Sigma Xi: Nominations due Feb. 13 for 2015 awards to honor scientist, science communicator

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The Texas A&M University Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, has issued a call for nominations for the 2015 Outstanding Distinguished Scientist and the 2015 Outstanding Science Communicator awards.

Nominations are due Feb. 13, 2015. Nominations should include a nomination letter, curriculum vitae, and letters of support.

Recipients will receive a plaque and a $750 cash prize at the Sigma Xi Induction and Awards Banquet in April 2015. The recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Award will present the 2015 Distinguished Scientist Lecture, hosted by Sigma Xi.

For a nominee to be competitive, they should have credentials equivalent to those of previous recipients. See http:// for information on the awards and previous winners.

Nominations may be submitted via email, campus mail, or U.S. mail to:

Sigma Xi Coordinator

Division of Research

1260 TAMU

College Station, TX 77843-1260


Please note that membership in Sigma Xi is not required for nominators or nominees.

Sigma Xi is an international, chapter-based organization dedicated to nurturing the research enterprise in all fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Unique among scientific honor societies, Sigma Xi has a broad outlook that scans the spectrum of science and technology and is committed to the core values that unite across disciplinary boundaries. For more information about Sigma Xi, visit