On November 20th, Intel Ireland unveiled its 2018 Women in Technology Scholars, as well as the recipients of its Women in Technology Award.
In its seventh year, the Women in Technology programme aims to encourage a new generation of high-achieving women to take up the challenge
Intel in Leixlip, offered the scholarship to six female students and the Women in Technology Award to nine ladies. Each of this year’s selected scholars have embarked on their first year of college, studying a course related to Science, Engineering or Technology. And each scholar is supported by one of many business groups, including, Movidius, Intel Labs, FAB24 and Manufacturing Validation and Performance.
The scholarship programme offers a monetary grant, as well as opportunities for work placement at the Intel Leixlip campus. Each scholar is also assigned a mentor who will offer support and guidance.
The ceremony also included the presentation of the Intel Women in Technology awards which are presented to a number high achieving students who have recently graduated from technical disciplines at Institutes of Technology across Ireland. Nine women, who have completed Level 6 or 7 qualifications, received this award, which involves a monetary payment, and were selected based on academic excellence.
Hugh Hardiman, Director of Public Affairs, Intel Ireland, commented “At Intel we have a strong commitment to diversity and as part of that commitment, we are delighted to have the opportunity, to encourage more young women to pursue careers in science and technology. As well as giving them firsthand experience of the career opportunities at Intel”
And last Thursday, Intel Shannon celebrated their Women in Technology Presentation Evening.
The awards celebration provided a fantastic opportunity to recognise the recipients of the Women in Technology scholarships and the Paul Whelan memorial scholarships provided to a number of students starting technology and engineering courses in the University of Limerick.
The Women in Technology scholarship program aims to encourage a new generation of high-achieving women to take up the challenge of a career in science and technology. The program forms part of a wider focus by Intel on empowering girls and women by fostering educational opportunities and encouraging women to participate, prosper, and lead in the global economy. This year the Students represented UL, NUIG, UCC, TCD, UCD, LIT and WIT. New students were from Galway, Clare and Kerry.
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