Each year since 1984, the McGovern Award has recognized achievement by a scientist or engineer that transcends their career as a researcher. Past recipients of this award represent a broad spectrum of individuals whose varied activities supported research, the communication of science and the impact of science on society.
The Evan Ferguson Award is presented annually in recognition of outstanding service to the Society and its mission.
- Larry Johnson, 2015
This national award is sponsored by the Georgia Institute of Technology Chapter of Sigma Xi and recognizes those who have made “notable contributions to the motivation and encouragement of research through education.
The Texas A&M University Chapter of Sigma Xi accepts nominations for the Sigma Xi Outstanding Distinguished Scientist Award annually.
- Virender K. Sharma, 2019
- Renyi Zhang, 2018
- Richard Gomer, 2017
- Vijay P. Singh, 2016
- Cheryl Lyn Walker, 2015
- James Womack, 2014
- Guoyao Wu, 2013
The Texas A&M University Chapter of Sigma Xi accepts nominations for the Sigma Xi Outstanding Science Communicator Award annually.
- Clifford Spiegelman, 2019
- Philip Yasskin, 2018
- Deborah F. Cowman, 2017
- Suzanne Kay Ledbetter, 2016
- Penny Riggs, 2015
- Tatiana Erukhimova, 2014
- John Nielsen-Gammon, 2013
Since 2006, Sigma Xi has presented the Walston Chubb Award for Innovation to honor and promote creativity in science and engineering.
Since 1950, the William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement has been awarded annually to a scientist who has made an outstanding contribution to scientific research and has demonstrated an ability to communicate the significance of this research to scientists in other disciplines.
- Bjarne Stroustrup, 2005
Since 1998, the annual Young Investigator Award recognizes excellence in research