A positive learning disposition and a penchant for contributing to new and innovative ideas are attributes that Seagate Technology International looks for, when hiring young engineers. With that in mind, the technology stalwart is taking big steps towards shaping the next generation of engineers by establishing the Seagate Bursary at the Faculty of Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS).
For the technology firm, the gift to the University achieves two important objectives: giving financially needy students a helping hand to complete their studies, and cultivating the next generation of engineers.
“We believe that students’ financial well-being should not be a determining factor for their academic excellence. We also recognise that more often than not, students are faced with various challenges while pursuing their degrees,” states Mr Chee Teck Huei (’81), the Senior Vice President of Media Operations at Seagate.
Providing career and internship opportunities, sharing of industry knowledge and offering financial aid, are some of the ways through which Seagate supports students on their academic journey. However, education is only one aspect of Seagate’s contribution to society.
The technology firm, which just opened a design, research and development centre in Singapore to house 500 research scientists and engineers, has also always been committed to support initiatives that provide direct benefits to communities in which the company operates. These initiatives include organising digital media and STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Math) workshops for schools, food drives and field trips for needy children and the elderly.
“We hope that our investment in education will inspire tomorrow’s digital creators, consumers and innovators and result in an injection of new perspectives to the data storage industry, affirms Mr Chee.
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