Annual Meeting to Focus on Changing Global Environment and Research Enterprise

April 11, 2019

Join us at Sigma Xi’s Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference, November 14–17, in Madison, Wisconsin. 

AMSRC logoSigma Xi chapter representatives will convene November 14 to complete Society business tasks at the 120th Assembly of Delegates. The public portion of the meeting kicks off on November 15 with workshops, panel discussions, and presentations around six symposia. Three symposia will discuss issues related to the theme of this year’s meeting, Our Changing Global Environment: Scientists and Engineers Designing Solutions for the Future.

  • Water: Emerging research and solutions in water science and technology, featuring a keynote session by Rita Colwell, Distinguished University Professor at University of Maryland 

  • Energy: Energy research and innovations

  • Life and Health: How life is affected by environmental changes and how we can respond, featuring a keynote session by Peter Hotez, Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology and Microbiology and Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine; Co-Director of the Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development.

The other three symposia relate to supporting the research enterprise.

  • Science Communication: The science of science communication

  • Research Ethics: Ethical challenges facing the scientific community

  • Professional Development: Career advancement advice and discussion of challenges facing the research community

The Student Research Conference will feature research presentation competitions. Students will have access to symposia and networking opportunities. The meeting will conclude with a free and public science-focused art and film festival featuring a screening and panel discussion of the Netflix documentary film, Chasing Coral

Register by July 14 to receive a 20 percent discount. Members, affiliates, and explorers receive additionally reduced rates.
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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