AN ELECTRONICS student from the University of York has been selected for an international Google scholarship.

Viviam Reyes, a third year undergraduate in the Department of Electronics, will travel to Zurich, Switzerland in early July to attend a three-day retreat at the headquarters of Google and meet fellow selected scholars selected for the prestigious scheme.

Ms Reyes is the recipient of a 2014 Google Anita Borg Memorial scholarship for the next academic year.

Launched in 2004, It honours the work of Dr Anita Borg and supports women in technology.

Scholars each receive €7,000 for the year and are awarded on the strength of their academic background, passion for increasing the involvement of women in computer science, and demonstrated leadership.