Engineering Week 2018


Engineering Week 2018

St. Mary’s College have been encouraging students to engineer the Ireland of tomorrow by hosting a number of informative and fun events during Engineers Week 2018.

Engineers Week encourages primary and post-primary students, their teachers and parents to explore the exciting world of engineering as well as highlighting the diverse career opportunities engineering offers. The annual event is coordinated on a national basis by Engineers Ireland’s STEPS programme - funded under Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover programme Call.

St. Mary’s College have been delighted to host events and engaging with over 1200 Foyle Learning Community and Co. Donegal post-primary students as well as 800 local primary school pupils!

Commenting in advance of Engineers Week, Caroline Spillane, Director General of Engineers Ireland, said: “Now in its 12th year, Engineers Week is going from strength to strength and we want to once again engage new audiences and showcase the exciting world of contemporary engineering in Ireland. Participation in Engineers Week not only benefits the community, it also yields benefits for the individual engineer, the organisation, and the profession as a whole. Engineers have a key role in society solving global problems in areas like water management, infrastructure development, environmental sustainability, energy security and food supply. A career in engineering offers great diversity!”

Dr Ruth Freeman, Director of Strategy and Communications at Science Foundation Ireland, said: “Science Foundation Ireland is delighted to support Engineers Week 2018 through the SFI Discover Programme, under our commitment to make science, technology, engineering and maths accessible to all. Engineers play a crucial role in the development and functioning of our modern society, from clean water to transport systems, the technology behind devices such as mobile phones and exciting areas such as bioengineering and biomanufacturing. By supporting this national initiative, we are encouraging young people to consider the science and engineering in their everyday lives and inspiring them to explore career paths in these areas.”

St. Mary’s College Technology Department would like to thank the numerous engineering companies who have supported this year’s event as well as past pupils who now work in the engineering sector.

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