University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico Chapter of Sigma Xi Science and Society Distinguished Public Lecture Series 


Co-sponsored by the Albuquerque Section of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and its Life Members Affinity Group, Sigma Xi (the Scientific Research Society), the Department of Physics & Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Science.

UNM Physics, Astronomy, and Interdisciplinary Science
210 Yale NE
Albuquerque, NM 
Free and open to the public

5:30 PM (September 2022 - November 2022)
6:00 (February2023 through April 2023)

Meet and greet with refreshments at 5 (5:30) PM

15 September 2022
Brain Tsunamis in the Neuro Intensive Care Unit
Andrew Carlson, University of New Mexico

1 December  2022Reschedule

Cave & bat conservation in the new Maya Forest Corridor, Belize

Jut Wynne, Northern Arizona University 
17 November 2022
When Smoke Causes Fire: Understanding the Cascade from Wildfire Smoke Inhalation to Neuroinflamation
Matthew Campen, University of New Mexico

16 February 2023

Altering nature with gene drives: We can. But should we?

James Collins, Arizona State University

16 March 2023

Good Vibrations: The Interplay of Music and Physics

Laurie E. McNeil, University of North Carolina

20 April 2023

The Anthropocene

John Geissman, University of New Mexico

15 May 2023
Awards Banquet

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  • 2022 Annual Awards Banquet




    Sigma Xi Excellence in Graduate Research Award:

    2021 Easwar Anand Narayanan, UNM Physics & Astronomy

    2022 Paul Onor, Sandia National Laboratories

    Sigma Xi Superior Undergraduate Award:

    2021 Luke Denoyer, UNM Chemical & Biological Engineering

    2022 Carl Esperanzate, UNM Chemical & Biological Engineering

    Ryla Josephine Cantergiani, UNM Health Sciences Center

    Sigma Xi Noteworthy Technical Support Person Award:

    2021 David Rademacher, Sandia National Laboratories

    2022 Gary Baker, Sandia National Laboratories

    Awards will be presented at the 2022 Annual Awards Banquet on May 16, 2022 at

    Sheraton Uptown, 2600 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM.

    Banquet Speaker: David R. Scrase, M.D., M.H.S.A., M.A.C.P., Professor, Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Secretary, New Mexico Human Services Department