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Engineering Organisations

STEPS Engineers Week, run by the Engineers Ireland STEPS programme, gives children the opportunity to discover engineering, facilitated by their teachers, parents and local community. STEPS Engineers Week 2024 will take place from Saturday 2 - Friday 8 March 2024.

How your engineering organisation can get involved:

  • The best way for you to get involved and have an impact is to organise an activity with a local school. Choose an activity from our STEPS Engineers Week School Engagement Menu below.
  • Register your participation in advance of STEPS Engineers Week to access our free On Demand Engineering Shows, receive a free Digital Promotional Pack and to have a chance to win prizes.
  • Evaluate your activity to reflect on what participating children have learned.

Organise an activity

A. Select your activity from the STEPS Engineers Week School Engagement Menu below.

B. Download our Guide for Engineering Organisations which includes all the information you need to organise your Engineers Week activity in one easy document.

A. School engagement menu

Primary / secondary school visit

This is a new twist on a school visit with no PowerPoint. Introduce yourself and your organisation, a five minute per person speed career chat followed up by a hands-on activity/challenge.

Primary school engineering circuits

Engineering circuits in the school hall, allowing for longer engagement with primary school students. Carry out a series of hands-on engineering challenges, with four to six stations set up in the school hall using everyday materials. Option to maximise participants by allowing multiple class groups to participate.

Secondary school site visit

This is your chance to bring students to tour your engineering projects. Engage with a local secondary school and bring them to an existing engineering project of yours. E.G. tour of completed project.

B. Download our Guide for Engineering Organisations

Engineers Week
Register your activity
Register your STEPS Engineers Week 2024 activity with us by Friday, 8 March to be included in our media promotions, receive a free Digital Promotional Pack and to be in with a chance to win prizes

Evaluate your activity

As an activity organiser it is critical for you to evaluate your STEPS Engineers Week experiences, so we can analyse the positive impact of all your hard work. We will email you our feedback surveys in advance of Engineers Week.

Engineering organisation supports 

  • School visit top tips, videos with Mark Langtry

To support organisers, STEPS has teamed up with Mark Langtry, Head of Science and Sport at Explorium, on a short training video to help you adapt your presentation style to an online visit for children. 

Communicating With Younger Audiences

  • Promotional pack, logos and social media templates 

Register your activity to receive access an exclusive STEPS Engineers Week 2024 Digital Promotional Pack to help promote your activities. Includes STEPS Engineers Week logos, template social media posts, template graphics etc. Pack will be circulated to registered organisers in advance of the week. 

  • Webinars and training 

Take part in our Engineers Week training

To support engineers and engineering industry and organisations, we are hosting a series of free ‘Lunch & Learn’ online sessions taking place in the lead up to Engineers Week (March 2 – 8 ). Please note: These sessions are for information sharing and are not mandatory to take part in Engineers Week. Registration is now open for the following training sessions.

Tuesday, 20 February 1-2pm, STEPS Engineers Week Briefing for Organisations. Register here CLOSED

Thursday, 22 February, STEPS Engineers Week Q&A coffee morning. Register here