Events in 2005-2006
John Deere Chapter of Sigma Xi

Combat Birding: Avian Research on the Upper Mississippi River

Mr. Kelly J. McKay, Environmental Consultant
BioEco Research and Monitoring Center, Hampton, Illinois

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005
Ballroom of the Rogalski Center
St. Ambrose University

New Members

Research Presentations
Nov. 30, 2005
Augustana College

New associate members of the chapter presented either a 10 minute talk or a poster that described the research that they have been doing.  55 people attended this event.

NOVA ScienceNow
Mar. 14, 2006
Rivermont Collegiate School, Bettendorf

The third program of the year featured these four topics and local scientists.

"10th Planet - Xena"
Robert Mitchell

"Prime Numbers"
Douglas Nelson

"Pandemic Bird Flu"
Matthew Halfhill

"Stem Cell Update"
Kristen Douglas

Should We Tell our Daughters to Become Scientists?
Sunday, Apr. 30, 2006 at 7:00 pm
Augustana College

For our Spring meeting we had a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Talat Rahman of the Physics Department at Kansas State University. The public was invited to attend.

Science at the Nanoscale: Building Functional Materials Atom by Atom
Monday, May 1, 2006 at 10:00 am

On Monday, May 1, at 10:00 am, Dr. Rahman discusses her area of research. The presentation was held in Science 304 at Augustana, timed to coincide with the regular meeting time of two physics classes.