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ENGINEERING FAIR

The Sligo Engineering Fair
A Blended Experience

A family event explaining engineering in a fun way!

The Sligo Engineering Fair will include a wide range of performances, interactive displays, workshops and demonstrations for all the family to enjoy.

The Sligo Engineering Fair is a FREE to all event.

DESIGN-BUILD-DISCOVER

Fire the Inventor’s Mechanical Tinkering Hang Out (Online only)

Workshop for grown-ups (16+) via Zoom Join Fire the Inventor on Zoom for two sessions of inventive playfulness crafting mechanisms …

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The Devastatingly Dramatic Climate Show (in-person)

This show explores the extreme weather conditions which are currently being linked to climate change as a result of the excess production of greenhouse gases.

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Strong Women Science – Engineering (in-person)

StrongWomen Science is a circus science show for children and families starring two women scientists turned circus performers. Aoife Raleigh is an engineer, Maria Corcoran an environmental scientist.

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Meet the Engineers (Online – view @ home @ the fair)

Ever wondered what engineers do and how they contribute our everyday lives, then watch this fascinating short film from Engineers Ireland North West.

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An Introduction to Hydrogen Fuel Cells Technology (Online – view @ home @ the fair)

Join Arlan Harris, Head of Education at Ballard Motive Solutions (formerly Arcola Energy) for an Introduction to Hydrogen Fuel Cells and their role in our Future Energy Systems.

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Who wants to be a superhero? (Online – view @ home @ the fair)

This 60-minute show looks at the answers, with experiments and demonstrations in X-Ray vision, the super strength of bridges, medical engineering, aeronautical engineers, lasers, and much more!

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Victoria Walker’s Chemical Crew (in person)

Victoria Walker Dance’s Chemical Crew presents “Robotic Rhythm”, a choreographed dance piece looking at engineering movement!

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MadLab (in person – FULLY BOOKED)

Learn how to solder and make a working electronic gadget to take home with you. We have lots to choose from including lie detectors, musical bagpipes, burglar alarms and steady-hand games.

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Force Meter (in person)

At this workshop, all the children will make a force meter and build a bridge using one strand of spaghetti. Using their force meter they will test their bridge to destruction, adjust the variables and repeat.

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The Flights of Fancy (in person)

An interactive workshop where participants build various engineering flying toys. The children will then launch them from a kite high in the sky!

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I-Form – The SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing (in person)

Visit the demo area to see a sneak preview of the next industrial revolution in action, and to meet the engineers who are using 3D printing to make it happen!

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Energy for the Future (in person)

Energy is one of the most important topics for humanity in the coming decades and is a key area where the Engineer of tomorrow can make a difference.

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Engineering Discovery Zone (in person)

The Engineering Discovery Zone is an area with family friendly activities to engage with whilst waiting for your next show or workshop.

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MadLab – At Your School (Fully Booked)

MadLab is a unique, hands-on electronics workshop. In the workshop participants solder electronic components onto specially-designed circuit boards. Learn how to solder and make a working electronic gadget to take home with you. We have lots to choose from including lie detectors, musical bagpipes, burglar alarms and steady-hand games.

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Abbott & STEM (in-person)

Ireland is helping Abbott to shape the future of healthcare and we have been proud to call Ireland our home for 75 years.

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Strong Women Science

How Do You Use Engineering to Make Stuff? (online only)

Circus performers use engineering a lot. They might use it to create an act or make a prop. This engaging self-workshop lets you discover engineering from the comfort of your own home.

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