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MIT professors go to Portuguese secondary schools


Taking advantage of regular visits to Portugal by MIT professors, within the MIT- Portugal Program, Ciência Viva is organizing short talks in Portuguese secondary schools.

These talks offer students the opportunity to speak directly with MIT professors and to discuss their questions and ideas in areas such as Sustainable Energy and Bio-engineering.

One MIT professor said, of his visit to a robotics club at a school in Guimarães, “this visit was the highlight of a very busy week in Portugal.”

Schools are selected according to their motivation for participating and to the projects they develop in the areas of Science and Engineering.

MIT professors go to Portuguese secondary schools is part of the program MIT-Portugal, of which Ciência Viva is an Association Affiliate.

The MIT -Portugal Program, established between the Portuguese Government and MIT in October 2006, created a collaboration between MIT and seven Portuguese Universities. The MIT-Portugal Program conducts research and supports post-graduate educational programs, offered in Portuguese universities, in the areas of Bio-engineering Systems, Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing, Sustainable Energy Systems, and Transportation Systems.

Previous sessions


29 de Abril, 15:00
Escola Secundária da Amadora
Escola Secundária José Gomes Ferreira de Benfica – Guimarães

Local: Pavilhão do Conhecimento
Speaker John Fernandez | Pictures


February 28, 2008, 9:00
Escola Secundária Francisco de Holanda - Guimarães

Speaker: Chris Magee | Presentation | Pictures

November 15, 2007
Escola Profissional Gustave Eiffel - Amadora

Speaker: Randolph E. Kirchain | Pictures

November 8, 2007, 10:00
Escola Secundária Jose Saramago – Mafra
at Pavilhão do Conhecimento - Ciência Viva, Lisboa
Speaker: Steve Connors

October 10, 2007, 9:30
CENFIM - Centro de Formação da Indústria Metalúrgica e Metalomecânica, Porto

Speaker: David Marks | Presentation 1 | Presentation 2 | School information (Portuguese)

January 26, 2007, 11:00
Escola Secundária de Fontes Pereira de Melo, Porto

Speakers: Stephen Connors and James Kirtley | Pictures | School information (Portuguese)

January 25, 2007, 15:00
Escola Secundária de Cantanhede

Speaker: Dava Newman and Lino Ferreira | Pictures | School information(Portuguese)

November 21, 2006
Escola Secundária Emídio Navarro - Almada

Speaker: Dava Newman | Pictures | School information (Portuguese)

November 16, 2006
Escola Secundária da Amadora

Speaker: David Marks and Steve Connors | School information (Portuguese)