Intel’s latest batch of Women in Technology scholars has been announced, with the 17 new recipients doubling the total number to 34.
Each recipient will bag €2,000 per year for their studies, work placements on campus in Intel’s Leixlip plant and a mentor throughout their academic career.
The 17 ladies join a programme that has seen €160,000 invested in the past three years and which aims to encourage women to start careers in science and technology.
Each of the recipients is studying a science, engineering or technology course in either Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Dublin City University, University College Cork, University of Limerick, Maynooth University or Dublin Institute of Technology.
“At Intel we are very passionate about workforce diversity, particularly gender diversity, because we fundamentally believe, and it is proven, that our business benefits from having diverse employees,” said Intel’s Fab 24 factory manager Ann-Marie Holmes.
“Women are under-represented in the technology workplace and this programme creates an important opportunity for us 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 full list of recipients is:
- Cait Burns (Cork) – UCC
- Maria Cordero (Cork) – Trinity
- Fiona Maguire (Donegal) – UCD
- Lucia Hughes (Dublin) – Trinity
- Aileen McCabe (Cavan) – UCD
- Anna McEvoy (Louth) – DIT
- Ruth Quinn (Meath) – UCD
- Orlaith Hickey (Wexford) – UCD
- Eimear Murphy (Kildare) – UCD
- Caoimhe Rose Martin (Wicklow) – UCD
- Stephanie Walsh (Offaly) – Maynooth University
- Eunice OreOluwa Fasan (Louth) – Trinity
- Catrina Carrigan (Dublin) – DCU
- Vera O’Riordan (Cork) – UCC
- Louise Allen (Kerry) – UL
- Aoife McMenamin (Louth) – UCD
- Zenouska Murphy (Dublin) – DCU
Fiona Maguire, Ruth Quinn, Lucia Hughes and Caoimhe Rose Martin pictured at the Intel Women in Technology scholarship presentation
Women Invent is Silicon Republic’s campaign to champion the role of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. It has been running since March 2013, and is kindly supported by Intel, Open Eir (formerly Eircom Wholesale), Fidelity Investments, Accenture and CoderDojo.