Magazine article American Scientist

Sigma Xi's Electronic Election Results

Magazine article American Scientist

Sigma Xi's Electronic Election Results

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Thanks in part to a society-wide call for nominations, spearheaded by President Dr. Kelly O. Sullivan, the 2012 Sigma Xi Society Elections were an incredible success for the future of your Society. With a record number of nominations for available leadership positions, the engagement of society members and leaders was at an all-time high. We are very pleased to introduce your new Society leadership, and we look forward to an incredibly successful new year!

Linda K. Meadows, of The Ohio State University, is the new president-elect, effective immediately. She will begin her service as Sigma Xi president on July 1 , 2013. George Atkinson, Founder and Executive Director of the Institute on Science for Global Policy, as well as the Professor'Emeritus of the Departments of chemistry, biochemistry and optical sciences at the University of Arizona, Tucson, has been elected to the position of presidentelect designee. His term in this role will commence on July 1 , 20 1 3.

Dr. Linda K. Meadows received her doctorate degree from The Ohio State University, where her research was focused on cognition and the problem-solving strategies of young children. In particular she was interested in the concepts underlying video game logic and its programming. Dr. Meadows was also drawn to policy making in the research arena and traveled frequently to Washington, D.C., to participate in federal agency forums.

Dr. Meadows served as vice president of The Ohio State University's Research Foundation, which administers nearly one billion dollars in research funds. Meadows also worked as the Assistant Vice President for Research, with responsibility for undergraduate research recognition, research communications and the interdisciplinary centers that reported centrally (Mapping, Cognitive Science, Byrd Polar and Materials). In this role, she supported the interdisciplinary research grants program and the small grants program, along with the Graduate Research Forum, die Undergraduate Research Forum, State Science Fair, Science Olympiad and Ohio Women in Science projects.

Throughout her career, she has maintained a strong presence in support of science in Washington, D.C., especially at the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, where she joined advisory committee meetings and met frequently with program managers. Even now in her retirement, she continues to be dedicated to the promotion of scientific research throughout the world and we look forward to her leadership in the coming year.

Distinguished chemist Dr. George H. Atkinson is Professor of chemistry and optical sciences at the University of Arizona. …

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