Engineers Week, the annual campaign to inspire the next generation of engineers and excite students about the possibilities a career in engineering can offer, is set to take place in Limerick from Saturday 24th February – Friday, 2nd March.
Now in its 12th year, the annual event is coordinated on a national basis by Engineers Ireland’s STEPS programme – funded under Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover Programme Call.
From 24th February, engineers from all over Ireland will engage with their communities to showcase their profession to primary and secondary students in their locality, highlighting the amazing ways Irish engineers are pushing the limits of ingenuity, creativity and innovation.
University of Limerick will host fun and educational shows by Dr Ken Farquhar throughout Engineers Week. Teachers can book free tickets for their students to attend Dr Ken’s ‘It’s all Done with Mirrors’ show where he will blend spectacular magic tricks, illusions and stunts with extraordinary science and engineering.
Regeneron Ireland will host an engineering class from Crescent College, Limerick and take students on a tour of their labs and manufacturing area.
The Limerick for Engineering Showcase will also take centre stage on 1st March in Shannon Airport. This event will offer secondary school students, guidance counsellors, parents and teachers an opportunity to meet more than 30 mid-west companies and receive first-hand information about the exciting opportunities a career in engineering offers.
Girl Guides and Brownies in Limerick will also get the opportunity to earn engineering badges for the first time during Engineers Week thanks to a collaboration between the Irish Girl Guides and Engineers Ireland.
Commenting in advance of Engineers Week, Caroline Spillane, Director General of Engineers Ireland said: “Engineers Week is a chance for parents and young people to find out more about the many career opportunities available within the engineering sector and learn about the kind of skills that qualified engineers can build on as they move through their careers.
“Engineers Week also highlights how a career in engineering is accessible to all those who have an interest in the sector. There are many misconceptions about the ‘type of person’ who should pursue engineering and during Engineers Week we can show people that the world of engineering is open to everyone” she concluded.
To find out more about events taking place in Limerick, request a copy of Dream Big or to register an event, visit www.engineersweek.ie.
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