Penn State student Julie Fenton selected to meet with Nobel Laureates

Julie Fenton Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

Penn State chemistry graduate student Julie Fenton has been selected to participate in the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, during which she will interact with Nobel Laureates at Lake Constance in Germany. She was chosen after a multi-stage competitive selection process among science scholars under the age of 35 at 155 scientific institutes, universities, foundations, and research-based companies worldwide. 400 young scientists from 76 countries were selected to attend the six-day meeting in June 2017, during which the students and Nobel Laureates will share their knowledge, ideas, and experience during meetings, lectures, discussions, master classes and panel discussions.

"These Nobel Laureates represent numerous countries, continents, cultures, and sub-disciplines of chemistry, all contributing to some of the most impressive and impactful work in chemistry done over the last several decades," Fenton said."Making connections with them and learning from all their different backgrounds and cultures will give me a rich network that will help me to purse of my goal of having an impactful career in academic chemistry, unbounded by national borders or cultural barriers. Plus, I am looking forward to sharing with them some of the exciting research we have going on here at Penn State. I am honored to be able to represent the United States, Penn State, and the Department of Chemistry at the Lindau meeting this summer."

"Julie is a rising star in chemistry and this is a well-deserved honor," said Fenton's research adviser at Penn State, DuPont Professor of Materials Chemistry Raymond E. Schaak. "This honor will provide her with an excellent opportunity to interact with, and learn from, some of the top scientists in the world." According to a statement from the Lindau Nobel Laureate organization more than 30 Nobel Laureates, so far, have confirmed their participation in the 2017 meeting.

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Last Updated March 07, 2017