Are you passionate about a career in engineering? Get involved with Engineers Week!
This week-long programme of nationwide events is focused on celebrating the world of engineering in Ireland.
It will run from the 8th to the 14th of February 2015.
The week aims to create a positive awareness and spark enthusiasm about the engineering profession to people of all ages, especially students and their teachers and parents.
A number of events are planned nationwide many of which are free but pre-booking is essential. Some of these include:
- Electric motor - make & take workshop - Waterford
- Engineering, Electronics ESA midterm workshops – Dublin
- A Tribute to Irish Engineering and Innovation at the National Wax Museum – Dublin
- So You want to be an Engineer talk – Carlow
- Coding in the classroom – Galway
- Guiding Girls into Engineering – Dundalk
If you can't get to an event, there are plenty of other ways to take part in the week without leaving the classroom:
Click here to view the Teacher Resources section for a range of support materials, including a Powerpoint presentation on the different types of engineering.
A number of activity worksheets are also available with ideas for classroom-based engineering activities including 'make a light bulb' and 'create a parachute'.
The week is coordinated on a national basis by the STEPS team at Engineers Ireland. The value of the programme has been formally recognised by Government and is a key element of Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover programme.
To view a full profile of STEPS on CareersPortal including information on Engineers week click here.
Learn more about studying STEM at college.
Visit the Engineers Week website.
The CarersPortal Team