Intel in Shannon continued its focus on promoting science and engineering in the local area by holding its ninth annual Women in Technology (WIT) award ceremony recently. Five new scholarships were awarded, while seven other scholars renewed their scholarships by merit of their academic results. Current award recipients are from Clare, Limerick and Cork and are attending University of Limerick, Limerick Institute of Technology, University College Cork, NUI Galway, and Cork Institute of Technology, to study technology focused courses such as Electronic and Computer Engineering and Computer Science. Intel Shannon also awarded scholarships to a number of young male scholars starting technology and engineering courses in the University of Limerick as part of the Paul Whelan memorial scholarship program.
Intel’s Karen Doyle is pictured with 2 of the 2014 Women in Technology scholarship recipients
The scholarship programs provide a unique opportunity for Intel to encourage a new generation of high-achieving young people to take up the challenge of a career in science and technology. Over the nine years since the program was first initiated, Intel Shannon has invested almost $500,000 in scholarships and placement programs.
“Intel is very excited about the continued success of this program, the benefit to the company and the benefit to the scholars” said Brian Aherne, General Manager at Intel Shannon. “These programs enable us to encourage more young people to pursue careers in technology, as well as giving them firsthand experience of working at Intel”.
“In particular, women are under-represented in the technology workplace. Recipients now go back to college with a better understanding of how their course work relates to their future career options. We look forward to welcoming them back next year on placement”.
Each year the program offers scholarships valued at €3000 per annum as well as opportunities for work placements on the Intel Shannon campus.
Recipients of the 2014 Women in Technology Scholarships are pictured with representatives from Intel Shannon
Recipients of the Paul Whelan Memorial Scholarship are also pictured at the Scholarship awards ceremony at Intel Shannon
Further images can be found here: Intel Shannon Scholarships 2014 – an album on Flickr
About Intel’s scholarship program
Application forms, closing dates and all other relevant information will be posted on the scholarship website. Information on the scholarships may also be obtained by contacting school Career Guidance teachers, colleges Careers Office or by contacting Intel Shannon by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A similar scholarship program is offered through Intel in Leixlip – details can be found by clicking here.
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