Each day throughout the week, a number of events took place across the county, organised and hosted by five partner organisations: TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus, South Dublin County Council, PM Group, Xilinx and Vilicom. Primary school pupils enjoyed “hands-on” learning activities, such as how a football stadium is constructed, how bridges are built and how engineers design and assemble everything from skyscrapers to robots. TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus also hosted a ‘Women in Engineering’ seminar with female students from Kings Hospital Palmerstown. This seminar gave students a chance to interact with women engineers from various diverse industries.
PM Group, in conjunction with Dublin’s Energy Agency Codema, held a lecture at Rua Red Arts Centre on Data Centre design and construction and how Data Centres are helping to introduce District Heating projects into South Dublin County.
In addition, a prize draw was held for all participating schools after the event had concluded. The prize was three Curiosity Boxes, each of which are engineering activity packs for use by a class of 30 primary school students. The winning schools were: St Kevin’s Boys NS, Kilnamanagh, St Andrew’s NS, Lucan and St. Lorcan’s Boys NS, Fortunestown. South Dublin County Council hosted ten primary school classes at County Library, Tallaght for K’Nex Workshops and invited a further 770 primary school children to three engineering adventure roadshows at Tallaght Stadium.