Announcements

  • 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
  • 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
  • 2020 SLU Sigma Xi Research Symposium Call for Abstracts

    The SLU Sigma Xi Research Symposium will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2020 in the Center for Global Citizenship. Both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit an abstract.

     

    Abstract Submission Guidelines*:

     

    • Abstracts must be submitted via the Google form here.
    • 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 27, 2020.

     

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

     

    Click here for additional information. 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.

     

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

    Dana Baum, President

    Lisa Willoughby, Treasurer

    Tanyathorn Hauwadhanasuk, Secretary

  • 2020 SLU Sigma Xi Annual Research Symposium Call for Abstracts

    The SLU Sigma Xi Research Symposium will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2020 in the Center for Global Citizenship. Both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit an abstract.

     

    Abstract Submission Guidelines*:

     

    • Abstracts must be submitted via the Google form here.
    • 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 27, 2020.

     

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

     

    Click here for additional information. 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.

     

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

    Dana Baum, President

    Lisa Willoughby, Treasurer

    Tanyathorn Hauwadhanasuk, Secretary

  • Corona Virus: Understanding the Science and Responding Appropriately

    Please come to our Panel on the Corona Virus on Wednesday March 4 4:30-6:00 in Gore Hall 103 -- Please share this announcement!
  • Spring Nominations Campaign

    Dear Members,

    Thank you for a wonderful ceremony this past Fall and everything you do for our chapter.  I hope you were able to see our chapter published in Sigma Xi's American Scientist magazine.

    This February through May, Sigma Xi is doing a membership campaign and our chapter will receive extra funding for adding members.  Further, you can have your next year's membership covered by filling out the bottom referral portion for 5 new members that are approved.  If you would like to nominate someone for membership or renew your own membership, feel free to reach out to me at ag1824@mynsu.nova.edu.

    We are also alway open to hearing how our Chapter can best support your role within the NSU research community.  Feel free to contact myself, a chapter officer, or post to the Nova Southeastern University community form found listed under your communites at this address: My Communities.

    Regards,
    Avidor


    Avidor Gerstenfeld
    Vice President, NSU Chapter of Sigma Xi
    The Scientific Research Honor Society
    OMS-I | Class of 2023
    Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Nova Southeastern University
    ag1824@mynsu.nova.edu
  • 2020 Georgia Tech Sigma Xi Faculty Research Awards

    I am pleased to let you know that nominations are now open for the 2020 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 March 2, 2020 (Monday):

    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 in the evening of April 23 (Thursday). The faculty award winners will also be honored at the Georgia Tech Faculty and Staff Honors Luncheon on Friday, April 24; see

    https://specialevents.gatech.edu/events/faculty-staff-honors

     

    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 7 (Friday), 2020 (per previous solicitation).

     

    If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Segried Winfrey (Chapter Coordinator) <segried.winfrey@me.gatech.edu> or myself <zhuomin.zhang@me.gatech.edu>.

     

    Thank you for your assistance in promoting and encouraging applications (feel free to forward this email to your unit).

     

    Zhuomin Zhang (Professor, ME)

    President-Georgia Tech Chapter of Sigma Xi

  • 2020 Georgia Tech Sigma Xi Faculty Research Awards

    I am pleased to let you know that nominations are now open for the 2020 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 March 2, 2020 (Monday):

    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 in the evening of April 23 (Thursday). The faculty award winners will also be honored at the Georgia Tech Faculty and Staff Honors Luncheon on Friday, April 24; see

    https://specialevents.gatech.edu/events/faculty-staff-honors

    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 7 (Friday), 2020 (per previous solicitation).

    If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Segried Winfrey (Chapter Coordinator) <segried.winfrey@me.gatech.edu> or myself <zhuomin.zhang@me.gatech.edu>.

    Zhuomin Zhang (Professor, ME)

    President-Georgia Tech Chapter of Sigma Xi

  • CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2020 General Election

    Dear Members of Sigma Xi:

    Sigma Xi is highly focused on achieving its mission which is to enhance the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public's understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition.

    We are a Society who has proven our commitment to excellence in scientific and engineering research, recognizing the value of and providing opportunities for our members and future researchers to achieve scientific distinction. 

    While we eagerly pursue this mission, the Society will persist in heightening its dedication to the advancement of knowledge through research, service, teaching, diversity, inclusion and professional ethics.  It is through your voice that we are able to fulfill the Society’s goals, moving forward and adhering to our mission. 

    I want to encourage and invite you to participate in the election process for selecting the next leaders of the Society.  Please take a few minutes to think about who you know that you believe can provide the best leadership and vision to help guide Sigma Xi to thrive and fulfill its mission.

    We are seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

    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, 2021 – June 30, 2022

    President:  July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

    Past-president: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024

    Board of Directors3-year term (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024)

    • Baccalaureate Colleges Constituency
    • Canadian/International Group
    • Northwest Region
    • Southeast Region

    Associate Directors3-year term (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024)  

    • North Central Region
    • Southwest Region
    • Membership at Large Constituency
    • Research & Doctoral Universities Constituency

     Committee on Nominations3-year term commencing immediately following the 2020 elections 

    • Mid-Atlantic Region
    • Northeast Region
    • Area Groups, Industries, State & Federal Labs Constituency
    • Comprehensive Colleges & Universities Constituency

    You can learn about the duties and responsibilities of each position by visiting www.sigmaxi.org/2020-elections and review Sigma Xi’s bylaws  for more information.

    Voting for all positions will begin November 9, 2020 through December 8, 2020, by electronic means.   All active members of the Society are eligible to vote. 

    Nomination Requirements:

    1. Only active full members of Sigma Xi are eligible for office. An inactive member may become active at any time through payment of current dues.
    2. Nominations for the President-Elect position are due by March 2, 2020.
    3. Nominations for the Directors, Associate Directors and Committee on Nominations are due by June 30, 2020.
    4. Nominations should be submitted to elections@sigmaxi.org.

     

    I invite you to consider nominating someone or yourself, whom you believe is best qualified to fill these vital roles within the Society. 

    Thank you,

    Jamie L. Vernon, Ph.D.
    Executive Director and CEO
    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society

  • CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2020 General Elections

    Dear Members of Sigma Xi:

    Sigma Xi is highly focused on achieving its mission which is to enhance the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public's understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition.

    We are a Society who has proven our commitment to excellence in scientific and engineering research, recognizing the value of and providing opportunities for our members and future researchers to achieve scientific distinction. 

    While we eagerly pursue this mission, the Society will persist in heightening its dedication to the advancement of knowledge through research, service, teaching, diversity, inclusion and professional ethics.  It is through your voice that we are able to fulfill the Society’s goals, moving forward and adhering to our mission. 

    I want to encourage and invite you to participate in the election process for selecting the next leaders of the Society.  Please take a few minutes to think about who you know that you believe can provide the best leadership and vision to help guide Sigma Xi to thrive and fulfill its mission.

    We are seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

    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, 2021 – June 30, 2022

    President:  July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

    Past-president: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024

    Board of Directors3-year term (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024)

    • Baccalaureate Colleges Constituency
    • Canadian/International Group
    • Northwest Region
    • Southeast Region

    Associate Directors3-year term (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024)  

    • North Central Region
    • Southwest Region
    • Membership at Large Constituency
    • Research & Doctoral Universities Constituency

     Committee on Nominations3-year term commencing immediately following the 2020 elections 

    • Mid-Atlantic Region
    • Northeast Region
    • Area Groups, Industries, State & Federal Labs Constituency
    • Comprehensive Colleges & Universities Constituency

    You can learn about the duties and responsibilities of each position by visiting www.sigmaxi.org/2020-elections and review Sigma Xi’s bylaws  for more information.

    Voting for all positions will begin November 9, 2020 through December 8, 2020, by electronic means.   All active members of the Society are eligible to vote. 

    Nomination Requirements:

    1. Only active full members of Sigma Xi are eligible for office. An inactive member may become active at any time through payment of current dues.
    2. Nominations for the President-Elect position are due by March 2, 2020.
    3. Nominations for the Directors, Associate Directors and Committee on Nominations are due by June 30, 2020.
    4. Nominations should be submitted to elections@sigmaxi.org.

     

    I invite you to consider nominating someone or yourself, whom you believe is best qualified to fill these vital roles within the Society. 

    Thank you,

    Jamie L. Vernon, Ph.D.
    Executive Director and CEO
    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society

  • CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2020 General Elections

    Dear Members of Sigma Xi:

    Sigma Xi is highly focused on achieving its mission which is to enhance the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public's understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition.

    We are a Society who has proven our commitment to excellence in scientific and engineering research, recognizing the value of and providing opportunities for our members and future researchers to achieve scientific distinction. 

    While we eagerly pursue this mission, the Society will persist in heightening its dedication to the advancement of knowledge through research, service, teaching, diversity, inclusion and professional ethics.  It is through your voice that we are able to fulfill the Society’s goals, moving forward and adhering to our mission. 

    I want to encourage and invite you to participate in the election process for selecting the next leaders of the Society.  Please take a few minutes to think about who you know that you believe can provide the best leadership and vision to help guide Sigma Xi to thrive and fulfill its mission.

    We are seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

    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, 2021 – June 30, 2022

    President:  July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

    Past-president: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024

    Board of Directors3-year term (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024)

    • Baccalaureate Colleges Constituency
    • Canadian/International Group
    • Northwest Region
    • Southeast Region

    Associate Directors3-year term (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024)  

    • North Central Region
    • Southwest Region
    • Membership at Large Constituency
    • Research & Doctoral Universities Constituency

     Committee on Nominations3-year term commencing immediately following the 2020 elections 

    • Mid-Atlantic Region
    • Northeast Region
    • Area Groups, Industries, State & Federal Labs Constituency
    • Comprehensive Colleges & Universities Constituency

    You can learn about the duties and responsibilities of each position by visiting www.sigmaxi.org/2020-elections and review Sigma Xi’s bylaws  for more information.

    Voting for all positions will begin November 9, 2020 through December 8, 2020, by electronic means.   All active members of the Society are eligible to vote. 

    Nomination Requirements:

    1. Only active full members of Sigma Xi are eligible for office. An inactive member may become active at any time through payment of current dues.
    2. Nominations for the President-Elect position are due by March 2, 2020.
    3. Nominations for the Directors, Associate Directors and Committee on Nominations are due by June 30, 2020.
    4. Nominations should be submitted to elections@sigmaxi.org.

     

    I invite you to consider nominating someone or yourself, whom you believe is best qualified to fill these vital roles within the Society. 

    Thank you,

    Jamie L. Vernon, Ph.D.
    Executive Director and CEO
    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society

  • CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2020 General Election

    Dear Members of Sigma Xi:

    Sigma Xi is highly focused on achieving its mission which is to enhance the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public's understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition.

    We are a Society who has proven our commitment to excellence in scientific and engineering research, recognizing the value of and providing opportunities for our members and future researchers to achieve scientific distinction. 

    While we eagerly pursue this mission, the Society will persist in heightening its dedication to the advancement of knowledge through research, service, teaching, diversity, inclusion and professional ethics.  It is through your voice that we are able to fulfill the Society’s goals, moving forward and adhering to our mission. 

    I want to encourage and invite you to participate in the election process for selecting the next leaders of the Society.  Please take a few minutes to think about who you know that you believe can provide the best leadership and vision to help guide Sigma Xi to thrive and fulfill its mission.

    We are seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

    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, 2021 – June 30, 2022

    President:  July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

    Past-president: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024

    Board of Directors3-year term (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024)

    • Baccalaureate Colleges Constituency
    • Canadian/International Group
    • Northwest Region
    • Southeast Region

    Associate Directors3-year term (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024)  

    • North Central Region
    • Southwest Region
    • Membership at Large Constituency
    • Research & Doctoral Universities Constituency

     Committee on Nominations3-year term commencing immediately following the 2020 elections 

    • Mid-Atlantic Region
    • Northeast Region
    • Area Groups, Industries, State & Federal Labs Constituency
    • Comprehensive Colleges & Universities Constituency

    You can learn about the duties and responsibilities of each position by visiting www.sigmaxi.org/2020-elections and review Sigma Xi’s bylaws  for more information.

    Voting for all positions will begin November 9, 2020 through December 8, 2020, by electronic means.   All active members of the Society are eligible to vote. 

    Nomination Requirements:

    1. Only active full members of Sigma Xi are eligible for office. An inactive member may become active at any time through payment of current dues.
    2. Nominations for the President-Elect position are due by March 2, 2020.
    3. Nominations for the Directors, Associate Directors and Committee on Nominations are due by June 30, 2020.
    4. Nominations should be submitted to elections@sigmaxi.org.

     

    I invite you to consider nominating someone or yourself, whom you believe is best qualified to fill these vital roles within the Society. 

    Thank you,

    Jamie L. Vernon, Ph.D.
    Executive Director and CEO
    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society

  • CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2020 General Election

    Dear Members of Sigma Xi:

    Sigma Xi is highly focused on achieving its mission which is to enhance the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public's understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition.

    We are a Society who has proven our commitment to excellence in scientific and engineering research, recognizing the value of and providing opportunities for our members and future researchers to achieve scientific distinction. 

    While we eagerly pursue this mission, the Society will persist in heightening its dedication to the advancement of knowledge through research, service, teaching, diversity, inclusion and professional ethics.  It is through your voice that we are able to fulfill the Society’s goals, moving forward and adhering to our mission. 

    I want to encourage and invite you to participate in the election process for selecting the next leaders of the Society.  Please take a few minutes to think about who you know that you believe can provide the best leadership and vision to help guide Sigma Xi to thrive and fulfill its mission.

    We are seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

    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, 2021 – June 30, 2022

    President:  July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

    Past-president: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024

    Board of Directors3-year term (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024)

    • Baccalaureate Colleges Constituency
    • Canadian/International Group
    • Northwest Region
    • Southeast Region

    Associate Directors3-year term (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024)  

    • North Central Region
    • Southwest Region
    • Membership at Large Constituency
    • Research & Doctoral Universities Constituency

     Committee on Nominations3-year term commencing immediately following the 2020 elections 

    • Mid-Atlantic Region
    • Northeast Region
    • Area Groups, Industries, State & Federal Labs Constituency
    • Comprehensive Colleges & Universities Constituency

    You can learn about the duties and responsibilities of each position by visiting www.sigmaxi.org/2020-elections and review Sigma Xi’s bylaws  for more information.

    Voting for all positions will begin November 9, 2020 through December 8, 2020, by electronic means.   All active members of the Society are eligible to vote. 

    Nomination Requirements:

    1. Only active full members of Sigma Xi are eligible for office. An inactive member may become active at any time through payment of current dues.
    2. Nominations for the President-Elect position are due by March 2, 2020.
    3. Nominations for the Directors, Associate Directors and Committee on Nominations are due by June 30, 2020.
    4. Nominations should be submitted to elections@sigmaxi.org.

    I invite you to consider nominating someone or yourself, whom you believe is best qualified to fill these vital roles within the Society. 

    Thank you,

    Jamie L. Vernon, Ph.D.
    Executive Director and CEO
    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society

  • CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2020 General Election

    Dear Members of Sigma Xi:

    Sigma Xi is highly focused on achieving its mission which is to enhance the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public's understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition.

    We are a Society who has proven our commitment to excellence in scientific and engineering research, recognizing the value of and providing opportunities for our members and future researchers to achieve scientific distinction. 

    While we eagerly pursue this mission, the Society will persist in heightening its dedication to the advancement of knowledge through research, service, teaching, diversity, inclusion and professional ethics.  It is through your voice that we are able to fulfill the Society’s goals, moving forward and adhering to our mission. 

    I want to encourage and invite you to participate in the election process for selecting the next leaders of the Society.  Please take a few minutes to think about who you know that you believe can provide the best leadership and vision to help guide Sigma Xi to thrive and fulfill its mission.

    We are seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

    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, 2021 – June 30, 2022

    President:  July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

    Past-president: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024

    Board of Directors3-year term (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024)

    • Baccalaureate Colleges Constituency
    • Canadian/International Group
    • Northwest Region
    • Southeast Region

    Associate Directors3-year term (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024)  

    • North Central Region
    • Southwest Region
    • Membership at Large Constituency
    • Research & Doctoral Universities Constituency

     Committee on Nominations3-year term commencing immediately following the 2020 elections 

    • Mid-Atlantic Region
    • Northeast Region
    • Area Groups, Industries, State & Federal Labs Constituency
    • Comprehensive Colleges & Universities Constituency

    You can learn about the duties and responsibilities of each position by visiting www.sigmaxi.org/2020-elections and review Sigma Xi’s bylaws  for more information.

    Voting for all positions will begin November 9, 2020 through December 8, 2020, by electronic means.   All active members of the Society are eligible to vote. 

    Nomination Requirements:

    1. Only active full members of Sigma Xi are eligible for office. An inactive member may become active at any time through payment of current dues.
    2. Nominations for the President-Elect position are due by March 2, 2020.
    3. Nominations for the Directors, Associate Directors and Committee on Nominations are due by June 30, 2020.
    4. Nominations should be submitted to elections@sigmaxi.org.

    I invite you to consider nominating someone or yourself, whom you believe is best qualified to fill these vital roles within the Society. 

    Thank you,

    Jamie L. Vernon, Ph.D.
    Executive Director and CEO
    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society

  • CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2020 General Election

    Dear Members of Sigma Xi:

    Sigma Xi is highly focused on achieving its mission which is to enhance the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public's understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition.

    We are a Society who has proven our commitment to excellence in scientific and engineering research, recognizing the value of and providing opportunities for our members and future researchers to achieve scientific distinction. 

    While we eagerly pursue this mission, the Society will persist in heightening its dedication to the advancement of knowledge through research, service, teaching, diversity, inclusion and professional ethics.  It is through your voice that we are able to fulfill the Society’s goals, moving forward and adhering to our mission. 

    I want to encourage and invite you to participate in the election process for selecting the next leaders of the Society.  Please take a few minutes to think about who you know that you believe can provide the best leadership and vision to help guide Sigma Xi to thrive and fulfill its mission.

    We are seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

    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, 2021 – June 30, 2022

    President:  July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

    Past-president: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024

    Board of Directors3-year term (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024)

    • Baccalaureate Colleges Constituency
    • Canadian/International Group
    • Northwest Region
    • Southeast Region

    Associate Directors3-year term (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024)  

    • North Central Region
    • Southwest Region
    • Membership at Large Constituency
    • Research & Doctoral Universities Constituency

     Committee on Nominations3-year term commencing immediately following the 2020 elections 

    • Mid-Atlantic Region
    • Northeast Region
    • Area Groups, Industries, State & Federal Labs Constituency
    • Comprehensive Colleges & Universities Constituency

    You can learn about the duties and responsibilities of each position by visiting www.sigmaxi.org/2020-elections and review Sigma Xi’s bylaws  for more information.

    Voting for all positions will begin November 9, 2020 through December 8, 2020, by electronic means.   All active members of the Society are eligible to vote. 

    Nomination Requirements:

    1. Only active full members of Sigma Xi are eligible for office. An inactive member may become active at any time through payment of current dues.
    2. Nominations for the President-Elect position are due by March 2, 2020.
    3. Nominations for the Directors, Associate Directors and Committee on Nominations are due by June 30, 2020.
    4. Nominations should be submitted to elections@sigmaxi.org.

    I invite you to consider nominating someone or yourself, whom you believe is best qualified to fill these vital roles within the Society. 

    Thank you,

    Jamie L. Vernon, Ph.D.
    Executive Director and CEO
    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society

  • CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:  ELECTIONS (November 2020)

    Dear Members of Sigma Xi:

    Sigma Xi is highly focused on achieving its mission which is to enhance the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public's understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition.

    We are a Society who has proven our commitment to excellence in scientific and engineering research, recognizing the value of and providing opportunities for our members and future researchers to achieve scientific distinction. 

    While we eagerly pursue this mission, the Society will persist in heightening its dedication to the advancement of knowledge through research, service, teaching, diversity, inclusion and professional ethics.  It is through your voice that we are able to fulfill the Society’s goals, moving forward and adhering to our mission. 

    I want to encourage and invite you to participate in the election process for selecting the next leaders of the Society.  Please take a few minutes to think about who you know that you believe can provide the best leadership and vision to help guide Sigma Xi to thrive and fulfill its mission.

    We are seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

    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, 2021 – June 30, 2022

    President:  July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

    Past-president: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024

    Board of Directors3-year term (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024)

    • Baccalaureate Colleges Constituency
    • Canadian/International Group
    • Northwest Region
    • Southeast Region

    Associate Directors3-year term (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024)  

    • North Central Region
    • Southwest Region
    • Membership at Large Constituency
    • Research & Doctoral Universities Constituency

     Committee on Nominations3-year term commencing immediately following the 2020 elections 

    • Mid-Atlantic Region
    • Northeast Region
    • Area Groups, Industries, State & Federal Labs Constituency
    • Comprehensive Colleges & Universities Constituency

    You can learn about the duties and responsibilities of each position by visiting www.sigmaxi.org/2020-elections and review Sigma Xi’s bylaws  for more information.

    Voting for all positions will begin November 9, 2020 through December 8, 2020, by electronic means.   All active members of the Society are eligible to vote. 

    Nomination Requirements:

    1. Only active full members of Sigma Xi are eligible for office. An inactive member may become active at any time through payment of current dues.
    2. Nominations for the President-Elect position are due by March 2, 2020.
    3. Nominations for the Directors, Associate Directors and Committee on Nominations are due by June 30, 2020.
    4. Nominations should be submitted to elections@sigmaxi.org.

     

    I invite you to consider nominating someone or yourself, whom you believe is best qualified to fill these vital roles within the Society. 

    Thank you,

    Jamie L. Vernon, Ph.D.
    Executive Director and CEO
    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society

  • Sigma Xi Grants and Aid of Research Awards

    Hi everyone, 
    Some of you might have noticed that Virginia Tech graduate student Sydney Hope was mentioned in the last American Scientist Magazine. She was a 2014 winner of a Grants in Aid of Research award for $700, and one of our $1000 Graduate Student winners in past years.  News archive-Sydney Hope

    My graduate student Matthew Kocher was just notified that he also won a Grants in Aid of Research Award ($500) for his work in Prader-Willi Syndrome.  That's 2 for Virginia Tech--please let us know if any of your other students might have won these. We'd like to make sure your students become members if they are not already.

    If your students (grad and undergrad) are interested in applying for the next round of grants, Applications will be due again March 15: Grants-in-aid more info

    Congrats to our VT winners!!!

    Debby
  • April 18 Snake River Locks Tour

    Hi,

    I am trying to get a group of 15 together to get an advance reservation for the tour boat that comes to Kennwick each spring.  The group rate is $84 per person.  the tour leaves at 9:30 AM and ends at 2:30 PM.  Lunch is included.  I will have to pay a 25% deposit so you must find your own replacement if you back out.

    I have six people committed right now.

    The boat docks at Clover Island.

    Thanks,

    Mary
  • Call for Nominations

    2020 Georgia Tech Sigma Xi Student Research Awards

    Nominations are invited for student research awards sponsored by the Georgia Tech Chapter of Sigma Xi. The awards are made possible by the generous support of the Georgia Tech Research Corporation and the Ferst Foundation of Atlanta.

    Awards will be presented at the Sigma Xi Banquet late spring (TBA). The faculty award process has been put on hold. A separate call will be issued for this year’s Sigma Xi faculty research awards as soon as possible.

     

    For this year’s student awards, nominations will be accepted until February 7, 2020. Please see the award categories and instructions for nomination submission at the Chapter's website:

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

    Nominations for awards should be submitted by a school, department, or a laboratory. Some categories have limited number of nominations that can be submitted by each unit. For details, see

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

    I would like to bring to your attention that, in addition to Best Ph.D. and M.S. Thesis Awards, there will be up to two (2) Best Undergraduate Research Awards for outstanding undergraduate research as evidenced by a thesis, written report, or published paper(s). (An undergraduate student can be nominated for the Undergraduate Award up to one year after graduation.)

    If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Segried Winfrey (Chapter Coordinator) <segried.winfrey@me.gatech.edu> or myself <zhuomin.zhang@me.gatech.edu>.

    Thank you for your assistance in promoting and encouraging applications (feel free to forward this email to your unit).

    Zhuomin Zhang (Professor, ME), President-Georgia Tech Chapter of Sigma Xi

  • Call for Nominations

    2020 Georgia Tech Sigma Xi Student Research Awards

    Nominations are invited for student research awards sponsored by the Georgia Tech Chapter of Sigma Xi. The awards are made possible by the generous support of the Georgia Tech Research Corporation and the Ferst Foundation of Atlanta.

    Awards will be presented at the Sigma Xi Banquet late spring (TBA). The faculty award process has been put on hold. A separate call will be issued for this year’s Sigma Xi faculty research awards as soon as possible.

     

    For this year’s student awards, nominations will be accepted until February 7, 2020. Please see the award categories and instructions for nomination submission at the Chapter's website:

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

    Nominations for awards should be submitted by a school, department, or a laboratory. Some categories have limited number of nominations that can be submitted by each unit. For details, see

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

    I would like to bring to your attention that, in addition to Best Ph.D. and M.S. Thesis Awards, there will be up to two (2) Best Undergraduate Research Awards for outstanding undergraduate research as evidenced by a thesis, written report, or published paper(s). (An undergraduate student can be nominated for the Undergraduate Award up to one year after graduation.)

    If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Segried Winfrey (Chapter Coordinator) <segried.winfrey@me.gatech.edu> or myself <zhuomin.zhang@me.gatech.edu>.

     

    Thank you for your assistance in promoting and encouraging applications (feel free to forward this email to your unit).

    Zhuomin Zhang (Professor, ME), President-Georgia Tech Chapter of Sigma Xi

  • 2020 UC Sigma Xi Award Applications Now Available

    Dear Sigma Xi Colleagues,

    Seasons Greetings!  We are ready to accept nominations for the three Sigma Xi award opportunities through UC's local chapter.   They include:
     
    The 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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.
     
    You can find the application forms and instructions on the Chapter Website.   Completed nominations are due to me, Friday, January 24th, 2020.
     
    Let me know if you have any questions.  
     
    Kind regards,
    Margaret
     
    Margaret Hanson, margaret.hanson@uc.edu 
    Chair, Sigma Xi Awards
    Professor of Physics
    Fellow of the Graduate School
    Divisional Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
    University of Cincinnati
  • Complementary Sigma Xi Graduate Student Membership

    Dear Sigma Xi colleagues,

    On behalf of the FIU Chapter of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, I wish to invite promising FIU graduate students to apply for Sigma Xi membership.

    Sigma Xi, founded in 1886, is one of the oldest and largest scientific organizations in the world.  Today, Sigma Xi has nearly 60,000 members in over 500 Chapters. Recent presidents of Sigma Xi have included Nobel laureate Frederick Robbins, National Medal of Science winner Kumar Patel, presidential science advisor Neal Lane, and National Science Foundation Director Rita Colwell.

    Graduate students at FIU have the opportunity for their first year membership in Sigma Xi to be paid by the University Graduate School. This is the fourth year the Graduate School has made this generous gesture. Membership is by nomination with the endorsement of two current members. You may Click here to download the nomination form that you can complete and forward to the FIU chapter officer Anthony McGoron mcgorona@fiu.edu or myself. 

    If two Sigma Xi members are not available in the department to sign the form, please email the completed form along with the student’s CV and the chapter officers can sign the nomination form. Some graduate students may be eligible for Full Membership, others for Associate Membership. To qualify for full membership the student needs to be the primary author on at least two different articles published in a refereed journal, patents, or refereed monographs (theses and dissertations do not count). To qualify for associate membership the student needs to have conducted independent investigation and written a report concerning their research.

    Please submit nominations by February 1, 2020 so that the new student members are able to attend the FIU Chapter Annual Meeting and New Member Induction Ceremony in early March 2020.

     Member benefits include:

    • Discount on a Nature  subscription: Sigma Xi active members enjoy up to 50% discount on a one-year subscription (51 issues)
    • Discount on Annual Reviews: Sigma Xi active members can purchase any current or available back volumes of Annual Reviews at a 25% discount off the retail price
    • Discount on MIT Press books: Active members receive 30% discount on orders placed on the MIT Press website

    Please circulate this message to all graduate students their advisors, and your colleagues. 

    Happy holidays ! 

    Saby Moulik

    Sabyasachi Moulik, Ph.D.

    President, FIU Chapter of Sigma Xi

    The Scientific Research Honor Society

    Associate Professor

    Cellular Biology and Pharmacology

    11200 S.W. 8th St., AHC2 461, Miami, FL 33199

    (305) 348-4388   smoulik@fiu.edu