- Intel Ireland this week unveiled our 2012 Women in Technology scholars
- The scholarships aim to encourage a new generation of high-achieving women to take up the challenge of a career in science and technology
- The scholarship program offers a monetary grant, opportunities for work placements at the Intel Leixlip campus and the provision of an Intel mentor
This week Intel Ireland unveiled our 2012 Women in Technology scholars at a special awards ceremony held at Intel’s Leixlip campus.
The Women in Technology initiative is being run for the first time by Intel in Leixlip following the success of the same program which has been supported by Intel in Shannon for a number of years.
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.
In introducing the program for the first time this year Intel worked closely 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.
At a special event held to celebrate the scholars Intel Ireland General Manager Eamonn Sinnott presented the 5 inaugural recipients with their scholarships. Each of the participants are studying a Science or Engineering course in Trinity College Dublin, NUI Maynooth, Dublin City University and University College Dublin.
In speaking about the initiative and presenting the scholarships Eamonn said “I am 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 in the New Year for further details on Women in Technology Scholarships – www.intel.ie/womenintechnology.
The 2012 Intel Women in Technology scholars are:
- Catriona Clarke – NUI Maynooth
- Aine Cahill – Trinity College Dublin
- Lucy van Dijk – University College Dublin
- Nicole Fleck – Dublin City University
- Caoimhe Joyce – University College Dublin
Nicole, Caoimhe, Aine, Lucy and Catriona receive their
scholarships from Intel Ireland General Manager Eamonn Sinnott
The 5 Women in Technology scholarship recipients are pictured attending a special event at the Intel Leixlip campus
The scholars are each first year students at Trinity College, University College Dublin, Dublin City University and NUI Maynooth
The scholarship program offers a monetary grant, work placement at the Intel campus and the provision of an Intel mentor
Further images from the event can be found here: Intel Women in Technology scholars – a set on Flickr
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