NexSys researcher Dasun Lahiru Muthumala Jayasooriya, who is based at University of Galway, attended the National Ploughing Championships last week at the Engineers Ireland stand.
This is what he had to say about his experience:
“It was my first time attending the National Ploughing Championships and it blew me away. The scale of the event and the enthusiasm of people checking out the latest technologies and opportunities presented at the stalls was amazing to me. The Engineers Ireland stand was buzzing with people of all ages. It was exciting to see young people coming up to us and asking about engineering, while parents were keen on learning how their children could get into engineering, and little kids were building structures with Legos, showing their problem solving skills and curiosity. It was heartwarming to see families gather around and show interest in engineering, the profession I love. I hope I was able to light a spark inside at least one of those kids to become a future engineer.”
Here Dasun is pictured at the Engineers Ireland stand, with University of Galway postdoctoral researcher Dr Emmanuel Odey: