Give Feedback to Participants in the Student Research Showcase

April 30, 2021


Sigma Xi’s 2021 Student Research Showcase competition is underway, and our presenting students want to hear from you! All participants submitted research abstracts, and the accepted students have each designed a webpage to present their research. There are 254 presentations across 12 research categories. The competition builds students’ science communication skills so they can convey the value and broader impact of their research to both technical and nontechnical audiences. Sigma Xi members, students, and the public are encouraged to view the presentations and provide feedback to these future researchers.

Follow the steps below to view the projects, share your thoughts and encouragement, ask questions, and provide constructive feedback:

  1. Visit the Student Research Showcase page.

  2. Find the section called 2021 Presentations and click on a research category. 

  3. Click on the title of a presentation to visit the presentation website.

Each presenter submitted a website containing an abstract, slideshow, and video about their research. Judges evaluate presentations on scientific thought and method, as well as on how well presenters communicate enthusiasm for their projects; clearly state the significance of their work; effectively use text and visuals; and clearly answer questions.

Presenters compete in the high school, undergraduate, and graduate divisions. Winners in each division receive $500, and runners-up in each division receive $250. The competition’s overall top presenter receives an additional $500. The winner of the People’s Choice Award is selected based on a public vote and receives a $250 monetary award.


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