Student receives Intel Women in Technology Award

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Catharine Phoenix was recently presented with an Intel Women in Technology Award at a special ceremony held on November 20th 2018 in Dublin’s Morisson Hotel. The Intel Women in Technology awards are presented to a number of high achieving students who have recently graduated from a Level 6 or 7 engineering or computer science programme at Institutes of Technology across Ireland. As well as being presented with their award on the night, recipients also receive a monetary prize. Recipients are selected based on academic excellence. Catharine has just completed a Level 7 BSc in Computing in Information Technology Degree , achieving a first class honours award. Catharine attended at the Intel awards ceremony with family members. Also in attendance was Michelle Looby, Senior Lecturer in Engineering.

In addition to her outstanding achievement in obtaining her first class honours degree, Catharine also has a number of other commendable achievements. In her first year in college she secured a scholarship with local business Liberty IT which in addition to financial support for academic studies, also includes eight weeks of paid work experience. In 2017 Catharine won a scholarship to take part at the 2017 UNITE Europe Games Conference held in Amsterdam. Her entry to the competition was an interactive, multi-level 2D-platform game using hand-drawn graphics. The competition, run by German mobile games company Wooga, is open to female computing and engineering students across all of Europe and Catherine was selected as one of five women to be awarded the scholarship. As well as her academic achievements, Catharine is also a mom to three girls and owns and runs a Montessori school.

ITB is committed to the promotion of women in technology and runs many initiatives around this each year, such as the Young Women in Technology (YWIT) programme open to Transition Year girls from local schools and also the annual Coding4Girls Summer camp. For further details on these initiative, please contact adrienne.harding@itb.ie

 

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