Sigma Xi Invites Rising Researchers to Join Affiliate Circle

October 13, 2016

Affiliate Circle Individuals interested in science and engineering can join Sigma Xi’s Affiliate Circle and be part of its diverse and talented network of people who support and work for excellence in scientific research. For students who aspire to a research career, joining the Affiliate Circle can be the first step toward becoming associate or full members in the Society.

Affiliates may be the following:
• teachers and librarians who educate and encourage future researchers
• clinicians who translate research results into improved health
• students who will be tomorrow’s scientists and engineers
• science advocates whose support helps guide public policy in the advancement of research

There are two different affiliate ­categories: 
Professional: individuals who work in, or have earned a degree in, science or engineering or nonscientists who support the mission of Sigma Xi 
Student: students who are enrolled in a curriculum of science, technology, engineering, or math and are interested in pursuing research careers 

Affiliates receive their choice of a print or digital subscription to American Scientist, access to subscriber-only content on, and the Sigma Xi Newsletter. They also have the option to subscribe to Sigma Xi SmartBrief, daily emails Monday through Friday that feature top science and technology stories. Additionally, affiliates will have opportunities to connect with their local research community through a nearby Sigma Xi chapter. Students receive a discounted rate. 

Sigma Xi members are encouraged to spread the word about this opportunity to their family, friends, students, or colleagues. 

To learn more, go to Sigma Xi membership criteria is also online.

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. On Twitter: @SigmaXiSociety