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The 2nd Saica Faculty Award will Encourage Research in the Area of Sustainable Energy

The award, as part of “Saica Faculty Sustainable Solutions”, aims to annually acknowledge the excellent students that demonstrate a great deal of motivation to work in the field of sustainability.

The winner will receive a cash prize of 1,000 euros and will undertake a six month paid internship in the company.

This Tuesday the second edition of the Saica Faculty Sustainable Solutions Prize was presented. This is an award which aims to encourage and motivate research projects in the field of sustainable energy and its application within industry and each year it acknowledges the excellent students that display a great deal of motivation to work in this field.
The award, which in its first year was granted to Carlos Azara, can be won by all Engineering or Sciences graduated that are enrolled in an official master’s programme at the University of Zaragoza. Candidates have until 2 pm on 29 April to send their CV, an official certificate of the grades they achieved in their undergraduate degree and a cover letter to the Head of the Faculty, Alberto Gonzalo at the email address: agonca@unizar.es.
Once the application period is over, a panel made up of the manager of the Saica Faculty and members of the Joint Commission will study the profiles of the applicants. In the first stage, the academic record of the graduate will be evaluated, as well as their CV. Special consideration will be given to study periods or internships abroad. The five candidates with the highest score will go through to the second stage which involves a personal interview.
The prize, which will be given out before 2 pm on 20 May, is a 1,000 euro cash prize and a six month long paid internship at Saica where the winner will be able to work on the development of issues related to their studies.
This period, which will start pursuant to an agreement between the winner and the company, will finish with the completion of an end-of-master’s degree project on a technical project within the company.
The award was presented at an event at the School of Engineering and Architecture at the University of Zaragoza, and the following took part: Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology Department teacher and Head of the Sacia Solutions Faculty, Alberto Gonzalo; the Head of Chemical Engineering and the secretary of the Faculty’s Joint Commission, Rafeal Bilbao; the manager of R+D+i at Saica and the president of the Faculty’s Joint Commission, Federico Asensio; the manager of New Business and Material Development at Saica, Ricardo Cañavate; the Saica Campus Manager, Óscar Ovelleiro, and the winner of last year’s award, Carlos Azara.
ABOUT THE SAICA GROUP  The Saica Group is the leading Spanish Company in the manufacturing of recycled paper for corrugated cardboard, with an annual production of nearly 2.5 million tonnes of paper. With more than 8,800 employees and a presence in Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Turkey, the Saica Group has four business divisions: manufacturing of recycled paper for corrugated cardboard (Paper), recovery of recyclable materials (Natur), corrugated cardboard packaging (Pack) and flexible packaging (Flex). The group’s consolidated turnover is 2,378 million euros (31.12.2015).

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