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Cockrell Professor Elected President of International Science Society

  • Aug 17, 2021

Nicholas Peppas, a professor in the Cockrell School’s McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, has been elected president of Sigma Xi, an international honor society for science and engineering. With more than 70,000 members, Sigma Xi is one of the largest and oldest scientific organizations in the world. More than 200 Nobel Prize winners have been members.  

“I am honored to have been elected president-elect of Sigma Xi, a society where I have been active for 48 years," Peppas said. "During my administration I want to increase the Sigma Xi membership with emphasis on retaining young members. I will promote active and effective local chapters; I will actively support diversity, equity and inclusivity at all levels of the organization; I will establish specialty webinars and meetings on 'hot topics'; and I will institute new methods to educate the public and the press on science." 

Read the full article from the Cockrell School of Engineering