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August 11, 2014

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International Research Conference Is November 7-8

International Research Conference 2013 ParticipantSigma Xi's International Research Conference offers college and outstanding high school students an opportunity to present their research to respected research professionals from around the world. The conference will be held November 7-8 during Sigma Xi's Annual Meeting at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel and Spa in Glendale, Arizona. Sigma Xi members may present their research on November 7.

Top student research presentations receive awards. Presentations are accepted in behavioral sciences, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, chemistry, ecology and evolutionary biology, engineering, environmental sciences, geo-sciences, math and computer science, physics and astronomy, physiology and immunology, and interdisciplinary research.

The conference also offers students the chance to hear from scientists chosen for Sigma Xi's 2014 awards, attend workshops to improve career skills, and meet graduate school recruiters and potential employers. Social events during the conference will provide opportunities for students to meet distinguished scientists.

Sigma Xi membership is not required. However, students must register and receive approval on a preliminary abstract to participate. Registration opened August 1 at www.sigmaxi.org/meetings/annual/registration.shtml. Sigma Xi members may volunteer to judge student presentations by e-mailing Kevin Bowen at kbowen@sigmaxi.org.

This article was originally published in the September-October issue of Sigma Xi Today.

More About Sigma Xi: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society is the international honor society of science and engineering. One of the oldest and largest scientific organizations in the world, Sigma Xi has a distinguished history of service to science and society for more than a century. Scientists and engineers, whose research spans the disciplines of science and technology, comprise the membership of the Society. Sigma Xi chapters can be found at colleges and universities, government laboratories, and industry research centers around the world. More than 200 Noble Prize winners have been members. The Society is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. www.sigmaxi.org. On Twitter: @SigmaXiSociety.


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