The 9th edition of the Physics Seminar Series brought together more than 200 participants, who had the opportunity to learn the different paths to follow after graduation and explore the masters’ degrees at Técnico, from 22nd to 24th February. The event took place at Alameda campus and included visits to some research units affiliated with Técnico, workshops, lectures, speed dating with companies and coffee breaks with alumni and researchers.
Events like this one “are important to understand with whom we can work in the integrated project”, says João Biu, Engineering Physics student at Técnico. “It’s always an advantage to know where people went after graduation”, he says about the opportunity to talk with alumni. According to Joana Sá, alumna and researcher at the Laboratory of Instrumentation and Experimental Particle Physics (LIP), these moments make it possible to “listen and understand how current students think”.
Visiting the Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR), Eduarda Assunção, 3rd year Engineering Physics student, shares: “I am choosing my master’s degree so I need to understand if this is really what I want”, since “almost everything is related to robotics”. Rita Silva, 2nd year student, says she is interested in the “application of robotics in biomedical engineering”. Both students agree: “Engineering Physics degree prepares us for everything”. Visits were also made to LIP, Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences (IBB), Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores – Microsistemas e Nanotecnologias (INESC MN) and Institute for Plasmas and Nuclear Fusion (IPFN).
Seven students from the Physics Student Group at Instituto Superior Técnico (NFIST) have been organising the event since September. “Refuting the idea that Physics is exclusively a theoretical subject” and involving students from several Physics Engineering courses in the country is the aim of this event, according to Maria Inês Nunes, coordinator of the Physics Seminar Series.