Marina van Damme Grant supports ambitious female engineers
Milou Feijt was voted the winner of the Marina van Damme grant this year, worth a sum of nine thousand euros. Feijt is a PhD student at Human-Technology Interaction at the Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences. The researcher, who graduated from TU/e last year, focuses on improving the skills of mental health professionals when it comes to online treatment. She also wants to develop technologies that support and improve the therapeutic relationship online.
Runner-up for the grant was Linde van den Brink; she receives a sum of 2,500 euros.
This grant supports female TU/e engineering graduates (MSc, PDEng or PhD) who are ambitious and working in science, industry or government and want to start a business, write a book, do research or have other ambitious plans.
This award had been made possible by a donation from Mrs dr.ir. Marina van Damme (1953). She is a Delft engineering graduate and the first female to gain a PhD at the University of Twente. She has had a distinguished career in science and industry. Marina van Damme wants to enable young female engineering graduates of TU/e to develop and boost their job and career prospects. Marina van Damme has already awarded grants to female engineering graduates 36 times. Her motivation: "I have been given the opportunity to build up some wealth, which now allows me to support young ambitious women." Thanks to Marina van Damme, the grant can be made available annually through the Eindhoven University Fund (UFe).
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