Tuesday, January 12, 2021

A Naas student is one of nine young women selected at the latest set of Intel Women in Technology scholars.

15 years ago Intel in Ireland launched its Women in Technology scholarship programme for the first time. Since then, the programme has gone from strength to strength and continues today to form an important part of the company’s wider commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion at every level of our company and the broader industry.

The scholarship programme aims to encourage a new generation of high-achieving women to take up the challenge of a career in science and technology and to empower them by fostering educational opportunities.

The scholarship programme offers a monetary grant, valued at €3,000 per annum, as well as opportunities for work placements at the Intel Leixlip and Shannon campus’. Each scholar is also assigned a mentor who is an Intel employee to assist and provide advice on managing their academic career.

This year scholarships were awarded by numerous business groups across Intel including Movidius, Manufacturing & Product Engineering and Intel Shannon. For the first time, this year a ‘Women in Construction’ scholarship was specifically included and was awarded by the Fab Construction Enterprise Team. This was also the first year that scholarships have been awarded by the Corporate Services group at Intel Ireland.

Sarah Caffrey from Naas who is studying Quantity Surveying and Construction Economic at
TU Dublin was among the scholars selected.

The scholars were presented with their awards at a virtual ceremony that was hosted by Intel just before Christmas. Speaking at the ceremony, Director of Public Affairs at Intel Ireland, Hugh Hardiman, said; “At Intel we have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion and as part of that commitment, we are delighted to have the opportunity to encourage more young men and women to pursue careers in science and technology. We hope that the program will provide practical supports to the students as they work through what is a particularly challenging time”.

 

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