Trip to India for PLEA conference

Hi Everyone! :)

How are you today? My name is Maria and I am a recent graduate from the Master of Building Science program at USC (I just submitted my thesis). I decided to create this fund raising page in order to be able to attend a conference in India this coming December where I'll be presenting one of my projects! As you know educational loans are big and currenlty being unemployed still seeking for a job I am under big financial constrains and I need your help to raise funds to pay for the travel expenses :)

In case you don't know buildings use 40% of the available energy and the U.S.A. and European goals target to great reductions! My project examined the performance of buildings with high and low mass and which is the most efficient for the sub-tropical climates of the Mediterranean climate. At the conference I will give a presentation to share my knowldge and outcomes of the project to the academic and professional community. The conference is named PLEA which stands for "Passive and Low Energy Architecture"  and my attendance will give me the chance to share my experiences and enrich my knowledge grealty in this area.

Therefore, any contribution from you to get there would be greatly helpful and appreciated!! :)

Please help me to raise the necessary funds and I promise you that I will pay it forward to someone else in need!

With my Best Regards,
Maria :)

P.S. this is the webpage of the conference in case you want to learn more about it!


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Maria Spastri 
Los Angeles, CA
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