Campus and Community

DEEC Awards Ceremony

This Monday, March 5, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering organised an award ceremony that was part of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar Series (JEEC), aiming to disseminate these awards to the academic community.

In total, there were seven award winners. Professor Nuno Roma presented the first award: “we established this award so that 1st year students could get involved in activities, leading them to develop their first engineering projects”. The project “Consola Portátil” by Diogo Alves, Diogo Moura and Xavier Dias won the Bitchallenge award, which was intended for 1st year students of MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering, MSc in Aerospace Engineering, BSc in Electrical Engineering and BSc in Telecommunications and Informatics Engineering. The project “ISTàLivre”, by Guilherme Lopes, received an honourable mention. The winners will get a summer internship at Thales – the company that sponsors the challenge.

The video by Rodrigo Veríssimo on his MSc thesis was also awarded. According to professor José Sousa “this is a great way of promoting the scientific works”, stimulating students to apply for MSc thesis video competition.

Finally, Professor Luís Miguel Silveira presented Luís Vidigal award. “Imagine a professor who was so nice, kind and always willing to help his students. That’s how professor Luís Vidigal was, so we decided to create an award to honour him”. The award will be conferred annually to “the best innovative MSc thesis”, said the professor.

Miguel Pires, MSc student of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was awarded for his MSc thesis and João Sarrico, Integrated Master student of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was awarded for the production of a motor within FST Project.