HISPASAT announces jury’s decision in granting its first “Female Engineer” Scholarship for postgraduate studies

June 12, 2017

- Laura González Llamazares, a graduating student of Aerospace Engineering at the Universidad de León, will receive a grant of 5,000 euros.

- The satellite operator grants its first annual scholarship to a female engineer to study complete a master’s degree in the space sector.

- The company seeks to foster the presence of women in the area of engineering, aiming to work with more women in this sector in the future.

Madrid, 12 June 2017. Today, Spanish satellite communications operator HISPASAT announced the winner of the HISPASAT “Female Engineer” scholarship.

Out of a total of ten candidates for the scholarship, eight were Aerospace Engineering students and two studied Telecommunications Engineering. The winner is Laura González Llamazares, a graduating student of Aerospace Engineering at the Universidad de León, with an above-average academic record and a curriculum filled with academic experiences and activities, in addition to several technology and innovation projects in different groups and associations.

The jury, which met on 9 June, was made up of Mr Eugenio Fontán, dean of the Official College of Telecommunications Engineers of Spain; Ms Laura Barco (general secretary), on behalf of Ms Estefanía Matesanz, dean of the Official College of Aerospace Engineers of Spain; and, from HISPASAT, Mr Antonio Abad, technical director and director of operations; Mr Ignacio Sanchis, business director; Mr Miguel Táuler, director of resources and organisation, and Ms Cristina Perez Cantó, communications director.

The jury highly valued the enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit of the candidate, as well as her initiative and leadership ability, experience in managing projects, interest in innovation, international experience and her inclination towards the space sector. For all of these reasons, along with the candidate’s strong academic record, the jury unanimously decided to grant the scholarship to Laura González Llamazares.

The HISPASAT “Female Engineer” Scholarship includes a grant of 5,000 euros for an engineering student to complete a postgraduate Aeronautical Engineering or Telecommunications master’s degree in the space sector.

The scholarship, which will be awarded annually, aims to foster the presence of female talent in the field of technology and thus contribute to the professional development of women in these areas of study. It is also aimed at increasing the number of women in the space sector.

This initiative forms part of HISPASAT’s Corporate Social Responsibility policy and its commitment to the development of people and the community, and, specifically, to promoting education and equality, areas that the company is particularly involved in through the different projects it is currently carrying out.


HISPASAT is comprised of companies that have a presence in Spain as well as in Latin America, where its Brazilian affiliate HISPAMAR is based. HISPASAT is a world leader in the distribution and broadcasting of Spanish and Portuguese content, and its satellite fleet is used by important direct-to-home television (DTH) and high-definition television (HDTV) digital platforms. HISPASAT also provides satellite broadband services and other added value solutions to governments, corporations and telecommunication operators in America, Europe and North Africa. HISPASAT is one of the world's largest companies in its sector in terms of revenue, and the main communications bridge between Europe and the Americas.

Press contact:

María Felpeto t (+34) 91 710 25 40 – mfelpeto@hispasat.es / comunicacion@hispasat.es

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