I’m an Engineer 2016: Who’s taking part?

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Schools in I’m an Engineer Ireland

I’m an Engineer Ireland is back for Engineers Week 2016! There’ll be two zones running between 29th February – 11th March, Space Zone and Coding Zone.

The ten engineers in these zones will be competing for hundreds of school students’ votes in fast-paced live chats and answering questions on everything from robots, to programming, to satellites, to artificial body parts.

For the latest news and announcements about the event, find us on Twitter, @IAEGMOOH, and follow the hashtag, #IAEIE.

Let’s meet the engineers, and the schools from all over Ireland that they’ll be interacting with in…

Coding Zone

The Engineers


Ilaria Cinelli | PhD student,  NUI Galway

I study biomedical engineering and computational modelling.

Sarah Doran | Technical Lead, Mobile Travel Technologies

I lead a team making a cool website that’s like Facebook but for people who travel with their job and use our website on their phones, tablets and on laptops.

Frederik Gossen |  Lero – The Irish Software Research Centre

We teach computers to how to learn from their own experience.

Conor McGinn | Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

I design and build robots to help disabled and elderly people perform everyday tasks in their homes.

Jeffrey Roe | Head of Development, parkbytext

I make apps to allow 70,000 people park their cars in cites around the world.

The Schools

  • Boyne Community School, Trim
  • Colaiste Bhaile Chlair, Claregalway
  • Gaelscoil na Cruaiche, Cathair Na Mart
  • Kildimo NS, Kildimo
  • Kilkerly Mixed N.S, Kilcurley
  • Lismore Comprehensive, Craigavon
  • Loreto Secondary School, Kilkenny
  • Marist College, Athlone
  • Our Lady of Mercy GNS, Cahir
  • Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, An Daingean
  • Sacred Heart Primary School, Granard
  • Scoil Realt na Mara, Kilkee
  • St Kevin’s Community College, Dunlavin
  • St Molaga SNS, Balbriggan
  • St. Anne’s Loreto, Navan

Space Zone

The Engineers


Ned Dwyer | Director, EurOcean Foundation

I study photographs taken by satellites 600km above us in space to find oil spills from ships in the sea, the temperature of the water in the ocean , how well the forests are growing, how much grass the cows are eating and how dry or wet the soil in a field is.

Laurence O’Rourke | European Space Agency

I’ve built and tested satellites, stood beside rockets, worked with astronauts, controlled satellites (and instruments) in space. I work on the Rosetta mission & helped to put the Philae lander on a comet. I have an asteroid named after me..

Aisling Shannon | European Space Agency

As a spacecraft structural engineer, my job is to ensure that the spacecraft will be strong enough to survive the launch.

Niamh Shaw | Artist in Residence, CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory

I want to go to Space and since 2011, I’ve been working hard to make that happen. So everything that I have studied and worked on, I bring to fun, family events, so everyone can learn about Space and how to become an Astronaut.

Colin Shirran | Electrical Systems Engineer, Airbus Defence and Space

Designing satellites to study the earth, stars AND to send your favourite programmes to your TV!

The Schools

  • Bridgetown College, Bridgetown
  • Castlerahan NS, Castlerahan
  • Clara NS, Higginstown
  • Colaiste Bhaile Chlair, Claregalway
  • Coola PPS, Riverstown
  • Eureka Secondary School, Kells
  • Inver College, Carrickmacross
  • John Scottus Secondary School, Donnybrook
  • Mount Sackville Secondary School, Dublin
  • Our Lady of Mercy P.S., Sligo
  • Piper’s Hill College, Killashee
  • Portlaoise CBS, Portlaoise
  • Scoil Ailbhe, Thurles
  • St Mary’s CBGS, Belfast
  • St Oliver’s CC, Drogheda
  • St. Mark’s Senior National School, Tallaght
  • St. Vincent’s Secondary School, Cork
  • Trinity Comprehensive Ballymun, Dublin

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

Posted on February 15, 2016 by modmichaela in News. Comments Off on I’m an Engineer 2016: Who’s taking part?