Fifteen students each awarded €3k and an Intel/UCD scholarship

At a special awards ceremony held this week at University College Dublin (UCD), 15 students from Science and Engineering disciplines were awarded UCD-Intel Masters Student Scholarships.

Each recipient is provided with a €3,000 bursary to support their academic studies and given the opportunity to experience practical learning aligned to the needs of industry. Additionally, they are provided with employee mentors by Intel to give them a direct relationship to the world of work.

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Janet Tsanng from Firhouse

Among the students were Janet Tsanng, from Firhouse; Stephen Sherin and Ciaran O’Sullivan both from Rathfarnham

This latest round of Masters Student Scholarships were awarded as Intel and UCD announced the next phase of a strategic partnership between the two organisations.


Their renewed commitment will see Intel and UCD work closely together over the next five years across three key areas: talent, research, and national policy associated with research and education.

The partnership includes a substantial investment by Intel in the development of an Engineering Suite in the new UCD Centre for Creativity, a landmark building at the main Stillorgan Entrance to the campus set to be part of the University’s Future Campus.

The partnership will also see a continued investment in students through scholarship programmes, outreach through Intel engagement with the annual UCD Festival and a strengthened connection to the university through the appointment of an Intel Adjunct Professor at UCD.

Abel Paul Kannan is a Mechanical Engineering Masters graduate from UCD and was a participant in the Intel-sponsored Masters programme in 2018. Abel has gone on to work as an engineer in Intel’s Fab 24, a state of the art semiconductor manufacturing facility in Leixlip.

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Stephen Sherin from Rathfarnham

Abel reflects on his experience of the Master’s programme: “The Intel-sponsored Masters programme provided me with so many unique and valuable opportunities. In particular, I appreciated having a close connection to the practical world of work whilst completing my studies at UCD.

“I completed a graduate internship at Intel and I loved the work so much that I continued in my role on a part-time basis after my internship finished and I returned to UCD. I can’t imagine having a better opportunity to combine the wealth of learning I gained at UCD with a dynamic engineering environment.” 

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