I love the discovery of new things. I love finding out things that people would not have known before. It is a great feeling to know you have progressed science in your area.”

For Dr Dayle Johnston, education and Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) has been a major part of her life. From beginning her education in Oxmantown National School Birr to a research PhD in Teagasc in Grange, she has passed through Trinity, Maynooth and UCD. Almost 22 years of her 30 years have been spent in education. For her, the perks of discovering new things and constantly learning makes it worth it.