Call for Abstracts: 2021 Online Student Research Showcase

February 18, 2021


Students are invited to submit abstracts of their research by March 26 for the 2021 Student Research Showcase, Sigma Xi’s online science communication competition.

The eighth annual online competition challenges high school through graduate school students to create a website containing a slideshow, video, and abstract about their research. The Student Research Showcase is a unique opportunity for students to develop effective science communication skills, which every researcher should have. 

The showcase invites submissions in the following research categories: Agricultural, Soil, and Natural Resources; Anthropology; Cell Biology and Biochemistry; Chemistry; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Engineering; Environmental Sciences; Geosciences; Human Behavioral and Social Sciences; Math and Computer Science; Microbiology and Molecular Biology; Physics and Astronomy; and Physiology and Immunology. 

Presentation websites must be submitted by April 16 and judging will take place April 26– May 10, 2021. Judges will select top presenters in each research category. During the judging period, more than sixty Sigma Xi members volunteer as judges to evaluate students’ submissions and engage in digital conversations with presenters through their websites. Top presenters will be selected in the high school, undergraduate, and graduate divisions and will receive up to $500 awards. A public vote selects one presentation for a $250 People’s Choice Award. All participants receive a certificate of participation.

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