Meet our 2019 Scholars
I’m Sam, currently working for Energy Services at Nottingham City Council on behaviour change, a critical component of Nottingham’s ambition to become the UK’s first carbon neutral city. My scholarship project explores the unfolding sustainability stories of US cities, with particular focus on citizen engagement, finding inspiration to weave into Nottinghamshire’s own green journey.
My name is Henry Franklin and I am a Research Engineer at the Manufacturing Technology Centre where I am delivering the Construction Innovation Hub, a National Centre created to drive innovation and collaboration in the UK Construction Sector. My project will investigate the modern methods of construction deployed in the States to increase the efficiency of construction projects. I shall visit construction sites, manufacturing facilities and research organisations to explore the latest innovations in the US construction sector.
Joe is the 2019 Mayflower scholar. Joe is a percussionist, songwriter, singer and composer from Carlton, and is the 2020 Mayflower Scholar. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist and busy performer and educator, Joe will be researching and recording folk music and dance connected with The Mayflower Pilgrims alongside direct descendants in the US.
Meet our 2018 Scholars
My name is Trekkah Benjamin, I am a Community Arts Practitioners and work for Nottinghamshire YMCA. I will be travelling across the USA exploring how the Creative Arts and Digital Medias are being used to impact not only participants’ artistic expression, but also their attitude and behaviour, community cohesion and wellbeing. My planned 6 week route is Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, El Paso, New Orleans, Nashville, Jacksonville, Atlanta and New York.
I’m Tori Harrison, a fundraiser for Framework Homelessness Charity and an individual passionate about social justice. By working with not-for-profits in America I hope to find the most effective strategies build relationships between charity and supporter and to encourage greater assistance for homeless people in Nottinghamshire.
Meet our 2017 Scholars
I am passionate and over excitable conservationists who specialises in bat ecology and whilst in the USA I will be researching two subjects: i) How to increase community and youth engagement with wildlife and ii) understanding species re introduction programs. I am hoping to bring information back to Nottinghamshire that will benefit wildlife and people, to inspire more people to get involved in its protection for the future.
I’m Gareth, a writer, theatre-maker and education specialist from Nottingham. I’ll mostly be travelling in the Southwest of the US looking at how primary school aged children learn English & develop a love of reading, with a particular interest to support children from disadvantaged backgrounds, or with English as a second language. This is why there are loads of books in the background.
I’m Miles, I’m 24 and I’m an entrepreneur. As the world’s ageing population grows, huge numbers of older people will experience problems like dementia, loneliness and isolation. I’m an entrepreneur that believes technology holds the key to combating these problems and help seniors live a happier, healthier and more independent lifestyle.