Third class pupils at St Oliver’s National School in Drogheda with DkIT Civil and Environmental Engineering lecturer, Gareth Kelly.
Lecturers from Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) visited St. Oliver’s National School in Drogheda recently as part of their quest to find the next generation of Engineers.
Gareth Kelly, lecturer in Civil and Environmental Engineering, visited St Oliver’s third class to help them take part in the Engineers Ireland Young Engineers Award.
The competition encourages 3rd and 4th class pupils and their teachers to explore the world of engineering by developing a project that would help improve their local community.
Gareth helped the students to design products that could potentially make the world a better place. They devised the product, refined the design and built a prototype.
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These designs and prototypes will go through to the national Engineers Ireland Young Engineers Competition where entries from all over the country will be judged by a team of professional engineers and the winners will be announced in the New Year.
This is just one of the many outreach programs whereby DkIT staff share their time and knowledge to help students in both primary and secondary learn more about the important work carried out by STEM professionals who have graduated from the institute.