Engineering Fair

  • The first Engineering Fair in the Northwest will take place tomorrow (Sunday) at IT Sligo.

    The college is partnering with healthcare company Abbott to host the engineering fair from 12-5pm tomorrow at IT Sligo, with free admission.


    The event is being run as part of Engineers Week and will include a range of performances, interactive displays, workshops and demonstrations to interest all the family.

    The interactive workshops will include - how to create an ice cream without using a freezer, seeing how water is treated, and developing 2D computer games.

    Visitors can race mini-drones in an aerial race course on campus, and build hydrogen-powered cars in a hands-on workshop.

    Those attending will be greeted by a larger-than-life robot, and see the Belfast-built Delorean car that featured in "Back to the Future".

    Organisers say the Sligo Engineering Fair is an opportunity for children, young people and their parents to discover the amazing world of engineering, with fun shows and demonstrations showing how engineering is crucial to our every day lives - from clean water to medical devices.

    It's aimed at encouraging more young people, and young women in particular, to consider a future career in engineering.

    The event takes place from 12 to 5pm this Sunday at the Institute of Technology in Sligo, and admission is free.