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April 18, 2007

Sigma Xi Distinguished Lectureships Program Celebrates 70 Years

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC - Since 1937, Sigma Xi's Distinguished Lectureships Program has given its chapters an opportunity to host visits from outstanding scientists and engineers who communicate their insights and the excitement of research to a broad range of scholars and the public.

"The Sigma Xi Lectureship Program continues to be one of our Society's most successful endeavors," says John A. Watson, committee chair. "It provides outstanding lecturers to chapters and their host institutions and offers an opportunity for outreach to the broader community interested in science, while strengthening the host chapters' programmatic endeavors."

Wide-ranging topics typically include science, mathematics, engineering, medicine, the history of science and technology, science philosophy and education.

Visits by Distinguished Lecturers are supported by Sigma Xi members, with additional support for 2007-2008 from the American Meteorological Society, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Cancer Institute and the Society for Risk Analysis.

Speaker biographies, contact information, abstracts of talks and additional information are available online.


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