John Deere Chapter of Sigma Xi

Sigma Xi is the national scientific research honor society. The object of the society is to encourage original investigation in science, pure and applied.

The fields of activity of the society are the pure and applied natural sciences. These include the physical sciences, the life and agricultural sciences, the earth sciences, the medical sciences, mathematics and engineering.

The John Deere chapter (#250) is in the Quad Cities -- Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa; Rock Island and Moline, Illinois.

"Total Solar Eclipse". The Spring meeting will be a program about the Aug. 21, 2017 total eclipse of the Sun. The eclipse will be visible to observers in the United States along a narrow band, approximately 73 miles (118 km) wide, that crosses twelve states from Oregon to South Carolina.

The program will be presented by Dr. Robert Mitchell, St. Ambrose University, and Dr. Lee Carkner, Augustana College, at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, April 12. It will be in McCarthy Hall 013 at St. Ambrose University.

The event will start with networking and free pizza. Please submit this reservation form so we will know how much pizza to order. Parking is in the lot at the corner of Gaines and Lombard. Here is the campus map.

Research Presentations. On Jan. 26, 2017 the students who were inducted as new members on Nov. 15 told us about their research activity either by giving a 10 minute presentation or by displaying a poster. These photos were taken.

Annual New Member Induction. This event was held on Nov. 15, 2016. The program included five 10 minute presentations given by Amanda Wilmsmeyer, Kimberly Murphy, Susa Stonedahl, Michael Opar and Shadrack Roberts. These photos were taken.

Looking back.  These events were held in 2015-2016.

American Scientist -- the magazine of Sigma Xi
Call for nominations of new members
Constitution and bylaws

CUR - Council on Undergraduate Research
Grants-in-Aid of Research - funds available to students

History of the chapter: 1966-1988
List of events - 1996-present
Local dues ($8)

Membership list

Membership nomination form - Word, PDF
Nomination instructions
New members - 1996-present

Other chapters with home pages

Quad City Engineering and Science Council
     QCESC Banquet - 2016 awards (DR)
Qualifications for membership

Science Cafés
Sigma Xi - national office
Summer Research Gatherings

David R. Renneke, e-mail
Last update:  Mar. 9, 2017