Annual Banquet and Research Symposium

The Annual Banquet and Research Symposium for our Ohio State chapter of Sigma Xi will be on Thursday, April 18 from 5-9 pm in room 115 of the Biomedical Research Tower (460 W. 12th Ave). Our keynote speaker for this year will be Dr. Omowunmi (Wunmi) Sadik from the State University of New York. The cost for tickets will be $30, with early-bird dinner tickets available until April 1, 2019 for a reduced price of $25. A cash bar will also be available.
Tickets can be purchased by credit card here on Eventbrite ( Please contact Dr. Lynette Rogers ( for information or to purchase your ticket by check. Additional details on the research symposium will follow separately and all members are welcome to present a research poster. To reserve a poster board or for more information please contact Dr. Noah Weisleder (

Join us on the next Suds n’ Science Tour – OSU Driving Simulation Laboratory

The Ohio State University Driving Simulation Laboratory offers a state-of-the-art facility for measuring driver behavior. The facility provides tools for evaluating in-vehicle systems for infotainment and vehicle guidance to ensure conformance with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) driver distraction guidelines. They also investigate attention, stress, cognitive workload and other factors in the driving task; and measure driver preference for braking, steering, and other vehicle handling characteristics. The lab works with a variety of partners from the automotive industry, as well as with researchers at Ohio State, other universities and the Ohio Supercomputer Center. Come and learn more about this amazing facility, and then join Sigma Xi researchers from a variety of disciplines at Meister’s (1168 Chambers Rd, Columbus, OH 43212) for further discussion.

All are welcome to attend.

November 1st, 2018 4:00-5:00PM

The Ohio State University, 1305 Kinnear Rd, Suite 194, Columbus, OH 43212

Please RSVP to Bailey Dye ( by October 29th



Photos from Suds n’ Science – Byrd Polar Tour

The photos from our most recent Sigma Xi Suds n’ Science Tour are now available on our facebook page. Check them out here! 

Suds and Science events are where a host research group of Sigma Xi members present their research and guide a tour of their facilities. The tour group and host laboratory then adjourn to a campus pub for further discussions. These events provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about key research groups on campus and establish interdisciplinary collaborations. These “members first” events are open to the OSU community, but reservations are required and Sigma Xi members have the opportunity to sign up early.


Suds n’ Science Byrd Polar Tour (05-10-18)

Check out the photos from the 2018 Annual Banquet & Research Symposium

All photos from the 2018 Annual Banquet have been uploaded to a public album on our facebook page. Follow this link to view them!

The Ohio State Chapter of Sigma Xi Annual Banquet & Research Symposium. Monday April 9th 2018 at The Ohio Unions. Keynote Speakers: Dr. Lonnie Thomspon & Dr. Ellen Mosley-Thompson

Posted by The Ohio State Chapter of Sigma Xi on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Winners of the 2018 Sigma Xi Research Symposium Poster Competition

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2018 Sigma Xi Annual Banquet and Research Symposium Poster Competition!

  • Emily Nordquist (Graduate Student) presented on Mechanisms of Heart Valve Regeneration. Authors: Emily Nordquist, Stephanie LaHaye and Joy Lincoln.
  • Rebecca Mayus (Graduate Student) presented on Age-Associated Changes in Subadult Cross-Sectional Geometry of Ribs: A Comparison Between Modern and Medieval Polish Samples. Authors: Rebecca Mayus and Amanda Agnew
  • Alana Reese (Undergraduate Student) presented on Effects of MIF on the pathogenesis of proliferative vitreoretinopathy in retinal pigment epithelial and Müller glia cell cultures. Authors: Alana Reese, Sumaya Hamadmad, Tyler Heisler-Taylor and Dr. Colleen Cebulla.


Poster Winners of 2018 SX Research Symposium. Left to right: Alana Reese, Emily Nordquist, Rebecca Mayus and Chapter President Dr. Noah Weisleder.

D.r Randolf Roth gives talk at COSI After Dark

Sigma Xi-nominated speaker, Professor Randolph Roth gave a public lecture at COSI After Dark entitled “How Violent Was the Old West?” on April 5th, 2018.

The Ohio State Chapter of Sigma Xi has a strong connection with The Columbus Science Museum, COSI: Centre Of Science and Industry. We sponsor talks for our members as part of the “COSI After Dark” program and nominate students and faculty to participate in various COSI interactive science outreach events. If you are interested in becoming a sponsored speaker, please contact us at


Professor Randolph Roth presents at COSI After Dark (04.05.18)


Dr. Weisleder Presents at COSI After Dark

On February 8th, our Chapter President, Dr. Noah Weisleder presented as part of the COSI After Dark Olympics program! His fascinating talk was titled “Bigger, Faster, Stronger: Changes in optimal performance in Olympian over the years”. He illustrated the changes in technique, talent, and physical specialization that have occurred since the early 1900’s, and how these changes correlate with improved athletic achievement in Olympians of various sports. Of particular interest was Dr. Weisleder’s comparison of two prominent Olympic gold medalists: Ohio State’s very own Jesse Owens and the Jamaican sprinter, Usain Bolt!

Sigma Xi supports the COSI After Dark program by providing speakers from our membership for their events. If you are interested in serving as a speaker in future COSI After Dark events please contact Kelly Crowe

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