Connecting our lives! Engineers Week 2012
Engineers Week 27th Feb – 4th March 2012
Engineers’ Week is a week long programme of nationwide events with the aim of celebrating the world of engineering in Ireland. The aim of the week is to create a positive awareness and spark enthusiasm about the engineering profession to people of various ages with little or no engineering background.
Engineers Week, previously known as Engineered! A Week of Wonder, is entering its sixth successive year. The week has been subject to year on year growth with 11,000 taking part in the 2006 and 17,000 taking part in activities nationwide in 2011.
During this week Engineering, Technology, Maths and Science are promoted throughout Ireland with the aid of the variety of activities with events held for for primary and post-primary students. In addition a family day has been organised in Engineers Ireland. This year each student participant will be in with a chance to win a fantastic trip to NEMO Science Centre in Amsterdam!
The week is coordinated on a national basis by Engineers Ireland as part of the STEPS programme, which was in 2000 to encourage primary and post-primary students to explore the world of science and engineering.
Log onto www.engineersweek.ie to find out more about the free interactive events taking place in your local area during Engineers Week 2012.