EEUM students win Scientific Research Initiation Award

Edgar Xavier Carvalho Pinto, 3rd year student of the Degree in Biomedical Engineering, and Catarina de Abreu Felgueiras were two of the fifteen UMinho students competing for the 3rd edition of the UMinho Award for Initiation in Scientific Research 2022.

The students from the School of Engineering presented on December 13th to the jury of UMinho the research projects they have been developing in recent months in teams of recognised merit at UMinho.

Edgar Xavier Carvalho Pinto presented the project entitled “Simulation and optimization of the geometry of an Organ-on-a-Chip device”, developed under the guidance of researchers of the ALGORITMI Centre of the School of Engineering.

In turn, Catarina de Abreu Felgueiras presented the project entitled “The muon energy spectrum in cosmic showers”, developed under the supervision of researchers from LIP-Minho – Laboratory of Instrumentation and Experimental Particle Physics, of the School of Sciences.

The presentation of the projects took place in two parallel sessions, in auditoriums of the Gualtar campus, in Braga, which were opened by the Vice-rector for Education and Academic Mobility, Filomena Soares, and the Pro-rector for Scientific Projects and Research Management, Sandra Paiva.

The programme of this 3rd edition also included the lecture “Business-Academia Partnerships, Value Creation through R&D” given by the Director of Bosch Car Multimedia Portugal, Carlos Ribas. The closing session was in charge of the Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation, Eugénio Campos Ferreira.

The 2 students from the Engineering School join the other 6 from the Sciences and Social and Human Sciences areas that were awarded with the monetary value of 500€ and a certificate.

The UMinho Scientific Research Initiation Prize was created by Order RT-12/2020, with the aim of providing an opportunity for students in the first cycle and the first three years of integrated masters to approach real contexts of scientific research and insertion in 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 recognised researchers in the scientific area of the project.

The School of Engineering congratulates all the participating students and the winners of this award.

Photo Credits: Nuno Gonçalves / UMdicas