Fairfield University Dolan School student wins award while studying in Ireland

Kaitlin Walsh, a Fairfield University Charles F. Dolan School of Business student currently studying abroad at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway, was honored by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation (CILT) for winning an 'Idea of the Year Award.' In order to be considered for an award, people submit ideas in the areas of Logistics, Air, Safety and Environment, Sea, Rail, and Road. The annual award was presented at a ceremony on Thursday, March 29, in Dublin.

Six NUI Galway students, including Walsh, were honored for their work in the six categories of the competition, which is open to both students and professionals. In order to win, the judges must deem the idea the most creative, and the idea should have the potential to make a significant contribution to some aspect of transportation in Ireland.

Walsh, a junior who majors in marketing in the Dolan School, took home the prize in the Rail Category with her idea to employ a reusable card for public transportation throughout Ireland. According to her plan, the card should have the characteristics of a credit card, and use radio frequency identification technology in order to allow easy boarding and convenient travel around Ireland.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on April 11, 2007

Vol. 39, No. 205

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