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Chapter Spotlight: Millicent E. Goldschmidt Seminar Series at Rice University–Texas Medical Center

April 14, 2021


Launched in November 2020 at Sigma Xi’s virtual Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference, the Millicent “Mimi” E. Goldschmidt seminar series provides an opportunity for junior faculty at institutions in the Texas Medical Center (TMC) to share their research journey. These virtual events take place quarterly and are hosted by the Rice University–Texas Medical Center Chapter of Sigma Xi.

“The seminar series was established to honor Mimi’s contributions to science and to women in STEM, by highlighting the accomplishments and unique career path of junior investigators at the Texas Medical Center,” says former Chapter President Daniel Harrington. Goldschmidt, a Sigma Xi Fellow and professor emerita in the Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences in the School of Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, spent her life and career mentoring and advocating for women in STEM, even in the days when, according to Goldschmidt, “it wasn’t very popular to be a woman, a scientist, and a mother.”
Each seminar features two speakers who give presentations on their lab’s work, followed by question-and-answer sessions with attendees. Visit for speaker biographies, upcoming dates, and registration details.