Sigma Xi Mid-Atlantic Region

Upcoming Events

  • Pathway to the Future: Sigma Xi’s Vision for Science and the Society

    Mar 29, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)

    Sigma Xi invites members of our community from the DC Metro Area and Mid-Atlantic Region to participate in a special evening of networking and presentations with a distinguished group of researchers, leaders, partners, and friends.

    Washington, DC, United States


  • Time to Renew Membership

    The opportunity to renew membership for the 18-19 Fiscal Year is upon us. It's quite easy to renew via the Web site. Just click on the "Renew" item in the "Membership" drop down from the main screen and follow the provided directions.

    One new membership benefit is a 40% discount on membership in AAAS. This is in addition to the existing discount for Nature.



    Francis C. Dane, Director
    Mid-Atlantic Region more
  • Call for Nominations for Service on Nominations Committee

    The Mid-Atlantic Region of Sigma Xi is soliciting nominations for a member on the Nominations Committee.  The duties of member of the Nominations Committee appear below.  The nominating committee will accept either self nominations or external nominations. Nominations must be submitted to the committee via Jasmine Shah ( by August 14, 2017 to meet deadlines for the Sigma Xi Election, which will be conducted from November 8 to December 7 via electronic means. Only active (dues-paying) full members are eligible for office. Each candidate must submit a current picture, a statement, biographical summary and a paragraph describing his/her activities with Sigma Xi and other organizations.  A sample statement, biography, and description of activities can be found at


    Duties of Committee on Nominations in Sigma Xi

    Sigma Xi's Committee on Nominations is composed of the three most recent Past Presidents who are not on the Board of Directors and one elected representative from each of the Society's six constituency groups and six geographic regions. Members are elected to the Committee by their respective region or constituency group to serve three-year terms on the Committee beginning at the annual meeting at which they were elected. Terms of the Committee run between annual meetings of the Society and elected members of the Committee may serve only one three year term.

    Duties: The Committee on Nominations conducts its business each January to June in which it must select at least two nominees for President-elect of the Society to be placed before the next Assembly of Delegates in November and every four years at least two nominees for Treasurer to be placed before the Assembly for election. The Committee's business is conducted by telephone conference call and by electronic ballots. When two individuals agree to be nominees for President-elect or Treasurer, the Committee's work is concluded.

    Time Commitment: Time commitments are variable based on efficiency of the committee. All work is done via email and teleconferences. There are no in-person meetings of the Committee.

    On a personal note, I have served on this committee and found it to be extremely important to Sigma Xi. Please let me know if you have any questions about serving on it. Feel free to email me at more