A series of Family Fairs to inspire Ireland’s future engineers through online interactive workshops and spectacular shows will be hosted digitally from Dublin, Munster, and Sligo to kick off STEPS Engineers Week 2021.
When: 27 & 28 February
From Dublin, on Saturday, 27 and Sunday, 28 February, the Engineers Ireland STEPS Programme will host two-days of online pre-recorded engineering shows and live workshops led by Explorium, Scientific Sue and Silly Billy. The Reptile Zoo, Science Made Simple and Rediscovery Centre will also offer workshops and learning experiences throughout the weekend.
When: 28 February
On Sunday, 28 February, Foróige's YES! Youth Engineering Solutions Programme presents a day of discovery. Hosting a live show by Science Made Simple, live workshops by Anyone4Science, a fun Engineering Quiz, an Invention Challenge and will be introducing YES! TV where we chat to Engineers.
More events: Check out Foróige YES! Youth Engineering Solutions Facebook
On Saturday, 27 and Sunday, 28 February, the Sligo Engineering Fair will be beamed from IT Sligo directly into people’s homes. Between 12 noon and 5pm each day, there will be a range of performances, interactive talks, workshops and demonstrations, including Dr Niamh Shaw, Prof. Niall English, Nemo le Magician and hands on activities from home, inc. building a Fan-Powered Car, an Automata, a Bio-Engineered Artificial Hand and much more. Build-Design-Discover.
Visit Sligo Engineering Fair's website
The STEPS team have selected a list of films and documentaries that will get students excited about engineering and STEM. Used as part of a lesson, movies can spark discussion and reinforce topics.
This resource consist of PowerPoint quizzes exploring engineering, with a short introductory film. for three different age groups.
Age suitability: 10+
The STEPS team have selected a list of books about engineering and STEM.
Download the STEM Stories - Reading list
The STEPS team would love to see how you are getting involved in STEPS Engineers Week.
Make sure to tag us and use our special hashtag #STEPSEngineersWeek and tag us: