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  • Spring 2016 Grants-in-Aid of Research Awardees

    Jun 29, 2016
    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society congratulates 124 undergraduate and graduate students who were selected to receive research funding from the spring 2016 cycle of its Grants-in-Aid of Research Program.
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  • Distinguished Lecturer Shares Research on Altruism

    Jun 22, 2016
    Sigma Xi members and the public are invited to join American Scientist for an online discussion on June 28 with a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer.
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  • Innovation Award Winner Sculpts New Ideas

    Jun 14, 2016
    Akhlesh Lakhtakia is the 2016 recipient of Sigma Xi’s 2016 Walston Chubb Award for Innovation, due in large part to his leadership role in developing sculptured thin films.
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  • Serving Sigma Xi's Mission

    Jun 14, 2016
    Plant pathologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture by day and Sigma Xi super volunteer by day and night—Cristina Gouin-Paul does a lot for the Society. To recognize her outstanding volunteer service to Sigma Xi and its mission, the Society is honoring her with the 2016 Evan Ferguson Award.
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  • Sigma Xi Supports the Innovative Spirit of Students

    Jun 14, 2016
    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society has supported the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge since its beginning 10 years ago. The Challenge is an eight-month contest that asks high school students to design products or services that would benefit humanity.
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  • Warning! Dangers Ahead for Science

    Jun 14, 2016
    Tee Guidotti becomes the president of Sigma Xi on July 1, 2016. In his first president's letter, he answers the questions, "What are the most important scientific issues facing the world and the most important issues facing the scientific community." He also explains how Sigma Xi can make progress on these issues.
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  • Join Us in Atlanta

    Jun 14, 2016
    Registration for Sigma Xi’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference is open through August 1. This year’s events will be held November 10–13 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
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  • Next Google Hangout: The Mathematics of Crime

    Jun 13, 2016
    Can math help predict crime? Dr. Andrea Bertozzi of UCLA, a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer, will be the guest for American Scientist's Google Hangout, "The Mathematics of Crime." Watch the live broadcast on June 14 at 3:30 p.m. EDT.
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  • The Critical Role of Sigma Xi Members

    Jun 09, 2016
    Mark Peeples looks back on his year as Sigma Xi president and reflects on the value he sees now in the Society as well as the improvements he has seen in recent years. His presidency ends on June 30, 2016.
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  • Upcoming AAAS-PD and Sigma Xi Meeting in San Diego

    May 31, 2016
    San Diego Chapter President George Seymour encourages members and the public to attend the AAAS–Pacific Division Annual Meeting June 14–17, 2016.
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  • Members Receive National Medals

    May 31, 2016
    Four Sigma Xi members received the National Medal of Science and three members received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation during a White House ceremony on May 19.
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  • Sigma Xi Hosts Discussion on the Mental Health of Young Reseachers

    May 24, 2016
    Please join Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society for a public discussion about the mental health of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.
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  • Sigma Xi Members Elected to National Academy of Sciences

    May 18, 2016
    In 2016, 23 Sigma Xi members were elected as members or foreign associates to the National Academy of Sciences.
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  • Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference: Early Bird Deadline Saves 20%

    May 18, 2016
    It is time to prepare for the Annual Meeting of Sigma Xi and the Student Research Conference! The Annual Meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia, November 10–13, 2016. Student events will be held November 11–13.
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  • Sigma Xi Awards Teamwork at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

    May 18, 2016
    Sigma Xi members selected teams at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair to receive $6,000 in total from the Society's Special Awards in Team Science.
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  • 2016 Student Research Showcase Results

    May 04, 2016
    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society brought together students and professional researchers online last month for its 4th annual Student Research Showcase. In 2016, approximately 40 high school, undergraduate, and graduate students entered this science communication competition
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  • Newest Sigma Xi Chapter Installed at West Chester University

    Apr 19, 2016
    On the evening of April 12, Eman Ghanem our new director of membership, chapters and programs, and I had the wonderful opportunity to participate and personally welcome our newest Sigma Xi chapter, West Chester University
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  • Do You Have a Question for the Presidential Candidates?

    Apr 06, 2016
    Sigma Xi has been invited to join the 2016 ScienceDebate.org coalition to develop the top science, technology, health, and environmental questions that the candidates for president of the United States should be discussing. Please submit your question to the 2016 Presidential Science Forum.
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  • Members Named Goldwater Scholars

    Apr 06, 2016
    Five Sigma Xi members have been named 2016 Goldwater Scholars. They will receive undergraduate scholarships that will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year for one or two years.
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  • How You Can Support Presenters in the Student Research Showcase

    Apr 04, 2016
    Pamela Kerrigan, the director of Sigma Xi's Northeast Region, encourages members to explore the presentations by students who are participating April 11–18 in the Student Research Showcase, and to leave comments on their websites.
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