Engineers week comes to Leitrim

Engineers Week, an annual campaign to present the possibilities a career in engineering can offer and highlight the vital role played by engineers in sustaining the community is taking place in Leitrim from February 9-15.

On February 14th, a fast-moving show called ‘Move it! Learn Differently’ which explores the forces at play in allowing us to move will take place in the Bush Hotel. Young engineering enthusiasts will discover how propellers and rocket engines can push us forward, and how friction and air resistance can hold us back. They will also find out how to inflate marshmallows using the pressure of the air and travel to a world with little friction on an hovercraft. This is a free event and pre booking is essential; to register and to find out more about what’s on in Leitrim, visit

John Power, Chartered Engineer and Director General, Engineers Ireland said, “Engineers are central to Ireland’s economic development and we need to ensure that well-qualified engineers are available in the future. Engineers Week is a great opportunity for those of us in the profession to introduce our young people to the world of engineering. It is a week when hundreds of educational and fun engineering, technology and science events take place across the country for people of all ages to enjoy.”

Engineers Week will run from February 9-15 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 further information about Engineers Week 2014 or to register attendance at an event, visit


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