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Engineers Week 2017

Engineers week

This year Engineers Week 2017 takes place from 4th to 10th March and the theme is 'Engineering our Future'. Science Foundation Ireland is partnering with Engineers Ireland STEPS programme who are organising Engineers Week.

Classroom Resource Booklet – The Power of Water
With our partners in Blackrock Castle Observatory we have developed a new classroom Resource called “The Power of Water”.

This resource is also available in Irish. Cumhacht an Uisce: Leabhrán Acmhainní don Seomra Ranga

To help you use this classroom resource we will run a number of workshops which will show participants how to use inquiry based learning techniques to promote children’s learning and understanding of Science Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).  For details of the workshops, visit the Esero website.

Teacher Resource Kit – Engineering our Environment
Download the Engineering our Environment Resource Kit which brings together DPSM classroom activities such as Design a Bridge, Design and Make traffic lights and Amazing triangles in an Engineering themed framework for inquiry. This Resource Kit is also available for download in Irish.

Visit the Engineers week Website
There are a wide range of activity suggestions on the website, for classes of all ability levels and sizes, so please register and take part. You choose to get involved, all activities – whether large-scale or small – make a valuable contribution to the nationwide campaign.

There are 3 ways for schools to get involved:

1. Organise an event/activity in your school
2. Book an event 
3. Request a school visit

Organise an event in your school or book into one of the listed events, and you could win a prize for your class. For more information, visit

Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science & Maths Award
Engineers Week is an opportunity for primary school students and teachers to learn more about engineering, have fun, and win prizes. Running or attending an Engineers Week event counts towards the criteria for the Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science & Maths Award.