June 14, 2016
Registration for Sigma Xi’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference is open through August 1. This year’s events will be held November 10–13 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. A celebration of research, these events bring together students and professional researchers from a variety of disciplines together to share their work and to discuss critical issues in science. Sigma Xi membership is not required to participate.
Professional researchers are invited to share a poster about their research in the new Sigma Xi Research Symposium. The symposium also includes sessions on the following topics:
• science communication
• science policy
• finding and being a mentor
• science entrepreneurship
• careers in science
• diversity in science
The second new event is the STEM Mixer, a dedicated time for networking between students and professional researchers.
The Student Research Conference—a poster presentation competition for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students—includes a graduate school and career fair. Students who present a poster will receive feedback from judges and are invited to join Sigma Xi, the 130-year-old, multidisciplinary honor society for scientists and engineers.
A ceremony will be held during the meeting to induct new members into the Society.
Attendees will get to see a special viewing of Part Two of the PBS documentary, The Truth About Trees, as well as science talks at venues around Atlanta and lectures by Sigma Xi’s award winners.
For more information, and to learn how to become a meeting sponsor or exhibitor, go to https://www.sigmaxi.org/meetings-events/annual-meeting.