Over 800 students descend on UL to Explore Engineering

Explore Engineering Event in the University Concert Hall at the University of Limerick. Photo: Keith Wiseman.

OVER 800 students attended the recent Inspire: Women in Engineering event at the University Concert Hall.

Transition, fifth, and sixth year students from over 20 schools in the Mid West, including Castletroy College and Colaiste Nano Nagle in Limerick, attended the event to listen to female engineers tell their stories about their journey to a career in engineering.

Speakers included Jessica Winters from Modular Automation and Catherine Walsh, MAMF apprentice with Jansen Pharma (TUS).

The speakers highlighted in a lively interactive discussion the various pathways to engineering, the subject choices needed in school and the rewarding careers and remuneration involved.

The event, which is in its seventh year, is organised by Explore Engineering, an industry led consortium of 50 companies in the Mid West region in collaboration with education institutions including Limerick and Clare Education Training Board, University of Limerick, Mary Immaculate College, and the Technological University of the Shannon.

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UL professor Ann Ledwith, chairperson of Explore Engineering, pointed out that the Mid West is home to the largest number of manufacturing firms in Ireland and that there are tremendous job opportunities in all areas of engineering in the region.

Explore Engineering continues its promotion of engineering with an interactive showcase event for all students and parents in Shannon Airport on March 7, 2024, from 5pm to 9pm.

Details of this event are available on the Explore Engineering website.