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New session announced:
Debate by Institute on Science for Global Policy

The Institute on Science for Global Policy will hold a debate November 8 during the Annual Meeting, and its format will serve as an example of future debates the Society sponsors.

 

New session announced:
Getting the Science Right in Television & Film

Sigma Xi's Annual Meeting will feature Sigma Xi member Donna Nelson, professor of organic chemistry at the University of Oklahoma, who served as science advisor to AMC's popular show, Breaking Bad. Dr. Nelson was selected as an advisor for the program after reading an article in Chemical and Engineering News about how the show's producer was seeking ongoing chemistry advice involving the program's main character, Walt (an organic chemistry high school teacher).

She will speak about her experiences of working with media programmers and why it is so important to get the science correct in TV and film. Dr. Nelson specializes in the application and characterization of the single-walled carbon nanotube.


Featured speakers also include Sigma Xi's 2014 award winners and honorary members:


Rosalind W. Picard
Walston Chubb Award for Innovation
 
Thomas H. Epps, III
Young Investigator Award
 
David Rosner
John P. McGovern Science and Society Award
 
Jenny Glusker
William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement
 
Derek Muller
Honorary Member
 
Michael Stevens
Honorary Member
 

For information on the 2014 International Research Conference, click here.

E-mail: meeting@sigmaxi.org

About Sigma Xi: Sigma Xi is an international, multidisciplinary honor society of research scientists and engineers. Its mission is to enhance the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public's understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition.

 

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