ATU female Engineering students benefit from “Teen-Turn and Trane Technologies STEM - Career Pathway Scholarships”
This year two female engineering students in Atlantic Technological University (ATU) have been awarded substantial scholarships titled “Teen-Turn and Trane Technologies STEM - Career Pathway Scholarships”: Rebecca Dara, a Mechanical Engineering student from Galway City and Ella Hasty, Engineering (Common Entry) student from Shannon, Co Clare each receive €6,000 in support annually and be given a Work Placement opportunity in TRANE, for the duration of their undergraduate studies in the ATU Galway-Mayo campus (Galway city).
The first year students were presented with their scholarship certificates by ATU President Dr Orla Flynn and representatives from Trane Technologies and Teen-Turn at the Graduate Engineering Exhibition and Competition which took place in the Galway city campus during the first week of May.
Speaking about the impact the scholarship has made, Ella says “Receiving this scholarship has made a huge impact on my life, as it has relieved the financial pressure of renting while living away from home”.
Rebecca says “Receiving the Scholarship has opened a new door of opportunity for me as it has allowed me to focus on my education and not worry about financial burden. This is an investment into my future I am so grateful to receive.”
“We both thank Teen-Turn and Trane Technologies wholeheartedly for giving us this fantastic opportunity, we are both extremely grateful.”
Teen-Turn is a registered charity which aims to provide teen girls the opportunity to gain hands-on STEM experience so that they can visualise themselves in those kinds of careers and therefore make third level course choices accordingly.
Trane Technologies are a global manufacturing company who develop sustainable efficient climate solutions for buildings, homes and transportation, and a large employer in Galway. Gail Quinn, HR Leader, Trane Technologies, says “We are delighted to partner with Teen Turn and ATU in sponsoring these scholarships. As a Company, we are passionate in advocating and supporting STEM related career choices for female students. We are already so impressed with how our first scholarship recipients, Rebecca and Ella are progressing in their first year in Engineering courses in ATU and we are really excited to give this opportunity to 2 new students as part of Scholarship Programme for 2023!”
Dr Oliver Mulryan, Head of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department in ATU – Galway Mayo, says: “We would also like to thank both Teen Turn and Trane Technologies for their long-term commitment and support, to bolster female participation in STEM and to bring into focus the rewarding and diverse careers which all Engineering disciplines offer.
For further information on the Engineering programmes offered in the ATU Galway, please visit [https://www.gmit.ie/schools-campuses/school-of-engineering/undergraduate-courses-school-of-engineering], and the Scholarships, please visit [https://teen-turn.com/scholarships/