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The UC chapter of Sigma Xi, an international research society dedicated to promoting scientific enterprise and honoring scientific achievement, is a 600+ 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 professor 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, including an expanded extramural regional role of partnership with other colleges and institutions.

Sigma Xi’s annual showcase event is the Young Investigator Lecture and Fall Mixer, which includes research highlights from the Student Grants-in-Aid-of-Research (GIAR) Award Winners.  This event is held each Fall Semester on campus.

Sigma Xi sponsors multiple awards recognizing achievements in scientific education and research.  In addition to the Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award and Student GIAR Awards, mentioned above, Sigma Xi recognizes outstanding education in science at the High School level with the Teacher of the Year Award, as well as research at the secondary level through the SW Ohio Science Fair.

The UC chapter has a number of goals relating to advancing STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics 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 pages on our website.


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