NRL Edison Chapter of Sigma Xi
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society actively promotes the promise of science and technology. The Society's goals are to foster interaction among science, technology, and society; to encourage appreciation and support of original work in science and technology; and to honor scientific research accomplishments.
Sigma Xi was founded in 1886 by a group of Cornell University engineering students and an engineering faculty member who believed the time had come to establish an honor society for scientists and engineers. Since 1886, Sigma Xi has grown to include over 500 chapters and clubs across North America.
Membership in NRL's Edison Chapter is limited to any person performing scientific research at the Naval Research Laboratory or at the Office of Naval Research, who as evidenced by published results, has shown noteworthy scientific accomplishment as an original investigator in some branch of pure or applied science, or as a scientific director of such research.