Thomas Jefferson University Chapter of Sigma Xi

Upcoming Events

  • Student Research Day

    Apr 10, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (ET)

    Each Spring, Thomas Jefferson University Chapter of Sigma Xi organizes Student Research Day. The main focus of this day is poster presentations by undergraduate, graduate and medical students. The poster session offers students the opportunity for winning prizes, catching up on current discoveries in one's field, learning a new area of research, developing good verbal skills and networking. Poster presentations will be judged by TJU scientists and cash prizes will be awarded for best poster in each research category.

    This year the Student Research Day will be held on Tuesday April 10, 2018.

    The poster session will be followed by the
    William Potter Lecture given by Dr. Leroy Hood, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Strategic Officer, Co-founder and Professor, Institute for Systems Biology; SVP and Chief Science Officer, Providence St. Joseph Health.

    Students and their advisors are cordially invited to the reception at the conclusion of the awards ceremony.

    Abstract submission weblink:

    Key dates:

    Abstract submission begins - Thursday, February 1, 2018

    Abstract submission deadline - Monday, March 12, 2018 (extended)

    Acceptance notification - Friday, March 16, 2018

    Research Day - Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    Please note: we can accommodate 130 posters, so submit early while space is available!

    Philadelphia, PA, United States


  • Guidelines for TJU Sigma Xi Student Research Day Abstract Submission

    Your abstract may be up to 1,000 characters, including spaces, for the body of the abstract, not including title, authors and affiliations.

    Body of the abstract must be a single paragraph.
    Figures and tables are not permitted.

    The body of the abstract may be organized in this fashion:
    • Statement of the study's purpose.
    • Statement of the methods used.
    • Summary of results obtained in sufficient detail. It is not acceptable to only state "results will be presented".
    • Statement of the conclusions reached.

    Abstract submission form requires you to affirm that your Faculty Advisor approved the abstract for submission to the TJU Sigma Xi Research Day. Your Faculty Advisor will receive an email of your submitted abstract.

    All submitted abstracts will be reviewed for poster presentation. A decision of acceptance will be emailed to the Presenters and the Faculty Advisors by one week after the abstract submissions close.

    The accepted abstracts will be published in the Abstract book, which will be available at the Student Sigma Xi Research Day. The names and titles of the Sigma Xi Award winners and photographs taken during the event may be posted at the website of the Thomas Jefferson University Chapter of Sigma Xi Society, University publications, and PR releases.

    If you have questions or concerns, please email TJU Sigma Xi at or contact Rod MacNeil at (215) 503-2827.