Conroy named 2017 Kavli Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences

Posted on 07.03.2017

Jessica Conroy has been named a 2017 Kavli Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences. As part of this honor, she will participate in the Indonesian-American Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium that will be held July 18-21, 2017 in Ambon, Indonesia.

The Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium series is the National Academy of Science's premiere activity for distinguished young scientists. Kavli Fellows are young scientists selected by the advisory board of the Kavli Foundation, members of the National Academy of Sciences and organizers of the Kavli/National Academy of Sciences Frontiers in Science Symposia series. Unlike meetings that cover a single, narrow slice of science, these symposia are designed to provide an overview of advances and opportunities in a wide-ranging set of disciplines and to provide an opportunity for the future leaders of science to build a network with their colleagues.

The symposia are attended by approximately 80 to 100 scholars under 45 years of age. Participants include leading researchers from academic, industrial, and federal laboratories in such disciplines as astronomy, astrophysics, atmospheric science, biology, biomedicine, chemistry, computer science, earth sciences, genetics, material sciences, mathematical sciences, neurosciences, pharmacology, and physics.

At each symposium, approximately 25 young scientists report on current research within their disciplines to an academically trained and scientifically diverse audience. They highlight major research challenges, methodologies, and limitations to progress at the frontiers of their respective fields.