Pictured is Professor Eugene OBrien of University College Dublin (centre) with Careers Guidance Councillor Roisin McSharry and Engineering teacher Paul Walsh. Thursday 12th March, 2015.
The talk was attended by a class of about 30 boys – approximately 18 years old – in the final year of 2nd level school at Saint Joseph’s College (Garbally Park, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, Ireland). Prof. O’Brien talked to them about career choices, about Engineering in general, about life in university and about post-graduate study. He outlined the TRUSS project as an example of the kind of project that PhD students work on, including the scientific objectives, the partnership and the travel opportunities.