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DIT announce Meda Sigekina as recipient of the inaugural Schneider Electric Scholarship

Posted: 8 November, 2017

DIT and Schneider Electric are delighted to introduce the inaugural Schneider Scholarship for female students of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2017.

Mark Keogh, VP Partner & Industry, Schneider Electric with awarded DIT student Meda Sigekina

The talented student awarded the Inaugural Schneider Electric Scholarship is Meda Sigekina, a second-year student of Electrical Services & Energy Management in DIT Kevin Street. Meda was presented with her Scholarship Award on Monday the 6th of November, following the second ESTeEM Mentoring Programme talk held in Gleeson Hall in Kevin Street.

This Scholarship was an initiative created by Mark Keogh, a DIT Engineering graduate who is the VP for Partner & Industry Business at Schneider Electric Ireland. Schneider Electric set up this Scholarship to complement and enhance their current involvement with the DIT ESTeEm project, by encouraging and supporting female enrolment in engineering courses at DIT.

Francesca Stone- Talent Acquisition Specialist, Mark Keogh- VP, Meda Sigekina and Stacey Greenwood- Talent Manager at Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric was born during the first Industrial Revolution. Nearly 180 years later, and through enduring dedication, expertise, and the combined strength of acquired businesses, they continue to deliver innovation at every level. They are the global specialist in energy management and are passionate about delivering real and innovative solutions in energy management and energy efficiency, making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green.

In 2017 Schneider Electric and DIT announced the launch of the ESTeEm mentorship programme for female engineering students, pairing students with successful women mentors from two of the largest multinational engineering companies in Ireland: Schneider Electric and ARUP.

Meda Sigekina – Inaugural Schneider Electric Scholarship Winner 2017