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.

  • Why Sigma Xi Needed to Participate in Women’s History Month

    by Heather Thorstensen | May 15, 2015
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    “Sigma Xi supports women in STEM”—that was the tagline you saw, placed beneath quotes from six Sigma Xi female members, on the Society’s social media accounts in March. Why did the Society need to participate in Women’s History Month?
  • Canada’s War on “Inconvenient Science”

    by Heather Thorstensen | May 12, 2015
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    Guest post by Sigma Xi member Alan Emery: Canadian scientists have seen research libraries shuttered, reports and records destroyed, and scientific positions eliminated. Emery, of the University of Toronto Sigma Xi Chapter, shares his vision of how scientists can better defend the research enterprise.
  • A Quick Perspective on "The War on Science"

    by Heather Thorstensen | May 08, 2015
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    Guest post by Sigma Xi member John Fennick: For roughly the first two thirds of the last century, scientists were heroes held in high esteem. After years of spin-off remedies stumped by bandwagons that ultimately crashed, the public came to believe what "studies show" was rarely, if ever, true. What can be done to improve the public perception of science?
  • 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.
  • Connecting the Research Community

    by Jamie Vernon | May 07, 2015
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    Welcome to Keyed In, the blog of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research 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.

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