Seven of the faces are from the University of Minho, from the Schools of Psychology, Medicine, Engineering, Law and the Institute of Social Sciences. Specifically, the psycholinguist Ana Paula Soares, the neuroscientist Carina Soares-Cunha, the biological engineer Lígia Rodrigues, the chemical engineers Madalena Alves and Paula Varandas Ferreira, the lawyer Sónia Moreira, and the anthropologist Susana de Noronha.
This book is a way of paying tribute to women scientists, who represent half of the total number of researchers in Portugal and whose work has been central to the progress of science and technology in recent decades. On the other hand, it contributes to the affirmation of knowledge, in addition to raising awareness and inspiring society.
The publication has already had volumes in 2016, 2019 and 2021, including other UMinho researchers, such as Alexandra Marques, Ana João Rodrigues, Ana Paula Marques, Anabela Carvalho, Carla Martins, Cláudia Pascoal, Diana Priscila Pires, Graça Simões de Carvalho, Helena Machado, Joana Cabral, Luísa Pinto, Manuela E. Gomes, Manuela Martins, Margarida Fernandes, Maria Assunção Flores, Maria Isabel Veiga, Maria Manuel Oliveira, Patrícia Jerónimo, or former students and researchers of this academy, such as Alexandra Silva, Eliana Souto, Isabel Ferreira, Isabel Rocha, Letícia Estevinho, Lilian Barros, Maria Inês Almeida, Rita Duarte, and Sandrina Heleno.
SOURCE: GCI UMinho