Sigma Xi

York College Chapter

Sigma Xi is a century-old international research society providing grants, encouraging original research, and promoting the positive role of science and technology in society. Their highly regarded magazine, American Scientist, a great membership benefit, reviews important research advances on a scientific level easily digested across all disciplines.

Chapter Activities
Each semester we hold a Sigma Xi luncheon.  The goal of the Sigma Xi Luncheon Series is to establish regular meetings of the York College science faculty to share and support each others' research, promote interdisciplinary communication and energize the chapter by bringing all the benefits of Sigma Xi membership to bear.  Our Luncheon Series will be a forum for Sigma Xi members to discuss their research and science-related issues at the College, and to engage students and colleagues in the exciting and important world of our work.  The luncheons are open to all science faculty and students.  Presentations will specifically target the multidisciplinary audience.

Every three years a York College delegate attends the annual Sigma Xi national meeting.  This is an exciting opportunity to reach out to other chapters, share research with a broad audience of scientists, students and policy makers, and participate in the society's governance. The last attended meeting was in 2003.

Any student or faculty member engaged in scientific research is eligible for nomination to Sigma Xi by any current member.  Elegibility for different levels of membership depends on qualifications.

Grants and Awards
Sigma Xi Scholars:  Each year, Sigma Xi at York nominates qualified seniors for membership, supports their initiation dues, and lists them at graduation as "Sigma Xi Scholars."

Grants in Aid of Research
:  These small grants support undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral research.  Besides funding, they also provide an excellent opportunity for learning to write successful grant proposals.  It also looks great on a student's resumé that they secured their own funding!

       Sigma Xi      
York College, CUNY
c/o Tim Paglione, Natural Sciences
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11451
(718)-262-2082, fax 2652