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Sigma Xi

Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, is an international honorary research society with 70,000 members worldwide. Sigma Xi members can be found in virtually every branch of academia, government and industry, and are active in a broad range of activities from local science fairs to deciding issues of political importance relating to research. Nearly 200 members have won the Nobel Prize. Sigma Xi also publishes American Scientist six times a year and holds annual forums on topical scientific research issues.

**The Officers of the CWRU Chapter of Sigma Xi would like to thank everyone who participated in our recent By-Laws vote. The By-Laws were approved unanimously and can be viewed by clicking on the "CWRU Chapter By-Laws" link to the left.**






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Science cafes provide an informal public forum for the open discussion of current science issues; they are based on the European salon model and many such cafes are currently active throughout much of the world.


Science Cafe Cleveland is sponsored by the Case chapter of Sigma Xi and WCPN ideastream (Cleveland). We've also received generous support from the ACES+ program at Case. Science Cafe Cleveland is a lively, informal scientific discussion in an inviting atmosphere of food and drink that usually takes place on the second Monday of each month at the Market Garden Brewery.

the Market Garden Brewery

Come join us! The Brewery is located at 1947 West 25th Street, right next to the West Side Market. Discussion begins around 7:00 pm. No reservations are needed; just show up and feel free to bring a friend. The Market Garden Brewery offers dining options before, during and after the event. (Click here to view menu). Not to mention beer!


*Please Note* A few of our cafes have approached capacity and/or standing room only. If you want to be 100% sure to get in and get a good seat, you might want to arrive a bit early. Hope to see everyone there!

To see what Science Cafe Cleveland is serving up in the near future, check out the links above. For some of our topics, we've provided a few suggestions for pre-readings in case you want to prime your mind for a cafe. You can also usually preview the cafe by listening to The Sound of Ideas on WCPN ideastream (90.3 FM) the morning of the cafe. (Links to podcasts of past shows can be found on our list of past cafes; they are a great way to catch up on topics that you happened to miss.)


If you would like to suggest a topic for a future cafe or would like to be added to our email list, please send us an email. You can also email us with links to stories or pics of Science Cafe Cleveland that might be suitable for listing on our web site.