Sigma Xi

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For the fall semester of 2016 Sigma Xi will be meeting on Tuesdays for lunch in McConnell Auditorium. from September 20 though December 13. Talks begin at approximately 12:10 pm and are open to all faculty, staff, and students. A complimentary lunch is offered in McConnell Foyer.

The schedule will be revised as talks are added.

Schedule for Fall 2016

September 20
Francesca Grifo
Environmental Protection Agency
Director, Office of Scientific Integrity
Scientific integrity and science policy at the EPA
(In Seelye 106)
September 27
Mike Howard
Study Group on Climate Change
College and University Endowments,
Divestment and Impact Investing
October 4
Lisa Mangiamele
Biological Sciences
Androgens and the Evolution of a New Communication Signal in Bornean Frogs
October 11
Fall Break
No Talk
October 18
Daniel Schultheis
Math Outreach Modules: Encouraging Primary and Secondary Interest in STEM With Playful Advanced Mathematics
October 25
Patricia DiBartolo
Inclusive Excellence in the Sciences: The National Landscape and Smith's Future
November 1
Jennifer Beichman
Mathematics & Statistics
Stability for solutions of the 2D Euler equations
November 8
Sara Mathieson
Computer Science
Machine Learning for Population Genetics
November 15
Randi Garcia
Diversity in Context: Demographic Composition and Social Group Identification on the Self-Categorization Process
November 22
No Talk
Bosiljka Glumac
Travertine Limestone Weathering, Tiber River Flooding, and Reverse Graffiti: Art in Rome, Italy
December 6
Robert M. Newton
Moving Sediment to Save Paradise
December 13
Maren Buck
Poly(2-alkenyl azlactone)s: Powerful Polymers for the Assembly of Cell-Instructive Scaffolds and Drug Nanocarriers.

Have any questions, comments or suggestions for Sigma Xi talks?
Feel free to contact your Sigma Xi program chair; Bruce Hawkins,