A generous gift from Ann O. Thomson, whom Lois referred to as her Swedish adoptive mother, provides supplementary project support for American Fulbrighters in Sweden every year.
The 2017 Roth-Thomson Award was granted to Kathleen Ernst, of the University of Tennessee, for her research into the strengthening of climate services and social planning in Sweden. Through several case studies, Kathleen explored options for bridging the growing gap between the scientific community’s knowledge about climate change and the practical use of that information to plan for and adapt to the changing climate. Funds from the Roth Endowment allowed Kathleen to attend the European Climate Adaptation Conference to learn from the European Union’s approaches to environmental issues. Upon her return to the U.S., Kathleen will use her research to complete her dissertation and hopes to use her experiences to improve climate services in the U.S.
For a complete list of recipients of the Roth‐Thomson Award for work in Sweden, please consult Swedish Project Alumni.