International Research Conference Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 28, 2018

Media Contact:
Heather Thorstensen
Manager of Communications
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society or (919) 549-4691 ext. 216

Nicholas Ramirez RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC—In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, students and faculty from Hispanic-serving institutions and emerging Hispanic-serving institutions receive a 50 percent registration discount to the Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference through October 15. 

The meeting is targeted to professional scientists and engineers, student researchers in high school through graduate school, and science enthusiasts. It will take place October 25–28 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in California. This year’s theme, Big Data and the Future of Research, will be conveyed through symposia on big data in biology and medicine; physics and astronomy; and climate, energy, and the environment. The meeting also features a student research poster competition and sessions on research ethics, science communication, and professional development for research careers. Learn more at

Attendee    Discounted Rate
 Professional Sigma Xi Member    $162.50
 Professional Nonmember    $200.00
 Student Sigma Xi Member    $112.50
 Student Nonmember    $137.50
Sigma Xi Member, One Day Pass    $75.00
 Nonmember, One Day Pass    $87.50

*The one-day pass may be used on October 26 or October 27. 

A group rate is available upon request. 

Photo caption: Nicholas Ramirez of the University of California, Irvine, in the center, accepts his award as one of the top presenters in the 2017 Student Research Conference's cell biology and biochemistry presentations from the undergraduate division. On the left is Sigma Xi Executive Director and CEO Jamie Vernon. On the right is Sigma Xi Past President Stuart Cooper. 

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