Magazine article American Scientist

Connecting Research and the Public

Magazine article American Scientist

Connecting Research and the Public

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Sigma Xi Affiliate Circle member Todd Boyette is director of the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

How did you learn about the Sigma Xi Affiliate Circle?

Richard Watkins, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Sigma Xi Chapter president and Sigma Xi board member, contacted me about it and asked if he could nominate me for membership.

Why were you interested in joining?

Sigma Xi is a well-respected organization that I have worked with in the past. This was an opportunity to align myself, formally, to an organization that does good work.

What is the biggest benefit of being part of the Affiliate Circle?

I spend a lot of time encouraging greater engagement between the research community and the general public. Being a part of the Affiliate Circle provides another avenue to encourage this engagement.

How are you involved with the local Sigma Xi Chapter at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill? …

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