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Jan 01, 2017
Colab Sessions is a project, developed by EMBS-IST, that has brought students closer to scientific investigation in Bioengineering through collaborations during the semester in investigation laboratories. The first part of this project consists in visits of little groups of students,previously selected, to laboratories. This visits have the purpose to introduce the investigation projects (preferentially run by PhD students) to the selected students. Simultaneously, this visits serve as starting point to recruitment of the students who will be working in the presented projects. In this first edition we counted with the participation of 28 candidates being selected 12 of them, and also 8 laboratories in 2 different institutos with the support of more than 15 investigators .
Dec 19, 2016
EMBrace is a volunteering initiative aimed at the IST community, and our mission is to have a positive impact on the community! We are focused on gathering various volunteer opportunities in the city of Lisbon and enabling whoever is interested to participate in these activities. These can take a community approach or be geared towards cultural as well as technological events. In addition, we are attentive from one-off partnerships to long-term projects. Since the beginning of this project, we have participated in Food Bank campaigns and helped the São Sebastião Re-food nucleus to increase the size of its team. Both projects are related to helping out the ones is need, by donating food or cooked meals, respectively. On the other hand, we also made part of a fair of "gadgets", the Maker Faire Lisbon 2016, where amateurs and professionals are present to present their creations to the public. What do all 3 have in common? The passion for inventions and creativity! For the next semester we are planning more activities: we want to help Refugees and integrate them into the community as well as develop activities with hospitalized children. If you are part of our faculty, when a volunteer opportunity arises, your course’s Nucleus will forward the information to your mail. If you want to get the fresh news yourself, feel free to visit our website and facebook, where everything will be updated regularly!
Dec 01, 2016
Bio(hack) projects is an activity organized by IEEE-IST EMB Student Chapter, that intends to strengthen both theoretical and practical components of student’s academic education. The main goal is to give students the opportunity to do projects related with Bioengineering, developing skills and competences during Bachelor's and Master's. This activity will have the supervision of Mentores - Master's students and Alumni who will be responsible for monitoring the project and help the students in case of any technical difficulty - and also Tutors - more experienced people in the area of Bioengineering who will have the role to guide students and also give any technical support needed . In our first edition we had the participation of 6 student (2 groups), 2 mentors and 1 tutor.
Nov 17, 2016
This was the first year that Python is being teached to freshman students in their Programming Elements class, so the EMBS Student Branch Chapter form IEEE-IST team decided to partner up with NEBM, to provide the students with a free workshop.
Directed to help them with their final project, this session lasted for about an hour and a half, and the feedback received was extremely positive, as the students considered the workshop to be helpful and enlightening. Most of them mentioned they would be back for a similar workshop, and the duration of the session was said to be adequate.
Oct 08, 2016
From October 3rd to October 6th, IEEE week 2016 was celebrated for the first time in our faculty. In order to provide the student community with a fruitful and different afternoon, the EMBS and IAS Student Branch Chapters organized a Workshop about Proactivity and Entrepreneurship named “Mexe-te” (“Move Yourself!”).
This workshop was given by André Couceiro, a Partner’s Manager at Inspiring Future (a non-profit association, focused on developing innovative projects in the area of juvenile education).
Aimed at younger students, this workshop with full room was a fun way to discuss how to make the most out of the time we have every day and how to make an impression on someone, among other related subjects. The feedback received from the participants was highly positive, as they agreed they would recommend this workshop to others, and would like to be a part of similar initiatives in the future, since it was a useful and interactive activity.