Engineers Week 2012 runs from February 27th to March 4th, celebrating the wonderful world of engineering in Ireland through a comprehensive programme of events for the general public. 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.
There are loads of ways to get involved. There is a wide range of events running during the week including a national engineer volunteer day, and some great competitions (you can win a trip to NEMO in Amsterdam simply by participating in an event). Schools are also actively encouraged to get involved and can use the website resources to organise quizzes, host events, download activity sheets, download posters or simply find out more about engineering. Individuals and organisations can also submit their events for inclusion in the programme.
Since its inception in 2006, Engineers Week has grown in popularity with over 17,000 taking part in activities nationwide last year. The week is coordinated on a national basis by Engineers Ireland as part of the STEPS programme. Go on, get involved.
Also check out the brilliant Smart Futures competition for young digital creators!