Cork County Council is calling on residents in Cork to get involved in Engineers Week 2017, a seven day programme 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.
Taking place from 4th- 10th March 2017, 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.
Cork County Council is delighted to host events during Engineers Week 2017 and looks forward to engaging with students in Cork. Talks will be held in various libraries throughout the county. The libraries are looking forward to engaging with the Engineering Section of Cork County Council to promote STEM Subjects.
Commenting in advance of Engineers Week, Caroline Spillane, Director General of Engineers Ireland, said: "Now in its 11th 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 and I strongly urge residents in Cork to get involved and attend events in their locality," she continued.
Dr Ruth Freeman, Director of Strategy & Communications at Science Foundation Ireland, said: "Science Foundation Ireland is delighted to partner with Engineers Ireland for Engineers Week 2017. By supporting this national initiative, we are enabling engagement with young people, prompting them to consider the science and engineering in their everyday lives and inspiring them to explore career paths in these areas. I would encourage everyone in Cork to get involved in Engineers Week and experience this exciting world."
To find out more about events taking place around the country or to register an event visit www.engineersweek.ie. As well as events organised by companies, third-level institutions and the public sector, teachers are also encouraged to run their own classroom-based activities, quizzes and competitions. A full list of resources and activities are available on the Engineers Week website.