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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."

Save the date for the next Sigma Xi National Meeting
November 10 - 13
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
November 10—13, 2016
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia - See more at: https://www.sigmaxi.org/meetings-events/annual-meeting#sthash.VBFPNcHI.dpuf
November 10—13, 2016
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia - See more at: https://www.sigmaxi.org/meetings-events/annual-meeting#sthash.VBFPNcHI.dpuf
November 10—13, 2016
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia - See more at: https://www.sigmaxi.org/meetings-events/annual-meeting#sthash.VBFPNcHI.dpuf
November 10—13, 2016
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia - See more at: https://www.sigmaxi.org/meetings-events/annual-meeting#sthash.VBFPNcHI.dpuf
November 10—13, 2016
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia - See more at: https://www.sigmaxi.org/meetings-events/annual-meeting#sthash.VBFPNcHI.dpuf

 

November 10—13, 2016
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia - See more at: https://www.sigmaxi.org/meetings-events/annual-meeting#sthash.VBFPNcHI.dpuf

April Science Cafe

Tuesday, April 12 @ 7:00 p.m., Radinas in Aggieville (616 N. Manhattan Ave)

samantha Sharpe

Samantha Sharpe, KSU Division of Biology

The Overlooked Tragedy of Tar Creek

For over 100 years, the Tri-State mining district of Southeastern Kansas, Northeastern Oklahoma, and Southwestern Missouri was the world’s largest supplier of Lead and Zinc for railroad industries and the US military. By the 1970s, however, mining activities had ceased, and Tar Creek, located at the heart of the mining district, was declared an EPA Superfund Site in 1983 as the government began to remediate the contaminated areas, comprising over 40 square miles, much of it on tribal lands. Three decades and over $250 million later, Tar Creek remains one of the most toxic sites in the US, the surrounding towns abandoned and the empty neighborhoods populated by the plants and animals somehow able to withstand the high levels of heavy metals that remain in the soil and water.

 

 

K-State Sigma Xi Congratulates our 2016 Awardees

 

Matt Galliart

Matt Galliart

National GIAR Winner

Samantha Sharpe

Samantha Sharpe

Campus GIAR Winner

Adam Robb

Adam Robb, Moundridge H.S.

Outstanding H.S. Science Teacher

Anna Whitfield

Dr. Anna Whitfield

KSU Outstanding Scientist Award

Keith Miller with Loretta Johnson

Dr. Keith Miller

Outstanding Service Award

Secondary School Science Teacher Program

 

 

 

 

 

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

Students of K-State Sigma Xi Sponsored Lecture

Sharon_Billings

Dr. Sharon Billings

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

University of Kansas

Scaling from small-scale experiments to the Critical Zone to explain ecosystem patterns of soil organic C dynamics.

Friday, May 6, 4:00 p.m. Ackert 221

Reception preceding the seminar in the 1st floor Chalmers Atrium at 3:30 p.m.

Abstract

 

K-State Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture Series

2017 Speaker to be announced