Nine Inducted into Sigma Xi

March 26, 2015

On March 24, five Hampden-Sydney College and four Longwood University students were inducted into Sigma Xi, the international honorary scientific research society. 

Founded in 1886 to honor excellence in scientific investigation and to encourage collaboration among researchers in all fields of science and engineering, the society now consists of over 500 chapters at academic, industrial, and government research institutions and has nearly 60,000 members in more than 100 countries around the world. 

The Longwood University/Hampden-Sydney College chapter of Sigma Xi was reactivated in 2013, and the two institutions now alternate hosting an annual Sigma Xi Research Symposium that features a keynote speaker and student poster presentations highlighting recent research activities on both campuses.

Initiates2015 Sigma Xi Initiates. From left to right: (back row)  Stephen Woodall II, H-SC '15; Bryan McQueen, LU '15; Davis Carter, H-SC '15; (middle row) Adam Lynch, LU '16; Aaron Gilani, H-SC '15; Brant Boucher, H-SC '17; James Lau, H-SC '17; (front row) Sara Jacobson, LU '15; Kelsey Trace, LU '15