Becoming a Lecturer
The Distinguished Lectureship Program connects outstanding speakers at the leading edge of science and engineering with Sigma Xi chapters across North America and abroad. The Committee on Lectureships is tasked with maintaining a balanced college of speakers. Each year, the committee selects lecturers who will begin their two-year tenure on the first of July of the following year.
The committee does entertain external and self-nominations. Nomination materials are due February 15 and should include the following:
Full curriculum vitae that includes speaking engagements
Potential titles for lectures that can be adapted to a variety of audiences, from specialized to general to public
Two to three letters of reference from individuals who have heard the nominee speak
References do not have to be from Sigma Xi members, but some preference is given to member recommendations
References should include contact information of the reference writer
Electronic submission of nomination materials is preferred. Contact us for submission details.
Sponsoring a Lectureship
Sponsoring a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lectureship is an excellent way for an organization to reach thousands of career researchers and students across North America and abroad. Sponsoring Organizations select speakers for a one-year term. The cost of sponsorship is low, and the rewards are great for organizations interested in promoting science and engineering. The following organizations currently sponsor a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer:
- American Meteorological Society
- National Academy of Engineering
- National Cancer Institute
For more details about sponsoring a lectureship, please contact us.