Rittal announces recipients of 2021 ‘Women in Tech’ EFC scholarships
By Maryam Farag
Rittal presented the 2021 winners of the the Electro-Federation Canada Women in Tech Scholarships, recognizing contributions by women and BIPOC in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
“Rittal is delighted to present our 2021’Women in Tech’ scholarships to these very talented young ladies – Anqi Xu from University of BC, and Aliya Dube of University of Manitoba, who are both excelling in their Engineering studies, but also taking the time to advocate for women in STEM and in the community. We are glad that Rittal can contribute in a small way to the bright futures of these worthy winners, and we congratulate them for their stellar achievements.” said André Bousette, President, Rittal Systems Ltd.
The first scholarship recipient, Anqi Xu, is currently studying engineering physics at the University of British Columbia.
“I am honoured to receive this scholarship as it motivates me in proving what I do matters and pushes me to continue to explore all avenues of engineering. I hope that this helps advocate for women in STEM, especially women of colour, and further educational opportunities in engineering! I want to thank Rittal and EFC for empowering women in STEM and for choosing me to receive this wonderful opportunity.” said Xu.
Aliya Dube, studying electrical engineering at the University of Manitoba, is a recipient of the second Rittal Advancing Women in Tech scholarship.
“Although I have fallen in love with the profession, this extra financial freedom will allow me to put more time into developing hard skills through hands-on experiences, providing me with an opportunity to better myself as a student and engineer. I hope scholarships like these continue to support diversity in STEM and demonstrate that there is a place for women and BIPOC at the table. I am so grateful for the generosity of EFC and Rittal and am honoured to receive this award.” said Dube.