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.

  • 2017 October Madness: The Finals

    by Heather Thorstensen | Sep 19, 2017
    It's the finals of Sigma Xi's Nobel Prize prediction contest, October Madness! Your vote this week is more important than ever because you can help your favorites become October Madness champions, and we added a prize!
  • 2017 October Madness: Final 4

    by Heather Thorstensen | Sep 12, 2017
    We're down to the Final 4 of Sigma Xi's Nobel Prize prediction contest, October Madness! Vote to make sure your top picks make it to the finals!
  • Voting Opens for 2017 October Madness

    by Heather Thorstensen | Aug 29, 2017
    Sigma Xi's 2017 Nobel Prize prediction contest, October Madness, starts today! Cast your vote in the Sweet 16 round.
  • October Madness: Raffle Announcement

    by Heather Thorstensen | Oct 11, 2016
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    Thanks for following along with the second year of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society’s Nobel Prize prediction contest, October Madness. Find out if anyone won this year's prizes.
  • 2016 October Madness: Announcement of Champions

    by Heather Thorstensen | Sep 27, 2016
    After collecting public nominations and holding four weeks of voting, we can now announce the champions of October Madness, Sigma Xi's Nobel Prize prediction contest.
  • 2016 October Madness: Elite 8

    by Heather Thorstensen | Sep 07, 2016
    Results of the Sweet 16 round of October Madness, Sigma Xi's Nobel Prize prediction contest, are announced and voting begins for the Elite 8 round.
  • There are No Alternatives

    by Heather Thorstensen | Jul 08, 2015
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    Guest post by Sigma Xi Past President Kelly O. Sullivan: She took a job outside of academia, but that doesn't mean her career path is "alternative."

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