Brazilian Researchers celebrate International Women’s Day at Athlone Institute

Gerry O'Sullivan

Posted: 7 March, 2019

Balance for Better is the theme of the 2019 International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March.  Among those gearing up to celebrate the occasion are four Brazilian researchers at Athlone Institute of Technology.

The researchers above – Mabilly Cox Holanda de Barros Dias from Pernambuco; Debora Pereira Salgado from Minas Gerais; Viviane Seba from Minais Gerais;Ana Caroline da Costa Santos from Paraná, have all been awarded prestigious Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships to conduct research in Polymer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Software Engineering and Bioscience at AIT.

Head of International Education at the Higher Education Authority, Gerry O’Sullivan commented “the partnership with Brazil is one of the great success stories of the  increasing global engagement of the Irish higher education sector.  It is great to see that the work not only contributes significantly to broadening knowledge and expertise in important fields of study but that the scholarship programme is also opening opportunities for women to play greater roles in the areas of science and technology.”