Monday, 25 February 2013

Family Fun Day at Lifetime Lab


“Meet the Engineers” Family Fun Day at Lifetime Lab

Lifetime Lab at the Old Waterworks will host a family fun Engineering Open Day on Saturday 2nd March from 11am to 4pm. Admission is free and children and adults can enjoy a series of stands and activities which will help discover more about the many different types of engineering.

Activities will include programming VEX robots, LEGO construction challenges, snap circuits, engineering trails, Roman re-enactments, face painting and lots more with all activities staffed by volunteer engineers.

Lifetime Lab manager Mervyn Horgan said “The theme of Engineers Week 2013 is bringing dreams to life and what better way to connect than a free open day with engineers running family friendly activities” adding “We have had a great response from companies in Cork and will have activities from environmental to electrical and structural to civil engineering with plenty of hands on fun”

Eamon Connolly from Cork Electronics Industry Association (CEIA) which showcases high-tech careers in electrical and electronic engineering commented “The reality today is that most projects involve many different types of engineers working together to create an exciting new future for us all. The skills of electronic, software and mechanical engineers all need to be combined to make robots work; electrical and civil engineers work closely together on energy projects and electronic and mechanical engineers are very important in the biomedical industry”

When asked about the weather spoiling the day Mervyn replied “The fun will happen inside as well as outdoors and we are fortunate to have our own marquee, so we are well prepared”

Lifetime Lab is located in the old Cork City Waterworks buildings on the Lee Road. The site now contains a Visitor Centre with interactive environmental exhibits, a steam centre with the original boilers and huge steam engines, a schools resource centre, a coffee dock, a picnic area and children’s playground and is fully wheelchair accessible.

“Meet the Engineers” Open Day run as part of Engineers Week 2013 and sees a whole range of engineering activities available to schools and to the public from February 25th-March 3rd. For further information, please contact Lifetime Lab at:             021-4941500       or view the website www.lifetimelab.ie

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