- This week Intel Ireland unveiled our 2013 Women in Technology scholars at a special awards ceremony held at Intel’s Leixlip campus.
- 5 female students who have just began studying Science or Engineering courses were selected as the recipients of the scholarships which are now in their second year
- The scholarship program offers a monetary grant valued at €2,000 per annum as well as opportunities for work placements at the Intel Leixlip campus.
- Each scholar is also assigned a mentor who is an Intel Leixlip employee to assist and provide advice on managing their academic career
This week Intel Ireland unveiled our 2013 Women in Technology scholars at a special awards ceremony held at Intel’s Leixlip campus.
This is the second year of the Women in Technology scholarships for Intel in Leixlip after the initiative was introduced last year following the success of the same program which has been supported by Intel in Shannon since 2006.
The 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 females to participate, prosper, and lead in the global economy.
Intel has worked closely over the last number of weeks with both local schools and a number of universities to share details of the initiative and encourage applications from females embarking on third level education and were delighted with the number of applications received to the program this year.
At a special event held to celebrate the scholars Intel Ireland’s Fab 24 Factory Manager Ann-Marie Holmes presented the 5 recipients with their scholarships. Each of the participants are have just began studying a Science or Engineering course in either Trinity College Dublin or University College Dublin.
Speaking about the initiative at the presentation event, program coordinator Sarah Sexton said “We are delighted to present these accolades and to congratulate and welcome these young females as Intel scholars. Women are under-represented in the technology workplace and this program creates an important opportunity for us to encourage more young females to pursue careers in science and technology, as well as giving them firsthand experience of the career opportunities at Intel”.
The scholarship program offers a monetary grant valued at €2,000 per annum as well as opportunities for work placements at the Intel Leixlip campus. Each scholar is also assigned a mentor who is an Intel Leixlip employee to assist and provide advice on managing their academic career. The program is open to female school leavers entering undergraduate degrees in relevant courses. Look out for further details on www.intel.ie of Women in Technology Scholarships in the New Year.
The 2013 Intel Women in Technology scholars are:
• Romy Lynch (Dublin) University College Dublin
• Ciara Maguire (Tipperary) Trinity College
• Claire Pentony (Meath) University College Dublin
• Eleanor McSweeney (Dublin) Trinity College
• Alison Hennessy (Cork) Trinity College
Intel scholars Romy Lynch, Ciara Maguire, Eleanor McSweeney, Claire Pentony and Alison Hennessy are pictured with their awards
The 2013 scholars are pictured after a special ceremony held at the Intel campus in Leixlip
Further images can be found here: Intel Irelands 2013 Women in Technology Scholars – a set on Flickr
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