Events

Ian Grant '16, right, describes his project to Andrew Gilchrist-Scott '16, left, and Temple Price '15 during Sigma Xi's annual Student Research Poster Session.

 

Our primary events include talks by a featured guest speaker together with a dinner/induction ceremony. We have between two and four of these per year. The dinners are open to active members only (and their paying guests), but the talks are open to the public.

We also have a Strawberry Festival at the end of May with a short presentation by a College scientist.

Our other activities include an annual student research poster session each fall.

Upcoming events

Our 2015 student research poster session will be Thursday, 9/17 from 3:00-5:00pm and Friday, 9/18 from 11:30am-2:00pm in Eldridge Commons in the Science Center.

Past events

May 19, 2015: Strawberry Festival. Lecture by Scott Gilbert, the Howard A. Schneiderman Professor of Bioloty, emeritus. Biology, Sex, and Mythology: Three Case Studies.

February 20, 2015: Lecture by Gregory Petski, the Mahon Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, Weill Cornell Medical Colldge, Science Center 101, 12:30pm. Adventures of a Public Scientist.

January 27, 2015: Lecture by Jody Roberts, Director, Center for Contemporary History and Policy, Chemical Heritage Foundation. Science Center 101, 4:30pm. Re-Inventing Green Chemistry: Alternative Histories for a Sustainable Science

October 20, 2014: Lecture by Tyrone Hayes, Professor Dept. of Intergrative Biology

University of CA at Berkeley. Science Center 101, 8:00pm. From Silent Spring To Silent Night: A Tale Of Toads And Men

September 24, 2014: Lecture by Andrea Bertozzi, Professor of Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles. Science Center 101, 4:30pm. Mathematics of Crime.

September 19 & 20, 2014: Student Poster Session. View the booklet.

May 21, 2014. Strawberry Festival. Talk by Andrew Danner, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science. Science Center 199, 7pm. Lifting the Fog on Cloud Computer: Big ideas for processing big data.

February 26, 2014: Lecture Photographer Susan Middleton. Art, Science and Biodiversity. For more than 25 years, she has specialized in the portraiture of rare and endangered animals, plants, sites, and cultures. View Susan's work.

December 3, 2013: Lecture by Dr. Mark Trodden, Professor of Physics, University of Pennsylvania. Modern Cosmology and the Building Blocks of the Universe

October 4 & 5, 2013: Student Research Poster Session. View the booklet.

May 21, 2013. Strawberry Festival. Talk by Vince Formica, Asst. Professor, Biology. Science Center 199, 7pm. Looking glass or Jabberwocky?: Explorations into Animal Social Networks

April 22, 2013. Lecture: Sixma Xi & Cognitive Science Program. David P. Stork, Distinguished Research Scientist and Research Director of Rambus Labs. When Computers Look at Art: Image Analysis in Humanistic Studies of the Visual Arts.

March 19, 2013. Lecture by Alison Sweeney, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of PA. More than just pretty colors: giant clams, iridescence, and the biophotonic inspiration for new photovoltaic devices.