Magazine article American Scientist

From the President

Magazine article American Scientist

From the President

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An Energizing Annual Meeting

As Sigma Xi president, I am pleased to report that the Annual Meeting and International Research Conference held recently in Arizona were remarkable successes on many different levels. Perhaps the most exciting events involved the young researchers who presented their posters and engaged extensively with delegates and attendees from throughout the Society. These collegiate and high school students (all remarkably accomplished!) were not only enthusiastic about their own scientific research projects, but were also eager to learn about the work of others. Renewing and expanding the Society's commitment to ensure that these young researchers become and remain active Sigma Xi members is vital to the future of the Society.

The Society also had the privilege of recognizing several individuals who have made significant contributions to scientific research and how science is effectively communicated to the public. These individuals have helped define the importance of scientific research over many decades and have pioneered new ways to convey the significance of science to the public using the still emerging technologies of social media. …

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