Who’s taking part: February–March 2018

Schools taking part in I’m an Engineer Ireland February–March 2018

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here is back! In February and March students at 35 schools will be interacting with 15 engineers across 3 different zones.

Between 26th February – 9th March school students will put the engineers through their paces in fast-paced live chats and probing questions in the Health, Robotics, and Space Zones.

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 schools taking part…

Health Zone

The Health Zone is funded by Wellcome

The Engineers

Karl Brennan | MSD

I solve interesting and difficult problems every day so that my company can make medicine to improve the lives of healthy and sick patients.

Ivor Geoghegan | NUI Galway

I try to learn more about how bones feel forces like gravity and how this process goes wrong in osteoporosis.

Fiona Freeman | Trinity Centre for Bioengineering

I’m a modern day frankenstein…I use 3D printing to print tissue that can regenerate bone in the lab.

Eoin McEvoy | National University of Ireland Galway

I develop computer models of biological cells and the heart to understand how they produce physical forces.

Pattie Matthieu | Trinity College Dublin

I see what happens when you stretch stem cells found in blood vessels.

The Schools

  • Blessington Community College, Wicklow
  • Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, Galway
  • Gaelscoil Na Cruaiche, Mayo
  • Le Cheile Secondary School, Dublin
  • Moneytown NS, Wicklow
  • Our Lady Queen Of Apostles, Dublin
  • Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, Kerry
  • Robertstown National School, Kildare
  • Scoil Mhuire, Galway
  • Scoil Nais Bhride, Carlow
  • SN Naomh Colmain, Kilkenny
  • St Pauls, Galway

Robotics Zone

The Robotics Zone is funded by Science Foundation Ireland

The Engineers

Patrick Lynch | TCD

I build robots.

Graham Cullen | TechWorks Marine

I am a Mechanical Engineer working in the Marine Science Industry. I design the physical part of systems that collect data about the sea.

Edin Omerdic | University of Limerick

Multi-robot control using VR headsets, hand gestures and voice commands.

Cara O’Brien | Trinity College Dublin

I’m trying to develop a new robot to help children in hospitals.

Aisling Lee | Dublin Institute of Technology

I currently study how computers work and how we create, transport, and translate what they have to say.

The Schools

  • Coláiste An Chraoibhin, Cork
  • Coola Post Primary School, Sligo
  • Dún Na Rí College, Cavan
  • Gaelcholáiste Mhuire, Cork
  • Kilcurley Mixed National School, Louth
  • Naas Community National School, Kildare
  • Presentation / De La Salle College, Carlow
  • Scoil Cuilm Cille, Donegal
  • Scoil Mhuire, Galway
  • SN Na Croise Naofa, Donegal
  • St Kevin’s Community College, Wicklow
  • St Mary’s Convent, Tipperary
  • St Molaga Senior NS, Dublin
  • The Sacred Heart Primary School, Longford
  • Trinity Comprehensive School, Dublin

Space Zone

The Space Zone is funded by Science Foundation Ireland

The Engineers

William O’Connor | UCD

I study how best to control the movement of spacecraft, satellites, launchers and robots for space, especially when they are big and light, and so quite wobbly.

Lána Salmon | UCD

I am responsible for Communications and Outreach for EIRSAT-1, Ireland’s First satellite, which is being built in UCD.

James Geary | European Space Agency

I ensure that spacecraft designs can be become a reality by ensuring the build technologies are mature and achieved in controlled way.

Jonathan Faull | International Space University

I am a teaching associate in the International Space University


The Schools

  • Clonkeen College, Dublin
  • Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, Galway
  • Coláiste Bríde, Dublin
  • Coláiste Choilm, Cork
  • Gardenfield N.S, Galway
  • Heywood Community School, Laois
  • Knockraha NS, Cork
  • Parteen NS, Clare
  • SN Ath Na Lionta, Cork
  • SN Muire Na Ngael, Louth
  • St Molaga Senior NS, Dublin


Posted on February 21, 2018 by modjosh in News. Comments Off on Who’s taking part: February–March 2018