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Engineers Week 2012

What is Engineers Week?

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 approx 11,000 taking part in the 2006 and approx 17,000 taking part in activities nationwide in 2011.

The week is coordinated on a national basis by Engineers Ireland as part of the STEPS programme.

Who organises Engineers Week?

Engineers Irelands’ STEPS programme  was established in 2000 to encourage primary and post-primary students to explore the world of science and engineering. The value of the programme has been formally recognised by Government and is a key element of the National ‘Discover Science & Engineering’ programme. It is managed by Engineers Ireland and is supported by the Department of Education; Science, Forfás and a number of major engineering employers.

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