June 6, 2019
• 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 ( Erasmus program), has been selected as the winner of a 5,000 Euro grant
• 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 2019. 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.
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.