My name is Julio Rezende, and I was a student of Industrial Automation and Robotic Systems course at LIT during the Brazilian Science Without Borders program, in 2013/14. The course, which combines knowledges of different fields, especially from Electronics, Mechanical and Computer Science, and lots of practical lessons in every lecture, proves that much more knowledge and motivation are achieved with a hands-on environment. As a proof of that, I was awarded with a First Class Standard for my scores at the final exams.
After the academic year while I was in Ireland, I had the opportunity to do an internship program at ACORN Research Centre, supported by LIT, being part of a research project and getting work experience. The research infra-structure and environment provided by the center was a motivation for me and made me enjoy all the moments there, which helped me to develop my personal and professional skills.