Sigma Xi was founded in 1886 to honor excellence in scientific investigation and encourage a sense of companionship and cooperation among researchers in all fields of science and engineering. The Greek letters "sigma" and "xi" form the acronym of the Society's motto, "Spoudon Xynones," which translates as "Companions in Zealous Research."
For information on membership and nominations go to the national website. To download application forms click here.
Presidentt : Carolyn Ferguson
President-Elect: Doug Jardine
Past President : Keith Miller
Secretary : Loretta Johnson
Treasurer : Dan Higgins
Exec Committee Mbr : Matt Brueseke
Exec Committee Mbr : Kenneth Klabunde
Membership/Admissions : Loretta Johnson
Outstanding KSU Scientist Award: TBA
KSU Chapter Graduate Student Grant-in-Aid Award : Carolyn Ferguson
Oustanding Secondary Science Teacher Award : Keith Miller
Beginning in the Spring of 2010, the chapter has cosponsored the Manhattan Science Cafe with Kansas Citizens for Science. Science Cafes are public presentations and discussion of scientific topics of current interest in an informal atmosphere.
April 2013 : Details TBA
This award is given anually to a KSU graduate student based on an outstanding oral presentation as part of the K-State Research Forum (KRF) sponsored by the Graduate Student Council and held in March.. The award recognizes excellence in research with an interdisciplinary component.
This is a new graduate student reserch award, and provides research support for a KSU graduate student of a Sigma Xi faculty member. The requirements are the same as for the national Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid Award. Click here for the application form.
These awards are given annually to recognise Kansas State University members who have demonstrated outstanding ability in scientific reasearch.
The KSU chapter of Sigma Xi has for many years given an annual award to an outstanding secondary science teacher. One of the missions of Sigma Xi is supporting education, amd we feel that recognising excellence in secondary science teaching in our state is an important expession of this mission.