Texas A&M Sigma Xi chapter receives award for distinguished performance

The Texas A&M chapter of Sigma Xi, which includes the Texas A&M Health Science Center, recently was awarded a “Certificate of Excellence” for its distinguished performance last year.

The prestigious award from the scientific research society recognizes exceptional chapter activity and innovative programming, especially efforts addressing the four cornerstones of the Sigma Xi mission – honor in science and engineering, science education, science policy, and the public understanding of science. There are 520 society chapters.

The selection process for the Certificate of Excellence award began with the chapter activity annual reports submitted in summer 2005. Directors of each constituency group reviewed these reports and made recommendations to the Committee on Qualifications and Membership. From these recommended chapters, the committee chose seven for the award.

“We are very proud of your chapter’s accomplishments and wish to commend you and your colleagues for a job well done,” wrote Carol L. Beck, Ph.D., chair of the Committee on Qualifications and Membership, in a letter to David S. Carlson, Ph.D., HSC Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies. “We look forward to watching your programs continue to succeed, and your chapter to grow, flourish and lead the way.”

Sigma Xi, founded in 1886, honors excellence in scientific investigation and encourages a sense of companionship and cooperation among researchers in all fields of science and engineering. There are nearly 65,000 members in more than 100 countries worldwide.

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