Second-year mechanical and aerospace engineering Ph.D. student Leslie Allyn Simms was selected to attend the 70th annual Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting from June 27 – July 2, 2021 in Lindau, Germany.
The Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting is an annual gathering of Nobel Prize winners and top young scientists from around the world. It is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for up-and-coming researchers to meet and exchange ideas with leaders in medicine, chemistry, physics and literature while attending lectures, panel discussions and small-group meetings. Due to travel restrictions this year, attendees will have an online meet-and-greet in June 2020 and attend the meeting in person in 2021.
Simms, along with her UC Davis colleague Tomas Gonzalez-Fernandez in biomedical engineering, are among 660 young scientists from 101 countries selected to attend and are part of the UC Office of the President’s inaugural class of Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Fellows.
“Hard work really does pay off,” said Simms. “I feel extraordinarily privileged to be selected because meeting Nobel Prize winners in fields like chemistry and medicine will be very valuable to my highly interdisciplinary research group. I am also grateful as a woman scientist to one day make an impact and inspire the next generation of women to achieve anything they set their mind to.”
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