I’m an Engineer February 2015: Who’s taking part?

During Engineers Week, from Monday 2nd to Friday 13th February, we will be celebrating the bicentenary of George Boole’s birth with the Boole Zone. George Boole was an mathematician, philosopher and logician. He worked in algebraic logic, and was appointed as the first professor of mathematics at University College Cork in 1849.

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Let’s meet the engineers and schools taking part…

Boole Zone

The Engineers

Sinead Quirke | Irish Aviation Authority

I’m really lucky to work making flying safe and secure by trying to figure out what might go wrong and fix it before it does.

Padraic Morrisey | Tyndall National Institute

I break electronics, but then try to discover how and why it broke; It’s the how and why that matter to me.

Nathan Quinlan | National University of Ireland Galway

I like learning and teaching about how liquids, gases and heat flow, and I’ve used that knowledge to work on many different things – artificial heart valves, aeroplane engines, wind turbines.

Fiona Edwards-Murphy | University College Cork

I use a combination of sensors, wireless radios, and smartphone technology to record and study the world around me; I have used them in a wide variety of areas such as beehives, toy robots, bridges, and tunnels.

Aislinn Coghlan | MSD

My current work supports the manufacture of life saving pharmaceuticals, but I started out in a chocolate factory.

The Schools

  • St Mary’s Grammar School, Belfast
  • St Mary’s CBS, Laois
  • St Caimins, Clare
  • Scoil Mhuire Lourdes, Cork
  • Scoil Mhuire Knockraha, Cork
  • Rockfield N.S., Donegal
  • Presentation Secondary School, Kilkenny
  • Mount Sackville Secondary School, Dublin
  • Mount Anville Secondary School, Dublin
  • Inver College, Monaghan
  • Gaelscoil na Cruaiche, Mayo
  • Donaghpatrick National School, Galway
  • Castlecomer Community School, Kilkenny
  • Bodyke N.S., Co. Clare
  • Balbriggan C.C., Dublin
  • Arles N.S., Leinster

Thanks to the Science Foundation Ireland Discover Programme for funding the I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here event.

Posted on January 16, 2015 by modjosh in News. Leave a comment

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