Young Scientist Association of YAU (YSAY) is one of the independent associations of Alumni which are complementing the mother institute in academic and social activities. In 14th July 2011, YSAY was established and composed of YAU junior staff (assistant lecturers and demonstrators) and senior students (post-graduate level) of interest, which was for research purpose together with the welfare of YAU community. In its establishment, YSAY has set the goal of improving and strengthening the academic and research networks of the junior and mid-level faculty members of YAU. With this concern, YSAY expands its membership status to reach the mid-level faculty staff of YAU (lecturers).
There are three missions of YSAY:
(i) Act the complementary unit to the comprehensive development of YAU by participating the academic and non-academic activities in accordance with the policy established by the Board of Trustees of the University
(ii) Enhance networking and encourage collaborations with the local and international experienced research instructions and or researchers
(iii) Perform the evidence-based researches and development works which are also reflected the current affairs of Myanmar agriculture sector
In fact YSAY aims to establish the platform of a good exchange, knowledge sharing and co-working between alumni, especially the youth and the experienced senior ones for the capacity building of the young scientists and the development of University researches.
From 2011 to date, there are four chairs elected from the general assembly of YSAY. The elected chair and representatives serve for a term of two years following their election. Each elected representative is eligible for reelection for a second consecutive term, but ineligible for further reelection until one year has elapsed.
- Dr. Ah Nge Htwe (2011 to 2013)
- Dr. Nay Myo Aung (2013 to 2016)
- Dr. Aung Kyaw Myint (2016 to 2018)
- Dr. Su Latt Phyu (2018 to 2020)