By Brendan White
Students have been urged to get involved in Engineers Week 2012, which takes place throughout Ireland later this month.
Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn, joined Engineers Ireland as they launched this year’s campaign, held to promote engineering in Ireland.
The project aims to highlight engineering as a career and the importance of the engineering profession in Ireland.
This year’s events take place across Ireland between February 27th and March 4th.
Minister Quinn said: “I hope that the events planned as part of Engineers Week 2012 will show students that maths is important in everyday life. This is a key principle of the new Project Maths programme, which is being rolled out across all post- primary schools.”
Kate Cannon, of Engineers Ireland, told The College View that she believes that it is important to promote engineering, “This is the sixth year of Engineers Week in Ireland and we feel it’s very important to promote the engineering industry in Ireland.
“Other countries also do this, with the UK’s being called National Science and Engineering Week. We’re hoping that people come out and get involved in the activities arranged all around the country.”
The theme for Engineers Week 2012 is “Connecting Our Lives”. Events have been arranged over the week aimed at students of all ages, to highlight the importance of engineering to our daily lives, and will take place across the country.