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Forthcoming Event:


"EXPLORING OUR PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE", A VOYAGE WITH ARAM FRIEDMAN, noted broadcast and post-production engineer who designed the new construction of the Hayden Planetarium:
Friday, April 4, 2014,
Campus Center Ballroom B
 

Five identical 45-minute presentations at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. Due to limited space, sign up is required. (click here for information).
(co-sponsored with the NJIT Technology & Society Forum Committee, the Albert Dorman Honors College, NJIT Interdisciplinary Program in Material Science and Engineering and the NJIT Campus Center)  


NJIT - Sigma Xi Research Café

The Sigma Xi Research Café was inaugurated during the 2008-2009 academic year with six successful meetings, focusing on topics involving biomedical engineering, the health care system, management and humanities. The idea of the café is to showcase the great things being done at NJIT and surrounding colleges in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. The topics may not be purely technical but are geared to communicate ideas to a broad spectrum of listeners. The meetings are open not only to faculty and students but also to interested people in nearby industry, medical centers and laboratories. For information and schedule, click here.

Research Café meetings were not held since 2011 but hopefully the program will resume in the future.


Previous 2013/2014 Events

Wednesday, October 2, 2013: PANEL MODERATED BY PROFESSOR MICHEL BOUFADEL, NJIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Director of NJIT Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection, with Panelists JOSEPH VIETRI, US Army Corps of Engineers and THOMAS DALLESSIO, NJIT College of Architecture and Design, "HURRICANE SANDY: IMPACT, RECOVERY AND PREPAREDNESS"   (co-sponsored with the NJIT Technology & Society Forum Committee and Albert Dorman Honors College)   (click here for information and abstract).

Wednesday, October 23, 2013: J MICHAEL KLARE, Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies: "GLOBAL ASSAULT: THE SCRAMBLE FOR THE WORLD'S LAST RESOURCES"   (co-sponsored with the NJIT Technology & Society Forum Committee and the Albert Dorman Honors College)   (click here for information).

Wednesday, November 13, 2013: J DAVID RIMELIS, noted musician and composer: "SCIENTISTS, ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS AND MUSICIANS - WHAT DO THEY HAVE IN COMMON?"   (co-sponsored with the NJIT Technology & Society Forum Committee and the Albert Dorman Honors College)   (click here for information).

Wednesday, January 29, 2014: RYAN LESLIE, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and recording producer: "A SPECIAL PRESENTATION OF BLACK MOZART"  (co-sponsored with the NJIT Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, NJIT Technology & Society Forum Committee, Albert Dorman Honors College, NJIT Educational Opportunity Program and the NJIT Campus Center Diversity Program)   (click here for information).

Wednesday, February 19, 2014: "UNIVERSAL AFRICAN DANCE AND DRUM ENSEMBLE"  (co-sponsored with the NJIT Technology & Society Forum Committee, Albert Dorman Honors College, NJIT Educational Opportunity Program and the NJIT Campus Center Diversity Program)   (click here for information).

Wednesday, March 26, 2014: "THE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA OF NEW JERSEY"  (co-sponsored with the NJIT Technology & Society Forum Committee, Albert Dorman Honors College and the NJIT Campus Center)   (click here for information).


Seminars held during Previous Academic Years

Seminars between 1998 and 2013: Click here for list



Call for Nomination of New Members and Associate Members

Initiation of new members is conducted annually, usually at the end of the spring term. Nominations are invited for election of new associate members and full members, as well as for promotion from associate to full membership.

Associate membership is granted to individuals engaged in research, demonstrating potential for future research activity. Generally, associate membership is granted to promising graduate students completing their thesis work. Associate membership can also be granted to outstanding undergraduate students involved in research projects. Full membership is granted to researchers with established publication records. For more information about Sigma Xi membership qualifications, click here.

Candidates for full or associate membership must be nominated. For information about who can nominate and the procedures of obtaining and submitting nomination forms, click here. The completed nomination forms should be submitted, preferably in electronic form, to Dr. A.U. Meyer at meyer@njit.edu, whom you may also contact for any question. They will then be reviewed for election by the Chapter Board.


Items of Interest

      Grants-In Aid of Research and other Awards:

The Grants-in-Aid of Research Program of Sigma Xi provides limited support for research activity of undergraduate and graduate students. There are specific guidelines, which list some exclusions such as educational development, stipends, travel to scientific meetings and more. However, fundable items may include project-specific equipment and travel to field research sites. Awards are generally limited to $1000. For vision related research or astronomy, awards may go up to $2,500 or $5,000 respectively. Information and application material may be obtained from: Committee on Grants-in-Aid of Research, Sigma Xi Headquarters, 99 Alexander Drive-Box 13975, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. [Tel: (800)243-6534 or (919)549-4691, Fax: (919)549-0090].

Sigma Xi has created the Young Investigator Award, which includes a certificate and $5,000. This award will alternate between physical sciences including engineering and mathematics and life sciences including social sciences. The first award, was presented at the Sigma Xi Annual Meeting in November 1998.


      Student Research Conference during Annual Sigma Xi Meetings:

During each Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference, undergraduates from North America and abroad join distinguished researchers for a celebration of research accomplishments. Students present research posters, attend career development workshops, participate in mentoring and networking activities, panel discussions, and other events, meet graduate school recruiters and network with Sigma Xi members. Monetary awards will be presented for outstanding research. Though these student events are primarily aimed at undergraduates, opportunities for graduate students and doctoral candidates also exist.

The 2004 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Conference took place in Montreal, Canada. Student events took place on November 12 and 13. Featured speakers included environmentalist and science communicator David Suzuki, Nobel Laureate in physics Murray Gell-Mann, Young Investigator Award Winner Jason Neih and astronaut Julie Payette. Student participation included three NJIT students, sponsored by the Dorman Honors College, who presented research posters. Their experiences are described in a student participant's report.


      International Programs and Activities:

The mission of Sigma Xi's Educational Programs includes working toward the improvement of the global network of scientists and engineers across disciplines, to encourage interdisciplinary dialogue. and especially to help bring scientists of developing nations into international scientific and engineering endeavors. Limited funds for such activity are available from the Packard International Science Networking Initiative.


      General Information on Sigma Xi:

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E-Mail List:

We would like to include every member on our e-mail list. If you have not received the recent announcements by e-mail, please send your e-mail address, preferably (of course) by e-mail, to meyer@njit.edu. Thank you.




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