Magazine article American Scientist

Sigma XI Welcomes Returning Chapters

Magazine article American Scientist

Sigma XI Welcomes Returning Chapters

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Sigma Xi is happy to report that some chapters that had lost their good standing status are starting to return to the Society. Since January of 2016, approximately 10 chapters have begun the process to return to good standing and some have already completed it. Four representatives of such chapters attended the Sigma Xi Annual Meeting in Atlanta in November. They shared why they are interested in reactivating their chapters.

Lauber Martins of the AndrewsWhirlpool Chapter in Michigan said that a major reason he and others were interested in revitalizing their chapter was to be able to take advantage of the networking opportunities that Sigma Xi can provide to students.

"We have the focus of preparing these students for grad school," said Martins. "And if you involve them in research and involve them in a network, their work will be better and it will be a plus on their application for grad school. It's very important that they have good, quality research and are involved with people who do the same thing."

Sarosh Patel of the University of Bridgeport Chapter in Connecticut also named networking as a critical reason to bring Sigma Xi back to campus. …

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