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Support a Student: Be a Judge for the Student Research Showcase

February 19, 2018

Student Research Showcase logoWhat motivated you when you were a student? Who encouraged you to pursue your goals? What did they say to motivate you? 

You can have a direct impact on high school, undergraduate, and graduate students’ research careers by volunteering as a judge in the online 2018 Sigma Xi Student Research Showcase. From their homes or offices, judges will leave questions and comments on students’ websites April 16–30, 2018. They judge when it fits into their schedule and collectively select division winners, who receive up to $500 each.

Qualified Sigma Xi members can sign up as judges by completing the volunteer form. Nonstudent members are qualified if they have experience in the research field that they are judging. 

Those who can’t judge can still follow the competition and leave comments on participants’ websites at The more constructive feedback students receive, the more they will learn. After judging ends, the public can vote for the People’s Choice Award. The winner receives $250.