first_imgEngineers Week, the annual campaign to inspire the next generation of engineers and excite students about the possibilities a career in engineering can offer, is taking place in Donegal from Sunday 8th to Saturday 14th February.As well as the many events around the country Engineers Ireland Donegal Region members are taking part in Engineers Week by hosting events for primary and secondary school children in Letterkenny, Donegal Town, Milford, Stranorlar & Derry.On Wednesday and Thursday over 250 transition year students from 12 second level schools will attend Careers Showcases in Letterkenny and Donegal Town. Over 20 different organisations working in Donegal, Derry and Tyrone have stands at these events. These Engineers work in the private and public sector in roles including Software Engineering, Electricity Generation, Environmental Engineering, Transportation, Manufacturing and Civil Engineering and Construction in addition to this staff from LYIT will be attending.Further Engineering related events and demonstrations will take place in Mulroy College Milford and St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Stranorlar during the week.Karen Kane from AECOM consulting engineers who is attending the event commented “This is a great opportunity for students considering their career options to meet and ask Engineers working here in locally what they do day to day.”Kevin Harley from KH Chartered Consulting echoed these comments saying that “Its great to see so many different organisations working together for Engineers week demonstrating the wide variety of Engineering Careers that are available here in Donegal.” Noreen Durning Engineers Ireland School Liaison Officer said that “The Donegal Region of Engineers Ireland is delighted that there has been such a excellent response from schools to these events. This shows the great interest that young men and women have in Engineering and how here in Donegal there is an active engineering community.”John Power, chartered engineer and director general, Engineers Ireland, said: “Engineers Week is now in its ninth year and it is encouraging to see a steady increase in the number of students choosing to study engineering at third level. Engineers are in demand in Ireland because they are essential to the growth and development of our country. In the past few decades, engineers have changed the world by creating the internet, mapping the human genome and helping to send astronauts into space. Right now, engineers are working on innovative projects from solar energy to synthetic organs, driverless cars to virtual reality headsets.”Mr Power continued, “Students of engineering develop an invaluable set of skills that serve as a strong career foundation and it is important that we educate students and parents about the opportunities in engineering. Engineers Week allows us to engage with pupils and spark their enthusiasm for engineering. I encourage everyone to try and come along to at least one event during the week.”Engineers Week will run from the 8th – 14th 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 a full list of Engineers Week events taking place across Donegal please visit:www.engineersweek.ie/events-2015 ENGINEERS WEEK TO INSPIRE NEXT GENERATION ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: February 10th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalEngineer’s Weeklast_img read more