Regina Moran appointed president of Engineers Ireland
3 June 2014 | 0
Tech Excellence person of the year and Fujitsu Ireland CEO Regina Moran has been appointed president of Engineers Ireland.
Speaking at her inauguration, Moran said: “There is a collision between the physical and the digital world, which is creating many opportunities for all of us in the engineering and technology sectors. For example, you cannot design and build the Samuel Beckett Bridge without technology and you cannot design a smart phone application without engineering.”
In her speech, Regina outlined her plans to visit schools across the country, promoting engineering to primary and post-primary students, in particular girls. She will work closely with the Engineers Ireland STEPS schools outreach team, which encourages students to explore the world of engineering and science.
As CEO of Fujitsu Ireland Moran has spoken extensively on the need to encourage women to embrace the subjects of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM): “Many secondary school students believe that STEM subjects are more suited to males than females. A lack of female role models and encouragement from parents and teachers contribute to these misperceptions and as an organisation, this is something we must change.”
Moran is only the third female to hold the position of president of Engineers Ireland since its foundation 180 years ago.