Sigma Xi Presents 2023 Chapter Excellence Awards

November 16, 2023

The 2023 Sigma Xi Chapter Award winners were announced on November 9 at the Society's annual Business Meeting and Assembly of Delegates. The festivities kicked off the second annual International Forum on Research Excellence (IFoRE) in Long Beach, California. Finalists were chosen by regional and constituency directors based on information in the chapters’ annual reports, and winners were selected by the Committee on Qualifications and Membership.

The Assembly of Delegates is an annual gathering of chapter representatives worldwide to act on business and governance items, as authorized by the Society's bylaws and constitution. Delegates vote on governance decisions and resolutions that guide Sigma Xi’s mission and vision, including decisions related to programs, chapters, membership, and IFoRE. After conducting the business of the Society, delegates participate in IFoRE in a variety of ways, including as organizers, speakers, presenters, judges, award recipients, mentors, and artists.

Chapter of Excellence Awards — bestowed on chapters for exceptional chapter activity, innovative programming, and true community leadership. 


  • University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Southern Illinois University— Carbondale
  • American University
  • Williams College 

Chapter Program of Excellence Awards — bestowed on chapters that organized or hosted a single outstanding program.

  • Research Triangle Park—“Career Options for STEM PhDs in RTP Networking Event”
  • University of Calgary—“Calgary Chapter Seminar Series”
  • Florida International University—“FIU Chapter of Sigma Xi Co-sponsored Departmental Research Seminars”
  • North Shore—“Something Fishy going on.”

Top Electing Chapters

Brown University (320 new members)
Swarthmore College (99 new members)
Williams College (71 new members)

Area, Industries, State & Federal Laboratories Constituency Group (MI)
Southern Maine (36)

Baccalaureate Colleges Constituency Group (BA)
Swarthmore College (99)

Canadian/International Constituency Group (CI)
University of Toronto (16)

Comprehensive Colleges & Universities Constituency Group (CM)
Providence College (15)

Research & Doctoral Universities Constituency Group (RD)
Brown University (320)

Top Electing Member-at-Large (Top Nominating Individual)
Jennifer Ingram—Raleigh, North Carolina (25 primary nominations/34 secondary)

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