Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society

Sigma Xi is the international honor society of science and engineering. One of the oldest and largest scientific organizations in the world, Sigma Xi has a distinguished history of service to science and society for more than one hundred and twenty five years. Scientists and engineers, whose research spans the disciplines of science and technology, comprise the membership of the Society. Sigma Xi chapters can be found at colleges and universities, government laboratories, and industry research centers around the world. More than 200 Nobel Prize winners have been members. (source:

In addition to publishing American Scientist, Sigma Xi awards grants annually to promising young researchers, holds forums on critical issues at the intersection of science and society and sponsors a variety of programs supporting honor in science and engineering, science education, science policy and the public understanding of science. Visit the Sigma Xi website if you are interested in learning more about the organization. Talk to your academic or research advisor if you are still wondering whether or not to join.

Carleton’s chapter of Sigma Xi was founded in 1937, and has been a leading nominator of student members throughout its history. STEM faculty, staff and students who have done significant STEM research are eligible to apply for membership to Sigma Xi. Faculty and Staff can apply at any time by contacting a chapter officer. Students are nominated by their Carleton Department and are invited to apply for membership, typically in winter term. The induction ceremony for new members is held each spring at the Sigma Xi “Toast to Science” mini-symposium.

Chapter Officers

  • President and Acting Treasurer:  Amy Csizmar Dalal
  • Secretary:  Sarah Meerts

Bylaws of the Carleton Sigma Xi Chapter

Founding Bylaws of Carleton Sigma Xi (1937)

Student Nominees: click here for Membership Information