Leading scientists come to high school in Stirling to talk about their careers

RSE Winter Lecture Speakers

Five of the country’s leading scientists will take part in the RSE’s (The Royal Society of Edinburgh), Winter Lecture at Wallace High School in Stirling on Tuesday 4th February.

RSE Fellows Professor Ineke DeMoortel from the University of St. Andrews, Professor Emeritus Lesley Yellowlees and Professor Ruth King of the University of Edinburgh, Dr Deborah O’Neil of the biotech company NovaBiotics will be joined by Dr Senga Robertson-Albertyn from the University of Dundee, to talk to an audience of S3 pupils on their work and what motivated them to become scientists.

At the event, Dr Robertson-Albertyn will also be presented with the prestigious RSE Innovators Prize for Public Engagement in recognition of her contribution to communicating science in a fun and interactive way.

On being awarded the medal, Dr Robertson-Albertyn said, “I see science outreach as being absolutely integral when it comes to research and it is truly an honour to be recognised with the RSE Prize for Public Engagement at this fantastic event. I am incredibly passionate about sharing my love of science with underserved areas and feel that everyone should be nurtured to achieve their goal.”

Professor Yellowlees who will be chairing the event said, “I know I’m biased but science is really one of the most amazing subjects you can study! I’m so looking forward to sitting down with these amazing women who are all pioneers and leaders in their selected fields of solar physics, statistics, immunology and biology; and together with the pupils, finding out more about what inspired them and how their work is changing the world.”

This event will be filmed and posted on the RSE YouTube channel soon to allow more people to watch and listen to these amazing women.