Overview of Sigma XI
Sigma Xi (Xi is pronounced with a "Z" sound-"Zi"-as in "xylophone") was founded in 1886 to honor excellence in scientific investigation and encourage a sense of companionship and cooperation among researchers in all fields of science and engineering.
Today, Sigma Xi is an international, multidisciplinary research society whose programs and activities promote the health of the scientific enterprise and honor scientific achievement. There are nearly 60,000 Sigma Xi members in more than 100 countries around the world. Sigma Xi chapters, more than 500 in all, can be found at colleges and universities, industrial research centers and government laboratories. The Society endeavors to encourage support of original work across the spectrum of science and technology and to promote an appreciation within society at large for the role research has played in human progress.
The NMU chapter of Sigma Xi brings these goals to Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We include NMU faculty, students, and other local scientists as our members.
Sigma XI Mission
The Mission of Sigma Xi is to enhance the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science, and promote the public's understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition. The NMU Chapter's goal is the bring this mission to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan by helping foster scientific research and education.