Magazine article American Scientist

Professional and Student Researchers Gather in Atlanta

Magazine article American Scientist

Professional and Student Researchers Gather in Atlanta

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The 2016 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference, held November 10-13 in Atlanta, Georgia, was an energizing gathering for Sigma Xi chapter leaders, teachers, science supporters, and students.

The Annual Meeting featured leadership workshops for chapter delegates. Delegates voted on changes to the Society's constitution, most notably to add the word "honor" to the Society's name: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society. They also voted to create * o & St the opportunity for kindergarten through 12th grade students who have presented a local science fair project and received a letter of recommendation from a science, technology, engineering, or math teacher to become Sigma Xi explorers. Sigma Xi explorers may form Sigma Xi explorer clubs, to be mentored and led by members of a Sigma Xi chapter in compliance with local school jurisdiction policies. Sigma Xi explorers will be affiliated with a local Sigma Xi chapter that is in good standing where possible in person or virtually. Delegates also voted to allow the Assembly of Delegates to be convened every other year if warranted at the Board of Directors' discretion, instead of every year per the previous policy.

The agenda included professional development sessions on critical issues in research. …

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