June 6, 2018
• Margarita Martínez Coves, a student in the last year of the Telecommunications Engineering Degree in the University of Alicante, has been selected as the winner of a 5,000 Euro grant.
• The satellite operator has awarded its second annual scholarship to a female engineer so that she can study a master's degree in the space sector.
• The operator aims to promote the presence of female talent in areas of engineering in order to help more women enter this sector in the future.
MADRID, 6 June 2018. HISPASAT, the Spanish satellite communications operator, published the name of the winner of the second annual HISPASAT "Female Engineer" scholarship today. The jury selected Margarita Martínez Coves, a student in the last year of the Telecommunications Engineering Degree in the University of Alicante. 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 call for the scholarship featured applications by 16 candidates, 10 of whom were Aerospace Engineering students while six were from Telecommunications Engineering.
Meeting on 4 June, the jury was formed by Mr Amalia Fontán, representing the Official Association of Spanish Telecommunications Engineers; Ms Cristina 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.
HISPASAT's “Female Engineer” scholarship offers 5,000 Euros of financial aid so that an Engineering student can attend postgraduate studies in a master's degree in Aeronautics or Spacial Telecommunications Engineering.
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.
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 audiovisual 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 and connectivity services which include Internet access, mobility and the extension of mobile networks, in addition to 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.