UCD's Livija Vasilenkaite - First Prize Winner #ThisIsEngineering2023
UCD's Livija Vasilenkaite - First Prize Winner in this year's #ThisIsEngineering2023 competition
Monday, 13 March, 2023
Short films from finalists of the #ThisIsEngineering2023 competition for third level engineering students were shown at the 'This is Engineering…' Short Film Festival screening on 8th March 2023, sponsored by Engineers Ireland West Region in collaboration with SFI MaREI Centre, Construct Innovate and University of Galway
The aim was to explain engineering to primary and secondary school students through original, imaginative and engaging videos that arrest, entertain, provoke thought and showcase engineering. The competition was run as part of Engineers Week 2023 and was free to enter for all students registered on an engineering degree programme in a third level institution on the Island of Ireland. There were entries from five third level institutions on the Island of Ireland – Atlantic Technological University, Maynooth University, University College Dublin, University of Galway and University of Limerick.
This years first prize winner was Livija Vasilenkaite from the UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Livija explains engineering through a practical demonstration of water whistles. These instruments are a great example of how engineering has been all around us since the beginning of human kind. From small ceramic water whistle to the most innovative technologies we see today, it has been our curiosity and the desire to solve problems, no matter how big or small, that brought us all here today.