Science Advice Workshop
This capacity building workshop for early to mid-career researchers and scientists aims to discuss practical experiences of informing policy, and to enhance participants’ ability to provide and engage in science advice for policymaking at all levels of government...
Science Education Outreach
Two parallel activities take place on 29 April 2019, between 14.00 and 17.00 hrs, where GYA members reach out to local school children. One activity will revolve around Expedition Mundus, an inquiry-based science education game, which was created to allow young kids to experience how it is to be a scientist. The other activity is called "The Science of Light". This will demonstrate interactively with children the so-called dye solar cell, which consists of common household materials.
The master class will cover the essential elements of successful positioning of a request for funding and the process by which the application to a programme or the narrative for an unsolicited request is developed. Against the backdrop of GYA’s fundraising initiatives, the workshop aims at enhancing the capacity of Working Groups and individual members to attract funding for their GYA projects, a skill that can also be applied to one’s own scientific projects.
The Presentation Coaching with Lisa Shufro introduces GYA members to an in-depth look at how to structure a 3-minute talk to professionals outside their field of expertise, modify tactics typical of academic presentations for a conference environment and feel more confident when presenting. The webinars and masterclass will be recorded and publicized for interested GYA members to view and learn from.
Science Leadership Workshop for New Members
The workshop, designed and facilitated by KnowInnovation and its initiative, Inclusive Innovation, will support early-career investigators and help them reflect on how to be leaders, both in terms of their research initiatives, but also influencing the institutions and communities where they live and work. It will also give them confidence as they begin their tenure with the GYA and attend their first general meeting.