Engineering lecture series at GMIT

Pictured at the GMIT open morning in Galway, ahead of the CAO normal application deadline of February 1, were Sean Plunkett and Emer Matthews from Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim.

Pictured at the GMIT open morning in Galway, ahead of the CAO normal application deadline of February 1, were Sean Plunkett and Emer Matthews from Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim.

A lecture series will take place at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology next month primarily targeted at Engineers Ireland members, but open to other professionals such as scientists, architects, and planners. Local third-level engineering students are also encouraged to attend to broaden their CPD knowledge.

The first lecture will take place on Tuesday February 6, and it will be on the topic of regional strategy. This lecture will be delivered by Kenneth Jordan of the Department of Rural and Community Development, who will discuss the Atlantic Economic Corridor, while David Minton, a representative from the North West Regional Assembly, will present on the National Planning Framework.

The full lecture series is as follows: regional strategy (February 6 ); tourism (February 13 ); transport (February 20 ); water (February 27 ); and energy/communications (March 6 ).

The idea for the lecture series came from the recent completion of a number of significant infrastructural projects that are helping to drive regional growth in the west. Engineers would be aware of these projects in broad terms but may not necessarily be familiar with the technical details of such projects.

This course, which will take place at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Galway, is an ideal opportunity to further members' technical knowledge of such projects and to get an understanding of the contribution of such projects to regional growth in the West Region. The process of planning the series began last October, and the final list of topics and speakers was completed by December. For further information on the series and to book your place, visit www.engineersireland.ie/events

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