Two Ph.D. students selected to participate in Global Young Scientists Summit

Rosa Guerra-Resendez and Chun-Ying Chao will travel to Singapore for the STEM summit.

Rosa Guerra-Resendez and Chun-Ying Chao of Rice University

Two Rice University Ph.D. students have been selected to participate in the Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS). Chun-Ying Chao, graduate student in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Rosa Selenia Guerra-Resendez, graduate student in Systems, Synthetic and Physical Biology, will travel to Singapore in January to participate in the annual gathering.

“I feel incredibly honored to have been invited to GYSS,” Chao said. “It's an amazing opportunity to learn from some of the brightest minds in the world.”

Guerra-Resendez agreed.  “I feel so excited to be invited,” she said. “This conference invites people from around the world and from diverse research backgrounds.”

GYSS brings together some of the brightest young researchers from around the globe to discuss how to address the global challenges that face us all. Now in its 12th year, the summit provides a platform to facilitate important conversations between change-makers directly. The theme for the 2024 Summit is “Advancing Science, Creating Technologies for a Better World.” More.

“Learning from senior investigators and award-winning researchers will be inspiring for me and give me the boost I need to keep moving forward in my scientific professional development,” said Guerra-Resendez.

“I am excited to share my study about how extreme weather affects air quality with other talented scholars,” added Chao.

While he plans to attend many of the talks and panels, he’d also like to network with experts and learn about climate change from some of the globe's brightest minds.

“Nobel Prize lectures are the part that I am most excited about,” explained Chao. “GYSS will invite Nobel Prize winners to share their research and experience; I believe their wise comments will help me to overcome my future challenges.”

Guerra-Resendez plans to tour some of Singapore’s leading research institutions and network with other researchers

“This is extremely important to me as I am graduating next Spring Semester and need to plan for the next steps in my career,” she said. “I am looking forward to the interdisciplinary connections that we can make for the synthetic biology field.”

Both Chao and Guerra-Resendez will blog about their experience for the benefit of future attendees.

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