At Intel we are passionate about education, and especially about education in the fields of science and technology. We believe that the solutions to societies’ great future challenges such as climate change, food security, aging demographics and building smart, sustainable cities will be provided via progress in science and technology and we want Ireland to be at the forefront of providing these solutions. We also realise that diverse teams with different perspectives come up with better solutions to those are which are homogeneous in nature so we strive to do our part to ensure that young women have the necessary skills and education to be able to take their place on those teams. For that reason, Intel in Shannon continued its focus on promoting science and engineering in the local area by holding its Scholarship Awards ceremony last week. The company has been awarding Women in Technology (WIT) scholarships since 2006 and Paul Whelan Memorial scholarships since 2011.
Seven new scholarships were awarded this year bringing the total number of scholars to seventeen for the 2013/2014 academic year.
“Intel is very excited about the continued success of our scholarship programs and the benefits that they bring to the company and to the scholars themselves” said Mike Hennessy, Software Engineering Manager at Intel Shannon. “The scholarships have provided the students with a great opportunity to experience working at Intel and 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”. This year the monetary value of the scholarships has increased from €2000 to €2500 per annum and in addition there will be opportunities for work placements at the Intel Shannon campus. Each scholar is also assigned a mentor who is an Intel Shannon employee to assist and provide advice on managing their academic career.
Intel will endeavor to continue awarding scholarships in 2014, information packs will be distributed to all schools in the region and to all the third level institutions with applicable courses. Application forms, closing dates and all other relevant information will be posted on the scholarship website: www.intel.com/WITShannonwww.intel.com/WITShannon.
Information on the scholarships may also be obtained by contacting school career guidance teachers, colleges careers offices or by contacting Intel Shannon at email@example.com.
Women in Technology Scholarship Intel Mentors and Candidates are pictured –
Back Row L-R: Karen Doyle (Intel) , Siobhan Butler (Intel), Cherise O’ Moore, Ciara Finan, Sophie Renshaw, Valerie Moloney, Mike Hennessy (Intel)
Front Row L-R: Emer Roche, Eimear O’ Sullivan, Emma Foley, Caroline McMahon, Alison O’’Shea
Paul Whelan Memorial Scholarship Intel Mentors and Candidates are pictured –
Ray Kinsella (Intel), Eoin O’Brien, Rory Sexton, Gerard Moore, Ethan O’Brien, Aaron Hetherington, Mike Hennessy (Intel), Tom Mulcahy (Intel)
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