Pictured above in Cathal Brugha Barracks at the launch of Engineers Week 2017 are Leinster and Ireland rugby star Jamie Heaslip and young, budding engineer Meaghan Dunne.
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Many people may not be aware that Jamie is a Medical Mechanical Engineering graduate of DCU. Speaking at the launch he said that the engineering skills he developed during his studies have helped him overcome many of the challenges he has encountered on the rugby field in his career so far. Heaslip, with Engineers Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland and the Defence Forces, has issued a public ‘call to action’ to schools, families, businesses and local authorities across Ireland to start planning and registering their events for Engineers Week 2017, which begins nationwide on Saturday, March 4th, and runs until Friday, March 10th. Engineers Week, now in its 11th year, is a campaign held annually to promote engineering as a career and the importance of the profession to Ireland.
Find out more at engineersweek.ie