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Laois student earns prestigious Johnson and Johnson bursary award

Two Laois women were among 11 students across second, third and fourth year at University College Cork to earn Johnson and Johnson bursary awards recently.

Ruth Bergin and Rose Delaney each received a €3,000 bursary plus industry mentoring and leadership training as part of an initiative to support women in STEM.

Ruth, a Naughton Scholarship winner in 2019 and a former student of Heywood Community School, is currently studying Data Science and Analytics.

While Rose, a former Mountrath CS student, is studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

The aim of this program is to fuel the development of talented female students studying in the areas of Science, technology, engineering and maths.

Johnson and Johnson support the selected students through many initiatives such as leadership training, mentoring, internships, bursaries and CV/recruitment clinics.

Rose said: “I am currently in second year studying electrical and electronic engineering.

“I chose electrical and electronic engineering after one year of general engineering.

“We had the opportunity to study 4 types of engineering: Civil Structural and Environmental engineering, Process and Chemical Engineering, Energy Engineering and Electrical Engineering.

“After trying out each topic I knew electronic engineering was the field for me.”

Fair play to both!

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