UNIZIK Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Charles Okechukwu Esimone, FAS, FPSN has been nominated as a full member of Sigma XI, the scientific honour society.
This prestigious honours society was founded in the 17th century. The Scientific Research Honour Society is a highly prestigious, non-profit honour society for scientists and engineers.
Sigma Xi was founded at Cornell University by a junior faculty member and a small group of graduate students in 1886, making it one of the oldest honor societies.
Membership in Sigma Xi is by invitation only, where members nominate others on the basis of their research achievements or potential.
Sigma Xi goals aim to honour excellence in scientific investigation and encourage cooperation among researchers in all fields of science and engineering.
Its membership currently includes Nobel laureates. Membership is by nomination from 2 existing members.