IT Tallaght engineers throw down the gauntlet in garden challenge

As part of the build up to Engineers Week, which takes place from 3rd to 10th March, last Wednesday the staff and students from the Institute of Technology, Tallaght set the pupils of Scoil Naomh Padraig, Ballyroan the challenge to make their own hydroponic garden.

Check out the video to see if they managed to meet the challenge (via SDCC)

Engineers Week is a week-long programme of nationwide 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.

Engineers Ireland’s STEPS team coordinates Engineers Week and is responsible for the development of resources and materials, partner liaison and communication.

Event hosts organise activities on a local level and host organisations vary from engineering organisations to universities, libraries and educational centres.

With only a few weeks left until this years Engineers Week many schools and libraries are looking for volunteer engineers to visit them. Can you help?

If you are an existing registered STEPS volunteer:

Login to SmartSTEPS (your username is your email address and you can reset your password on the login page).

Select a school or library to visit from the visits and events map.

If you haven’t registered as a STEPS volunteer:

Contact your local school to arrange a visit.

Contact Nicola in STEPs on 01 6651339 to arrange a library visit.

The volunteer section of the STEPS website has lots of resources and training materials available to help you plan your activity.

Please submit the details of all your activity to the Engineers Week website as this allows them to keep track of all the activity that is taking place during the week.

Visiting schools or libraries is a great way to support and inspire young people in your local area while developing key communication skills.

Don’t forget all of your STEPS activities count towards your CPD credits!