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.

  • New Quarterly Conversations

    by Jamie Vernon | Jul 19, 2017
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    In the July edition of Sigma Xi Speaks, Executive Director and CEO Jamie Vernon asks members, affiliates, and explorers to participate in discussions about the irreproducibility of numerous published scientific studies, and what can be done to address this issue.
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society

    by Heather Thorstensen | Dec 13, 2016
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    Sigma Xi President Tee L. Guidotti explains the reasoning and history behind Sigma Xi's name change, which was approved at the recent Annual Meeting.
  • My Experience at the USA Science & Engineering Festival

    by Heather Thorstensen | Apr 28, 2016
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    This is a guest post by Sigma Xi member Thorsen Wehr: Recently I had the honor of representing Sigma Xi as a student researcher at the USA Science & Engineering Festival's X-STEM event in Washington, D.C.! I learned just how engaged these students really are about science.
  • Connecting Science to Policy

    by John Nemeth | Mar 16, 2016
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    I am pleased to welcome you to the second installment of Sigma Xi Speaks! This initiative provides you with policy-relevant information generated by the Society’s communications and publications staff. This post contains three areas of consensus from last year’s Communicating Science for Policy event. It also highlights American Scientist articles relating to the effects of climate change, the increase in production and use of nanoparticles, and ideas for recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
  • How to Engage More African Americans in STEM

    by Heather Thorstensen | Feb 26, 2016
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    Watch a recording of this panel discussion, as well as a collection of Twitter posts that were published during the live broadcast.
  • Become a Voice for Science

    by John Nemeth | Feb 09, 2016
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    Welcome to the first installment of Sigma Xi Speaks! Through this series, we will provide policy-relevant information generated by the Society’s communications and publications staff. We encourage you to share this information with your friends, family, colleagues, and local and national elected officials via social media, email, or in-person.
  • Sigma Xi Members Discuss the War on Science

    by Heather Thorstensen | May 08, 2015
    National Geographic’s March cover called out “The War on Science,” prompting a conversation in Sigma Xi's member community.

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