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  • 2021 Awards Ceremony

    UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO CHAPTER OF SIGMA XI, THE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH HONOR SOCIETY

    ALBUQUERQUE SECTION IEEE

     

    2021 AWARDS CEREMONY

    MONDAY MAY 17 5:00 pm

    ZOOM VIRTUAL EVENT

    PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    https://hsc-unm.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctcu2qrjotEtJ8TEAwqGeLnNK-jk-KO

    Sigma Xi Excellence in Graduate Research Award: Easwar Anand Narayanan, UNM Physics & Astronomy

    Sigma Xi Outstanding Undergraduate Award: Luke Denoyer, UNM Chemical & Biological Engineering

    Sigma Xi Notworthy Technical Support Person: David Rademacher, Sandia National Laboratories

    These awardees will be honored at the virtual awards ceremony, and each will give a short presentation on his/her research. In addition, both the awardees and their nominators will be invited to the in-person awards banquet to be held in May 2022. Sigma Xi awardees will be initiated into the society, with their initiation fees and first year dues compliments of the chapter. They will also be invited to the 2022 awards banquet. Please join us in honoring all these outstanding people.



  • University of Delaware Earth Day events 2021

    There are a number of events this week and in the week that follows that should be of interest!

    This Coming Week in the Environment
    April 19 - 23, 2021
     
    Virtual AG Day - April 19-24
    Join the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources for a week-long virtual celebration of agriculture and natural resources at UD. Enjoy speakers, tours and activities with faculty staff and students from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and UD Cooperative Extension. The 2021 Ag Day theme is "One World, One Health" and will highlight college-wide research pertaining to this concept. One Health is a research perspective that considers the health of animals, humans and the environment as a single, integrated whole. To learn more about activities and specific events, click link here. 
    Tuesday, April 20
    River of Gold film discussion with producer Sarah DuPont. The River of Gold documentary film by the Amazon Aid Foundation, is the disturbing account of a clandestine journey into Peru’s Amazon rainforest to uncover the savage unraveling of pristine jungle by illicit small scale gold mining. Additional information about this lecture can be found on the CGAS website Time: 12:30pm to 1:00pm. Host: Center for Global & Area Studies. Contact Monica Dominguez Torres at monicadt@udel.edu for viewing and Zoom information.
    To register for the virtual screening and to participate in a Live Q&A Event with Producer and Co-Director Sarah DuPont, please click link here. Live Q&A Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Host: University of Delaware and the ACEER Foundation
     
    Kiss the Ground: Film Screening. We’re facing a lot of challenges right now -- this film is creating a movement to solve one of our greatest challenges: balancing the climate and securing our future. To learn more about the film visit: https://kissthegroundmovie.com. Time: 3:00pm to 4:00p. To watch the film, join Blue Hen Wellbeing Community regisration at www.udel.edu/007581. Please help support the environment further by completing these short pre survey and post screening surveys that will help the work of the filmmakers so they can help educate more people about the environment and ways to save it through future documentaries.

    Wednesday, April 21
    EPSCoR Project WICCED Seminar Spring 2021 Seminar Series: What Can Economic Experiments Teach Us About Protecting the Environment?. Leah Palm-Forster, University of Delaware, Applied Economics and Statistics. Time: 11:00am. To learn more and register, click link here
    Thursday, April 22 - EARTH DAY
    The Song of the Plume: Quantifying Melt Volumes and Variations at Twelve Hotspots. Thomas Morrow, Boston College. Time: 3:30pm; Host: Earth Sciences. Zoom: Click link here.
    Diagram for a Pandemic: Anticipatory Knowledge and Government of Emergency. Andrew Lakoff, University of Southern California. Time: 3:30pm to 5:00pm; Host; Anthropology. To learn more and register, click link here.
    Join the College of Arts and Sciences, DENIN & UD Sustainability Council for an Earth Day 2021 Symposium & Special Event: "Restoring our Earth through the Regenerative Power of Poetry, Art & Actions" featuring: Neva Mistra, an Award-winning Global Climate Justice Advocate, Poet and Contemporary Folk Artist, who will host this community creative circle to celebrate Earth Day 2021 with a sharing of poetry and art of resilience, renewal, and re-imagination needed to foster meaningful Earth stewardship. The event will be followed by a Speaker Series featuring: Elizabeth Swanson Andi: “Llakichina” Empathy with the Forest: Feeling the Land Through Generations of Intimacy with the Earth; James A. Brunswick: An Environmental Justice Map of the State of Delaware; Jeffrey L. Richardson: Environmental Justice: A Report on the State of Delaware; and McKay Jenkins: The Stillmeadow Peace Park in Baltimore, MD.
    Poetry Reading: Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm
    Speaker Series: Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
    Registration is required - click link here to register for both the Symposium and Special Event.

    Gardens are Good for You. Sue Barton, UD Professor, Extension Specialis and 2021 Worrilow Award winner. Humans share a deep relationship with the outdoor world. Spending time outdoors in nature can help reduce stress, heal what ails you, build social and community bonds, help children learn and even help businesses make more money. Learn how to harness the power of observation, see patterns around you and appreciate the value of a sense of place.Time: 6:00pm; Host: College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. To register, click link here.
    Saturday, April 24
    iMusic 13: Burning Ice - An Earth Day Celebration Concert. The iMusic series returns with a feast of multimedia performances conceptualized and performed by Master Players Director and iMusic producer Xiang Gao.“Burning Ice,” filmed and produced prior to and during the pandemic by a group of brave and passionate artists, will allow you to enjoy the beauty of our planet with never-before-seen footage that underscores the crucial issues ensuing generations will likely face unless we take serious action in the present. Music:Eyes, a music visualization project from Switzerland, will join Xiang Gao in a multimedia creation of original jazzical (jazz + classical) music and visual elements to entertain and challenge your senses in a futuristic style of music making. Click link here to reserve a virtual ticket
    Upcoming Events
    Tuesday, May 4
    Framing Climate, Environmental and Energy Security Policy in the Wider Caribbean Region. Kalim Shah, Geography & Spatial Science; Biden School of Public Policy. Time: 12:30pm to 1:20pm; Host: Center for Global & Area Studies; To receive Zoom link: RSVP to Monica Dominguez Torres at monicadt@udel.edu.
    Wednesday, May 5
    Molecular-Level Insights into How Liquid Water Influences Catalytic Phenomena at Water/Catalyst and Water/Electrocatalyst Interfaces. Rachel Getman, Clemson University. Time: 10:00am; Host: Center for Catalytic Science and Technology. Registration is required. To register. click link here.
    Thursday, May 6
    Applying Geochemical Tools in Environmental and Ecological Research. Miling Li, University of Delaware. Time: 3:30pm; Host: John Madsen, Earth Sciences; Zoom: Check with host/department for the link 
    Tuesday, May 11
    Sea Level Rise in Delaware: Assessing the Challenge and Path Forward. Philip Barnes, Biden School of Public Policy. Time: 12:30pm to 1:20pm; Host: Center for Global & Area Studies; To receive Zoom link: RSVP to Monica Dominguez Torres at monicadt@udel.edu.

    Wednesday, May 19
    EPSCoR Project WICCED Seminar Spring 2021 Seminar Series: Education and Outreach in a Changing Coastal Environment. 
    Yolanda Williams-Bey and Jeanette Miller, University of Delaware, Delaware Environmental Institute. Time: 11:00am. To learn more and register, click link here
    OPPORTUNITIES
    Applications for 2021-2023 DENIN Environmental Fellowships are open. The deadline is April 30, 2021. The fellowship is open to current University of Delaware doctoral students with an environmental focus whose advisers are DENIN-affiliated faculty members. Fellows are required to provide a brief written report annually, to lead or attend certain DENIN events, and to make occasional presentations to the DENIN or EPSCoR communities. The fellowship begins in September and provides funding for two years. To learn more, click link here.
    DOD Anticipating Threats to Natural Systems (ACTIONS) Project Undergraduate Summer 2021 Internships. Applications are now open and specific projects are listed on our DENIN website and the online application can be found here
    Greenist Blue Hen 2021 Earth Day Challenge: Restoring Our Earth Through Creative Communications & Actions. All level of students are encouraged to participate in this year's challenge. There are a number of events and activities planned that students can get points for. Entries allowed: Traditional art (painting, cloth art etc); Digital visual media (e.g. video/photograph); Digital audio media (poem recital). To learn more, click link here.

    NASA EPSCoR RID Seed Grant Program Announcement. The NASA EPSCoR Program will sponsor a Research Infrastructure Development (RID) grant to the state of Delaware. A principal goal of the program is to develop competitive research and technology for the solution of scientific and technical problems in areas of strategic importance to NASA’s mission: to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics research. The due date for proposals is Friday, May 7, 2021. To learn more, click link here.
     
    Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship, Shoreline and Waterway Management Section Summer Intern 2021
    The DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship, Shoreline and Waterway Management Section (SWMS) is seeking an intern to assist with Section projects for a 10 to 12-week period in the summer of 2021. The intern will be expected to work remotely, and the work location for this position will be Dover or Lewes, DE, should DNREC’s offices resume in-person work during summer 2021. The intern’s work will support SWMS’s mission of maintaining and improving Delaware’s shoreline and waterways. To learn more, click link here.
  • Earth Day Events at University of Delaware 2021

    There are a number of online events this week and in the weeks that follow that should be of interest to members of the Sigma Xi community.

    This Coming Week in the Environment
    April 19 - 23, 2021
     
    Virtual AG Day - April 19-24
    Join the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources for a week-long virtual celebration of agriculture and natural resources at UD. Enjoy speakers, tours and activities with faculty staff and students from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and UD Cooperative Extension. The 2021 Ag Day theme is "One World, One Health" and will highlight college-wide research pertaining to this concept. One Health is a research perspective that considers the health of animals, humans and the environment as a single, integrated whole. To learn more about activities and specific events, click link here. 
    Tuesday, April 20
    River of Gold film discussion with producer Sarah DuPont. The River of Gold documentary film by the Amazon Aid Foundation, is the disturbing account of a clandestine journey into Peru’s Amazon rainforest to uncover the savage unraveling of pristine jungle by illicit small scale gold mining. Additional information about this lecture can be found on the CGAS website Time: 12:30pm to 1:00pm. Host: Center for Global & Area Studies. Contact Monica Dominguez Torres at monicadt@udel.edu for viewing and Zoom information.
    To register for the virtual screening and to participate in a Live Q&A Event with Producer and Co-Director Sarah DuPont, please click link here. Live Q&A Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Host: University of Delaware and the ACEER Foundation
     
    Kiss the Ground: Film Screening. We’re facing a lot of challenges right now -- this film is creating a movement to solve one of our greatest challenges: balancing the climate and securing our future. To learn more about the film visit: https://kissthegroundmovie.com. Time: 3:00pm to 4:00p. To watch the film, join Blue Hen Wellbeing Community regisration at www.udel.edu/007581. Please help support the environment further by completing these short pre survey and post screening surveys that will help the work of the filmmakers so they can help educate more people about the environment and ways to save it through future documentaries.

    Wednesday, April 21
    EPSCoR Project WICCED Seminar Spring 2021 Seminar Series: What Can Economic Experiments Teach Us About Protecting the Environment?. Leah Palm-Forster, University of Delaware, Applied Economics and Statistics. Time: 11:00am. To learn more and register, click link here
    Thursday, April 22 - EARTH DAY
    The Song of the Plume: Quantifying Melt Volumes and Variations at Twelve Hotspots. Thomas Morrow, Boston College. Time: 3:30pm; Host: Earth Sciences. Zoom: Click link here.
    Diagram for a Pandemic: Anticipatory Knowledge and Government of Emergency. Andrew Lakoff, University of Southern California. Time: 3:30pm to 5:00pm; Host; Anthropology. To learn more and register, click link here.
    Join the College of Arts and Sciences, DENIN & UD Sustainability Council for an Earth Day 2021 Symposium & Special Event: "Restoring our Earth through the Regenerative Power of Poetry, Art & Actions" featuring: Neva Mistra, an Award-winning Global Climate Justice Advocate, Poet and Contemporary Folk Artist, who will host this community creative circle to celebrate Earth Day 2021 with a sharing of poetry and art of resilience, renewal, and re-imagination needed to foster meaningful Earth stewardship. The event will be followed by a Speaker Series featuring: Elizabeth Swanson Andi: “Llakichina” Empathy with the Forest: Feeling the Land Through Generations of Intimacy with the Earth; James A. Brunswick: An Environmental Justice Map of the State of Delaware; Jeffrey L. Richardson: Environmental Justice: A Report on the State of Delaware; and McKay Jenkins: The Stillmeadow Peace Park in Baltimore, MD.
    Poetry Reading: Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm
    Speaker Series: Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
    Registration is required - click link here to register for both the Symposium and Special Event.

    Gardens are Good for You. Sue Barton, UD Professor, Extension Specialis and 2021 Worrilow Award winner. Humans share a deep relationship with the outdoor world. Spending time outdoors in nature can help reduce stress, heal what ails you, build social and community bonds, help children learn and even help businesses make more money. Learn how to harness the power of observation, see patterns around you and appreciate the value of a sense of place.Time: 6:00pm; Host: College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. To register, click link here.
    Saturday, April 24
    iMusic 13: Burning Ice - An Earth Day Celebration Concert. The iMusic series returns with a feast of multimedia performances conceptualized and performed by Master Players Director and iMusic producer Xiang Gao.“Burning Ice,” filmed and produced prior to and during the pandemic by a group of brave and passionate artists, will allow you to enjoy the beauty of our planet with never-before-seen footage that underscores the crucial issues ensuing generations will likely face unless we take serious action in the present. Music:Eyes, a music visualization project from Switzerland, will join Xiang Gao in a multimedia creation of original jazzical (jazz + classical) music and visual elements to entertain and challenge your senses in a futuristic style of music making. Click link here to reserve a virtual ticket
    Upcoming Events
    Tuesday, May 4
    Framing Climate, Environmental and Energy Security Policy in the Wider Caribbean Region. Kalim Shah, Geography & Spatial Science; Biden School of Public Policy. Time: 12:30pm to 1:20pm; Host: Center for Global & Area Studies; To receive Zoom link: RSVP to Monica Dominguez Torres at monicadt@udel.edu.
    Wednesday, May 5
    Molecular-Level Insights into How Liquid Water Influences Catalytic Phenomena at Water/Catalyst and Water/Electrocatalyst Interfaces. Rachel Getman, Clemson University. Time: 10:00am; Host: Center for Catalytic Science and Technology. Registration is required. To register. click link here.
    Thursday, May 6
    Applying Geochemical Tools in Environmental and Ecological Research. Miling Li, University of Delaware. Time: 3:30pm; Host: John Madsen, Earth Sciences; Zoom: Check with host/department for the link 
    Tuesday, May 11
    Sea Level Rise in Delaware: Assessing the Challenge and Path Forward. Philip Barnes, Biden School of Public Policy. Time: 12:30pm to 1:20pm; Host: Center for Global & Area Studies; To receive Zoom link: RSVP to Monica Dominguez Torres at monicadt@udel.edu.

    Wednesday, May 19
    EPSCoR Project WICCED Seminar Spring 2021 Seminar Series: Education and Outreach in a Changing Coastal Environment. 
    Yolanda Williams-Bey and Jeanette Miller, University of Delaware, Delaware Environmental Institute. Time: 11:00am. To learn more and register, click link here
    OPPORTUNITIES
    Applications for 2021-2023 DENIN Environmental Fellowships are open. The deadline is April 30, 2021. The fellowship is open to current University of Delaware doctoral students with an environmental focus whose advisers are DENIN-affiliated faculty members. Fellows are required to provide a brief written report annually, to lead or attend certain DENIN events, and to make occasional presentations to the DENIN or EPSCoR communities. The fellowship begins in September and provides funding for two years. To learn more, click link here.
    DOD Anticipating Threats to Natural Systems (ACTIONS) Project Undergraduate Summer 2021 Internships. Applications are now open and specific projects are listed on our DENIN website and the online application can be found here
    Greenist Blue Hen 2021 Earth Day Challenge: Restoring Our Earth Through Creative Communications & Actions. All level of students are encouraged to participate in this year's challenge. There are a number of events and activities planned that students can get points for. Entries allowed: Traditional art (painting, cloth art etc); Digital visual media (e.g. video/photograph); Digital audio media (poem recital). To learn more, click link here.

    NASA EPSCoR RID Seed Grant Program Announcement. The NASA EPSCoR Program will sponsor a Research Infrastructure Development (RID) grant to the state of Delaware. A principal goal of the program is to develop competitive research and technology for the solution of scientific and technical problems in areas of strategic importance to NASA’s mission: to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics research. The due date for proposals is Friday, May 7, 2021. To learn more, click link here.
     
    Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship, Shoreline and Waterway Management Section Summer Intern 2021
    The DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship, Shoreline and Waterway Management Section (SWMS) is seeking an intern to assist with Section projects for a 10 to 12-week period in the summer of 2021. The intern will be expected to work remotely, and the work location for this position will be Dover or Lewes, DE, should DNREC’s offices resume in-person work during summer 2021. The intern’s work will support SWMS’s mission of maintaining and improving Delaware’s shoreline and waterways. To learn more, click link here.
  • SLU Sigma Xi 2021 Research Symposium

    The Saint Louis University Chapter of Sigma Xi invites you to our annual Research Symposium, featuring short presentations from undergraduate and graduate students in a broad range of disciplines covering biological/life sciences, physical/engineering sciences, and social/behavioral sciences.

     

    This virtual event will be held from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2021 via Zoom.

    Registration is required to attend the sessions.

    Registration link:  https://forms.gle/rzigiEuVqRkaWuHW7

     

    Please register by Thursday, April 8th to ensure you receive the Zoom links for the presentation sessions.

     

    Schedule:

    1:30 – 2:00 pm          Welcome from SLU Sigma Xi

    2:00 – 3:00 pm          Session 1 presentations

    3:00 – 4:00 pm          Session 2 presentations

    4:00 pm                     Induction of new Sigma Xi members and announcement of awards

     

    If you are available to serve as a judge for the event, please contact us at sigmaxi@slu.edu. Graduate students can serve as judges for undergraduate presentations.

     

    Additional information is available at https://sites.google.com/a/slu.edu/sigmaxi/events. Any questions can be sent to sigmaxi@slu.edu.

      

    Please forward this message to your colleagues and students who might be interested. Sincerely,

    Dana Baum, President

    Silviya Zustiak, President-elect

    Hisako Matsuo, Treasurer

    Tanyathorn Hauwadhanasuk, Secretary

  • SLU Sigma Xi 2021 Research Symposium

    The Saint Louis University Chapter of Sigma Xi invites you to our annual Research Symposium, featuring short presentations from undergraduate and graduate students in a broad range of disciplines covering biological/life sciences, physical/engineering sciences, and social/behavioral sciences.


    This virtual event will be held from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2021 via Zoom.

    Registration is required to attend the sessions.

    Registration link:  https://forms.gle/rzigiEuVqRkaWuHW7

     

    Please register by Thursday, April 8th to ensure you receive the Zoom links for the presentation sessions.

     

    Schedule:

    1:30 – 2:00 pm          Welcome from SLU Sigma Xi

    2:00 – 3:00 pm          Session 1 presentations

    3:00 – 4:00 pm          Session 2 presentations

    4:00 pm                     Induction of new Sigma Xi members and announcement of awards

     

    If you are available to serve as a judge for the event, please contact us at sigmaxi@slu.edu. Graduate students can serve as judges for undergraduate presentations.

     

    Additional information is available at https://sites.google.com/a/slu.edu/sigmaxi/events. Any questions can be sent to sigmaxi@slu.edu.

     

    Please forward this message to your colleagues and students who might be interested. Sincerely,

    Dana Baum, President

    Silviya Zustiak, President-elect

    Hisako Matsuo, Treasurer

    Tanyathorn Hauwadhanasuk, Secretary

  • Opening of Berkeley Chapter 2021 GIAR Program

    Dear Berkeley Chapter Member:

    Your officers are pleased to announce the opening of the Berkeley Chapter’s 2021 GIAR Program.

    The deadline for application submittal is April 15, 2021.

    This year’s program is generally consistent with past programs:

    • eligibility: undergrad or grad students in science and engineering at UCB and other San Francisco Bay Area colleges and universities; membership in Sigma Xi is not required
    • contact: this year’s program is being led by Dr. Kevin Padian, to whom applications should be sent (kpadian@berkeley.edu)
    • funding: grants are modest, generally in the $300-500 range
    • Covid-19 policy: again this year, our covid-19 policy is in effect: in their proposals, applicants should ignore uncertainties associated with existing or future possible public health restrictions
    • awards: We plan to notify awardees by April 30, 2021

    Please see the attached announcement and application package for more details.

    This communication is limited to currently active members of Sigma Xi. Please forward this information to any non-member/inactive student who may wish to apply.

    Many thanks to all of our active members whose dues provide the funds that enable us to award these grants each year.

    Sincerely,

  • NOTICE: Resolutions/Motions Submission Deadline

    Sigma Xi Chapters are invited to submit proposed resolutions of a substantive nature, including motions, for review by a committee designated by the Board of Directors in accordance with Sigma Xi’s Bylaw III, Section 2. Item F (iv) Limitations on Resolutions.  Commemorative resolutions are excluded from this requirement.

    Resolutions must be signed by two officers of the chapter submitting the resolution and submitted to executiveoffice@sigmaxi.org by June 30, 2021

    Click here to view Sigma Xi’s Bylaws.

    Thank you for your continuing support and participation in the Society.

    Jamie L. Vernon, Ph.D.

    Executive Director and CEO, Sigma Xi

  • 2021 SLU Sigma Xi Annual Research Symposium

    The SLU Sigma Xi Research Symposium will be held from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2021 as a virtual event. Both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit an abstract.

     

    Abstract Submission Guidelines*:

     

    • Abstracts must be submitted via the Google form https://forms.gle/bha5DLvKg8aVuGj46.
    • The following information is required:
      • Presenter's name and email
      • Affiliation
      • Research Advisor's name and email
      • Coauthors and affiliations (if any)
    • Abstract should be no longer than 200 words and should include topic background, research question, method(s), and brief results. No footnotes or images should be included.

     

    Abstract Submission deadline: 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2021.

     

    We anticipate students will present short flash talks (~5 min) during assigned sessions, along with uploading a PDF poster for viewing prior to the event. Registration for the event will be required to access posters and presentations.

     

    There will be awards for the highest scoring undergraduate and graduate projects in the three subject divisions (biological/life sciences, physical/engineering sciences, and social/behavioral sciences).

     

    Additional information is available at https://sites.google.com/a/slu.edu/sigmaxi/events. Any questions can be sent to sigmaxi@slu.edu.

     

    *All research that involves animals, human subjects, or bio/chemical agents and/or radiation must receive the appropriate institutional approvals. Click here further information.

     

    Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society is an honor society and was founded in 1886. The Society has more than 500 chapters in the world. The SLU chapter was founded in 1944.

    Individuals who have presented or published their work, including participants in our research symposium are eligible for membership. If you are interested in becoming a member, please send a message to sigmaxi@slu.edu. For more information regarding the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society, click here.

     

    Registration for the symposium is open! https://forms.gle/rzigiEuVqRkaWuHW7

     

    If you are interested in serving as a judge for the event, please contact us at sigmaxi@slu.edu. Graduate students can serve as judges for undergraduate presentations.

     

    Please forward this message to your colleagues and students who might be interested.

    Sincerely,

    Dana Baum, President

    Silviya Zustiak, President-elect

    Hisako Matsuo, Treasurer

    Tanyathorn Hauwadhanasuk, Secretary

  • 2021 SLU Sigma Xi Annual Research Symposium

    The SLU Sigma Xi Research Symposium will be held from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2021 as a virtual event. Both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit an abstract.

     

    Abstract Submission Guidelines*:

     

    • Abstracts must be submitted via the Google form https://forms.gle/bha5DLvKg8aVuGj46.
    • The following information is required:
      • Presenter's name and email
      • Affiliation
      • Research Advisor's name and email
      • Coauthors and affiliations (if any)
    • Abstract should be no longer than 200 words and should include topic background, research question, method(s), and brief results. No footnotes or images should be included.

     

    Abstract Submission deadline: 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2021.

     

    We anticipate students will present short flash talks (~5 min) during assigned sessions, along with uploading a PDF poster for viewing prior to the event. Registration for the event will be required to access posters and presentations.

     

    There will be awards for the highest scoring undergraduate and graduate projects in the three subject divisions (biological/life sciences, physical/engineering sciences, and social/behavioral sciences).

     

    Additional information is available at https://sites.google.com/a/slu.edu/sigmaxi/events. Any questions can be sent to sigmaxi@slu.edu.

     

    *All research that involves animals, human subjects, or bio/chemical agents and/or radiation must receive the appropriate institutional approvals. Click here further information.

     

    Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society is an honor society and was founded in 1886. The Society has more than 500 chapters in the world. The SLU chapter was founded in 1944.

    Individuals who have presented or published their work, including participants in our research symposium are eligible for membership. If you are interested in becoming a member, please send a message to sigmaxi@slu.edu. For more information regarding the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society, click here.

     

    Registration for the symposium is open! https://forms.gle/rzigiEuVqRkaWuHW7

     

    If you are interested in serving as a judge for the event, please contact us at sigmaxi@slu.edu. Graduate students can serve as judges for undergraduate presentations.

     

    Please forward this message to your colleagues and students who might be interested. Sincerely,

    Dana Baum, President

    Silviya Zustiak, President-elect

    Hisako Matsuo, Treasurer

    Tanyathorn Hauwadhanasuk, Secretary

  • 2021 Chapter Awards

    The UNM Chapter is seeking nominations for awards to be presented at our virtual ceremony (sans banquet) on May 14 2021. We will honor a Superior Undergraduate Student, Excellence in Graduate Research, and Noteworthy Technical Support Person. Nomination forms can be found in our Community library.
  • Georgia Southern Sigma Xi on Twitter

    Our local chapter of Sigma Xi has a new Twitter account! Follow us to stay up-to-date on GS chapter happenings and research news.
  • UAB Sigma Xi monthly seminar for February 2021

    Hello,

    For our UAB Sigma Xi monthly seminar for February we will be joining the UAB Department of Biology 2021 Darwin Day seminar on Friday Feb 12 at noon. The seminar is entitled “Behind the Science at UAB: Integrating Research and Medicine to Respond to the Pandemic”. The panelists are:

    • NATHAN ERDMANN, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at UAB.
    • PAUL GOEPFERT, MD is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at UAB and Director of the Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic at UAB.
    • JEANNE MARRAZZO, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at UAB and member of the Alabama Governor Kay lvey's COVID-19 Task Force.

    Join us!

    WEBINAR LINK: go.uab.edu/darwinday2021 PASSCODE: 797053

  • Durham Science Olympiad Needs You

    Hi all, we are passing along this call for volunteers from Durham Public Schools about their need for help with the upcoming Science Olympiad. Members often tell us they'd like to have volunteer opportunities to advance science locally and with schools, so this is a great opportunity. Please contact the organizer for more information. 
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    This year, we will be joining forces with the folks from Greensboro to host a 2021 Triad Regional tournament that will be completely virtual.  Though we are operating virtually, we are still be in need of volunteers—particularly event leaders, event monitors, information room hosts, and event scorers. 

     

    This year’s tournament will be held over two Saturdays, with certain events taking place on February 20, 2021 and others on March 6, 2021.  If you are interested in helping, you may volunteer on one or both dates.  It will be helpful if you are comfortable on an electronic platform, such as Zoom, Google Hangouts, or Nearpod.  We will help you prepare to use those tools.  And, of course, you’ll need to have access to a device and Internet in order to volunteer this year. 

     

    To volunteer, please sign up using our SignUpGenius at:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D49ACA823AAF58-triad.  You’ll note that not every tournament event appears on this SignUpGenius.  Some events will be run at the State level this year, with a team of event-specific (rather than region specific) volunteers.

     

    Some things that may be helpful to you in making this decision:

    Division B Events List (with links)

    Division B 2021 Schedule

    Division C Event List (with links)

    Division C 2021 Schedule

     

    If you feel that you’d prefer to wait until 2022 to rejoin us as a volunteer, that’s okay too!  We’re completely understanding of the challenges we all face in adapting to this virtual environment and are looking forward to our return to our face-to-face tournaments.  Feel free to reach out to any of our tournament directors with questions:

     

    We look forward to working with you on the 2021 virtual Science Olympiad journey!

     

    Thanks for your support.


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    Interim Coordinator of Secondary Programs and STEM Integration

    Durham Public Schools

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  • Science on Tap-Thursday 1/28 5:30-6:30 PM

    What do art and science have to do with each other? A heck of a lot! Please join us at the next Science on Tap (5:30 pm, Thurs., Jan. 28, 2021) featuring theatre artist Daniel Bird Tobin.

    Daniel is a theatre maker and a "theatre archaeologist". What does that mean? Much as archaeologists reconstruct the story of a society from the artifacts they excavate, Daniel builds theatrical stories from the artifacts he uncovers in life.  In his science communication work, the artifacts are the scientists he collaborates with, their research, and his own emotional connection to their work. From these he creates visceral performance pieces that capture and communicate aspects of the scientists' research.

    Daniel is currently the Director of the Abbey Players at Saint Anselm College as well as a Senior Faculty Fellow in the Center for Communicating Science at Virginia Tech. In my work with the Center for Communicating Science, he's taught workshops to scientists across the country on how to use theatrical skills to more effectively communicate their research.  Additionally he has collaborated with a number of scientists on projects that use performance to communicate scientific research. 

    Don't miss this engaging Science on Tap event! Register for the Zoom event at http://bit.ly/3blDaPM

     

     

    Image and flier showing Daniel Tobin for our Science on Tap Event

  • Call for 2021 Georgia Tech Sigma Xi Faculty Research Awards

    I am pleased to let you know that nominations are now open for the 2021 Sigma Xi Faculty Research Awards sponsored by the Georgia Tech Chapter of Sigma Xi in three categories: Sustained Research Award, Best Paper Award, and Young Faculty Award, with a deadline of February 5, 2021:

    https://sigmaxi.gatech.edu/georgia-tech-sigma-xi-research-awards/award-categories/

    These awards are made possible by the generous support of the Georgia Tech Research Corporation and the Ferst Foundation of Atlanta. All awards will be presented at the Sigma Xi Georgia Tech Chapter’s Spring Banquet (date and format TBD). The faculty award winners will also be honored at the Georgia Tech Faculty and Staff Honors Luncheon (date and format TBD).

    Nominations for awards should be submitted by a school or a GTRI laboratory. Each category has limited number of nominations that can be submitted per unit. Details can be found at

    http://sigmaxi.gatech.edu/georgia-tech-sigma-xi-research-awards/nomination-information/

    Please note that student award nominations are due by February 5, 2021 (per previous solicitation).

    If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Nichelle Compton (Chapter Coordinator) <nichelle.compton@me.gatech.edu> or I<david.mcdowell@me.gatech.edu>.

    Dave McDowell, Regents' Professor

    President-Georgia Tech Chapter of Sigma Xi

  • Call for Nominations for Monie A. Ferst Award

    Dear Colleagues,
    The Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society invites nominations for the prestigious Monie A. Ferst Award for the 2021 cycle. Since 1977, this national award has honored researchers in science and engineering who have made notable contributions to the motivation and encouragement of research through excellence in mentoring, research and education.  Sponsored by the Georgia Tech Chapter of Sigma Xi, the award consists of a medal and $10,000.  In addition, a day-long symposium will be held at Georgia Tech in Atlanta to highlight the achievements of the winner's former students, post-docs, and other significant mentees.  Travel, lodging and meal expenses of the winner and symposium speakers are covered as part of the award.
    More information about the award, submission of nominations, and past winners can be found at https://www.sigmaxi.org/programs/prizes-awards/monie-ferst.
    Nomination packages should be submitted electronically to the award committee chair Dr. Paul A. Kohl at kohl@gatech.edu (404-894-2893) and must include the following:
    1.   A nomination letter summarizing the candidate's noteworthy accomplishments (2 pages);
    2.   The candidate's resume;
    3.   Five letters of endorsement, at least three of which should come from the candidate's former students or post-docs.
    Submit the nomination directly to kohl@gatech.edu. The deadline is April 1, 2021.
    I invite you to consider nominating a colleague or former advisor/mentor or forward this announcement to colleagues who may be interested in nominating a worthy candidate.
    Sincerely,
    Paul A. Kohl, Professor of the Georgia Institute of Technology
    Chair, Monie A. Ferst Award Committee
  • UC Sigma Xi Award Nominations Due 1/22

    Dear Sigma Xi Colleagues,
     
    A reminder that nominations for the three UC Chapter Sigma Xi awards are being accepted now through Friday, 1/22/21.  Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Chapter Website. The awards include:
     
    The 2021  Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award
    This highly competitive annual award, presented in conjunction with the Office of the Vice President for Research, recognizes a junior faculty member (< 12 years since PhD) at UC for their early career distinguished research accomplishments in a field of science or engineering appropriate to Sigma Xi.
     
    The 2021 Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) Award
    Graduate students may use the $2,500 funds for travel expenses to and from a research site, to present research results at a national science or engineering meeting, or for purchase of consumable research materials and supplies or non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.
     
    The 2021 Sigma Xi Excellence in Outreach Award
    This (new, since 2016) award will honor an outstanding undergraduate, graduate student or post-doc who instills in K-12 or the greater community an excitement and understanding about the sciences (including ethics in science, science philosophy, etc.), mathematics, engineering or technology.
     
    Completed nominations are due to Margaret Hanson (Margaret.Hanson@uc.edu), by Friday, January 22nd, 2021.
     
    If you have any questions please contact Margaret Hanson (Margaret.Hanson@uc.edu).
     
    Sincerely,
    UC Sigma Xi Awards Committee

    Awards Nomination Website URL:
    http://multisite.uc.edu/sigma/awards
  • Sigma Xi Leadership - Call for Nominations

    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, is seeking nominations for qualified candidates to fill the president-elect and treasurer positions, and vacancies for representation of regions and constituencies for terms beginning July 1, 2022.  Only active full members of Sigma Xi are eligible to run for office. An inactive member may become active at any time through payment of current dues.

    President-Elect:  Election to this position carries a full 3-year term, each year with distinct title, duties, and responsibilities.  Failure to complete any part of the 3-year term will end the term in full:               

    President-elect: July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

    President:  July 1, 2023 – June 2024

    Past-president: July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025

    Treasurer:  Election to this position carries a full 4-year term beginning July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2026.

    Nominations for the President-Elect and Treasurer Positions should be submitted to elections@sigmaxi.org by March 2, 2021.

    The following positions carry a 3-year term beginning July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2025.

    Board of Directors

    • North Central Region (NC)
    • Southwest Region (SW)
    • Area Groups, Industries, State & Federal Labs Constituency Group (MI)
    • Comprehensive Colleges & Universities Constituency Group (CM)

     

    Associate Directors

    • Northeast Region (NE)
    • Baccalaureate Colleges Constituency Group (BA)
    • Canadian/International Group Constituency Group (CI)
    • Mid-Atlantic Region (MA)

    Committee on Nominations: 3-year term beginning immediately following the 2021 elections 

    • Membership at Large Constituency Group (MAL)
    • Research & Doctoral Universities Constituency Group (R&D)
    • Northwest Region (NW)
    • Southeast Region (SE)

    Nominations for the Board of Directors, Associate Directors and Committee on Nominations should be submitted to elections@sigmaxi.org by June 30, 2021.

    Please visit www.sigmaxi.org/about/2021-elections to view a list of duties and responsibilities for each position.  Self-nominations are welcomed and will be considered. The election will take place immediately following Sigma Xi’s Annual Meeting in November 2021.

  • Sigma Xi Leadership - Call for Nominations

    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, is seeking nominations for qualified candidates to fill the president-elect and treasurer positions, and vacancies for representation of regions and constituencies for terms beginning July 1, 2022.  Only active full members of Sigma Xi are eligible to run for office. An inactive member may become active at any time through payment of current dues.

    President-Elect:  Election to this position carries a full 3-year term, each year with distinct title, duties, and responsibilities.  Failure to complete any part of the 3-year term will end the term in full:               

    President-elect: July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

    President:  July 1, 2023 – June 2024

    Past-president: July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025

     

    Treasurer:  Election to this position carries a full 4-year term beginning July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2026.

    Nominations for the President-Elect and Treasurer Positions should be submitted to elections@sigmaxi.org by March 2, 2021.

    The following positions carry a 3-year term beginning July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2025.

    Board of Directors

    • North Central Region (NC)
    • Southwest Region (SW)
    • Area Groups, Industries, State & Federal Labs Constituency Group (MI)
    • Comprehensive Colleges & Universities Constituency Group (CM)

    Associate Directors

    • Northeast Region (NE)
    • Baccalaureate Colleges Constituency Group (BA)
    • Canadian/International Group Constituency Group (CI)
    • Mid-Atlantic Region (MA)

    Committee on Nominations: 3-year term beginning immediately following the 2021 elections 

    • Membership at Large Constituency Group (MAL)
    • Research & Doctoral Universities Constituency Group (R&D)
    • Northwest Region (NW)
    • Southeast Region (SE)

    Nominations for the Board of Directors, Associate Directors and Committee on Nominations should be submitted to elections@sigmaxi.org by June 30, 2021.

    Please visit www.sigmaxi.org/about/2021-elections to view a list of duties and responsibilities for each position.  Self-nominations are welcomed and will be considered. The election will take place immediately following Sigma Xi’s Annual Meeting in November 2021.

  • Sigma Xi Leadership - Call for Nominations

    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, is seeking nominations for qualified candidates to fill the president-elect and treasurer positions, and vacancies for representation of regions and constituencies for terms beginning July 1, 2022.  Only active full members of Sigma Xi are eligible to run for office. An inactive member may become active at any time through payment of current dues.

    President-Elect:  Election to this position carries a full 3-year term, each year with distinct title, duties, and responsibilities.  Failure to complete any part of the 3-year term will end the term in full:               

    President-elect: July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

    President:  July 1, 2023 – June 2024

    Past-president: July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025

    Treasurer:  Election to this position carries a full 4-year term beginning July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2026.

    Nominations for the President-Elect and Treasurer Positions should be submitted to elections@sigmaxi.org by March 2, 2021.

    The following positions carry a 3-year term beginning July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2025.

    Board of Directors

    • North Central Region (NC)
    • Southwest Region (SW)
    • Area Groups, Industries, State & Federal Labs Constituency Group (MI)
    • Comprehensive Colleges & Universities Constituency Group (CM)

    Associate Directors

    • Northeast Region (NE)
    • Baccalaureate Colleges Constituency Group (BA)
    • Canadian/International Group Constituency Group (CI)
    • Mid-Atlantic Region (MA)

    Committee on Nominations: 3-year term beginning immediately following the 2021 elections 

    • Membership at Large Constituency Group (MAL)
    • Research & Doctoral Universities Constituency Group (R&D)
    • Northwest Region (NW)
    • Southeast Region (SE)

    Nominations for the Board of Directors, Associate Directors and Committee on Nominations should be submitted to elections@sigmaxi.org by June 30, 2021.

    Please visit www.sigmaxi.org/about/2021-elections to view a list of duties and responsibilities for each position.  Self-nominations are welcomed and will be considered. The election will take place immediately following Sigma Xi’s Annual Meeting in November 2021.

  • Sigma Xi Leadership - Call for Nominations

    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, is seeking nominations for qualified candidates to fill the president-elect and treasurer positions, and vacancies for representation of regions and constituencies for terms beginning July 1, 2022.  Only active full members of Sigma Xi are eligible to run for office. An inactive member may become active at any time through payment of current dues.

    President-Elect:  Election to this position carries a full 3-year term, each year with distinct title, duties, and responsibilities.  Failure to complete any part of the 3-year term will end the term in full:               

    President-elect: July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

    President:  July 1, 2023 – June 2024

    Past-president: July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025

    Treasurer:  Election to this position carries a full 4-year term beginning July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2026.

    Nominations for the President-Elect and Treasurer Positions should be submitted to elections@sigmaxi.org by March 2, 2021.

    The following positions carry a 3-year term beginning July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2025.

    Board of Directors

    • North Central Region (NC)
    • Southwest Region (SW)
    • Area Groups, Industries, State & Federal Labs Constituency Group (MI)
    • Comprehensive Colleges & Universities Constituency Group (CM)

    Associate Directors

    • Northeast Region (NE)
    • Baccalaureate Colleges Constituency Group (BA)
    • Canadian/International Group Constituency Group (CI)
    • Mid-Atlantic Region (MA)

    Committee on Nominations: 3-year term beginning immediately following the 2021 elections 

    • Membership at Large Constituency Group (MAL)
    • Research & Doctoral Universities Constituency Group (R&D)
    • Northwest Region (NW)
    • Southeast Region (SE)

    Nominations for the Board of Directors, Associate Directors and Committee on Nominations should be submitted to elections@sigmaxi.org by June 30, 2021.

    Please visit www.sigmaxi.org/about/2021-elections to view a list of duties and responsibilities for each position.  Self-nominations are welcomed and will be considered. The election will take place immediately following Sigma Xi’s Annual Meeting in November 2021.

  • Sigma Xi Leadership - Call for Nominations

    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, is seeking nominations for qualified candidates to fill the president-elect and treasurer positions, and vacancies for representation of regions and constituencies for terms beginning July 1, 2022.  Only active full members of Sigma Xi are eligible to run for office. An inactive member may become active at any time through payment of current dues.

    President-Elect:  Election to this position carries a full 3-year term, each year with distinct title, duties, and responsibilities.  Failure to complete any part of the 3-year term will end the term in full:               

    President-elect: July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

    President:  July 1, 2023 – June 2024

    Past-president: July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025

    Treasurer:  Election to this position carries a full 4-year term beginning July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2026.

    Nominations for the President-Elect and Treasurer Positions should be submitted to elections@sigmaxi.org by March 2, 2021.

    The following positions carry a 3-year term beginning July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2025.

    Board of Directors

    • North Central Region (NC)
    • Southwest Region (SW)
    • Area Groups, Industries, State & Federal Labs Constituency Group (MI)
    • Comprehensive Colleges & Universities Constituency Group (CM)

    Associate Directors

    • Northeast Region (NE)
    • Baccalaureate Colleges Constituency Group (BA)
    • Canadian/International Group Constituency Group (CI)
    • Mid-Atlantic Region (MA)

    Committee on Nominations: 3-year term beginning immediately following the 2021 elections 

    • Membership at Large Constituency Group (MAL)
    • Research & Doctoral Universities Constituency Group (R&D)
    • Northwest Region (NW)
    • Southeast Region (SE)

    Nominations for the Board of Directors, Associate Directors and Committee on Nominations should be submitted to elections@sigmaxi.org by June 30, 2021.

    Please visit www.sigmaxi.org/about/2021-elections to view a list of duties and responsibilities for each position.  Self-nominations are welcomed and will be considered. The election will take place immediately following Sigma Xi’s Annual Meeting in November 2021.

  • Sigma Xi Leadership - Call for Nominations

    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, is seeking nominations for qualified candidates to fill the president-elect and treasurer positions, and vacancies for representation of regions and constituencies for terms beginning July 1, 2022.  Only active full members of Sigma Xi are eligible to run for office. An inactive member may become active at any time through payment of current dues.

    President-Elect:  Election to this position carries a full 3-year term, each year with distinct title, duties, and responsibilities.  Failure to complete any part of the 3-year term will end the term in full:               

    President-elect: July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

    President:  July 1, 2023 – June 2024

    Past-president: July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025

    Treasurer:  Election to this position carries a full 4-year term beginning July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2026.

    Nominations for the President-Elect and Treasurer Positions should be submitted to elections@sigmaxi.org by March 2, 2021.

     

    The following positions carry a 3-year term beginning July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2025.

     

    Board of Directors

    • North Central Region (NC)
    • Southwest Region (SW)
    • Area Groups, Industries, State & Federal Labs Constituency Group (MI)
    • Comprehensive Colleges & Universities Constituency Group (CM)

    Associate Directors

    • Northeast Region (NE)
    • Baccalaureate Colleges Constituency Group (BA)
    • Canadian/International Group Constituency Group (CI)
    • Mid-Atlantic Region (MA)

    Committee on Nominations: 3-year term beginning immediately following the 2021 elections 

    • Membership at Large Constituency Group (MAL)
    • Research & Doctoral Universities Constituency Group (R&D)
    • Northwest Region (NW)
    • Southeast Region (SE)

    Nominations for the Board of Directors, Associate Directors and Committee on Nominations should be submitted to elections@sigmaxi.org by June 30, 2021.

    Please visit www.sigmaxi.org/about/2021-elections to view a list of duties and responsibilities for each position.  Self-nominations are welcomed and will be considered. The election will take place immediately following Sigma Xi’s Annual Meeting in November 2021.

  • Sigma Xi Leadership - Call for Nominations

    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, is seeking nominations for qualified candidates to fill the president-elect and treasurer positions, and vacancies for representation of regions and constituencies for terms beginning July 1, 2022.  Only active full members of Sigma Xi are eligible to run for office. An inactive member may become active at any time through payment of current dues.

    President-Elect:  Election to this position carries a full 3-year term, each year with distinct title, duties, and responsibilities.  Failure to complete any part of the 3-year term will end the term in full:               

    President-elect: July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

    President:  July 1, 2023 – June 2024

    Past-president: July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025

    Treasurer:  Election to this position carries a full 4-year term beginning July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2026.

    Nominations for the President-Elect and Treasurer Positions should be submitted to elections@sigmaxi.org by March 2, 2021.

    The following positions carry a 3-year term beginning July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2025.

    Board of Directors

    • North Central Region (NC)
    • Southwest Region (SW)
    • Area Groups, Industries, State & Federal Labs Constituency Group (MI)
    • Comprehensive Colleges & Universities Constituency Group (CM)

    Associate Directors

    • Northeast Region (NE)
    • Baccalaureate Colleges Constituency Group (BA)
    • Canadian/International Group Constituency Group (CI)
    • Mid-Atlantic Region (MA)

    Committee on Nominations: 3-year term beginning immediately following the 2021 elections 

    • Membership at Large Constituency Group (MAL)
    • Research & Doctoral Universities Constituency Group (R&D)
    • Northwest Region (NW)
    • Southeast Region (SE)

    Nominations for the Board of Directors, Associate Directors and Committee on Nominations should be submitted to elections@sigmaxi.org by June 30, 2021.

    Please visit www.sigmaxi.org/about/2021-elections to view a list of duties and responsibilities for each position.  Self-nominations are welcomed and will be considered. The election will take place immediately following Sigma Xi’s Annual Meeting in November 2021.

  • Sigma Xi Leadership - Call for Nominations

    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, is seeking nominations for qualified candidates to fill the president-elect and treasurer positions, and vacancies for representation of regions and constituencies for terms beginning July 1, 2022.  Only active full members of Sigma Xi are eligible to run for office. An inactive member may become active at any time through payment of current dues.

    President-Elect:  Election to this position carries a full 3-year term, each year with distinct title, duties, and responsibilities.  Failure to complete any part of the 3-year term will end the term in full:               

    President-elect: July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

    President:  July 1, 2023 – June 2024

    Past-president: July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025

    Treasurer:  Election to this position carries a full 4-year term beginning July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2026.

    Nominations for the President-Elect and Treasurer Positions should be submitted to elections@sigmaxi.org by March 2, 2021.

    The following positions carry a 3-year term beginning July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2025.

    Board of Directors

    • North Central Region (NC)
    • Southwest Region (SW)
    • Area Groups, Industries, State & Federal Labs Constituency Group (MI)
    • Comprehensive Colleges & Universities Constituency Group (CM)

    Associate Directors

    • Northeast Region (NE)
    • Baccalaureate Colleges Constituency Group (BA)
    • Canadian/International Group Constituency Group (CI)
    • Mid-Atlantic Region (MA)

    Committee on Nominations: 3-year term beginning immediately following the 2021 elections 

    • Membership at Large Constituency Group (MAL)
    • Research & Doctoral Universities Constituency Group (R&D)
    • Northwest Region (NW)
    • Southeast Region (SE)

    Nominations for the Board of Directors, Associate Directors and Committee on Nominations should be submitted to elections@sigmaxi.org by June 30, 2021.

    Please visit www.sigmaxi.org/about/2021-elections to view a list of duties and responsibilities for each position.  Self-nominations are welcomed and will be considered. The election will take place immediately following Sigma Xi’s Annual Meeting in November 2021.

  • Reminder to Vote

    Hello,
    Sigma Xi elections are going on (until November 22) and we have a UAB Sigma Xi chapter member, Dr. Sami Raut, our past president, on the ballot.

    Go vote!
  • UC Sigma Xi Virtual Fall Mixer this Week!

    Please join us for the virtual UC Sigma Xi Fall Mixer this Thursday (10/22), 4:30-6:00pm.  The mixer will include a recognition of new members and talks from our 3 Grants-in-aid of Research Winners:

    5:00pm - Megan Corcoran, Geology; Advisor: Aaron Diefendorf

    "Investigating the hydrogen isotopic composition of highly branched isoprenoids produced by lake diatoms as a proxy for lake water hydrogen isotopes"

    5:20pm - Christopher Holmes, Biological Sciences; Advisor: Josh Benoit
    "Dehydration influences mosquito blood feeding and biology"

    5:40pm - Zheng Yuan, Chemical Engineering; Advisor: Yoonjee Park
    "Drug release and Reversibility of Light-activatable Drug-encapsulated Micron-sized Liposomes"

    The session will be hosted on zoom:
    https://ucincinnati.zoom.us/j/93022657965?pwd=VzVHZ2ZVNmZwUEdQVC9uZW9BUHlhdz09

  • Pizza lunch on viruses, 10/27

    Hi all, join us for the next pizza lunch on 10/27 at 12:30 PM ET, which will feature a great speaker on viruses. 
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sigma-xi-virtual-pizza-lunch-understanding-viral-infections-tickets-125367041195
    If you join using the zoom link, you should not need to use a password.
  • Fall Induction Ceremony and Student Poster Session

    This week-September 28th-October 1st, register on our Canvas site https://canvas.vt.edu/enroll/ED84XN to view presentations from students who will be formally inducted on Thursday October 1, 4:30-5:30 PM

    You can view presentations and then vote for the student who will win a virtual trip to this year's Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference.

    Attend our Zoom induction ceremony on Thursday Oct 1, 4:30-5:30 PM. We have about 30 inductees this year!!


    Remember-everyone needs to self-enroll in the Canvas site, by going to: https://canvas.vt.edu/enroll/ED84XN

  • Save the Date! UC Sigma Xi Virtual Fall Mixer on 10/22

    Save the date for a virtual Fall Mixer for the UC Chapter of Sigma Xi on Thursday, October 22 at 4:30pm.  Presentations will be given by our Grant in aide of research winners.  More details on the format will be coming soon!
  • National Annual Meeting and Student Research Showcase is now Virtual!!

    The national Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Showcase is now virtual (and reduced cost!). This is a great opportunity to attend the national meeting from your own home or office. The annual meeting includes research seminars as well as student presentations. Having attended in the past, I can attest that it is a really great conference. The conference will take place November 5-8, 2020. I hope to see you there!!

    Here is the official description: 

    This conference will showcase emerging trends and challenges across a broad spectrum of science–art collaborations and explore how interdisciplinarity can advance scientific discoveries.

    Sessions will cover topics such as behavioral sciences, art therapy, neuroscience of aesthetic experience, data visualization, communicating science through arts, brain’s response to music, and innovative strategies for integrating arts in STEM education and research.

    The event virtually brings together cross-disciplinary thought leaders, artists, communicators, and innovators working at the intersections of arts, sciences, medicine, technology, engineering, mathematics, and education to provide complementary perspectives on how the convergence of arts and sciences affect new knowledge. 

    Stay Healthy!
    Karen Sweazea
    ASU Chapter Sigma Xi

  • Thank You

    Upon reaching the end of my term as Director of the Mid-Atlantic Region I want to say thank you for the honor and privilege of serving and wish incoming Director Daniel Rubenstein all the best. There is much to do on behalf of Science and Engineering, indeed all of STEM, around the world, and I firmly believe that Sigma Xi is poised to play a major role in improving the lot of scientists and engineers as we move forward. I will remain active in Sigma Xi to help accomplish that, and I hope you will as well. (If you are not yet active in Sigma Xi, I encourage you to become active.) Again, thank you for the privilege of serving as Director; be well; provide support to your colleagues; and don't touch your face without first washing your hands.
  • Chapter Elections

    Our Sigma Xi chapter recognizes the accomplishments of our outstanding student researchers through the Sigma Xi Award, helps to raise the profile of the sciences at Purchase College, and contributes to the NSS Lecture Series by recommending and co-sponsoring Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturers. Your active participation in the chapter by maintaining your active membership and voting are important and appreciated.

    Please participate in our Sigma Xi chapter by voting. To vote, click on the following link; the deadline is June 30, 2020.

    Thank you for your support and take care!
  • Chapter Elections 2020

    Our Sigma Xi chapter recognizes the accomplishments of our outstanding student researchers through the Sigma Xi Award, helps to raise the profile of the sciences at Purchase College, and contributes to the NSS Lecture Series by recommending and co-sponsoring Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturers. Your active participation in the chapter by maintaining your active membership and voting are important and appreciated.

    Please participate in our Sigma Xi chapter by voting. To vote, click on the following link; the deadline is June 30, 2020.

    Thank you for your support and take care!