Engineers Week 2018 is almost here!
“Engineers Week provides an excellent opportunity to give us young people an insight into the lives of engineers and how possible it is to follow in their footsteps to be an engineer of the future”.
Shannon Knox, final year student, St Mary’s Secondary School, Derry
Engineers Week kicks off next month from 24th February to 2nd March, 2018.
Getting involved is easy with the support of the Engineers Ireland STEPS team, who have developed a host of resources which will bring Engineers Week to schools, libraries and organisations all over the country.
Here are some of the things you can do:
- Register to host a screening of ‘Dream Big’. Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a 42-minute STEM-themed IMAX documentary that will transform students’ understanding of engineering and will inspire them to learn more about the ‘E’ in STEM. Narrated by Jeff Bridges, this excellent film encourages young viewers to be curious, see how crucial engineering is to the future, and understand why the world needs more engineers.
- Organise your own event or activity. There’s no limit to what you can do during Engineers Week. Download the guide to getting involved on the Engineers Week website and choose something that suits you and your students.
- Link up with your local library and see how you can work together. Why not carry out an activity in your local library? We’ve even developed a comprehensive Engineers Week reading list suitable for all students!
- Purchase an Engineers Week curiosity box with hands-on activities designed to help primary school children explore the world around them and beyond!
Whatever you have planned, ensure that you register your event on engineersweek.ie as soon as possible to be in with a chance to win a prize
for your school. It only takes a few minutes to do so.
Keep an eye on the Engineers Week website and check out all the other free
events going on in your area!