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Intel names UCD students among its 2024 Women in Technology Scholars

Posted 28 March, 2024

UCD's 2024 Intel Women in Technology scholars Jingyi Cui, Kalkidan Dessie, Joy Njekwe, and Onosen Ikhide

Four exceptional students from University College Dublin are the newest recipients of an Intel Women in Technology Scholarship.

Aimed at encouraging the pursuit of a career in science and technology, the programme grants each scholar a monetary grant of €3,000, as well as opportunities for work placements at Intel's Leixlip or Shannon campuses. 

Additionally, each recipient is paired with an Intel mentor to provide guidance and support in their academic and professional journey.

The UCD students who received the 2024 scholarships are Jingyi Cui, Kalkidan Dessie, Joy Njekwe, and Onosen Ikhide.

A total of 12 scholarships were awarded to students across Ireland this year, with the remaining awarded to recipients at Trinity College Dublin, Maynooth University, Technical University Dublin, and University of Limerick.

"We are thrilled to continue the tradition of the Women in Technology scholarship program and support the next generation of women in science and technology," said a spokesperson from Intel Ireland.

Open to students completing a four-year undergraduate degree. the Women in Technology scholarship programme has invested almost €2 million and supported 163 students during its 18-year history.

The programme forms part of a wider focus by Intel on empowering girls and women by fostering educational opportunities and encouraging them to participate, prosper, and lead in the global economy.

This year's scholarships were awarded by various business groups within Intel, including Movidius, Manufacturing & Product Engineering, Corporate Services, and Intel Shannon. 

The program also offers a 'Women in Construction' scholarship awarded by the Fab Construction Enterprise Team

In recent years, Intel Ireland has strengthened its academic partnerships through the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) program with leading universities in Ireland. 

This collaboration has allowed Intel to identify and support suitable candidates for the scholarship program, creating a valuable link between the company and the academic network.

By:David Kearns, Digital Journalist / Media Officer, UCD University Relations

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