THE inaugural Ballineen Foróige Young Engineers Exhibition took place in Gort Mhuire Hall in Ballineen last week.
As part of Engineers Week 2018, leaders and members of Ballineen Foróige Club organised the showcase of diverse and exciting engineering projects that have been undertaken by members of the club over the last few weeks, with the aid of leaders and a number of local engineers.
With the aid of local pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, along with the support of STEAM Education, a UCC-based company focused on promoting science, technology, engineering, arts, and maths subjects in primary schools, the Ballineen group has been engaging members and leaders in all things engineering over the last six weeks.
Leading the team of Ballineen Foróige leaders organising the event was Rebecca Dwyer, a bioprocess engineer at Eli Lilly. Rebecca recently became a leader in the club. Overall, there are twelve projects entered in the exhibition. One project, led by Cian Kennefick and Charlie Nolan, members of the Starting Out club, examines the possibility of installing speed ramps on the road near local primary school.
Charlie (14) said he got involved in the project as it was something to do and it ‘gets you thinking’. Cian said the most exciting part of the project was the building of the prototypes.