Engineers Week 28 Feb – 5 March 2016

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No Repro Fee 9-12-2013 Pictured at the Baily Lighthouse in Howth, Co. Dublin shining a light on Engineers Week and supporting the call for industry to get involved were engineering enthusiasts Ava Murphy, age 5 and Jayden Kinsella, age 5, discovering the engineering behind the powerful beacon that helps sea vessels navigate their way around Ireland. Pic: Naoise Culhane - no feeEngineers Ireland calls on industry to get involved in Engineers Week 2014Engineers Ireland is asking organisations around the country to get involved in Engineers Week 2014 by hosting an engineering-related event or taking part in visits to local schools. The week, themed, ‘Engineers - at the heart of the  community’, is designed to highlight the vital role played by engineers in sustaining our people, towns and cities and the limitless possibilities a career in engineering can offer. Engineers Week 2014 will take place nationwide from 9 – 15 February. Visit  EngineersWeek.ie for more information on how to participate and the supports available. Pic: Naoise Culhane - no fee

Engineers Week is a chance for second-level students and their teachers to be inspired by engineering, find out more about careers in this exciting area, and win prizes.
Hundreds of events and activities will take place across the country from 28th February to 5th March 2016, in companies, schools, museums and libraries. Or why not run your own event in the classroom?
> > > Check out www.engineersweek.ie for inspiration for your own event or classroom activity, and to keep up to date with event listings over the coming months.

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Hosted by colleges around the country, the Engineering Your Future programme gives TransitionYear students a meaningful, practical insight into engineering at third level and as a career.
Attending students gain a week of exposure to the various engineering disciplines – by taking part in hands-on workshops, labs and demos; interacting with lecturers and graduates; and meeting engineers during industry visits.
The programme opens for applications each January, and runs in April or May.
> > > Check steps.ie in January for details of participating colleges and application criteria.

Past students at Engineering your Future said ;

“The most rewarding aspect was that finally I had a clear understanding of engineering. I had all my questions answered.”
“Loved every minute of the week. The practical challenges provided me with a fun and unique learning experience that I wouldn’t have had in school.”

“A wonderful opportunity to learn about technology, medicine, design and other aspects of engineering. And you get to make new friends and met interesting people.”

For more information check out the official website : https://www.steps.ie/students/engineering-your-future.aspx

 

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