Highlights from our 20th Year

Our chapter of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018, launching our Significant Days in Science seminars and participating in science outreach activities throughout the academic year, culminating in our 20th anniversary induction ceremony in spring 2018 during which three new undergraduate associate members were inducted, longstanding members of the chapter were recognized, and a congratulatory message provided by Sigma Xi Executive Director and CEO, Jamie Vernon, PhD


Spring 2018 Activities

Sponsored by the Barry Chapter of Sigma Xi

20th Anniversary Celebration and Induction Ceremony

Anniversary Celebration and Induction Ceremony

Members of the chapter gathered at our Induction ceremony and 20th anniversary celebration, spring 2018.


Induction Ceremony Keynote Address

Mr. Andres Pena
Doctoral Candidate, Adaptive Neural Systems Laboratory
Biomedical Engineering Department
Florida International University

"The Bioethics of Implantable Biohybrid Systems"

The Bioethics of Implantable Biohybrid Systems


DNA Day 2018 Seminar

Ms. Rena Pressman
Certified Genetic Counselor
Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation
Department of Human Genetics
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

"What is Genetic Counseling Anyway? Challenges, Research and Ethics"


Brain Awareness Week 2018 Seminar

Dr. Coleen Atkins
Associate Professor
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Department of Neurological Surgery

"Restoring Memory After Traumatic Brain Injury"

Restoring Memory After Traumatic Brain Injury


Darwin Day 2018 Seminar

Dr. Floria Uy
Research Assistant Professor
Director, UGalapagos Biology
University of Miami
Department of Biology

"Social Behavior, Ecology & Evolution in the Tropics"

Social Behavior, Ecology & Evolution in the Tropics


Brain Fair for Kids

Students from the Department of Biology, including recently admitted members of our Sigma Xi chapter, facilitated hands-on activities to teach children and their families about brain cells as part of the larger sponsored Annual Brain Fair for Kids in Miami, FL organized by the Miller School of Medicine with funding from sponsors such as the Society for Neuroscience in spring 2018.

Brain Fair for Kids

Brain Fair for Kids


Fall 2017 Activities

Sponsored by the Barry Chapter of Sigma Xi

Fall Seminar

Dr. Alexis Tapanes-Castillo
Assistant Professor
St. Thomas University
School of Science, Technology, and Engineering Management

"A Molecular Approach to Study Autism Biology in Human Neural Progenitor Cells"

A Molecular Approach to Study Autism Biology in Human Neural Progenitor Cells

Co-sponsored by the Department of Biology