Engineering Our Future - Family Fun Day

Engineering Our Future - Family Fun Day
Apr 30 2019 Posted: 10:31 IST
NUI Galway organised a free full-day family event ‘Engineering Our Future: Family Fun Day’, which took place on Saturday, 2 March, from 10am–4pm in the Alice Perry Engineering Building at NUI Galway.
The Family Fun Day was part of the Engineers Week 2019 which celebrated engineering across Ireland. The Family Fun Day provided plenty of science and engineering activities that inspired young (and older) people.
Attendees could engage with the ‘Ireland’s Ingenious Engineers’ show by Scientific Sue, ‘Focus on Forces’ show investigating compressive and tensile strength, or watch ‘Dream Big: Engineering Our World’ narrated by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges.
Families could build their own wind turbine, investigate where water comes from and where it goes, explore the vast range of chemicals used in our daily lives (which typically end up going down our drain and into our environment!), interact with CoderDojo Ninjas to learn about programming, explore the GEEC: Galway Energy Efficient Car, relax at the free LEGO play area or learn about our rich engineering heritage. These and many other activities showing the world of civil, environmental, mechanical, biomedical and electronic engineering, and information technology were available on the day.
The event was sponsored by Engineers Ireland West Region, MaREI, Ryan Institute, Oran PreCast and Ward & Burke.
Below are a few photos of the day to get a flavour of the event:
Ingenious Engineers Show
Engineers Week
Engineers Week

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