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Welcome to Sigma Xi - Kansas State University Chapter

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."

Special Seminar

"Lessons from the Hot Zone: Emerging infectious disease and bioterrorism threat"

Jerry JaaxHot Zone

Dr. Jerry Jaax, Former K-State Associate Vice President for Research Compliance

Monday, April 24, 4:00 p.m., 1018 Throckmorton PSC

There will be a recounting of the first outbreak and the emergency multi-agency response to Ebola virus in Reston, VA in 1990. This outbreak was the basis for the N.Y. Times #1 Bestseller, "The Hot Zone" by Richard Preston. The Ebola outbreak currently affecting West Africa and the other countries, - including the U.S. will be discussed. Additionally, emerging infectious disease and biorterrorism threats and national initiatives to counter those threats like the NBAF will be highlighted.

Sponsored by the Students of the K-State Chapter of Sigma Xi

 

 


2017 K-State Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture

Nik Hud

Dr. Nicholas Hud presented the 2017 K-State Sigma Xi Chapter's Distinguished Lecture "The Scientific Quest to Understand the Origin of Life." Dr. Hud is the Regents' Professor of Chemistry at Georgia Tech University and Director of the NSF-NASA Center for Chemical Evolution.


 

Science Cafe

Craig Wolfe

 Craig Wolfe

Heartland Renewable Energy Society, KC Climate Coalition & Kansas Sierra Club

 “A Case for Climate Action” 

The climate crisis is real. But what are the facts? What are the threats that we face? Where are the opportunities going forward? What can and must individuals do to avert the worst consequences of the climate crisis?
 

 

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Radina's Coffeehouse & Roastery, Aggieville

 


Outstanding K-State Scientist Award

Vara Prasad

Dr. Vara Prasad, Director, USAID Feed the Future Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab and Professor of Crop Ecophysiology, Department of Agronomy


Excellence in Secondary School Science Teaching Award

 Jennifer Gartner

Jenny Gartner teaches chemistry, physics and AP chemistry  at Labette County High School. As an influential force in multiple students’ lives, Jenny has directed students to appropriate STEM related careers.  Her classes involve hands on learning with awesome equipment such as white board tables and 3D printers which she obtained through grants.

 


2017 Student Award Winners

Vaithish Velazhan

Vaithish Velazhzn

National Grant-in-Aid Winner

Jacob Alsdurf

Jacob Alsdurf

National Grant-in-Aid Winner

Gabriel Granco

Gabriel Granco

KGRAD Interdisciplinary Award Winner

 

 

 

 

2016 Sigma Xi Student Research Conference

Doug Jardine

K-State Chapter delegate Doug Jardine judging posters
at the 2016 Sigma Xi Student Research Conference held
in Atlanta, GA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sigma Xi Annual Meeting & Student Research Conference - See more at: https://www.sigmaxi.org/meetings-events/annual-meeting#sthash.aecAfLXt.dpuf
Sigma Xi Annual Meeting & Student Research Conference - See more at: https://www.sigmaxi.org/meetings-events/annual-meeting#sthash.aecAfLXt.dpuf
Sigma Xi Annual Meeting & Student Research Conference - See more at: https://www.sigmaxi.org/meetings-events/annual-meeting#sthash.aecAfLXt.dpuf

Sigma Xi

The Scientific Research Society National website
www.sigmaxi.org

Seminars of Interest

 

Students of K-State Sigma Xi Sponsored Lecture

2016-17 Speaker to be announced

 

 

K-State Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture Series

2018

Dr. Greg Forbes

Dr. Gregory Forbes

American Meteorological Society and Severe Weather Expert, The Weather Channel.

March 26, 2018

Title, time, and location TBD