|John Deere Chapter of Sigma Xi|
Sigma Xi is the national scientific research
society. The John Deere chapter (#250) is
in the Quad Cities -- Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa; Rock Island and Moline, Illinois.
Astronomy Lecture and Honor Cords. All members are invited to a public astronomy lecture, "Probing Fundamental Physics with the Oldest Light in the Universe" by Dr. Thomas Crawford of the University of Chicago. It will be at Augustana College in Hanson 102 on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm.
The 15 student members of Sigma Xi who are graduating in May are requested to come at 7:25 pm to receive their Sigma Xi honor cord.
Quad Cities Co-Lab Tour and Dinner. This event will be at the new Co-Lab facilities near the Centennial Bridge in Davenport on Thursday, May 12, 2015. We will gather at 5:30 pm for free pizza and a beverage after which we will have a tour of the Quad Cities Co-Lab.
If you plan to attend, please make your reservation no later than noon on Wednesday, May 11 so we will know the kind and quantity of pizza to order. The pizza menu includes pepperoni, taco, BLT, pineapple, and gluten-free.
If you need a ride from Augustana to this event or if you can provide rides, please indicate that on this form. We will leave from the North entrance of Hanson Science Hall (1st floor) promptly at 5:15 pm. We should return by 7:15 pm.
Research Presentations. On January 19, 2016 new associate members of the chapter presented their research results by either giving a talk or presenting a poster. Here is the program for this event and some photos that were taken.
Annual New Member Induction. This event was held on November 17, 2015. New members that were inducted included 5 faculty and 18 students. The invited speaker was Dr. José Boquin, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Augustana College. The title was "Small Organic Molecules with Biological Relevance".