Polish-born biologist, mathematician and historian of science Jacob Bronowski, associate director of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, gave the Sigma Xi RESA (Research Society of America) Lecture, entitled "The New Philosophy of Biology." Established in 1959, the club was a preliminary step in the establishment in 1995 of a chapter of Sigma Xi, a national honorary scientific society open to faculty members with associate membership for outstanding students.