From March 4th -10th people across Ireland are celebrating Engineers Week 2023. Engineers’ week is a week-long festival of nationwide events celebrating the world of engineering in Ireland.
To coincide with the celebrations, Intel engineers are visiting 15 local primary schools in Celbridge, Leixlip and Maynooth this week. They will share a short presentation to over 730 third class students. As part of this presentation, our engineers will share their experiences and will assist the students to complete activities such as the’ Pyramid Slingshot’ and the ‘Zipline Racer’. Both activities are introducing students to integral skillsets such as experimentation, construction, problem solving, attention to detail and leadership.
The participating schools are;
• San Carlo Senior National School, Leixlip
• Scoil Mhuire, Leixlip
• Scoil Bhríde, Leixlip
• Leixlip Educate Together National School, Leixlip
• Scoil Chearbhaill Uí Dhálaigh, Leixlip
• Presentation Girls School Maynooth, Maynooth
• Maynooth Educate Together, Maynooth
• Gaelscoil Uí Fhiaich, Maynooth
• Maynooth Boys’ NS, Maynooth
• St Patrick’s NS, Celbridge
• Scoil Naomh Bríd, Celbridge
• Scoil na Mainistreach, Celbridge
• Primrose Hill National School, Celbridge
• Scoil Mochua, Celbridge
• North Kildare Educate Together School, Celbridge
In addition to visiting local schools, Intel has recently announced their continued support of Engineers Ireland STEPS programme, a not-for-profit strategic outreach programme that promotes interest and awareness in engineering as a future career to school students through a portfolio of projects, this strategic partnership with Engineers Ireland will help inspire and engage future generations of STEM talent in Ireland.
The partnership between Intel and the professional membership body for engineers, will focus on encouraging and inspiring the next generation of STEM talent by collaborating on the Engineers Ireland STEPS programme.
STEPS aims to encourage future generations of engineers by supporting industry and community leaders to engage with primary and secondary school pupils through a number of hands-on workshops and programmes.
Commenting on the partnership, Joe English, Factory Manager at Intel, said: “At Intel, we believe that young people are vital to solving global challenges. A solid maths and science foundation coupled with skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, and problem solving are crucial skills to be nurtured and developed. We are very pleased to continue our partnership with the Engineers Ireland STEPS programme, which aims to encourage young people to explore the diverse and exciting world of engineering. We look forward to working with Engineers Ireland to help encourage all young people to embrace STEM subjects and to pursue pathways that can lead to engineering.”