Sigma Xi Symposium on Atmospheric Chemistry, Climate, and Health Followed by Student Research Conference

March 24, 2017

For Immediate Release

Eman Ghanem, PhD
Director of Membership, Chapters, and Programs
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society or 800-243-6534 ext. 212

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. ― Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society invites science and engineering professionals to attend its Symposium on Atmospheric Chemistry, Climate, and Health on November 10, at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, featuring nationally renowned speakers and a panel discussion. The symposium will be followed by the Annual Student Research Conference on November 11.  

The symposium will feature presentations by five top researchers that focus on the intersections between climate change, environmental health, and human health. It will also include a panel discussion about solutions to future problems surrounding climate and health. 

“This symposium provides an opportunity for scientists and engineers from across the country to engage in a rich conversation on several contemporary issues of important societal impact,” said Stuart Cooper, Sigma Xi President-Elect. 

Scheduled Speakers

The Past is Prologue:  Lessons Learned for Science-Based Policies to Address Air Quality and Climate
Barbara Finlayson-Pitts, Professor of Chemistry 
University of California, Irvine

The Ozone Hole: From Discovery to Recovery
A. R. Ravishankara, Professor of Chemistry and Atmospheric Science 
Colorado State University

Air Pollution and Health: Scientific and Public Policy Controversies
C. Arden Pope III, Mary Lou Fulton Professor of Economics 
Brigham Young University

Humanity and Global Warming: Views from the Carbon Cycle 
David Archer, Professor of Geophysical Sciences 
The University of Chicago

Simulation and Forecast of Infectious Disease: Environmental Determinants and Transmission Dynamics 
Jeffrey Shaman, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Director of the Climate and Health Program, Mailman School of Public Health 
Columbia University

The Student Research Conference on November 11 will feature a research poster presentation competition for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students across disciplines. The afternoon will have professional development workshops and a networking event. An evening banquet will recognize the poster session’s top presenters and an induction ceremony will be held to welcome new members into Sigma Xi. Students who rank as the top presenters in their division and research category will receive a monetary award and a year of membership dues paid for by Sigma Xi. Sigma Xi members are encouraged to attend the conference to serve as judges for the poster presentations, network with students, and enjoy the banquet. 

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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