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NJIT - Sigma Xi Research Café

The NJIT Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, welcomes you to another semester of the Sigma Xi Research Café, which was inaugurated during the last academic year with six successful meetings. 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. Last academic year we focused on topics involving biomedical engineering, the health care system, management and humanities. 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 during the 2010-2011 academic year but hopefully the program will resume in the future..


Previous 2011/2012 Events

Wednesday, September 21, 2011: ROBERT B. MARCUS, Bell Laboratories, Bellcore and NJIT, and JAMES C. PHILLIPS, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University "A SCIENTIST'S AND SCULPTURE'S REFLECTIONS ON CREATIVITY"   (co-sponsored with the NJIT Technology & Society Forum Committee, Albert Dorman Honors College, Department of Physics)  (click here for abstract and information).

Wednesday, October 19, 2011: JOSEPH MANGANO, Director of the Radiation and Public Health Project: "UNDERSTANDING THE BENEFITS AND RISKS OF ATOMIC POWER"   (co-sponsored with the NJIT Technology & Society Forum Committee, Albert Dorman Honors College, Department of Physics)  (click here for information and abstract).

Wednesday, November 16, 2011: UPMANU LALL, Director of Hydrology, Columbia University Earth Institute: "THE WORLDWIDE WATER CRISIS"   (co-sponsored with the NJIT Technology & Society Forum Committee, Albert Dorman Honors College, Department of Physics)  (click here for abstract and information).

Wednesday, February 22, 2012: The KLANG STRING QUARTET RETURNS TO NJIT, A NEW SOUND AT NJIT   (co-sponsored with the NJIT Technology & Society Forum Committee and Albert Dorman Honors College) (click here for information and abstract).

Friday, February 24, 2012: MODERATED BY DAVID ROTHENBERG, NJIT Department of Humanities: "SURVIVAL OF THE BEAUTIFUL - Scientists and Artists face off on the Aestetics of Evolution"   (co-sponsored with the NJIT Technology & Society Forum Committee, Albert Dorman Honors College and NJIT Department of Humanities) (click here for information and abstract).

Friday, April 13, 2012: GEORGE HART, MoMath Chief of Content  "CREATING MOMATH: THE MUSEUM OF MATHEMATICS", NJIT Campus Center Atrium   (co-sponsored with the NJIT Technology & Society Forum Committee, Albert Dorman Honors College, Department of Mathematical Sciences and the School of Arts and Design)   (click here for abstract and information).

Seminars held during Previous Academic Years

Seminars between 1998 and 2010: 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.