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.

  • How Does Discipline Integration Make Research (and Life) Better?

    by Jamie Vernon | Apr 21, 2020
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    Just as the current physical distancing disrupts our natural state of socialized work, higher education has been experiencing a longer period of distancing of its own, one of discipline distancing. As we have each become more specialized, have we moved away from teaching and working in a way that provides the most opportunity for students, scientists, and engineers to advance new knowledge that will improve our world?
  • How to Build Your Best Student Research Showcase Presentation

    by Heather Thorstensen | Apr 07, 2020
    Janelle Simmons
    Students who plan to participate in the Student Research Showcase can get tips for building their websites.
  • Information Sharing During Public Health Emergencies

    by Brian W. Langloss | Apr 01, 2020
    Misinformation has spread online during the coronavirus outbreak
    As the world struggles to contain the economic, political, social, and health impacts of the new coronavirus, it is also wrestling with how both online censorship and the open internet have helped the spread of the virus. Duke University's Center on Science & Technology Policy has created a policy brief that provides recommendations for addressing this and the next pandemic.

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