Despite growing demand for energy and increasing public awareness of climate change, the world remains firmly situated in the era of fossil fuels.
From the development and implementation of alternative and renewable energy sources, to increased energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions, science and engineering have enormous roles to play in solving the world's energy crisis.
As the multidisciplinary honor society of research scientists and engineers, Sigma Xi is in a unique position to inform and guide government and industry as they work together to promote affordable, reliable and sustainable energy. That's why Sigma Xi has named 2009 the Year of Energy.
We called upon our members and the scientific community to contribute their expertise and talents as we focused on energy.