Impressions from the last day of the 2022 International Conference of Young Scientists and Annual General Meeting

Below are some impressions from the Closing Ceremony of the GYA’s International Conference of Young Scientists “Harmonising Reason with Sensibility: Regenerating science for an inclusive and sustainable future”, as well as the final day of the Annual General Meeting. On the final day of the Conference, President-elect of the International Science Council Motoko Kotani discussed […]

Impressions from Day 3 of the 2022 International Conference of Young Scientists

Below are some impressions from the 3rd day of the GYA’s International Conference of Young Scientists “Harmonising Reason with Sensibility: Regenerating science for an inclusive and sustainable future” In the Science Fiction Prototyping Workshop, “Find your inner sensibility and experience creativity,” Yoko Shimpuku (Hiroshima University, Japan) described the objectives as gaining an intuitive understanding of […]

Impressions from Day 2 of the 2022 International Conference of Young Scientists Opening ceremony

Below are some impressions from the 2nd day programs of the GYA’s International Conference of Young Scientists “Harmonising Reason with Sensibility: Regenerating science for an inclusive and sustainable future”. In the Panel session “Aiming to build a social system that promotes citizen science,”Ryoji Noritake (CEO, Board Member, Health and Global Policy Institute) moderated the session.GYA alumni […]

GYA Connections #10 is now available!

The latest edition of GYA connections magazine is now available! The themed articles in Connections issue 10 examine “Leadership”, and explore the issue from various angles, including articles titled “Leadership skills in the scientific workforce”, “Leading during the COVID-19 pandemic: Notes from Egypt”, and “Defining science leadership for the GYA”. Other articles feature past GYA […]

Impressions from Day 1 of the 2022 International Conference of Young Scientists Opening ceremony

Below are some impressions from the Opening Ceremony of the GYA’s International Conference of Young Scientists “Harmonising Reason with Sensibility: Regenerating science for an inclusive and sustainable future”, which kicked off on 14 June and runs until 17 June.  The list of speakers during the Opening Ceremony included the following: GYA member Nina Yasuda (University […]

SCISO – Behind the scenes of a project

On 3 June, Lisa Herzog (University of Groningen, Netherlands) of the GYA Trust in (Young) Scientists working group moderated a GYA Annual General Meeting Public Satellite Session titled “SCISO – Behind the scenes of a project”. Panel members included Lisa Herzog, filmmaker Kristin Raabe, and presenter Shruti Madhani, who shared with GYA members and friends […]

Opening the library doors…

by GYA Executive Committee member Anna Harris (University of Maastricht, Netherlands)  (Note: Many thanks to GYA Senior Communications Officer Jim Curtiss for his collaboration on this post.)   Facing a paywall A few years ago while I was precariously positioned between short-term contracts, I was invited to write an article on a topic I’d previously […]

GYA unveils Science Leadership Programme video

Since 2014, more than 200 young scholars and scientists have taken part in GYA-supported capacity-building science leadership programmes or workshops. These Science Leadership Programmes (SLPs) and Workshops aim to nurture future science leaders, offering training in collective leadership skills and strengthening networks of early-career researchers (ECRs) in world regions and across the globe. The Science […]

Introducing the Science Advice Resource Centre

The GYA’s Science Advice Working Group recently unveiled the the Science Advice Resource Centre, a platform that features peer-reviewed articles on governmental science advice, science policy, science diplomacy, and science communication by and for early-career researchers (ECRs). The platform is intended to be an initial entry point for ECRs into scientific advice matter. The Science […]

Explore, have fun, and learn!

I was born 35 years ago in a rural community of just a few dozen inhabitants in Michoacán, Mexico. I was fortunate that my parents encouraged me to be curious, and read books, many books! When I was a child, my favorite physical activity was climbing trees. When I was not reading, I was climbing […]

Never stop building a better world

It is nice to be a woman and a scientist, but it is really hard. I am a mother of two beautiful kids, a girl, and a boy. That little girl in the picture is me (at 4 years old) My father started to teach me chess when I was 4 years old. I started […]

The Light at the end of the tunnel

Imagine a little girl of five, in a verandah full of stuffed toys, scribbling on the wall and talking to herself. That would be my daughter, five years ago. When I caught her at this game the first time, I time-traveled to the early eighties – a girl walking around in a large house, talking […]