Engineering community encouraged to get involved in Ireland’s largest engineering celebration

Engineering community encouraged to get involved in Ireland’s largest engineering celebration

10 February 2020 at 11:38

Engineers Week to take place nationwide from Saturday, 29 February – Friday, 6 March

As the countdown to Engineers Week 2020 commences, Engineers Ireland is calling on its 25,000 members to get involved and inspire the next generation of engineers by organising an activity in their local community during Ireland’s largest celebration of engineering.  

To assist engineers with their outreach efforts, the Engineers Ireland STEPS programme team have created a number of free resources to assist engineers with their activities including classroom or site visits in their local community. For example, there are a number of documentaries, activity challenge packs and presentation templates available to download. 

Taking place from 29 February – 6 March, STEPS Engineers Week is a campaign held annually to promote engineering as a career and the importance of the profession to Ireland. The week-long engineering celebration is coordinated by Engineers Ireland's STEPS programme - funded by Science Foundation Ireland, the Department of Education and Skills and industry leaders ARUP, ESB, Intel and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII).

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Picture: Margie McCarthy, Head of Education and Public Engagement at Science Foundation Ireland is pictured with Fionnghuala O’Reilly, Engineers Week 2020 Ambassador, Miss Universe Ireland and NASA Datanaut, Caroline Spillane, Director General of Engineers Ireland, Caoimhe Caras and Alex Donoghue at the launch of STEPS Engineers Week 2020 in Explorium, Sandyford.

Caroline Spillane, Director General of Engineers Ireland, said: “Engineers Week will bring the fascinating world of engineering to life in communities throughout Ireland and inspire today’s children to engineer the Ireland of tomorrow.  There is still time for engineering firms to get involved and our STEPS team has a range of free supports to assist you in bringing your activity or idea to life. Engineers Week is a fantastic week to showcase the profession to primary and secondary students and highlight the ways engineers in Ireland are pushing the limits of ingenuity and innovation.”

Engineers are also encouraged to register their activities to be in with a chance of  winning one of three fantastic prizes for a school in your community.

For more information, visit: www.engineersweek.ie