Sigma Xi

Conference Schedule

Where: The Meeting will be held virtually via WebEx. A link to the meeting will be sent out by 9:00AM on April 17, 2021.

  • 9:30 – 10:00AM The Hall of Possibilities – Visit with diverse researchers searching for students and interns.  Learn about their programs and how you can participate.
  • 10:05AM Welcome Address by Theodora Pinou, Event Chair; Missy Alexander, WCSU Provost; & Michelle Brown, MSAS Dean.
  • 10:20AM Presentation of the WCSU Sigma Xi Chapter Service Award to Eugene Santos, Director of the Northeast Region – Presented by Hannah Reynolds, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences.
  • 10:25 – 10:45AM Meeting Theme Opening Comments: Computational Biology and Machine Learning, and Introduction of our Keynote Speaker by Stavros Christofi, Department of Mathematics
  • 10:50AM – Keynote Speaker, Dr. Morten Sogaard – VP Target Sciences, Pfizer Worldwide R&D.  Talk Title: “Application of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence as a Driver of Productivity and Drug Discovery and Development”
  • 11:30 – 11:40AM – Questions from the Audience about the Presentation
  • 11:40 – 12:00PM : Breakout Session : “Time with Morten Sogaard”
  • 12:00PM – Meeting Concludes