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YAS Member travels to Boston for 2013 Saltire Fellowship

YAS member Elizabeth Fairley arrived at Babson College in Boston this week as part of the 2013 Saltire Fellowship. The cohort of 19 extremely talented individuals had the weekend to settle into their new homes after an action packed induction week at the RBS Business School in Gogarburn. 

Keynote speakers throughout the week included Iain MacGregor who talked about how to grow your business to a £50m turnover, Professor Les Charm, from Babson College, who will introduce the Fellows to entrepreneurial leadership, Kenny Kemp, Editor of Business Quarterly Scotland who discussed his career in covering the entrepreneurial landscape and Hugh Griffith, who shared his business experiences which include pioneering a ground-breaking treatment for children suffering from Leukaemia.

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YAS Annual General Meeting hosted by University of Stirling

The RSE Young Academy of Scotland's annual general meeting took place last week in Stirling Management Centre, kindly hosted by the University of Stirling. The event was co-ordinated with the help of Dr Edward Duncan and Dr Christine Caldwell of the University of Stirling, who are also members of the Young Academy of Scotland.

Professor Burke, Deputy Principal for Research at the University of Stirling, opened the meeting by welcoming the Young Academy members. He emphasised the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to research and discussed several areas of shared interest between the YAS and the University.

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"Research The Headlines" Blog Launched

Members of the YAS Media Relations working group officially launched their latest project Research the Headlines, a multidisciplinary blog addressing the way in which research is portrayed in the media.

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Young Academy Member "tipped to change the world"!

Young Academy Member Dr Per Ola Kristensson has been tipped as one of the young innovators most likely to “change the world.” The computer scientist is one of 35 top young innovators named by the prestigious MIT Technology Review.

For over a decade, the global media company has recognised a list of exceptionally talented technologists whose work has great potential to “transform the world.” Dr Kristensson joins a stellar list of technological talent; previous winners include Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the cofounders of Google; Mark Zuckerberg, the cofounder of Facebook; Jonathan Ive, the chief designer of Apple; and David Karp, the creator of Tumblr.

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Young Academy Member chosen as WEF 2013 Young Scientist

Young Academy of Scotland member Luke Bisby has been selected as a 2013 Young Scientist by the World Economic Forum. This honour is bestowed by the WEF each year to recognize the most distinguished science leaders under the age of 40, nominated from around the world.

Luke will be representing the YAS at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2013 in Dalian, People's Republic of China. This is the foremost global business gathering in Asia, creating a unique opportunity for exchange between leaders from top-ranked multinationals and chief executive officers of dynamic and fast-growing companies, including key decision-makers from government, media, academia and civil society.

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Nick Rawlinson is Professor of Geophysics at the University of Aberdeen. He obtained his PhD from Monash University in 2001 and spent the next 12 years at the Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, where he carried out both theoretical and field-based studies in seismology

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