Hobson Wildenthal Honors College at UT Dallas

Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society at UT Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas Chapter of Sigma Xi was chartered in 1983 to honor excellence in scientific investigation and encourage a sense of companionship and cooperation among researchers in all fields of science and engineering in the North Texas area. It primarily focuses on science and engineering education, ethics in research, public understanding of science, international science networking, and the overall health of the research enterprise. Sigma Xi supports original work across the spectrum of science and technology and promotes public appreciation for the role research has played in human progress. To that end, Sigma Xi publishes the award-winning American Scientist magazine, awards hundreds of grants annually to promising student researchers, and sponsors a variety of programs that serve science and society.

Membership in the Society is by invitation and requires nomination by two Sigma Xi members. An individual who has conducted independent investigation in any field of pure or applied science and written a report concerning their research is eligible for election to Associate Membership. An individual who has shown noteworthy achievement as an original investigator in a field of pure or applied science as evidenced by publication as the primary author on at least two different articles is eligible for election to Full Membership. Our current membership includes UTD students, faculty, STEM researchers from the high-tech North Dallas corridor and Sigma Xi retirees now living in the area. If interested in joining the UT Dallas Chapter of Sigma Xi please contact one of the chapter officers.

About Sigma Xi

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society is the international honor society of science and engineering. One of the oldest and largest scientific organizations in the world, Sigma Xi has a distinguished history of service to science and society for more than one hundred and twenty five years. Scientists and engineers, whose research spans the disciplines of science and technology, comprise the membership of the Society. Sigma Xi chapters can be found at colleges and universities, government laboratories, and industrial research centers around the world. More than 200 Nobel Prize winners have been members. The Greek letters "sigma" and "xi" form the acronym of the Society's motto, "Spoudon Xynones," which translates as "Companions in Zealous Research."

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