For the Fall semester of 2018 Sigma Xi will be meeting on Tuesdays for lunch in McConnell Auditorium. from September 18 though December 11. 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 2019

February 5
Joe O’Rourke
Interim Provost
Bill Peterson
Associate Provost
Patty DiBartolo
Associate Dean of Fac ulty

Follow-up discussion to Faculty Retreat

February 12 Albert Y. Kim
Statistical & Data Sciences
Self-Driving Cars & Forest Ecology: Modeling for Machine Learning
February 19 Kevin Shea
Science Center Director
Conversation about Course-based Research
February 26 Deborah A. Day
STEM Outreach Coordinator
Evolving Opportunities in STEM Outreach
March 5  Ta-Shana Taylor
Director of Training & Recruitment at Outdoor Afro and Paleontological Society Distinguished Lecturer
Blind spots to diversity and inclusion in geosciences.
March 12 No Talk Spring Recess
March 19
Sahar Al Seesi
Computer Science
Genomics guided neo-epitope prediction for personalized cancer immunotherapy
March 26 Dan Vahaba
A bird’s-eye view on how hormones impact songbird communication.
April 2

Hélène Visentin
French Studies
Alexandra Keller 
Film and Media Studies

Why Do the Humanities Matter in a STEM World?
April 9 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting
April 16
Virginia Hayssen
Biological Sciences
April 23 Paul Wetzel
Center for the Environment
MacLeish Field Station as an educational tool
April 30

Steve Tilley

Rattlesnakes on Mt. Tom