during discussions at poster sessions. And the interested public is welcome, especially to the Friday afternoon sessions which are more generic.  

First poster session content:

“Agriculture, Food, and Renewable Resources Ecology, Environmental Sciences, and Sustainability Education Evolution, Organismal Biology, and Biodiversity General and Interdisciplinary Psychology Science and the Arts and the Humanities Social, Economic, and Political Sciences.”

Field trips venture out to some of the famous San Diego CH3CH2OH locations including the Ramona Winery and the San Diego Microbrewery Field Trip. 

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N.B. If you are a visitor to San Diego consider visiting some exceptional events such as the California Wolf Center or experience flying a trained bird of prey to your glove, etc.     


Consider also my talk on Friday, June 17, in the afternoon titled, “Hobbies Among Early Sigma Xi Members: 1936.”  

More About Sigma Xi: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society is the world’s largest multidisciplinary honor society for scientists and engineers. Its mission is to enhance the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition. Sigma Xi chapters can be found at colleges and universities, government laboratories, and industry research centers around the world. More than 200 Nobel Prize winners have been members. The Society is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. www.sigmaxi.org. On Twitter: @SigmaXiSociety