Toys 4.0 Engineers seminar to inspire second-level students to become engineers

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Pictured in 2018 was Claire Joyce of Gaelcholaiste Phort Láirge trying out some VR Technology under the guidance of Brian Monaghan, The BIM Collective Research Group; at theToys 4.0 Engineers Conference & Expo at Waterford Institute of Technology.

Pictured in 2018 was Claire Joyce of Gaelcholaiste Phort Láirge trying out some VR Technology under the guidance of Brian Monaghan, The BIM Collective Research Group; at theToys 4.0 Engineers Conference & Expo at Waterford Institute of Technology.

The student seminar has been designed for secondary school students (interested TY, 5th & 6th years) and their teachers, plus third level students

A student seminar is planned as part of the Toys4.0 Engineers Technology & Innovation Expo taking place in early October at the WIT Arena.

This Chambers Ireland Event of the Year which is organised by Waterford Chamber, in association with WIT, will take place on Thursday, 10 October 2019 at WIT Arena, Waterford.

Industry 4.0 is the future

Engineers are rapidly developing and using new ‘toys’ to make the world a better place. This new wave of exciting technologies is often referred to under the heading ‘Industry 4.0’. Current and future Engineers need to develop and use new ‘toys’ to address the many competitive challenges in all sectors including med-tech, pharma, food, energy, infrastructure and construction. The innovative ‘toys’ include Robotics, Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing, Sustainable Energy, Big Data, Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Drones, Electric Vehicles, Sensors etc.

The 2019 Toys4.0Engineers includes an even bigger Expo (100+ display stands) with cutting edge demonstrations of advanced technologies from leading companies, many of who are members of the recently established ‘Engineering the South East’ cluster.

Showcase of talent

The Toys4Engineers is a hugely important event to showcase the talent and innovation that exists within the engineering, tech and pharma industry on a local, regional and national level. Now in its third year at the WIT Arena, it’s the ideal event for anyone from start-ups to multinationals looking to showcase their product, share ideas, learn the latest innovations in technology, generate sales leads and expand contact bases.

Ken Thomas, Head of the School of Engineering at WIT said: “The student seminar has been designed for secondary school students (interested TY, 5th & 6th years) and their teachers, plus third level students. The objectives of these presentations is to inform and inspire students to become engineers and actively make a better world. They will include a wide variety of disciplines and the many fantastic opportunities for successful engineering careers in the South-East and beyond.”


Student seminar schedule

10am Engineers Make a Better World

Presentation: Ken Thomas, Head of School of Engineering, WIT

Careers: All Disciplines and All Levels Apprenticeships, Certificates, Degrees, Masters, PhDs

10.10am Shaping the future of Medicines

Jonathan Downey, Head of Operations, ARTeSYN

Careers: Mechanical, Manufacturing, Biomedical, Automation

10.30am Saving the Planet – Sustainable Energy & Reducing Carbon

Louise Byrne, People Operations Specialist, Crowley Carbon

Careers: Sustainable Energy, Building Services, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical

10.50am Open Unlocks the World's Potential

James Mernin, Director of Engineering for Cloud Services, Red Hat

Careers: Software, IT and Security

11.10am The Longest Bridge in Ireland – in New Ross!

Antóin Cummins, Structures and Barrow Bridge Agent

Careers: Civil, Construction, Project Management

11.30am Making Metalwork Beautiful

Martin Stapleton, Owner and Managing Director, CDS

Careers: Metalwork, Mechanical, Manufacturing

11.50am 3D Printing – Replacing Body Parts!

Trevor Donoher, Associate Manager NPI Spine, Stryker

Careers: Biomedical, Automation, Mechanical, Manufacturing

12.10pm Be your own Boss – Start your own Company

Aisling O’Neill, Manager, ArcLabs Centre

Careers: All Disciplines

12.30pm Conclusion

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