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.

  • October Madness: Announcement of Champions

    by Heather Thorstensen | Sep 29, 2015
    After crowd sourcing nominations and four rounds of voting, we announce your Nobel Prize predictions through our inaugural run of October Madness!
  • October Madness: Finals

    by Heather Thorstensen | Sep 15, 2015
    Physics Bracket
    The brackets are full for the finals of Sigma Xi's public Nobel Prize prediction contest, October Madness. The only thing left to do is vote!
  • October Madness: Final 4

    by Heather Thorstensen | Sep 09, 2015
    We're down to the Final 4 in Sigma Xi's Nobel Prize prediction contest, October Madness! Vote for the scientists you want to see in the semi-finals.
  • Communication, Literacy, Policy: Thoughts on SciComm in a Democracy

    by Heather Thorstensen | Sep 03, 2015
    In this guest post, Rick Borchelt explains why he thinks conferences about how to improve science communication are often (almost always) … um, kind of pointless. Borchelt is the communications director for science at the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • October Madness: Elite 8

    by Heather Thorstensen | Sep 02, 2015
    We announce the results of the Sweet 16 round, and kick off voting for the Elite 8 round, of October Madness. October Madness is Sigma Xi's just-for-fun, public Nobel Prize prediction contest.

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