This is the fifth year of the education showcase, which is held each year in Dublin and Cork. Around 2,000 students will attend the event in Cork with a further 4,000 in Dublin next week.
With such a large presence in Cork, Ms Smith said it is important for Dell to encourage local girls to take up careers in the field.
“Ireland performs very strongly when it comes to STEM but actually, less than 25% of our STEM workforce is female,” she said.
Arup director John O’Sullivan graduated in 1987 when just one female was in his class. “When I joined a company in London, there were no female engineers,” he said.