As STEPS Engineers Week draws to a close for another year, Engineers Ireland and our STEPS team would like to thank our members and the wider engineering community for joining our week-long campaign to support and inspire our future engineering talent.

The core themes of innovation, creativity and sustainability were at the heart of our weeklong celebration of the engineering profession, with primary and secondary school students afforded the opportunity to explore engineering through hands-on activities, workshops, shows and visits from engineering professionals.

Niamh Reddin is pictured with students at Scoil Bhride, Crosshaven, Cork

Engineers such as Niamh Reddin from Green Rebel and Donal Kissane from Gas Networks Ireland visited Scoil Bhride in Crosshaven to discuss offshore wind energy development, while members of the Thomond region committee showcased their careers as engineers in presentation videos for secondary school pupils.

STEPS Volunteer Engineer and Civil Engineer Sayed Ahmad Saeed and his colleagues from DBFL Consulting Engineers also visited a number of schools around the country as part of their STEPS Engineers Week celebration. Sayed has been involved in STEPS programs since 2016 and has led DBFL’s internal STEPS team for five years.

We would like to thank all engineers and engineering employers who got involved in this year’s celebration of the profession, including Arup, Intel Ireland, MSD Carlow, Medtronic, AECOM, Eirgrid, Palliare, John Cradok, Stryker, Pfizer, Liebherr Container Cranes, Gas Networks Ireland, Green Rebel, DBFL Consulting Engineers, Louth County Council, Terex, Irish Manufacturing Research, McAree Engineering, Murphy Group, Waterways Ireland, Uisce Éireann, Wuxi Biologics, Huawei, Modular Global, IN2 Engineering, TOBIN Consulting Engineers, Colas, Dublin City Council, Symetri Europe, Waterman-Moylan Consulting Engineers, McMahon Engineers, Merck, Energia, Kirby Group and Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions.

Engineers from Eirgrid are pictured at a classroom visit in Batterstown, Co.Meath

Additionally, we would like to say a special word of thanks to Engineers Ireland’s volunteer Sector community of Regions, Divisions and Societies who have also played an important role in STEPS Engineers Week, with a number of Sectors hosting events including Engineers Ireland’s Cork Region, West Region, North West Region, Thomond Region and the Roads and Transportation Society.

If you missed out on some of the media activity which took place to coincide with STEPS Engineers Week, we would encourage you to watch the Virgin Media News report from our Family Weekend, which includes an interview with our Director General Damien Owens, below.

 Read more about the primary and post primary articles shared by RTÉ Learn or see how Silicon Republic celebrated STEPS Engineers Week with their audiences here.

During STEPS Engineers Week, Engineers Ireland also focused on the topic of offshore wind energy and our to Government for further support to accelerate the route to market for innovative energy solutions. Listen back to our Director General’s interview with Joe Lynam on the topic of offshore wind energy on Newstalk here or read Will Goodbody’s report on RTÉ here.

Damien Owens, Director General of Engineers Ireland is pictured with Joe Lynam, Business Editor at Newstalk

As stated in our Code of Ethics, we believe all members should uphold the values of truth, honesty, and trustworthiness and safeguard human life and welfare, and the environment. We would like to thank all of our engineering members for demonstrating these values during STEPS Engineers Week and for showcasing to students how innovation, creativity and sustainability are at the heart of the profession.

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