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Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society back on campus

Sigma Xi, the international scientific research society that honors excellence in scientific investigation, has returned to Alfred University. Established in 1886, the first chapter of Sigma Xi appeared on Alfred’s campus in 1953.

Today, Sigma Xi is an international, multidisciplinary research honor society whose programs and activities promote the health of the scientific enterprise and honor scientific achievement.

Membership to Sigma Xi is by invitation and applications are now being accepted by faculty of undergraduates who have (or are currently), through initial research achievement in a field of pure or applied science, shown an aptitude for research.

Faculty members are also accepted into Sigma Xi to help promote scientific research on campus and in the community. Faculty may make a self-nomination to the society.

Nominations for membership during the current academic year are being accepted until March 18, 2013.

Alfred University campus representatives, by department, include  Heather Zimbler DeLorenzo, assistant professor, Biological Sciences Department; Chemistry – Geoffrey Bowers, assistant professor, Chemistry Department; Aisling Coughlan, research specialist, Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering; Frederic Beaudry, assistant professor, Environmental Studies and Geology; and Joseph Kirtland, assistant professor, Physics and Astronomy Department.