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The 5th School of Engineering Industry and Careers Day was held on Thursday 30th March 2017. The speakers were superb, and held us all captivated with their stories of engineering careers and applications. We were delighted to welcome over 350 students from secondary schools across Munster, and are looking forward to next year already! 

Prof Liam Marnane, Head, School of Engineering - Introduction and Welcome

Deirdre Clune, MEP spoke about being Lord Mayor of Cork when we first started treating the raw sewage that was previously being pumped – untreated – into the River Lee.

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John Mullins, CEO of Amerenco Solar, showed us a video of a solar power plant being constructed in an old quarry in 14 days which was capable of providing power for 15,000 homes.

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Aisling Judge, Bioprocess Engineer with Eli Lilly spoke about life as a young engineer and the swings and roundabouts that showed her that the BY Young Scientist competition is really cool, eventually leading her to decide that engineering was what she wanted to do.

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Mervyn Greene, CEO of EPIC Ireland, CHQ and Dogpatch Labs, showed us the amazing CHQ building in Dublin’s docklands and all of the exciting initiatives that are taking place there, as well as the steel roof that has and will withstand the test of time.

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Lizzie Lee, Project Engineer and our first Female Olympian explained how she used engineering to ensure that she calculated exactly how much she would need to moderate her pace and rehydrate to survive the blistering heat and 75% humidity in Rio, and still complete a 26 mile marathon.‌

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Careers Day 2016 Lectures

World Leading Edge Technology in Ireland – a 150 years story

Leonard Hobbs, Electronics Engineer & Director Global Public Affairs, Intel Ireland

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The Importance of Engineering in the Biotech Industry

Liz Dooley, Chemical Engineer & Director Operations (Biologics), Janssen

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Developing a Nuclear Power Station in the World of Today – The Engineering Challenges

Carl Devlin, Civil Engineer & Programme Director, Horizon Nuclear Power Ltd.

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Engineering Innovation in the Energy Sector

Majella Henchion, Mechanical Engineer & Group Resourcing Lead, ESB

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