Sigma Xi Membership Benefits
Sigma Xi members and members of the public are encouraged to participate in chapter activities and events as well as the outstanding programs and services provided by national Sigma Xi organization.
Benefits of membership include:
- Invitation to on campus and regional conferences and symposia. Recent symposia have explored topics such as Technology and Distracted Driving, Building a Career in Science, Geoengineering, Illuminating Art with Science, The Galileo mission to Jupiter, the TerraMar project, Handling Big Data, and Nanoparticle-based Photodynamic Therapy.
- Access to the Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) program. The program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering, grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research, and $2,500 for vision related research.
- Complimentary subscription to American Scientist, an illustrated bi-monthly publication about science, engineering and technology published by Sigma Xi since 1913. Each issue is filled with feature articles written by prominent scientists and engineers who review important work in fields ranging from molecular biology to computer engineering.
- Access to Sigma Xi SmartBrief, a free daily e-newsletter of science in the news, and The Lab, a members-only professional collaboration platform.