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International Programs and Activities

A vital part of Sigma Xi's mission is to foster worldwide interactions among scientists and engineers through a network of more than 500 Sigma Xi chapters at major research universities, teaching colleges, government laboratories and industry research centers. Working in all fields of science and engineering, Sigma Xi's membership represents more than 100 different countries. Membership in Sigma Xi is meant to foster a sense of companionship among colleagues who, no matter what their field of study, share a common interest in promoting research in science and engineering. Because science is a global activity, Sigma Xi's goals are to:

  • Help coordinate and emphasize the global voice of scientific and engineering research;
  • Improve the global network of scientists and engineers across disciplines and encourage interdisciplinary dialogue;
  • Facilitate greater cooperation and sense of community among scientists and engineers globally, and especially to increase our ability to bring scientists of developing nations more effectively into international scientific and engineering endeavors;
  • Provide encouragement, companionship and support to younger scientists and engineers around the world.
Sigma Xi has actively pursued international science networking for more than twenty years, as evidenced by the creation of the International Committee in 1977 and, most recently, the promotion of the Packard International Science Networking Initiative.


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