Engineers Week Is Coming To Tipperary

WeCreate in the Eco Village and many more bring Engineers Week to Tipperary

 

  • ·         Engineers Week 2014 to run from 9th to 15th February
  • ·         Log on to www.engineersweek.ie to register for an event

Engineers Week, an annual campaign to present the possibilities a career in engineering can offer and highlight the vital role played by engineers in sustaining the community, is taking place in Tipperary from 9th to 15thFebruary.

On the 15th February, WeCreate Workspace in the EcoVillage, Cloughjordan will open its doors for members of the public to be among the first to preview the pioneering new workspace. On the day, WeCreate will host a Fab Lab which will be filled with interactive tours, machines demonstrations and talks. Visitors and budding engineers will see firsthand, high tech machines, such as 3D printers and laser cutters in action in local work spaces.

This event is free and pre booking is essential; to register and to find out more about what’s on in Tipperary, visitEngineersWeek.ie

John Power, Chartered Engineer and Director General, Engineers Ireland, said: “Engineers are central to Ireland’s economic development and we need to ensure that well-qualified engineers are available in the future. Engineers Week is a great opportunity for those of us in the profession to introduce our young people to the world of engineering. It is a week when hundreds of educational and fun engineering, technology and science events take place across the country for people of all ages to enjoy.”

 

Mr Power continued, “During the week we wish to inspire many students to become engineers, in the hope that one day they may be the people sustaining our communities by creating medical devices, inventing new technologies, maintaining our water and energy supplies, to name just a few of the possible accomplishments. There are fantastic activities happening in your area and I encourage everyone to get involved and join in.”

 

Commenting on Engineers Week Prof Mark Ferguson, Director General, Science Foundation Ireland and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government said: “SFI is pleased to partner with Engineers Ireland to support Engineers Week 2014. It is vital that we work in partnership with industry to encourage our young people to increase their knowledge of science and engineering and consider further study in these disciplines.  It is these skills that are required to both drive sustainable economic recovery in Ireland and to ensure future employment.”

 

Engineers Week will run from the 9th – 15th February with activities taking place nationwide. The week is coordinated on a national basis by Engineers Ireland as part of the STEPS programme, which is a strategic partner of Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) Discover Programme. For further information about Engineers Week 2014 or to register attendance at an event, visit EngineersWeek.ie.

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