GYA members choose new leadership at 2021 Annual General Meeting
To represent and lead them through the upcoming year, GYA members elected leaders hailing from Africa, Asia and Europe to the Executive Committee (EC), which is comprised of eleven members, of which two are Co-Chairs.
As Co-Chairs for the upcoming year, members chose Roula Inglesi-Lotz (University of Pretoria, South Africa) and Michael Saliba (University of Stuttgart, Germany). Michael served as a Co-Chair last year.
Further EC members are as follows: Michael Backes (University of Namibia, Namibia); Derya Baran (KAUST, Saudi Arabia); Cristina Blanco Sío-López (University of Pittsburgh / Ca’ Foscari University of Venice); Lahcen El Youssfi (Khenifra Superior School of Technology, Sultan Moulay Slimane University, Morocco); Mohamed Elhadidy (Zewail City of Science and Technology, Egypt); Enceih Erfani (IASBS, Iran); Anna Harris (Maastricht University, The Netherlands); Abhijit Majumder (Indian Institute of Technology, India): and Prosper Ngabonziza (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany). Mohamed and Lahcen were both re-elected.
Science with Society project unveils new videos
The SCISCO project, which intends to raise awareness among (young) scientists about the role of science in society, science ethics, and science communication as a way of building trust in science, is producing a series of short, accessible videos on topics such as scientific integrity, the role of values in science, the relation of scientific knowledge to other forms of knowledge, and principles of science communication.
The first three videos are now available, and cover the following topics:
- Being responsible for your research
- Trust in science around the world
- Conflicts of interest
2021 GYA Connections now available!
In Issue #9 of GYA Connections, early-career researchers from various countries and disciplines reflect on the COVID-19 pandemic.
To offer a cause for optimism for the year ahead, 26 members have contributed to a feature titled “A-Z of Hope” that you’re sure to enjoy.
Connections also features the GYA’s amazing new member cohort.