Engineers Week 2020

This year, Engineers Week 2020 takes place from 29 February to 6 March. Science Foundation Ireland is partnering with Engineers Ireland STEPS programme who are organising Engineers Week.

Classroom Resource Booklet – Biodiversity and Waste Design Challenge

We have developed a new classroom Resource called “Biodiversity and Waste Design Challenge”. In this themed framework,  pupils investigate how materials may be used in construction and observe, discuss and identify a variety of plants and animals in different habitats in the immediate environment. Through this challenge, they will use reuse some of their plastic and other waste by designing and making something to help biodiversity in the school grounds. It also includes a sample activity where they can make their own bird feeder.

Click here for the classroom resource booklet.

Get involved in Engineers Week

To find out more about family fun days happening in your region or to register an activity visit As well as events organised by companies, third-level institutions and the public sector, teachers are also encouraged to run their own classroom-based activities, quizzes and competitions. A full list of resources and activities is available on the Engineers Week website.

Visit the Engineers Week primary schools section.

Organise an Event

Organise an event in your school or book into one of the listed events, and you could win a prize for your class. For more information, visit

Click here to register your event.

Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science & Maths Award

Engineers Week is an opportunity for primary school students and teachers to learn more about engineering, have fun, and win prizes. Running or attending an Engineers Week event counts towards the criteria for the SFI Discover Science & Maths Award.

Click here for more information.