Sigma Xi Today

Sigma Xi Today is a newsletter published in the Society's magazine, American Scientist

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January–February 2020
Important Upcoming Dates for Sigma Xi 
Mentoring for Success
Grants in Aid of Research Recipient Update: Matt Napolitano
Call for Abstracts: 2020 Student Research Showcase
Sigma Xi Installs New Chapter at Nova Southeastern University
Chapter Honors 2019 Ferst Award Recipient 


November–December 2019
Upcoming Key Dates for Sigma Xi 
The Power of Diversity
Grants in Aid of Research Recipient Profile: Sydney Hope
New Ethics Committee Established
Vote in Sigma Xi's Elections
Gordon Moore Receives Sigma Xi's Highest Honor
Six Ways to Improve Your Leadership Skills for Research
Donate to Support STEM Education

September–October 2019
Sigma Xi 2019 Fall Timeline
From the President: A Call to Action
Seven Tracks to Explore at the Annual Meeting
Grants in Aid of Research Recipient Profile: Michael Donovan
Chesapeake Chapter Tradition Supports High School Students
Advice for Poster Presentations

July-August 2019
Stay in Touch with Sigma Xi
The Road Ahead
Grants Help Chapters with Educational Projects
Find Your Next Adventure
New Sigma Xi Leaders Elected
Grant Recipient Profile: Haylee Archer
STEM Art and Film Festival Coming to Wisconsin

May–June 2019
Sigma Xi Members to Elect Leaders
Creating a Favorable Future
Sigma Xi to Government Leaders: Avoid Disruptions to Science
Four Ways Sigma Xi Can Help with Your Job Search
Supporting Women in STEM
Grants in Aid of Research Recipient Profile: Jason Strickland
Annual Meeting to Focus on Changing Global Environment and Research Enterprise

March–April 2019
Students Are Invited to Apply for Research Grants
From the President: Sigma Xi Members Can Fight Climate Change
Grants in Aid of Research Recipient Profile: Roha Kaipa
Chapter Awards
Sigma Xi Members Elected as AAAS Fellows
How Sigma Xi Chapters Can Find Great Speakers

January–February 2019
Abstracts Accepted for the Student Research Showcase
From the President: Developing Scientific Intuition
GIAR Award Recipient Profile: Brendan Talwar
Sigma Xi Members Win Nobel and Riksbank Prizes
Big Data and the Future of Research, Ethics, and Science Communication Highlighted at the Annual Meeting
Teaching Award Honors Texas A&M Provost
To Reduce Climate Change, Sigma Xi Calls for Support of Climate Scientists, Global Cooperation, and Investments in Research


November–December 2018
Award Nominations Deadline
Defending the Scientific Process
Members to Elect Sigma Xi's Future President
Grants-in-Aid of Research Recipient Profile: Simona Augyte
STEM Education and Human Rights
New Format for Sigma Xi's Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference

September-October 2018
Vote in the Sigma Xi Elections
From the President: You're Invited to the Annual Meeting's Big Data Symposia
Annual Meeting to Feature Symposium on Big Data in Physics and Astronomy
Procter Prize Winner Unlocked Viruses' Secrets
Young Investigator is Enhancing Materials Science
Innovation Award Winner Wrote Popular Research Algorithms
Student Research Grant Applications Due October 1
Citizen Science Champion to Receive McGovern Award

July–August 2018
Barry University Chapter Celebrates 20th Anniversary
From the President: Joel Primack
Asking, Receiving, and Giving Back: One member's full-circle journey in grant-writing
Annual Meeting to Address Big Data and the Future of Research
Sigma Xi Awards Grants for Chapter Programs
Chapter Achievements
Student Research Showcase Results
Honoring Nobel Prize Laureates

May–June 2018
Judges Needed in Pittsburgh
From the President: Sigma Xi's Lifeline
Supporting Women in STEM
Annual Meeting to Focus on Big Data
Connecting Research and the Public
Researching the Lives of Slaves
Sigma Xi's Pathway to the Future
Chapter Spotlight: Prairie View A&M University

March–April 2018
Support a Student: Be a Judge for the Student Research Showcase
From the President: Soft Skills
Bring a Distinguished Lecturer to Your Chapter
Top Research Associations Form Alliance
Stay in Touch with the Society
Sigma Xi Members Elected as 2017 AAAS Fellows
Sigma Xi Awards Its First Climate Science Grant

January–February 2018
Chapter Award Winners Announced
From the President: Politicization of Science
Chapter Grant Applications Are Due March 1
Student Research Grant Applications Are Due March 15
Sigma Xi Hosts Symposium on Climate and Student Research Conference
Students Hone Science Communications Skills in Online Competition
Sigma Xi Members Win Nobel Prizes


January-February 2017
Announcing the Chapter Award Winners
How Science Should Affect Public Policy
Professional and Student Researchers Gather in Atlanta
Registration Now Open for the 2017 Student Research Showcase
Watch Live Science Talks
Sigma Xi Welcomes Returning Chapters
Call for Grant Applications

March-April 2017
Judges Sought for Student Research Showcase
The Core Value of Science
Small Grants Make Big Difference
Sigma Xi Awards Research Grants to Students
Learn from Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturers
Sigma Xi Members Become AAAS Fellows

May-June 2017
Knowing When to Speak Out
K–12 Students Can Become Sigma Xi Explorers
Save the Date: Sigma Xi Symposium and Student Research Conference
March to Support and Celebrate Science
Meet the First Sigma Xi Explorer

July-August 2017
Join us in Raleigh
Interesting Times
New Executive Director and CEO Named
New Leadership Elected
Results of the 2017 Student Research Showcase
San Diego March for Science Celebrates Outreach
American Scientist Launches Website Redesign
Fund Your Research

September-October 2017
Stay in Touch with the Society 
From the President: We'll Always Have Paris
Chapter Grant Award Recipients Announced
Partnership Will Help Students Publish Research Faster
Students Can Earn Nominations to Sigma Xi
Sigma Xi Offers Research Grants to Students

November–December 2017
Q & A with Fenella Saunders
From the President: Who is Responsible?
Symposium Will Address Climate and Health
Members Share Solar Eclipse Stories
Hiding Where There Is No Place to Hide
New Partnership Will Support STEM Professionals and Students
New Quarterly Conversations
Vote in the Sigma Xi 2017 Elections


January-February 2016
Congratulations to Our Chapter Award Winners
From the President: Sigma Xi Annual Meeting Delivers a Punch
A Celebration of Research Accomplishments
Sigma Xi Hosts Online Q & A Sessions
Sigma Xi Member Wins Nobel Prize
Meet Your Fellow Companion: Dhruvajyoti Roy

March-April 2016
Students Receive Research Grants
What Can We Do for Our Institutions?
Student Research Showcase Returns in March
George Carruthers Receives Innovation Award
Hang Out with Sigma Xi's Distinguished Lecturers
Sigma Xi Members Become AAAS Fellows

May-June 2016

July-August 2016
Join us in Atlanta
Warning! Dangers Ahead for Science
Results of the 2016 Student Research Showcase
New Leadership Elected
Sigma Xi Supports the Innovative Spirit of Students
Serving Sigma Xi's Mission: 2016 Evan Ferguson Award Winner
Innovation Award Winner Sculpts New Ideas

September-October 2016
Sigma Xi Launches a Career Center
The Professionalization of Scientific Research
More than 100 Students Receive Sigma Xi Grants
Catch Up with Sigma Xi's First Chapters
Procter Prize Winner Pioneers Methods for Safer Air Travel
McGovern Award Winner Supports Scientific Invention
Young Investigator Develops Better Human–Machine Interactions

November–December 2016
Vote in the Sigma Xi 2016 Elections
Civility in Research
District of Columbia Chapter Sponsors Sister Chapter in Nigeria
What to See at the 2016 Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference
Sigma Xi's Initiative to Strengthen Research Outreach
Sigma Xi Invites Rising Researchers to Join Affiliate Circle
Sigma Xi Will Present First Gold Key Award at Annual Meeting


January-February 2015
Recap of 2014 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting
Chapter Award Winners
Affective Computing: An Interview with 2014 Walston Chubb Award Winner Rosalind Picard

March-April 2015 
-Sigma Xi Awards Funding from the Grants-in-Aid of Research Program to 184 Students
-Election Results
-Advice from a Student Research Showcase Winner
-Members Connect in New Online Community
-Chapter Communities Launched
-Meet Your Fellow Companions: Holly Haberstroh Ioset and Magesh Thiyagarajan 

May-June 2015
-From the President: Planning for Sigma Xi's Future
-Delivering Credible Science to Communities: the Sigma Xi-ISGP Partnership
-See You in Kansas City: 2015 Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference announced
-First African American Member Honored by University
-It's Your Community: Tell Us What You Want in The Lab: Members to Members
Meet Your Fellow Companions: I.J. Wilk and Mary Lee Jensvold

July-August 2015
-Kansas City, Here We Come!
-From President-Elect Mark E. Peeples: Sigma Xi on the Rise
-Attaching Credible Science to Policy Making
-Young Investigator Award Goes to Environmental Decision Analyst
-Meet Your Fellow Companion: Robert E. Kahn

September-October 2015
-Sigma Xi Moves to New Headquarters
-From the President: Share Your Chapter's Success Stories
-Join Us in Kansas City!
-American Scientist Earns Awards
-An Award for His Service: Larry Johnson
-Journalist Miles O'Brien to be Inducted into Sigma Xi
-A Better Bug Cleanse (Interview with entomologist May Berenbaum)

November–December 2015
-Get Updates from Kansas City
-From the President: How to Invite Colleagues to Join Sigma Xi
-Seeing Through the Retina: Procter Prize Winner David Williams
-A Career of Forestry Research
-Citizen Science Opportunity
-Ways to Improve Science Communication with the Public
-Vote in Sigma Xi's 2015 Virtual Elections











Member Spotlight

Madhusudhanan Narasimhan

Senior research associate

Using cell culture and animal models, Dr. Madhusudhanan Narasimhan (SX 2013) is investigating how alcohol and environmental pesticides affect neurons. He is also studying how bio-ingredients from a vegetable and a spice can prevent the brain damage caused by alcohol and pesticides, and how to improve treatments of neurological complications inflicted by these toxins.