Tuesday 5 March 2013

Engineers Week

Clare County Library’s March programme for children and teenagers sees a number of  local and national festivals being celebrated once again through its branch network in the county. Engineers Week ran from Monday 25th February to Saturday 2nd March 2013 and this year’s chosen theme was ‘Bringing Dreams to Life’.  The Week is run annually by Engineers Ireland and is a vital platform to celebrate engineering as a career and to recognise the importance of the profession 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 Irelands’ STEPS programme was established in 2000 to encourage primary and post-primary students to explore the world of science and engineering and with this in mind Clare County Library are taking part during the month of February.  Presentations for Secondary School students took place in Shannon and Ennis Libraries. On Monday Feb 25th of February Rob Stephen met with students from local Secondary Schools in Shannon Library. Currently employed at Piercom Limited, Shannon, County Clare, Rob talked about the incredibly various options or fields of engineering and about his own experience working as an engineer. Rob has worked in Agricultural Science, travelled & worked in Africa, and is currently working in IT.  On Tuesday the 26th February, deValera Library, Ennis, hosted a talk for Senior Cycle Students delivered by Alan Morrissey, engineer at Ennis Town Council. Alan’s presentation to students of Ennis Community College and Gaelcholáiste an Chláir covered a general introduction to engineering including environmental engineering and the importance of maths in the profession. Photo above shows Alan with some of the students from Gaelcholáiste an Chláir and Ennis Community College who attended his talk at deValera Library.

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