Kyle Tenkrooden, a final year student on the BSc in Computing in Software Development was admitted into the Huawei Seeds for the Future programme 2022. Kyle was one of 100 students selected from over 500 applicants who will take part in the virtual programme for 2022. His virtual journey will start on October 24th and finish on October 31st.
The 2022 edition of the flagship talent programme ‘Seeds for the Future’ was launched in Huawei Ireland in May of this year. The programme is open to third-level students studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects at Irish universities or leaving certificate students considering a third-level course in STEM There is a €250K scholarship fund for the programme with the 50 top performing students each receiving €5,000.
Since its inception in 2015, over 170 students from Irish universities have benefitted from this unique learning and culture experience. Students take a variety of basic and advanced courses covering the latest innovations in smart cities, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, 5G, and the Internet of Things. Guest lectures on digital transformation, sustainable technology, and strategic leadership are delivered by Huawei senior engineers and industry thought-leaders. The 2022 programme will also see students take part in team exercises including Huawei’s Tech4Good project, which challenges participants to examine how to leverage technology to address pressing social and environmental issues.
Commenting on prestigious programme Mary Rose Stafford, Head of School Business and Humanities said, "Students on the 2022 programme will be given the unique opportunity to experience virtual tours of Huawei’s campuses, the companies’ flagship store in central Shenzhen, alongside Chinese culture experiences like panda tours, tours of famous landmarks and insights into modern Chinese businesses. We wish Kyle the very best on this exciting programme".