"We are in this together," people say about our collective distancing efforts to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. Just as the current physical distancing disrupts our natural state of work, higher education has been experiencing a longer period of distancing, one of discipline distancing. The arts, humanities, science, mathematics, and engineering studies have been more specialized and disconnected. Sigma Xi has devoted its 2020 Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference to symposia that illustrate the benefits of interdisciplinary research collaborations and share best practices for carrying them out.
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