Meet the Awardees
David Manlove – RSE Lord Kelvin Medal
The Lord Kelvin Medal is presented each year to an exceptional individual who has demonstrated lifelong dedication and made an outstanding contribution to physical, engineering & informatic sciences.
Examining Scotland’s pioneering campaign to end period poverty
Professor Bettina Bildhauer is trying to understand why Scotland is currently at the forefront of campaigns to end period poverty, and to track and record the fast-moving debates on this issue.
Ferry Melchels – Dr Patrick Neill Medal – Video
The Dr Patrick Neill Medal are for early career researchers and business leaders for their outstanding contribution to their field of research or business.
Dr Faisal Ghani – Solaris Kit – Video
Watch Dr Faisal Ghani as he discusses his entrepreneurial journey throughout the RSE Enterprise Fellowship
Revitalising Scottish Gaelic in Scotland and among diaspora communities in Nova Scotia and New England
A Fulbright research scholarship to Harvard University, which will investigate motivations to learn and use Scottish Gaelic among diaspora communities in New England. In many ways, the tenacity of our Gaelic language, and its survival into the 21st century both within and outwith our small country – in the face of serious long-term decline – is incredible.
Kathryn Rudy – RSE Sir Walter Scott Medal – Video
The Walter Scott Medal is presented each year to an exceptional individual who has demonstrated lifelong dedication and made an outstanding contribution to the humanities or social sciences.
Privacy and security risks caused by thermal imaging
Imagine typing a private message on your keyboard before leaving it unattended for a few minutes. During that time, someone comes in and uses a thermal camera to take a thermal image of your keyboard.
Alice Smith – SpeakUnique – Video
Watch Alice Smith, as she discusses her entrepreneurial journey throughout the RSE Enterprise Fellowship
Removing barriers to the democratisation of global satellite data and intelligence
The RSE Enterprise Fellowship spearheaded the commercialisation of Earth Blox - a cloud-based mapping software which democratises access to planetary scale satellite intelligence by removing the need for coding skills and deep domain expertise.
Meet the Funders
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