IOTA SIGMA PI
Iota Sigma Pi is a national honors society for women in chemistry. Its major objectives are:
to promote interest in chemistry among women students
to foster mutual advancement in academic, business, and social life
to stimulate personal accomplishment in chemical fields.
Iota Sigma Pi was founded in 1902 and was organized on a nation-wide basis in 1916.
Over 10,100 members have been initiated into this organization
At least 40 local chapters have been established in various colleges, universities, and metropolitan areas.
Iota Sigma Pi serves to promote the advancement of women in chemistry by granting recognition to women who have demonstrated superior scholastic achievement and high professional competence by election into Iota Sigma Pi.
Aurum Iodide is the chapter for the Chicagoland area.
We support the National Iota Sigma Pi goal of making awards to qualified women in chemistry and we have a variety of programs that include monthly professional talks by members and invited speakers, field trips, and a December joint meeting with the Chicago Section of ACS. Monthly meetings are held from September to June each year.
A benefit to membership in Iota Sigma Pi is the networking that occurs between the members. Our chapter has a mixture of women with a variety of chemical interests: our members are from industry, government and academia and include both faculty and students. The size of our group is small enough for everyone to get to know one another.