June 15, 2021
• María Molina Delicado, an Electronic Communications Engineering student at the Complutense University of Madrid, has been selected as the winner of the 5,000 euro grant.
• The satellite operator has awarded its fifth annual scholarship to a female engineer to study a master’s degree in the space sector.
• The company aims to encourage talented women in engineering fields so that more women will work in this sector in the future.
MADRID, 15 June 2021. HISPASAT, the Spanish satellite communications operator of the Red Eléctrica Group, has announced the winner of HISPASAT's fifth “Mujer Ingeniera” (Female Engineer) scholarship today. The jury selected María Molina Delicado, who is studying Electronic Communications Engineering at the Complutense University of Madrid.
The jury valued her academic record and highlighted that she holds undergraduate degrees in both Audiovisual Communications and Journalism from the CEU San Pablo University. Her multidisciplinary profile, with a great capacity to communicate and adapt and her sound technical background, was one of the main reasons she was selected. Additionally, the jury took into account that she holds a Master in Theoretical and Practical Philosophy offered by the Spanish National University of Distance Learning. She also has a keen interest in radiofrequency technologies: design, measurements and optimisation of transmission lines, antennas and satellite communications.
The jury, in its meeting on 9 June, was formed by Ms Alexia Rodríguez, on behalf of the Official Association of Telecommunications Engineers of Spain; Ms Cristina de Bustos, on behalf of the Official Association of Aeronautic Engineers of Spain, and, on behalf of HISPASAT, Mr Antonio Abad, Chief Technical Officer; Mr Ignacio Sanchis, Chief Commercial Officer; Mr Miguel Tauler, Chief of Resources and Organisation, and Ms Ana María Molina, director of Strategy and Transformation
HISPASAT’s “Mujer Ingeniera” (Female Engineer) scholarship provides 5,000 euros so that a female engineering student can carry out postgraduate studies in a master's degree in Aeronautics or Space Telecommunications Engineering.
In addition to encouraging the presence of women in technological fields, the annual scholarship aims to contribute to the professional development of women in these studies, as well as to increase the number of women involved in the space sector.
This initiative forms part of HISPASAT’s Sustainability policy and its firm commitment to helping people and communities to develop, specifically in promoting education and equality, fields in which the company is particularly involved with its various projects.
The impact of HISPASAT's action on the Sustainable Development Goals
HISPASAT is the leading satellite operator in Spain and a driver for innovation in the aerospace sector. The company is the main communication link between Europe and America as a broadband and connectivity service provider in America, Europe and North Africa through its companies in Spain and Latin America, where its Brazilian subsidiary, HISPAMAR, is located. HISPASAT is the leader in broadcasting and distributing multimedia content in Spanish and Portuguese, including broadcasts from major digital Direct to Home (DTH) and High Definition Television (HDTV) platforms. These activities make it one of the top companies in the world by revenue in its sector and it forms part of the Red Eléctrica Group.