MSLS Alumni Take Home Prize in Växjö for Thesis Collaboration
MSLS 07 grads Ann Cassidy and Delphine Le Page made an unexpected return visit to Sweden in November to pick up a 25000 SEK award from Sparbanksstiftelsen Kronan.
The two, as well as Sean Spender (who could not attend), received the money as a prize for their thesis "Enhancing Planning for Local Energy Systems with the Strategic Sustainable Development Framework".
Every year, Sparbanksstiftelsen Kronan offers scholarship to students who work in collaboration with external partners to give an added value to the region. The three applied with their thesis project, in which they worked in partnership with Karlskrona Kommun to enhance their planning methodology for the local energy system with the SSD concepts. The partnership was very successful and Karlskrona Kommun has since been approached by other organisations to look at their enhanced planning methodology.
Ann and Delphine were invited to Växjö for the one-day celebration, where they attended the ceremony and received the prize money. They then extended their visit to Sweden by a couple of days to visit Karlskrona and their old MSLS family, before returning to their respective home countries.
Congratulations to Ann, Delphine and Sean!
This article is included in the Spring 2008 edition of the Trunk & Branches. Download the full newsletter here.