Intel Ireland Announces Latest Scholarship Recipients at TU Dublin

Published: 27 Jan, 2023

On Thursday, TU Dublin extended a warm welcome to our strategic partners, Intel Ireland, for their annual scholarship awarding ceremony. Now in its fifth year, the event was a celebration of the seven recipients of the 2022/2023 TU Dublin Intel Scholarships, students of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science.  

The event took place in the Intel Auditorium, the largest teaching space in the heart of the Central Quad on the University's Grangegorman campus, and was hosted by David Kirk, Head of Corporate Partnerships at TU Dublin. The audience, made up of students, lecturers, Intel colleagues and proud parents, were warmly welcomed by Neil Philip, Intel's Vice-President and Factory Manager and TU Dublin's President, Professor David FitzPatrick.

In their opening remarks, Mr Philip and Professor FitzPatrick spoke about the important strategic collaboration between TU Dublin and Intel, which began in 2018. Working together, wide-ranging impact has been achieved across the University, including the annual scholarship programme.

Over the years, €105,000 in funding has been awarded to 35 TU Dublin students. Alongside this very welcome financial support, students are connected to Intel mentors, giving them access to a real-world network and helping them create those all-important connections as they forge their future careers. Each year, recipients of the scholarships take up employment in Intel after graduation, a true sign of the success of the programme.

At this year's awarding ceremony, attendees also heard from TU Dublin students, both past and present. During an inspiring panel discussion with the current Intel Scholarship awardees, hosted by the Head of Enterprise Engagement at TU Dublin, Claire Mac Namee, the audience heard about students' backgrounds, interests, academic motivations and future goals. Contributions from female recipients highlighted the experiences of women in male-dominated disciplines, such as engineering and computer science, and provided thought-provoking ideas for how organisations can better support more women in these fields.  

A panel discussion with Intel Ireland staff and scholarship students

Scholarship Awardees speak to Claire Mac Namee, Head of Enterprise Engagement, for an engaging panel discussion.

The panel discussion was followed by a testimonial from Sally Al Mashadani on her journey through the TU Dublin Intel Scholarship Programme and into employment at Intel. Ms Mashadani is proud to be part of the Intel team and inspired current scholars on the many opportunities receiving this honour can bring in the future.

Photo of Sally Al Mashadani

Overall, the night highlighted the "infinite possibilities" open to these hard-working, dedicated students as they look towards their future careers.

TU Dublin would like to extend the warmest gratitude to Intel Ireland for their continued support of our University and students.