Founded in 1886, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society is a non-profit membership society of more than 80,000 scientists and engineers who were elected to the Society because of their research achievements or potential. Sigma Xi has more than 500 chapters at universities and colleges, government laboratories and industry research centers. In addition to publishing American Scientist, Sigma Xi awards grants annually to promising young researchers, holds forums on critical issues at the intersection of science and society and sponsors a variety of programs supporting honor in science and engineering, science education, science policy and the public understanding of science.

    The University of Alberta Sigma Xi organization started as a club in 1993 and gained full chapter status in 1995.  Presently, we are one of 10 chapters in Canada (others include Avalon, Calgary, Guelph, Manitoba, McGill, McMaster, Ottawa, Toronto and UBC). Here at the University of Alberta, we have approximately 100 members, including graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, academic staff and Professors Emeriti. We also sponsor a lecture series annually that includes speakers from a number of scientific and engineering specialties; these presentations appeal to a broad segment of the university community.

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