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University of Michigan Chapter
A 501(c)(3) Tax Deductible Organization

To enhance the health of the research enterprise,
foster integrity in science and engineering,
and promote the public's understanding of science
for the purpose of improving the human condition.

2016 Chapter Awards for Excellence and for Electing Most Members

Deadline is March 15, 2017 for Spring 2017 Initiation. Contact the Membership Secretary ( if you have questions or need information on election to the Society. The Chapter is grateful to Cathleen Zepelin for her financial support of the nomination process. Click on link for Nomination Form (V.2016-2017)

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 awards ceremony. Click HERE for a nomination form for Teacher of the Year award for 2017. The deadline for 2017 nominations will be March 6, 2017. Attached to the nomination form is an explanation of the award and the names of past recipients.

In Memoriam last updated 09-2016

For Results of the Post-Doc Survey,
Click HERE

Founded in 1886, Sigma Xi - The Scientific Research Society is an international honor society for scientists and engineers. In May 2008, the Chapter was given 501(c)(3) status, formally backdated to our founding year, 1903. Donations to the chapter's scientific and educational activities are tax-deductible. Tax ID # 38-1741160

Membership is open to individuals who have demonstrated excellence or considerable potential for excellence in research.

For more information on how to become a member, click here ( to contact the Chapter's Membership Chairman (George Graham) by e-mail.

Winners were honored at the 2016 Banquet on April 20, 2016

Annual Banquet on April 20, 2016 [Next Banquet April 19, 2017}

2016 Annual Meeting (Initiation Banquet and Guest Speaker)
Wednesday April 20, 2016
Speaker: Rebecca Lange, Ph.D.
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Michigan
"Supervolcano Eruptions"


As we have been doing for the past four years, the University of Michigan
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 February 17, 2016 Science Café on
"Evolution and Deep Time" The room had standing room only and the
presentations and question period were fascinating. The speakers were
Catherine Badgley (Museum of Paleontology and Department of Ecology
and Evolutionary Biology) and Stephen Smith (Department of Ecology and
Evolutionary Biology).

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The deadlines for Grants in Aid of Research are in March and October each year. For more information. click HERE. [Last update January 2017]

In May 2008, The University of Michigan Chapter of Sigma Xi was given 501(c)(3) status, formally backdated to our founding year, 1903. Donations to the chapter's scientific and educational activities are tax-deductible. Tax ID # 38-1741160

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