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June 16, 2014

See You at Sigma Xi's Annual Meeting

websiteAfter two years of virtual meetings, Sigma Xi members will gather in person November 6-9 in Glendale, Arizona, for the 2014 Annual Meeting, Assembly of Delegates, and International Research Conference.

New Session Announced:
Getting the Science Right in Television & Film

Sigma Xi's Annual Meeting will include an opportunity to hear from member Donna Nelson, a professor of organic chemistry at the University of Oklahoma, who served as science advisor to AMC's popular show Breaking Bad. Dr. Nelson was selected as an advisor for the program after reading an article in Chemical and Engineering News explaining that the show's producer was seeking ongoing chemistry advice involving the program's main character, Walt, an organic chemistry high school teacher.

She will speak about her experiences of working with media programmers and why it is so important to get science correct in TV and film. Dr. Nelson specializes in the application and characterization of the single-walled carbon nanotube.

For more about the Annual Meeting, including a list of other speakers, visit http://www.sigmaxi.org/meetings/annual. Registration opens August 1.

This article was published in the Sigma Xi Today section of the July-August 2014 issue of American Scientist.

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