The UC chapter of Sigma Xi, an international research society dedicated to promoting scientific enterprise and honoring scientific achievement, is a 900+ member strong organization dedicated to scientific education and research on the UC campus.
The chapter, founded in 1925, has a rich history of supporting and showcasing excellence in science and engineering research. In 2010, then chapter President Ronald Millard, PhD, a proffesor in the department of pharmacology and cell biophysics, working with a new faculty leadership team and a board of advisors convened to chart a new course for the UC chapter.
Sigma Xi holds two annual showcase events. The Spring Mixer announces our award winners and features a keynote lecture by the Young Investigator Awardee. The Fall Mixer features talks by our student Grants-in-Aid-of-Research (GIAR) Award Winners. The chapter also hosts other events, including in 2018 our inaugural Science Shots, which features numerous speakers giving 3-minute summaries of their science at a venue that will attract both members and non-members (including non-scientists).
Sigma Xi sponsors multiple awards recognizing achievements in scientific outreach and research. In addition to the Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award and Student GIAR Awards, mentioned above, Sigma Xi recognizes trainees who have down outstanding work in science outreach.
The UC chapter has a number of goals relating to advancing STEMM (Science,Technology,Engineering,Mathmatics and Medicine) education in the Greater Cincinnati Area. For more information on becoming a member of the UC Chapter of Sigma Xi, visit the membership page.