KEYED IN

Welcome to Keyed In, the blog of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society. This will be the go-to place for Sigma Xi members and others to learn about what’s happening in the science and engineering industry. We will share thoughts and perspectives related to Sigma Xi’s mission, including ideas that deal with the health of the research enterprise, integrity in science and engineering, and public understanding of science, as they contribute to improving the human condition. We will give updates about the remarkable work conducted by Sigma Xi chapters, which are spread across the globe. We will report on trends in research and anticipate where the industry is going. And, we will offer advice to young scientists and engineers. Our ultimate goal is to provide useful information that will lead to a more connected and more effective research community.

  • 2021 October Madness: Raffle Winner

    by Janelle Simmons | Oct 14, 2021
    The winner of a Sigma Xi prize package is announced at the conclusion of the 2021 run of October Madness, the Nobel Prize prediction contest.
  • Of Community and Conversation

    by Robert Pennock | Oct 12, 2021
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    On Sigma Xi's Keyed In blog, President Robert T. Pennock discusses two new initiatives to extend the Society’s program to advance science’s ethical culture.
  • 2021 October Madness: Announcement of Champions

    by Janelle Simmons | Oct 01, 2021
    The people have spoken about who they predict will win the 2021 Nobel Prizes in chemistry, physics, and physiology or medicine!
  • 2021 October Madness: The Finals

    by Janelle Simmons | Sep 28, 2021
    We're down to the finals of Sigma Xi's Nobel Prize prediction contest, October Madness! Vote through September 30 to pick our champions.
  • 2021 October Madness: Final Four

    by Janelle Simmons | Sep 23, 2021
    We're down to the Final Four of Sigma Xi's Nobel Prize prediction contest, October Madness! Vote to make sure your top picks make it to the finals.
  • 2021 October Madness: Elite 8

    by Janelle Simmons | Sep 16, 2021
    Voting is open for the 2021 Nobel Prize Prediction contest, October Madness! Voting for this round is open through September 21.
  • 2021 October Madness: Sweet 16

    by Janelle Simmons | Sep 14, 2021
    Voting is open for the 2021 Nobel Prize prediction contest, October Madness! Voting for this round is open through September 15.
  • Call for Nominations: October Madness 2021

    by Janelle Simmons | Aug 31, 2021
    Sigma Xi's Nobel Prize prediction contest is back and needs your nominations by September 8, 2021!
  • Of Roots and Fruits

    by Robert Pennock | Aug 17, 2021
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    On Sigma Xi's Keyed In blog, President Robert T. Pennock discusses his history with the Society's Annual Meeting and the themes of ethics and integrity for this year's conference.
  • Sigma Xi Speaks: U.S. Science and Technology on the Precipice of Change

    by Jamie Vernon | Jul 27, 2021
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    In his recent Keyed In blog post, Sigma Xi CEO Jamie Vernon discusses the United States' renewed commitment to science and innovation with the recent passing of new congressional bills.
  • Sigma Xi Speaks: Balancing International Scientific Collaborations, National Security, and Economic Competitiveness

    by Jamie Vernon | Jun 25, 2021
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    In his recent Keyed In blog post, Sigma Xi CEO Jamie Vernon discusses the evolution of international relations in science from competition to collaboration.
  • Of Masks and Mistrust

    by Robert Pennock | Jun 14, 2021
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    On Sigma Xi's Keyed In blog, President Robert T. Pennock discusses the responsibility of the scientific community to break through barriers that divide us when it comes to trusting vaccines and the science behind COVID-19 recommendations.
  • Sigma Xi Speaks: Fostering a Culture of Excellence

    by Jamie Vernon | May 28, 2021
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    In this month’s Keyed In blog post, Sigma Xi CEO Jamie Vernon discusses the integral role chapters have played in cultivating a culture of research excellence for students on nearly every educational campus across the country.
  • Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Matter in Sigma Xi’s Leadership

    by Robert Pennock | May 25, 2021
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  • Leadership Leads to Impact

    by Jason Papagan | May 25, 2021
    The board needs new directors with new points of view and you can make a difference by standing for nomination.
  • Help Choose the Future Leaders of Sigma Xi

    by Jason Papagan | May 11, 2021
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    The board needs new directors with new points of view and you can make a difference by standing for nomination.
  • 100 Days of Science

    by Jamie Vernon | Apr 27, 2021
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    In this month’s Keyed In blog post, Sigma Xi CEO Jamie Vernon discusses the prominence of science, in both policy and decision making, through the first 100 days of the Biden Administration.
  • Sigma Xi Values and Their Relation to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    by Jason Papagan | Mar 29, 2021
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    President-Elect Robert T. Pennock shares thoughts from his acceptance speech at the 2020 Annual Meeting, and reflects on the Society's responsibility and commitment to the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Improving Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being of Researchers

    by Jamie Vernon | Mar 16, 2021
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    Jamie Vernon, Sigma Xi CEO, discusses the increased concerns over mental and emotional health in the STEMM community, and a new partnership with Happy the App. that will offer free support services for members of the Society.
  • Choosing the Right Leaders

    by User Not Found | Feb 02, 2021
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    The Society relies upon its members to nominate individuals who represent diverse backgrounds and experiences from within the membership and serve the Society well.

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