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As SSLN 2013 report released - Astrophysicist and Heart Doctor show that ‘Numeracy Counts’

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Some of Scotland’s brightest and most talented young people have joined forces to tackle the scourge of poor numeracy which blights lives and hinders careers for a significant proportion of the population.

The most recent Scottish Government statistical survey of literacy and numeracy – focused on numeracy – was published today. The survey involved around 10,500 children and showed a drop in the number of pupils performing well and very well at P4 and P7 primary level from the time of the last report released in 2011. The report also shows 35% of pupils were not performing well in numeracy by Second Year level in secondary schools, and also that this poor performance was linked to deprivation.

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Two YAS Members to give 'Award Lectures' at 2014 British Science Festival!

Two St Andrews YAS members, Prof Ineke De Moortel and Dr Christian Rutz, have been awarded an 'Award Lecture' at this year's British Science Festival. Ineke will present the Lord Kelvin Award Lecture on "Our Dynamical Sun: A 21st Century View" and Christian the Isambard Kingdom Brunel Lecture on "Of crafty crows and space shuttles: Animal tool use as a window into human technological evolution". The 2014 British Science Festival will take place in Birmingham, 6-11 September.

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Young Academy of Scotland awarded Ingenious Grant to co-run First Lego League in Scotland

 

The Young Academy of Scotland working group Computing in Schools, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious Grant.

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Astrophysicist and Heart Doctor show that ‘Numeracy Counts’

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Some of Scotland’s brightest and most talented young people have joined forces to tackle the scourge of poor numeracy which blights lives and hinders careers for a significant proportion of the population.

The most recent Scottish Government statistical survey of literacy and numeracy – focused on numeracy – is due to be published in April this year. The last survey, published two years ago, involved 11,000 children and showed that around 32% of pupils were not performing well in numeracy by Second Year level in secondary schools, and also that this poor performance was linked to deprivation.

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Young Academy Members receive RSE awards

Two Young Acadmey Members - Dr. Per Ola Kristensson and Dr. Catherine Cazin - have been awarded prizes for the RSE/Makdougall Brisbane Medal (Early Career Prize) this year. Dr. Kristensson

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Davide is from Emilia Romagna, a region in Northern Italy where he studied Agricultural Sciences. He then obtained a PhD degree in Crop Sciences at the University of Milan (2008) before leaving Italy for Germany, to take a post-doctoral position at the Max Planck Institute of Cologne.

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