What to See at the 2016 Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference

October 13, 2016

2016 AMSRC logo withDate_240x187Sigma Xi’s Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference, November 10–13, 2016, in Atlanta will be full of learning and making new connections. Whether you attend in person or follow the meeting on social media using #SigmaXimtg, here are highlights you won’t want to miss. 

Keynote lectures: Sigma Xi’s award winners are keynote speakers throughout the meeting, and their presentations include information about their personal research experiences. Don’t miss the November 12 banquet and the presentation of the inaugural Gold Key Award to Norman Augustine, retired chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corp., for his extraordinary contributions to research. 

Student awards: High school, undergraduate, and graduate students will compete for research poster presentation awards on November 12. The top presenters will be announced at approximately 5 p.m. EST that day. Don’t miss the announcement of the Student Choice Award winner, sponsored by the District of Columbia Sigma Xi Chapter. 

• Panels and workshops: From November 11–12, attendees have the opportunity to attend professional development sessions on science communication, science entrepreneurship, mentorship, science policy, and diversity in science, technology, engineering, and math. Don’t miss the panel about careers in science at 8 a.m. EST on November 13, when panelists explore research career opportunities beyond academic careers.

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