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Family Fairs 

On Saturday, 27 February and Sunday, 28 February STEPS Engineers Week Family Fairs will take place digitally across Ireland. Tune in to engineering shows and live workshops, suitable for the whole family. Sign up to the STEPS mailing list to find out when booking goes live.

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.

Dublin: The Engineers Ireland STEPS Programme

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.

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Munster: Foróige YES! Youth Engineering Solutions

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.

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More events: Check out Foróige YES! Youth Engineering Solutions Facebook 

Sligo: Institute of Technology Sligo

When: 27 & 28 February

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

Free digital engineering resources

Stories – Film & Documentary List

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.

As Creatives Engineering Everywhere: PowerPoint Quizzes

This resource consist of PowerPoint quizzes exploring engineering, with a short introductory film. for three different age groups. 

Do you have what it takes to get top marks in the STEPS Engineers Quiz? As Creatives has created family-friendly quizzes to explore engineering at home and challenge each other to see who the ultimate engineer is! Watch the intro short film to learn more about engineering all around you.

  • Quiz 1: Suitable for age 8-12
  • Quiz 2: Suitable for age 13-14
  • Quiz 3: Suitable for age 15-17

As Creatives Engineering Trail: Engineering at Home

Hello – and welcome to As Creatives Engineering at Home, a package of activities to help your family celebrate STEPS Engineering Week. From the Port of Dublin to the iconic Round Towers and from Omagh’s new dark sky observatory at Newgrange to the Samuel Beckett Bridge, Ireland is full of examples of great engineering. And you’ll find ten activities here that will remind the whole family just how important engineering is to everyday life. 

Mission Unstoppable

Access five exclusive episodes of STEM programme Mission Unstoppable, available to watch for free.
Be inspired by female STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) superstars in leading fields including social media, entertainment, animals, design, and the internet - all categories key to the teen experience. New to the show as a correspondent is STEPS Ambassador Fig O’Reilly, a “NASA Datanaut” and Miss Universe Ireland 2019.

Age suitability: 10+

STEM Stories – Reading List

The STEPS team have selected a list of books about engineering and STEM.

Download the STEM Stories - Reading list

Share your involvement

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:

Twitter               @engineerireland

Facebook         @engineersireland

LinkedIn             @EngineersIreland