An LYIT student has received a top technology scholarship from Intel.

Lisa Moore, a Bioscience student at Letterkenny Institute of Technology, was one of eight young women to earn an Intel Women in Technology award for 2017.

Lisa was presented with her award at a ceremony last week at Dublin Intel Ireland.

Lisa Moore at the Intel Women in Technology awards

Intel in Leixlip this year awarded a total of 9 new scholarships to the 2017 Women in Technology scholars, bringing the total number of scholars to 48 with a total investment since 2012 of €350,000.

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.

The ceremony also included the presentation of the Intel Women in Technology awards which are presented to a number high achieving students who have recently graduated from technical disciplines at Institutes of Technology across Ireland.

Lisa Moore was among the eight women, who have completed Level 6 or 7 qualifications, received this award, which involves a monetary payment, and were each selected based on academic excellence.

The Intel Women in Technology award recipients at the 2017 ceremony

Speaking about the Women in Technology programs at the presentation event, Sarah Sexton, Intel Public Affairs, said “At Intel we hace a strong commitment to diversity and recognise that the world in which our business operates today is one of increased dynamism where women are key consumers and key contributors of valuable perspectives and ideas.

“We are delighted to once again have the opportunity 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”.