Diversity

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, affirms that to have a positive influence upon the future of scientific research and the world of the twenty-first century, it must be committed to opening the scientific and engineering community, as well as Sigma Xi itself, to all persons without regard to characteristics such as age color, creed, cultural backgrounds, gender, national origin, physical disability, race, religious affiliation, or sexual orientation.

Sigma Xi acknowledges that the rich diversity of contemporary society has not been reflected in the composition of either the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) community or its own membership. Sigma Xi realizes that if it is to serve as the voice of the research community and to effectively engage scientists and engineers with the major societal problems of the present and the future, it must reach out to all members of our diverse society.

Women in STEM Project

Sigma Xi asks women members to share advice for women and girls interested in careers in science, technology, engineering, and math in March in honor of Women's History Month. 

2015: I love science because...
2016: What is your biggest contribution to your field / I work in STEM because...
2017: What is a challenge that you have had to overcome and how did you overcome it?
2018: What helped you as you built your career?
All years

Interviews and Panel Discussions about Diversity in STEM

How to Engage More African Americans in STEM

Addressing Research on Gender Bias

Success Stories about Connecting Girls to STEM

Gender Equity in STEM

Overcoming Barriers to Diversity in Science

Sigma Xi Chapters at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Sigma Xi at Howard University

Sigma Xi at Prairie View A & M University

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