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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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Michael Veeman

Dr. Michael Veeman, KSU Division of Biology

Genomes, Body Plans, Birth Defects (and Sea Squirts!)

Embryonic development is an elaborate and beautiful ballet,
with cells being the dancers and the genome providing the choreography.
Learn about how research in diverse model organisms is illuminating
this most remarkable and fundamental of dances,
and why it is relevant to diseases like birth defects and cancer.


Tuesday, November 14th
7:00 - 8:00 PM
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

 

 



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.



 

Jeery Jaax

Dr. Jerry Jaax, Former K-State Associate Vice President for Research Compliance presenting the K-State Sigma Xi Student Invited Seminar recounting the first outbreak and the emergency multi-agency response to Ebola virus in Reston, VA that he was a part of in 1990. This outbreak was the basis for the N.Y. Times #1 Bestseller, "The Hot Zone" by Richard Preston.

 


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.


 

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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

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Microbes live complex lives-often modifying their behavior in response to their neighbors. Sometimes these responses are mutually beneficial, while other times it gets just plain ugly.

What are impacts of these interactions on human health and agriculture?

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