On the 11th of October 2023, an exciting event unfolded at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. The inauguration ceremony of the Nexus Club, under the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, brought together the academic staff of the department and the enthusiastic students of the Faculty of Engineering. The event marked a significant step towards fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and academic engagement.
The proceedings of the ceremony commenced with the presentation of the club’s constitution by Dr. Nadika Jayasooriya. This document serves as the foundational blueprint for the club’s operations, outlining its objectives, mission, and the principles that will guide its activities.
Following the presentation, the gathering was graced by the inspiring words of the Club President, the Head of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Dr. Shyam Kularathna. His address emphasized the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration and the unique opportunities that the Nexus Club would provide for students to broaden their horizons and apply their knowledge across various fields.
One of the significant highlights of the ceremony was the appointment of club officers. These dedicated individuals were selected through a rigorous interview screening process conducted prior to the inauguration. Their roles and responsibilities would be crucial in steering the club’s activities and ensuring its success in the upcoming academic year.
The next pivotal step in the proceedings involved the election of members for three workgroups: Product Development and Interdisciplinary Research Workgroup, Personal Development Workgroup and Aesthetic Aspiration Workgroup. These workgroups would be instrumental in driving the club’s initiatives and projects forward. Through a voting process, members selected their peers to contribute to specific focus areas, fostering a sense of ownership and involvement among the club’s members.
As the proceedings drew to a close, the Club President extended heartfelt gratitude to everyone who had participated in the inauguration ceremony. Their presence and support were instrumental in setting the stage for the Nexus Club’s journey to promote interdisciplinary studies and collaborations within the Faculty of Engineering.
The Nexus Club’s inauguration ceremony was a significant moment, signaling the beginning of an exciting venture that promises to bridge gaps and encourage a holistic approach to education. It serves as a testament to the university’s commitment to fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation among its students, and the club’s future activities are eagerly anticipated. With the club constitution in place, dedicated officers at the helm, and enthusiastic members driving its workgroups, the Nexus Club is poised to be a transformative force within the Faculty of Engineering, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.