At a special ceremony held in Dublin, technology giant Intel Ireland unveiled the 2016 Women in Technology scholars as well as the recipients of a new Women in Technology award.
One recipient was Newtowncunningham’s Ciana Ramsey Mac-Sweeney who was awarded the 2016 Intel Women in Technology award.
A Bioscience student at LYIT, Ciana was nominated by her lecturers in LYIT’s Department of Science due to her excellent Grade Point Average and natural flare for the subject.
Since 2012, Intel has invested a quarter of a million into their Intel Women in Technology programme.
Speaking about the Women in Technology programs at the presentation event, Sarah Sexton, Intel Public Affairs, said “We fundamentally believe, and it has been proven time and time again, that our business benefits from having diverse employees. We are delighted to present these awards and we congratulate all of the recipients and their families. Women are under-represented in the technology workplace and this program 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 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.Tags: