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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.

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Science Cafe

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Natalia Rojkovskaia

Dr. Natalia Rojkovskaia

KSU Department of Mathmatics

"What is a difference between a journalist and a mathematician"

Learn to navigate oceans of information, often facing fake ffacts, spculations, common knowledge, and low quality popular science. Let's see ho some common practices of professional mathematicians could be useful in this journey.

Tuesday, April 9 @ 7:00 p.m.
Radina's Coffeehouse and Roastery - Aggieville
616 N. Manhattan Ave.

Kansas Citizens for Science
http://www.kcfs.org
KSU Chapter Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
http://www.k-state.edu/sigmaxi/Sciencecafeindexhtml

 

Recent Activities

Doug JardineJames Guinnip
Doug Jardine confers with fellow poster judge, LSU agronomist Lauren Lazaro, at the Sigma Xi Student Research Conference in Burlingame, CA.Newest K-State Sigma Xi member James Guinnip, PhD student (Walter Dodds) in Biology

 

 

2018 K-State Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture

Dr. Greg Forbes

Dr. Greg Forbes, Severe Weather Expert for The Weather Channel, presented the 2018 K-State Sigma Xi Chapter's Distinguished Lecture "Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes - Understanding Them and Staying Safe."

Greg Forbes @ KSU Tornado Monument

While at K-State, Dr. Forbes visited the 2008 Tornado Memorial


2018 Grants-in-Aid of Research Winner

Sarah Winnicki

Congratulations to Sarah Winnicki, recipient of a $1,000 Grants-in-Aid of Research from Sigma Xi for her proposal: Aggregation of Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum) territories: a test of the kinship hypothesis. Sarah works in the laboratory of Dr. W. Alice Boyle.

K-State Sigma Xi Outstanding Scientist Lecture

Vara PrasadSherry Fleming and Vara Prasad

Dr. Vara Prasad delivered the 2017 Kansas State Chapter Outstanding Scientist Lecture on "Response of Food Grain Crops to Changing Environments." Dr. Prasad received his award from chapter president Sherry Fleming. Dr. Prasad is the Director of the 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

 

 

 

 


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

Special Event

Green Revolution

4th Biennial Plant Breeding and Genetics Symposium

"Celebrating Women in Science"

April 4, 2019, KSU Alumni Center

Symposium information

Register by March 27, 2019

Seminars of Interest

K-State Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture Series

 

Kristen Averyt

Dr. Kristen Averyt (American Meteorological Society)
President, Desert Research Institute

Climate and the Energy-Water Nexus

Abstract

Biography

April 15, 2019, 4:00 pm. Reception to follow

Frick Auditorium, Mosier Hall