What have ‘The Sound of Music’, magic mirrors, Brexit and airplanes got in common? They’re all part of Engineers Week 2017, which takes place at IT Sligo from March 4-10th.

Engineers Week is a national week-long programme of events celebrating the world of engineering in Ireland. The aim of the week is to create a positive awareness of and spark enthusiasm about the engineering profession among young people with little or no engineering background. All the events are free and open to the public but pre-booking is required for some of them.

Some of the Engineers Week highlights at IT Sligo include: (All events are free)

ENGINEERING DOJO Saturday, March 4th, 2017 This is an engineering Dojo workshop held on Saturday morning from 9 to 12am targeted at young children. It is an interactive session that will provide a hand on approach to engineering and automation activities. The workshop is facilitated by SL Controls.

STUDENT DEBATE Monday, March 6th, 2007 Venue: Lecture Hall A0004 at IT Sligo 8pm Motion: “Industrial Growth Trumps Environmental Concerns” Two student debating teams will provide lively debate on the motion above, as part of Engineers Week 2017. This is a free event. All are welcome.

‘IT’S ALL DONE WITH MIRRORS’ Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 Three Show Times : 9:45, 11:15 & 12:45. Aurivo Auditorium at IT Sligo Dr Ken Farquhar provides primary school children (third to sixth Class) with a spectacular 45-minute show which blends spectacular magic tricks, illusions and stunts with extraordinary science and engineering. Trapped doors, mirrors, or camera effects? Everyone can have their own theory. Quirky stunts and illusions performed. Science discovered. Engineering explored. Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult.

BREXIT: THE RISKS FOR LOCAL INDUSTRY Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 Lecture Hall A0004, 18:15 – 19:15 This public talk will provide fresh insight to the potential effects of Brexit on the engineering sector and how it may affect local industry and business. Email [email protected] for more information. Free admission.

WOMEN IN ENGINEERING COFFEE MORNING Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 Yeats Library Seminar Room, 10:30-11;30am The Women in Engineering coffee morning aims to create a support network for Women in Engineering. The aim of the meeting is to form a network that will celebrate the engineering contribution of women. All are welcome.

LATE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID McGOWAN Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 Lecture Hall AOOO4, 8pm This is a late late show evening with local entrepreneur David McGowan who will discuss his new business ventures. David made international headlines in May 2016 when he and a team of people transported a Boeing 767 plane from Shannon Airport to his glamping site in Co Sligo – by sea.

SOUND OF MUSIC WORKSHOP Thursday, March 9th, 2017 Room E2003, 10am-12pm This two-hour workshop is tailored for secondary school students, and will give them an opportunity to learn about sound and how to make their own sound equipment from everyday items. Students will build the sound device for in two hours and then display what they have done. Email [email protected] for more details about this event.

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