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USA Science & Engineering Festival
Sigma Xi is a sponsor of the country's national science festival that takes place in the Washington, DC area.
American Scientist
The Society's magazine expresses Sigma Xi's interdisciplinary outlook. In each issue, four to five major articles review a variety of research topics. These articles are written by distinguished scientists and include detailed illustrations, photographs, diagrams, and graphs.
American Scientist Web Site
The Web site provides the complete text and images from the printed magazine, plus numerous features available exclusively online.
Sigma Xi Science Cafés
Sigma Xi chapters continue to lead the science café movement. Cafés bring together scientists and members of the public in an accessible venue, putting them on equal footing to discuss current scientific research, its findings, context, caveats and implications.
American Scientist Pizza Lunches
Pizza lunches are informal lectures that feature scientists presenting their new research to non-scientists as audio slideshows. New talks are posted periodically during the academic year.
Affiliate Program
To help increase public engagement in science and technology, Sigma Xi created the Affiliate Program. This initiative also recognizes those who make important contributions to scientific research, both inside and outside the laboratory. Now, individuals who don’t qualify for nominated membership may still join the Society as Sigma Xi Affiliates.

Free Electronic Newsletters
Sigma Xi's SmartBrief
Every weekday, an enhanced daily summary of science news is complied and send to your e-mail.
American Scientist Update
Get an e-mail alert whenever a new issue of American Scientist appears online! American Scientist Update gives you an early peek at each new issue, with hyperlinked capsule descriptions of feature articles, columns, Science Observer and book reviews.


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