The first student GREEN Program Scholars to be awarded Happold Foundation grants have returned from their placements abroad. International Studies undergraduate Tymber Felts has just undertaken the Renewable and Sustainable Energy program in Iceland, and Electrical Engineering student Ramon Crespo joined the Disaster Mitigation & Nuclear to Renewable Transitions program in Japan.
Now back home from their placements, the two scholars spoke to the team at The GREEN Program to tell them about what they learnt while they were away, their contributions to the program, and what they hope to achieve in the future.
Tymber on placement in Iceland
“I want to come out of this experience knowing that I am equipped to help others combat environmental issues and to develop sustainable techniques.” – Tymber Felts
19 year old Tymber is a student at North Carolina State University, USA. She was keen to get involved in a program that would push her outside of her comfort zone, and give her the skills and knowledge to help her pursue a career in sustainable development. She found that her experience really bought home how it is possible for other countries to adopt 100% renewable energies.
To find out more about Tymber’s experiences working on a renewable energy scheme in Iceland, read her interview with the GREEN Program.
Ramon on placement in Japan
“I was seeking a meaningful experience that I’ll never forget from TGP, and that’s what I got.” – Ramon Crespo
Ramon is studying electrical engineering at California Polytechnic State University, USA. He is interested in greener technologies and his goal is to help impoverished communities in his native Panama.
To find out more about Ramon’s journey to Japan as part of the Disaster Mitigation & Nuclear to Renewable Transitions program in Japan, read his account of his placement.
The GREEN Program offers short-term education placements for students who are dedicated to sustainability and social development. Places on the programs are offered to high potential student leaders who have made a difference to their own communities. Launched in 2017, the GREEN Program scholarships give grants to students who would not otherwise be able to afford to attend. Read more about the GREEN Program.
Images kindly supplied by Tymber Felts, Ramon Crespo and The GREEN Program.