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Young Engineers Award


The STEPS Young Engineers Award competition encourages 3rd and 4th class pupils and their teachers to explore the world of engineering by developing an engineering project that would help improve their local community.

Schools are encouraged to invite local engineers, or to sign up for a STEPS Volunteer Engineer, to visit their class for a showcase of the projects. The engineers will also give the class an insight into the important role of engineering in the community. 

Registration for teachers closes on Sunday, 27 September. Register your class below! 

Our ‘sold out’ Volunteer Engineer Training Workshops have taken place and our volunteer engineers are getting ready to visit the participating classes in November.  

If you would like to volunteer with the STEPS Young Engineers Award you can still do so through our Company Partners Programme (open to third level students also). 

Find out more in the Company Partner’s Role Description box below or here.

To hear more about important dates and updates on The STEPS Young Engineers Award and other upcoming STEPS activities, subscribe to our STEPS Newsletter below. 


Winners of the STEPS Young Engineers Award 2020

The winners of this year's STEPS Young Engineers Award was The Brilliant Builders from Arles NS in Co. Laois. 

They came up with the ingenious idea of the Let’s All Play Together - Wheelchair Accessible Swing for their school yard. 

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Runners up teams : 

  • Robby the Builder Son, from Robertson NS, Co. Donegal with the Robertson Eco Hub
  • F.M.T.J.A, from Scoil Na mBuachaili, Clonakilty, Co. Cork with the Extendable Hurley made with Fibre Glass
  • Team GO from St Michael, Blackrock, Co. Cork with the Tree Planter 2000

Highly Commended teams:

  • Lakeland Lightbulbs from Scoil Mhuire, Sandymount, Dublin with the Bluetooth Drain Sensor
  • The Cheerios, from Gealscoil Chaladh an Treoigh, Co. Limerick with the Air Deliverer
  • Smart Engineers from Castleknock Educate Together NS, Castleknock, Dublin with the Underground Car Charger
  • Team Chill from Scoil Bhride, Blanchardstown, Dublin with the Jami Calm

Young Engineers Award Virtual Ceremony