Leadership Leads to Impact

by Jason Papagan | May 25, 2021


The following is a guest post written by Dana Baum, director of the Southeast Region of Sigma Xi:

Serving as a chapter delegate to the national Sigma Xi meeting opened my eyes to the many things that Sigma Xi was doing to strengthen the scientific enterprise at all levels. When approached to run for a leadership position, I saw this as my opportunity to step outside of my own scientific bubble and to work with an interdisciplinary group for the common goals of advancing STEM education and communication in the face of significant anti-science sentiment, addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness, and re-energizing Sigma Xi’s history of leadership on ethics. 

In my time as a Regional Director, I have learned so much and I am excited to engage in activities that extend beyond my home institution. I highly encourage you to consider running for a leadership role in Sigma Xi because you will gain new perspectives about what it means to be a researcher and how we can have a broader impact on society. 

Dana Baum, Ph.D.
Director, Southeast Region

• Nominations should be sent to elections@sigmaxi.org.
• Visit the open positions page for the November 2021 Election to view duties and responsibilities for each.
• Active, full members of Sigma Xi are eligible for office. An inactive member may become active at any time through payment of current dues.

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