Presentation Opportunities for Sigma Xi Members

The Ohio State Chapter of Sigma Xi would like to sponsor our members who are interested to apply for several public presentation opportunities that are supported by our local chapter. Three different opportunities to reach out to the public and present your research are:

Sigma Xi Distinguished Lectures

Since 1937 Sigma Xi has presented its Distinguished Lecturers who are outstanding members who are at the leading edge of science.  Sigma Xi supports these lecturers to travel to other chapters to communicate their insights and excitement to a broad range of scholars and to the community at large. Each year thousands of Sigma Xi members, students, and the public have an opportunity to hear exceptional talks and to ask questions of experts. More details on the program can be found here. If you are interested in applying to become a Distinguished Lecturer please contact the chapter directly ( and we can assist with your application.

Science Café

The Science Café is a monthly seminar series that encourages a scientific understanding of the world through relaxed discussions of popular science topics. Open to the public, these evening seminars are co-sponsored by The Ohio State University Chapter of Sigma Xi and The Ohio State University Libraries and take place in various OSU libraries. More detail can be found on the chapter website and if you are interested in presenting please contact Kelly Crowe or our chapter directly (

COSI After Dark speakers

COSI After Dark is COSI without kids. These events are for adults ages 21 and over, only, and occur monthly, usually on a Thursday evening. This is an opportunity for Sigma Xi members to present an informal, public lecture as adult patrons explore COSI, ride the High Wire Unicycle, enjoy special themed crafts and activities, concessions and a cash bar. More information and a current schedule can be found at the COSI website. If you are interested in presenting please contact Kelly Crowe or our chapter directly (

If you have general questions please contact Noah Weisleder or use our chapter email address.

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