James T. Costa, Western Carolina University professor of biology and executive director of Highlands Biological Station, has been named to the Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer program class of 2017-19. The honor was announced in the January-February issue of American Scientist magazine.
Sigma Xi is a scientific research honor society that invites a panel of speakers from around the U.S. to serve in its lecture program every two years. “Each speaker is asked to develop a menu of talks aimed at public, general science and/or specialized audiences,” Costa said. “In my case, I was invited to contribute talks relating to my work on Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace.”
The lectures are available to higher education institutions nationwide through Sigma Xi chapters.