Intel in Leixlip offered the scholarship to six female students and the Women in Technology Award to nine ladies recognised for their outstanding efforts
Intel Ireland, Leixlip, hosted their annual Women in Technology Presentation evening recently and Sarah Looby from Waterford Institute of Technology received a Women in Technology award.
Sarah is a graduate of the Higher Certificate in Mechanical Engineering and is currently a student of the Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering. Sarah’s sister, Jessica Ahern and Programme Leader Mary Doyle-Kent were are the award ceremony in the Morrison Hotel Dublin with Sarah.
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. The nine Women in Technology Award winners who have been recognized for their outstanding efforts at college.
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.
Encouraging young women
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.”
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.