• 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
    • 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 Any questions can be sent to


    *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 For more information regarding the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society, click here.


    Registration for the symposium is open!


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


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


    Dana Baum, President

    Silviya Zustiak, President-elect

    Hisako Matsuo, Treasurer

    Tanyathorn Hauwadhanasuk, Secretary