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The Ohio State Chapter of Sigma Xi, founded in 1898, is the eighth oldest chapter of Sigma Xi. Of the 500 chapters, the Ohio State Chapter is one of the largest and most active. Our main goal is to promote scientific and engineering research, and the promise of science and technology to society through the recognition of young scientists as members.More information can be found at our chapter website or Facebook pages online.

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  • Support Student Researchers at Ohio State University

    Each year our Sigma Xi Chapter awards around 6 competitive Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) to undergraduate and graduate student researchers: $1000 to graduate students; $500 to undergraduate students. However, we usually have 50 applications that cannot be funded. There is great need to increase how many GIARs that we can award. You can help.Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, recognizes and supports scientific achievement. Each year our Sigma Xi Chapter awards around 6 competitive Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) to undergraduate and graduate student researchers: $1000 to graduate students; $500 to undergraduate students. However, we usually have 50 applications that cannot be funded. There is great need to increase how many GIARs that we can award. You can help.Gift donations can be made through the OSU Campus Campaign mechanism or at any time. You can use a monthly deduction from your paycheck, or as a one-time gift – both options are tax-deductible. Donations can be made at our website. While you are there, look into all the things that Sigma Xi is doing at Ohio State, and nationally. You can connect through this link: https://u.osu.edu/sigmaxiohiostate/donate/

    There are also incentives for those who donate in support of research at Ohio State in 2018. Please see the website for more details. more
  • Student Research Grants – Spring 2018

    The Ohio State Chapter of Sigma Xi, the science and engineering research honor society, solicits applications from graduate and undergraduate students for Grants-in-Aid of Research.

    Successful applicants will receive an award of $500 for Undergraduate students or $1,000 for Graduate students as well as nomination for Associate Membership in Sigma Xi. Application information can be found at:

    https://u.osu.edu/sigmaxiohiostate/grants/

    The Ohio State Chapter of Sigma Xi supports research in all areas of science and engineering including but not limited to: Natural (Physical) Sciences, Biological Sciences, Mathematical & Computer Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Medicine, and Engineering.

    The deadline will be Friday, March 16, 2018. Queries should be addressed to Professor Lawrence Feth, at feth.1@osu.edu more
  • Public presentation opportunities for Sigma Xi members

    The Ohio State Chapter of Sigma Xi would like to sponsor our members who are interested to apply for several public presentation opportunities that are supported by our local chapter. Three different opportunities to reach out to the public and present your research are:

    Sigma Xi Distinguished Lectures

    Since 1937 Sigma Xi has presented its Distinguished Lecturers who are outstanding members who are at the leading edge of science.  Sigma Xi supports these lecturers to travel to other chapters to communicate their insights and excitement to a broad range of scholars and to the community at large. Each year thousands of Sigma Xi members, students and the public have an opportunity to hear exceptional talks and to ask questions of experts. More details on the program can be seen at (https://www.sigmaxi.org/programs/lectureships). If you are interested in applying to become a Distinguished Lecturer please contact the chapter directly (Sigma_xi@osu.edu) and we can assist with your application.

    Science Café

    The Science Café is a monthly seminar series that encourages a scientific understanding of the world through relaxed discussions of popular science topics. Open to the public, these evening seminars are co-sponsored by The Ohio State University Chapter of Sigma Xi and The Ohio State University Libraries and take place in various OSU libraries. More detail can be found on the chapter website (https://u.osu.edu/sigmaxiohiostate/science-cafe/) and if you are interested in presenting please contact Kelly Crowe (Kelly.Crowe@nationwidechildrens.org) or our chapter directly (Sigma_xi@osu.edu).

    COSI After Dark speakers

    COSI After Dark is COSI without kids. These event are for adults ages 21 and over, only, and occur monthly, usually on a Thursday evening. This is an opportunity for Sigma Xi members to present an informal, public lecture as adult patrons explore COSI, ride the High Wire Unicycle, enjoy special themed crafts and activities, concessions and a cash bar. More information and a current schedule can be found at the COSI website (https://cosi.org/adults/cosi-after-dark). If you are interested in presenting please contact Kelly Crowe (Kelly.Crowe@nationwidechildrens.org) or our chapter directly (Sigma_xi@osu.edu).

    If you have general questions please contact Noah Weisleder (Noah.Weisleder@osumc.edu) or use our chapter email address (Sigma_xi@osu.edu).
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