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Letterkenny IT Science Student Wins Prestigious Intel Women in Technology Award

Intel Women in Technology Awards_Nov16At a special ceremony in Dublin on 2 November, Intel Ireland unveiled the 2016 recipients of a new Women in Technology (WIT) Award.  Nine women, who had completed Level 6 or 7 qualifications in Science, Engineering and Computing, received the new award, which involves a monetary payment, and each were selected on the basis of academic excellence.  Ms Ciana Ramsey-Mac Sweeney (Newtowncunningham and Wicklow) was nominated for the award by the Department of Science at Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) and won the award based on her outstanding GPA (Grade Point Average) and excellence in her studies on the BSc in Bioscience.  

Dr Joanne Gallagher, Head of Department of Science at LYIT, commented, "The staff in the Department of Science are delighted to extend our congratulations to Ciana and her family.  Ciana's academic excellence has led to her receiving the Intel WIT Award and recognition on a national platform; these awards will help support women in pursuing careers in Science and Technology".

Ciana is currently progressing her studies at LYIT on the BSc (Hons) in Bioanalytical Science.

The Intel Women in Technology Award aims to encourage a new generation of high-achieving women to take up the challenge of a career in science and technology.  The Women in Technology award was presented to a number of high achieving students who had recently graduated from technical disciplines at Institutes of Technology across Ireland.

Caption: Ms Ciana Ramsey-Mac Sweeney, a student at LYIT, who received a Women in Technology Award from Intel at a special ceremony in Dublin on 2 November.



Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:25:00 GMT

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