TMC graduate selected to attend Nobel laureate conference
Posted on: July 25
TMC graduate Aimee Bryan was one of 625 undergraduate and post graduate students selected to participate in the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in chemistry, which took place in Lindau, Germany June 30 to July 5.
Bryan, who is pursuing her doctorate in inorganic fundamental chemistry at U.C. Davis, was selected from a pool of more than 20,000 applicants from institutes of higher education around the world.
The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting featured 35 Nobel laureates, men and women who have reached the pinnacle of achievement in the field of chemistry. These men and women interacted with attendees during a week of seminars, lectures and discussions.
For students like Bryan, attending such an event represents a milestone in a journey through higher education that began at The Master’s College, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences in 2006. Bryan also served as TMC adjunct faculty member from 2006-2007.
“This is an amazing opportunity,” Bryan said in a June 27 press release issued by U.C. Davis. “I get to meet living history. I get to meet people who have forever changed the field of chemistry because of their hard work, their research and their discoveries.”
The Master’s College professor, Dr. Taylor Jones, who was Bryan’s faculty adviser at TMC, understands the unique challenges faced by young scientists who are doing research in an environment that can be hostile to the Christian perspective.
From his perspective, the foundation Bryan received at TMC has served her well.
“We are tremendously encouraged to see how Aimee has so faithfully been a steward of her talents and giftedness, and has remained true to Sola Scriptura,” Jones said. “She is truly a sheep in the midst of academic wolves.”
Bryan has support from the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program and was a finalist in the program's contest for fellows to explain in a video how their research could help shape the future.