Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, meets regularly for DIV III talks and a complimentary lunch throughout the year. Talks are open to all faculty, staff and students. Talks are held on Tuesdays 12:20-1:00 pm McConnell 103. A complimentary lunch is offered in McConnell Foyer – available to first 30 attendees (first come, first serve)

Spring 2023 Talk Schedule

Sigma Xi Talk dates are shown below.
If you would like to give a Sigma Xi talk, please email Bruce Hawkins
1/31 Jesse Bellamere (BIO)
“Carnivorous Plants! Ecology, Evolution and Pedagogy”
2/7 Lesley-Ann Giddings (BCH)
“Microbial life at the extremes: repurposing adaptive metabolism for drugs, biocatalysts, and indicators of environmental change”
2/14 Geremias Polanco (MTH)
“Sequences, Patterns and Combinatorial Games”
2/21 Becca Thomases (MTH)
“How to swim through goo”
2/28 Mariana Abarca (BIO)
CANCELLED to be rescheduled at future date TBD
“Assessing the effects of global change on local moths and butterflies”
3/7 Andrew Berke (CHM)
Peering inside: understanding aerosol chemistry through bulk-phase reaction
3/14 No Talk, Spring Break

3/21 Casey Berger (PHY)
“Interdisciplinary methods for quantum materials: research on the boundaries of physics, high performance computing, and data science.”
3/28 Provost Office
“Div3 Lab Safety and Liability Q&A” (Faculty and Staff only)”
4/4 Organizational Meeting
4/11 Shinyoung Cho (CSC)
“Cybersecurity: Utilizing Models and Empirical Data to Thwart Network Attackers”
4/18 Nick Howe and Jordan Crouse (CSC)
“ChatWTF: Meet the New AI”
4/25 Brianna McMillan (PSY)
“Using Big Team Science to Investigate How Little Minds Develop Attentional Preferences”
5/2 Suzanne Palmer (CATS) Last one!
“But What If? The Symbiotic Relationship Between Science and Science Fiction”

This is it for the Spring semester Tuesday Talks series.
Happy end of semester and congratulations to the graduating class of 2023

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