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  • Procter Prize Winner Pioneers Methods for Safer Air Travel

    Aug 08, 2016
    The lives of those who travel by air are significantly more safe thanks to engineering research by Sigma Xi’s 2016 William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement winner Jan Achenbach of Northwestern University.
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  • McGovern Award Winner Supports Scientific Invention

    Aug 08, 2016
    Sigma Xi’s 2016 John P. McGovern Award, given in large part to recognize a researcher’s impact on society, will go to an advocate for scientists getting their discoveries into the world.
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  • Catch Up with Sigma Xi's First Chapters

    Aug 08, 2016
    To celebrate Sigma Xi’s 130-year anniversary in 2016, learn about the first ten chapters and see what many of them are doing today.
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  • Sigma Xi Launches a Career Center

    Aug 08, 2016
    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society has a new section on its website devoted to supporting the careers of members.
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  • The Professionalization of Scientific Research

    Aug 08, 2016
    Sigma Xi President Tee Guidotti describes how scientific research is morphing from its roots as a vocation to a profession, and raises the question of whether there is a need for a formal code of ethics for research.
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  • Sigma Xi’s New Initiative to Strengthen Research Outreach

    Jul 28, 2016
    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society launches the Research Communications Initiative to help scientists and engineers enhance the impact of their research by broad dissemination.
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  • Sigma Xi Announces 2016 Award Winners

    Jun 29, 2016
    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society is pleased to announce recipients of its 2016 prizes and awards.
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  • American Scientist Wins Three Excel Awards

    Jun 29, 2016
    Sigma Xi won three awards for its magazine, <em>American Scientist</em> at Association Media & Publishing's 36th Annual EXCEL Awards Gala on June 27 in Washington, D.C.
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  • Sigma Xi Announces Inaugural Gold Key Award

    Jun 29, 2016
    It is the greatest of honors and such a pleasure for me to announce the inaugural Sigma Xi Gold Key Award, Sigma Xi's highest accolade.
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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 <em>American Scientist</em> 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 <em>American Scientist's</em> 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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