Katie was recently successful in her application for membership of the RSE Young Academy of Scotland (YAS). YAS received 112 applications for membership. Applications were subject to scoring by RSE Fellows and YAS members, followed by a selection process involving two selection committees, composed of YAS members, RSE Fellows and RSE Staff. 44 applicants have been invited to join YAS.
The competition for membership was intense, particularly so because the number of places available was limited and the cohort had to represent a balance across all disciplines. The term is five years, over which members are expected to work together to ensure that they fulfil YAS' mission to help Scotland’s people and policy-makers build a future that is equal, enterprising, sustainable, healthier, smarter and international.