Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society is the world’s largest
BECAUSE OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THIS BANQUET HAS
We are sorry for the inconvenience but the safety of
our members and guests at the Banquet is of utmost importance to us.
We will reschedule for the same time in 2021 if possible.
No Banquet on - April 30, 2020
Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony
Winners of the 2020 Science Fair Poster Competition
Speaker: Naomi Levin (Geology)
"Rifting, Volcanoes and Hominin Diversity in the Afar Region of Ethiopia"
Dr. Levin was going to talk about her recent work in Ethopia on hominins during
the early Pliocene period. "A 3.8-million-year-old fossil from Ethiopia’s
Afar region reveals the face of Lucy’s ancestor. U-M geologist Naomi Levin
coordinated environmental reconstructions at the site."
Our plan is that she will give us an up-to-date
talk on this topic at the Banquet in 2021.
2019 Annual Banquet
5:30 PM on Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Weber's Inn, Atrium Room
Images from the Banquet
Program included Initiation of new members, Science Fair Awards,
Teachers of the Year Awards, Honoring 50-year Active Members,
and after-dinner lecture.
"What Happens to Extreme Weather
In A Changing Climate?"
by Prof. Perry Samson, University of Michigan Professor in the
Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering.
Award to Chapter for Chapter Excellence at National Meeting (October
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As we have been doing for the past seven years, the University of
Chapter of Sigma Xi provided financial support for support for one of
the UM Museum of Natural History's Science Cafés. This year it
was the November 14, 2018 Science Café on "Cyanobacteria:
Toxic tide or treasure?". The speakers were Vincent Denef
(UM Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) and Anthony
Vecchiarelli (Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental
Biology). We learned that cyanobacteria can be a hazard to health but that
they also absorb CO2 and might affect or even mitigate global warming.
Attendees had lots of questions!
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Winter 2018 Newsletter