Magazine article American Scientist

Meet the First Sigma XI Explorer

Magazine article American Scientist

Meet the First Sigma XI Explorer

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The new Sigma Xi Explorer opportunity reached a milestone in February when Camerin Kith, a 16-year-old from Fairfax, Virginia, earned the distinction of becoming the first explorer.

"It's pretty exciting," Kith said. "It's really cool to be the first."

Established in November 2016, the Explorers opportunity invites K-12 students to connect with professional scientists and engineers through Sigma Xi. Explorers can form clubs that are led by their local Sigma Xi chapter. They get discounts on registration to Sigma Xi's student research competitions and receive a subscription to American Scientist magazine. The Society also sends them updates about science and engineering through its newsletter.

Kith, a 10th-grader at Falls Church High School, has a strong interest in astronomy and physics. …

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