UM Chapter of Sigma Xi

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SIGMA XI
THE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH HONOR SOCIETY
University of Michigan Chapter
A 501(c)(3) Tax Deductible Organization since 2008

Mission statement from Sigma Xi CEO Jamie Vernon on January 20, 2021:
Sigma Xi’s promise to society is to improve the human condition by
supporting a strong, ethical research enterprise and sharing the fruits of
scientific research with the public. We exist to ensure that the steady
progression of science creates opportunities to address other challenges
facing humanity. To do so, we depend on strong, ethical leadership at the
highest levels of government.



UPCOMING (last updated on January 26, 2022)

Annual Lecture - May 4, 2022 @ 4:30 PM
Zoom link to come later

Diana Reiss, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Hunter College, CUNY



Induction of new Members - May 4, 2022 @5:30
Zloom link to come later

Send Nominations to Nmination Committee (SigmaXiNominations@umich.edu)


Teacher of the Year [Nominations in Progress]
Nomination form
Award Ceremony and brief talk by winner - April 4, 2022 (time TBA)


PLASTICS 101 (or 1, 2, 5)
April 25, 2022 @ 4:00 PM
Zoom link to come later

Webinar on Recycling and the Science behind the
solution to our problems with plastic and other recyclables.

Presenters
Bryan Weinert (Recycle Ann Arbor)
Dr. Anne McNeil (U-M Chemistry Dept)



Science Café - Date TBD


BECAUSE OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE 2020, 2021 AND 2022 ANNUAL BANQUETS
AND AWARDS CEREMONIES HAD TO BE CANCELED.
We are sorry for the inconvenience but the safety of
our members and guests at the Banquet is of utmost importance to us.
We hope we can have a face-to-face meeting in 2023.


2021 [Virtual] Speaker: Naomi Levin (Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences)
"Rift basins, volcanoes and hominin diversity in Pliocene Ethiopia"

Dr. Levin gave an excellent lecture about her recent work in Ethopia on
hominins during the early Pliocene period. "A 3.8-million-year-old
fossil from Ethiopia’s Afar region reveals the face of Lucy’s
ancestor. U-M geologist Naomi Levin coordinated environmental
reconstructions at the site."

Dr. Levin gave her talk virtually on May 5, 2021.

After Dr. Levin's lecture, new members of the chapter were introduced.
New member initiation and annual dues were again supported by
a generous donation to honor the memory of Harold Zepelin, a Sigma Xi
member who sadly died in 2006.


NOVEMBER 14, 2018 SCIENCE CAFÉ

As we have been doing for the past seven years, the University of Michigan
Chapter of Sigma Xi provided financial support for support for one of
the UM Museum of Natural History's Science Cafés. Owing to the pandemic,
the last café was on November 14, 2018 on "Cyanobacteria:
Toxic tide or treasure?"
. The speakers were Vincent Denef
(UM Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) and Anthony
Vecchiarelli (Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental
Biology). We learned that cyanobacteria can be a hazard to health but that
they also absorb CO2 and might affect or even mitigate global warming.
Attendees had lots of questions!

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The deadlines for Grants in Aid of Research are in March and October each year.
Next deadline: March 15, 2022.
For more information, click HERE.
[Last update January 2022].


POST-DOC SURVEY RESULTS
For Results of the 2005 Post-Doc Survey,
Click HERE

In May 2008, The University of Michigan Chapter of Sigma Xi was given
501(c)(3) status, formally backdated to our founding year, 1903.
Donations to the chapter's scientific and educational activities are
tax-deductible. Tax ID # 38-1741160

The Chapter has benefited from donations from Pfizer Pharaceutical
Company and others in support of our programs and initiatives.

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This Web Page was last updated on December 12, 2021.