On May 9, the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (AmCham Vietnam – HCM City Chapter) in cooperation with Intel Products Vietnam, Coca-Cola Beverages Vietnam and Axcela Vietnam awarded 50 scholarships to female engineering students who achieved the highest results throughout ACWES 2014 assessment rounds.
|Mr. Herb Cochran, executive director of AmCham Vietnam, presents scholarships to female engineering students at the ceremony |
The recipients come from four universities – HCM City University of Technology, HCM City University of Technical Education, Can Tho University and Industrial University of HCM City.
Speaking at the scholarship award ceremony, Mr. Herb Cochran, executive director AmCham Vietnam, said with the ACWES Program, AmCham wants to emphasize the increasingly important role of women in science and engineering in modern times. Take Madame Marie Curie as an example, she astonished the whole world when winning double Nobel Prizes for Physics and Chemistry.
Women have proved themselves to be the indispensable resources for science and engineering, and therefore companies, universities, and governments should encourage their participation, Mr. Cochran added.
AmCham Women in Engineering Scholarship, formerly the AmCham-Intel Female Engineering Scholarship, was founded in 2011. Part of AmCham’s community activities, the program lays ground for encouraging AmCham members operating in production – engineering industry to get involved in the development of high-tech female human resources in Vietnam.
So far, the program has awarded 150 scholarships in total to excellent female engineering students with the value of VND1.3 billion. Besides financial aids, the program offers a chance to explore companies involved in the program and to get exposed to a variety of job opportunities from high-tech companies.
(Translated by MT – May 12, 2014)