For the spring semester of 2018 Sigma Xi will be meeting on Tuesdays for lunch in McConnell Auditorium. from January 30 though May 3. 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 Spring 2018

January 30     Kevin Shea           Chemistry           Young Library process discussion
February 6        Paul Wetzel              Center for the Environment         Forest Conservation by Small Landholders           in Latin America     
February 13      Bruce Hawkins      Physics              Human Impact on Mountain Landscapes           in Asia, Europe, and America  
February 20         Ann Masten ’73          Child Development    University of Minnesota
Resilience in Development: Progress and Promise
Location change for this talk: Conference Center, Paradise Room (upstairs)
February 27
             Bob Newton                         Paul Wetzel                Center for the Environment
Campus Weather Data to Study Climate Change:  An On-Line Data Resource 
March  6          Adam Hall         Neuroscience
In Search of a Novel Anesthetic
March 13 No Talk Spring Recess
March 20 Alex Barron      Environmental Science 
 What can carbon tax models teach us?
March 27         Bosiljka Glumac   Geosciences

  Stone use by the pre-Columbian Maya people in and around the city of Mayapán on the Yucatán peninsula in Mexico

April 3  Floyd Cheung     Sherrerd Center  How Do People Learn?: Three Ideas from the Learning Sciences
April 10 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting
April 17         Miles Ott               Statistics
Statistical Analysis of Social Networks
April 24
 John Brady
Creating Online Learning Tools from the Ground Up
May 1 Nessy Tania  Mathematics & Statistics Understanding Patterns Using Mathematical Models of Animal Social Interactions