Engineers Week 2019

This year, Engineers Week 2019 takes place from 2nd to 8th of March and the theme is 'Engineering the Ireland of Tomorrow’. Science Foundation Ireland is partnering with Engineers Ireland STEPS programme who are organising Engineers Week.

Classroom Resource Booklet – Lighthouses

We have developed a new classroom Resource called “Lighthouses”. In this themed framework, pupils investigate how forces act on objects, materials for different properties e.g. absorbent/ waterproof materials and explore current electricity by constructing simple circuits. They can design and make their own “boat” and investigate how some objects may be made to float by hollowing them out.

Click here for the classroom resource booklet.

Get involved in Engineers Week

There are a wide range of activity suggestions on, for classes of all ability levels and sizes, so please register and take part. You choose to get involved, all activities – whether large-scale or small – make a valuable contribution to the nationwide campaign.

Visit the Engineers Week primary schools section.

School Challenge Pack

The primary school challenge pack contains lots of ideas to help you organise fun challenges that create a positive awareness and spark enthusiasm about the engineering profession in young people.

Download the School Challenge Pack.

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.