EEUM students compete for the UMinho Scientific Research Initiation Prize 2020

This Friday, April 30th, in the morning, the projects in competition will be presented, which are divided in three evaluation panels: Sciences and Health, Sciences and Engineering, and Social Sciences and Humanities. In the afternoon, at 4:30 p.m., the prize, which includes a certificate and a monetary value, will be delivered in the Multimedia Auditorium at the Education Institute of the University of Minho, in a ceremony that will be attended by the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Professor Manuel Heitor.

Cíntia Gomes Mendes, 1st year student of the Integrated Master in Biological Engineering, will present the project “Lipidic characterization of new meat products with healthy fats”, supervised by researcher Ana Guimarães from the Centre of Biological Engineering, in the panel Sciences and Health.

In the Science and Engineering panel, there are 4 students from the School of Engineering presenting projects, namely, Luís Henrique Ferreira Amorim, 1st year student of the Integrated Master in Physics Engineering, with the project “Muography of a Building”, supervised by Raul Sarmento, from the Laboratory of Instrumentation and Experimental Particle Physics; Gilberto Cunha, 3rd year student of the Integrated Master in Physics Engineering, presenting the project “Implementation in Python of a convolutional neural network (CNN) for modeling the mammalian visual system”, supervised by Carlos Lima from the Center for Microelectromechanical Systems; and Bruno Fernandes, 3rd year student of the Integrated Master in Physics Engineering, supervised by Paulo Mendes, from the Center for Microelectromechanical Systems, who will present the project “Implementation of a setup for testing wireless power transfer for an implant”.

The School of Engineering congratulates all participating students and welcomes the submission of their projects to this award.

The UMinho Award for Initiation in Scientific Research was created by Order RT-12/2020, with the objective of providing an opportunity for students from the first cycle and the first three years of integrated master’s degrees to approach real contexts of scientific research and to be part of research teams working in the creation of new and relevant knowledge. It is intended that students applying for the Award have the opportunity to engage in research activities that foster their interest in science, under the supervision of experienced and recognized researchers in the scientific area of the project.

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