Intel Ireland has announced its second round of female scholars at its Leixlip, Co Kildare, campus. Each of these women will receive a monetary grant worth €2,000 per year plus opportunities for work placement at Intel.
The Women in Technology Scholarship Programme was introduced at the Leixlip campus last year following the success of the same programme by Intel in Shannon, which has been running since 2006.
Romy Lynch and Eleanor McSweeney from Dublin, Ciara Maguire from Tipperary, Claire Pentony from Meath and Alison Hennessy from Cork were selected as this year’s recipients and were presented with their scholarships by Intel Ireland’s Fab 24 factory manager Ann-Marie Holmes at a special ceremony this week.
Each of the women are studying either science or engineering in Trinity College Dublin or University College Dublin. As well as a contribution to fees and work placement opportunities at the Leixlip campus, each scholar will be assigned an Intel employee as a mentor, to assist them and provide advice on managing their academic careers.
“Women are under-represented in the technology workplace and this programme creates an important opportunity for us to encourage more young females to pursue careers in science and technology, as well as give them first-hand experience of the career opportunities at Intel,” said programme co-ordinator Sarah Sexton.
The programme is open to female school-leavers entering undergraduate degrees on relevant courses.
Women Invent Tomorrow is Silicon Republic’s year-long campaign to champion the role of women in science, technology, engineering and maths