Magazine article American Scientist

From the President

Magazine article American Scientist

From the President

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Elevating Scientists, Science, and Scientific Understanding-Stepping Up

Sigma Xi members are joules. They are the apotheosis of scientific power and energy. They are a formidable force. Brought together as companions in zealous research, as The Scientific Research Society, they have the potential to effect an epic shift in how science is perceived-by bringing science into a place of high regard, esteemed by youth, by their parents, by policy makers, and by the general public. To shape a world view that respects and values science is a most noble and admirable accomplishment.

This is only possible when those who have been recognized for their contributions to science in turn recognize their peers and when the sum of all those so honored become a leveraged voice for science.

You, distinguished member, have been heralded and the Society treasures your participation in this community that honors science with such distinction. Now, a question for you: Have you accorded your colleagues that same opportunity? How many of the admirable scientists and engineers in your world have you nominated to membership?

This is what we do for each other-lift each other up to a higher level. When we do this, we are lifting science up to a higher level. …

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