More than 43,000 participate in Engineers Week 2016
30 March 2016
The dust has settled on another Engineers Week and the numbers are in. This year’s Engineers Week was a resounding success with an increase in the total number of events, participants and schools involved.
Engineers Week is co-ordinated on a national basis by Engineers Ireland as part of the school’s outreach programme STEPS, which is a strategic partner of Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover Programme. Throughout the week, hundreds of events took place with a view to inspiring the next generation of engineers. In total, some 571 events were attended by 43,537 participants across 30 counties.
In the build-up to Engineers Week, schools were encouraged to request a visit from a volunteer engineer. This initiative was met with a great response, resulting in huge numbers of primary and secondary students engaging with working engineers through the school visits.
Budding engineers were spoiled for choice as there was an array of events held at schools, colleges, companies and libraries around Ireland.
Dr Megaphone’s Irish Jaunt, Dublin
Students joined engineer Ian Johnston (Dr Megaphone) and singer-songwriter Alan McClure for a journey in word, pictures, music and live experiments through Ireland’s history in science, technology and engineering. They learned about hurricanes, diving bells and a cat that may, or may not, be alive.
Bridge building competition
A family-friendly competition that put teams against one another to build the strongest bridge. Engineering theory and building materials were provided to help participants during construction.
TCD and Science Gallery primary school workshop
Students from selected primary schools in Dublin area were welcomed to Trinity College Dublin and offered first-hand experience of engineering. They took part in practical workshops, learned about engineering and discovered how engineering is shaping our future.http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2016/03/30/more-than-43000-participate-in-engineers-week-2016/http://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/aaaengw4-1024x683.jpghttp://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/aaaengw4-300x300.jpgNewsEngineers Ireland,engineers week,SFI,STEM,STEPS