Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, was founded in 1886 as an honor society for scientists and engineers.  Today the Society actively promotes scientific research and the promise of science and technology.  Its goals are to foster interaction among science, technology and society;  to encourage appreciation and support of original work in science and technology; and to honor scientific research accomplishments.  Approximately 75,000 scientists and engineers are active members of Sigma Xi in North America and abroad.  There are more than 500 chapters at academic institutions, government laboratories and industry research centers.

To learn more, visit the national Sigma Xi web site at

Sigma Xi Making a Difference in Science & Engineering Documentary - a 15-minute video documentary features Sigma Xi members describing the international honor society of science and engineering in their own words. The 10 short segments or modules that make up the documentary cover different aspects of the Society, providing an excellent overview of Sigma Xi's mission, programs and activities.


Last changed: January 31, 2008