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Call for Abstract: 'Science Literacy: Science Communication and Science Outreach'

 KAST/ASM/IAP Workshop on 'Science Literacy: Science Communication and Science Outreach' on 12 - 13 June, 2014 in Seoul, Korea

The Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST) is a South Korea’s most prestigious body of  prominent scientists elected as Fellows in science and technology areas, and a highest advisory body  to the government and science community on matters related to science and technology. It has the mandate to recognize outstanding achievements in science and technology made by Korean scientists in all fields of science. KAST was founded in 1994 and continues to stand today with firm resolve to faithfully pursue its vision of progress of Korea anchored on science. The Academy’s missions are:

Curriculum for Excellence "Evidence Workshop" call

The Young Academy of Scotland’s working group on Curriculum for Excellence held a call for evidence workshop at the University of Edinburgh on July 9th 2012, where six guest speakers offered their perspectives and expertise on the concept itself, what it might mean in practice, and what the challenges were to making it work. The group are now reflecting on the outcomes of the day, and planning their next step.

Annual Business Meeting

The annual business meeting of the Young Academy of Scotland takes place on 13-14 September, 2012. This year, it is being jointly hosted by the University of Aberdeen and Aberdeen City Council.

Rob Jenkins represents YAS at the Global Young Academy meeting

Rob Jenkins (University of Glasgow) represented the Young Academy of Scotland at the annual meeting of the Global Young Academy, held in South Africa in April.

Scottish Constitutional Reform group responds to Scottish Government

The Young Academy of Scotland’s working group on Scottish Constitutional Reform has responded to the Scottish government’s consultation paper. Download the response (PDF).

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Philip is a Lecturer and Chancellor's Fellow at the School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh. His research is interdisciplinary and applications-focussed, often in collaboration with industry, on a range of technologies exploiting the electronic and photonic properties of soft materials such as liquid crystals, polymers and composites.

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