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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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Sally Davis


Dr. Sally Davis, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University 

It's the centenary of Spanish Flu! What does this mean to you”
 

1918 Pandemic Influenza, also known as "Spanish Flu" killed up to 100 million people 100 years ago. Why? Where did it come from? Where did it go? And what does this have to do with modern seasonal influenza, influenza vaccines, or the risk of a future pandemic?

Tuesday, November 13th @ 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

 

 

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

Seminars of Interest

K-State Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture Series

Anna Baron

Dr. Anna Baron, University of Colorado Denver, Colorado School of Public Health

April 2, 2019

Title: TBA