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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.

Deadline is March 15, 2016
for Spring 2016 Initiation
Contact the Membership Secretary ( if you have questions for information on election to the Society after the spring recruitment period. The Chapter is grateful to Cathleen Zepelin for her financial support of the nomination process.
Click on link for Nomination Form (V.2015) Download

Nominations will be accepted for the 2016 awards ceremony starting in December 2015. Click HERE for a nomination form for Teacher of the Year award for 2016. The deadline for 2016 nominations is March 10, 2016. Attached to the nomination form is an explanation of the award and the names of past recipients.

In Memoriam last updated 02-2016

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 (Henry Buchtel) by e-mail.

Winners will be honored at the 2016 Banquet on April 20, 2016

2015 Annual Meeting (Initiation Banquet and Guest Speaker)
Wednesday April 22, 2015
Speaker: Ioulia Kovelman, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Center for Human Growth and Development
University of Michigan
"Shining Light on the Brain:
Bilingualism, Imaging Tools, and the Brain"


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

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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