What is Engineers Week?
Engineers Week is a week-long festival of nationwide events celebrating the world of engineering in Ireland. The annual event is coordinated on a national basis by Engineers Ireland’s STEPS programme – a strategic partner of Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) Smart Futures Programme.
When? 24 February to 2nd March 2018
The aims of the week include:
1. Encourage young people, their teachers and parents to explore the fun world of engineering.
2. Generate interest and enthusiasm for engineering in their everyday lives.
3. Inspire young people to explore engineering career paths.
4. Highlight the diverse opportunities engineering offers.
Who should get involved?
If you are an engineer, STEM professional, science communicator, business, college or local authorities become a role model, highlight your engineering achievements, deliver hands-on engineering activities and demonstrate the role of engineering in your local community.
Schools, families and youth organisations can also get involved in Engineers Week by running their own events.
Anyone can organise an event or activity and the Engineers Ireland STEPS team will empower and support you with your planning.
Who coordinates the week?
The Engineers Ireland’s STEPS team coordinates Engineers Week.
STEPS works in strategic partnership with Science Foundation Ireland’s Smart Futures Programme.
STEPS is supported by the Department of Education and Skills, and a number of major engineering employers.