HISPASAT, the Spanish satellite communications operator, published the name of the winner of the third annual HISPASAT "Female Engineer" scholarship today. The jury selected Paloma Pérez Jiménez, a student in the last year of the Aerospace Engineering Degree in the University of Sevilla and a course held at the Universitá degli Studi di Napoli Federico II in the Erasmus program.
Meeting on 4 June, the jury was formed by Ms. Pilar Pellicer, representing the Official Association of Spanish Telecommunications Engineers; Ms Cristina de Bustos, representing the Official College of Aeronautical Engineers of Spain; and representing HISPASAT, Mr Antonio Abad, Technical and Operations director; Mr Ignacio Sanchis, Business Director; Mr Miguel Táuler, Resources and Organisational Director and Ms Cristina Perez Cantó, Director of Communications.
The jury positively assessed her university record, who has an excellent overall grade point average, her participation in diverse extracurricular associations and activities, as well as her special interest in innovation. The jury positively assessed her university record, her vocation for the space sector, her interest in innovation and telecommunications and her international experience.
The scholarship, awarded each year, intends to promote the presence of female talent in the technological field and to thus contribute both to women's professional development in these studies as well as increase the number of women in the aerospace sector.
This initiative forms part of HISPASAT's Corporate Social Responsibility policy and its commitment to helping people and the communities develop. HISPASAT is particularly committed to promoting education and equality, areas in which the company is especially involved thanks to the different projects it carries out.