Announcements

  • 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.


    Linda P. Tugurian, PhD NBCT
    Interim Coordinator of Secondary Programs and STEM Integration

    Durham Public Schools

    511 Cleveland St.

    PO Box 30002
    Durham, NC 27702
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    Linda_Tugurian@dpsnc.net

    She/her/hers

    https://central.dpsnc.net/6-12-science @DPS_science

  • 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!
  • UAB Sigma Xi Luncheon Meeting - April 15th CANCELLED

    Hello everyone,
    We hope you are all doing well.
    Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we will not have our April seminar. We hope to see everyone back in the Fall and will send more information about our monthly seminars and our chapter later. 
    Thank you and stay safe.
    Ana Oliveira, DrPH
    UAB Sigma Xi Vice-president
  • Canceled - 2020 Annual Research Symposium

    Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we are canceling the 2020 Annual Research Symposium. We hope to see you join us next year!
  • 2020 Annual Research Symposium Canceled

    Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we are canceling the 2020 Annual Research Symposium. We hope to see you join us next year!
  • [Postponed to 2021] 2020 Northeast Regional Sigma Xi Annual Meetings

    We are postponing our 2020 Northeast Regional meeting to 2021 at WCSU. We will provides updates for the 2021 meeting as the plans stabilize.

    In the meantime, I hope all of you are well and are managing to stay healthy.

    Sinecerely,
    Gene Santos, NE Region Director
  • 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 2020 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, 2020.
    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