May 03, 2016
On May 2nd, IEEE-IST EMBS Student Chapter invited the Act for Health to deliver to our students’ community at Instituto Superior Técnico a practical workshop, in which was introduced the Design Thinking methodology as a way of converting existing solutions in better and more focused ones, reflecting the real needs of those with real health problems. In partnership with Associação Portuguesa de Esclerose Lateral Amiotrófica, students were challenged to develop solutions for an early warning system for breathing difficulties in patients with neuromuscular diseases, in order to innovate the caretakers’ experience and improving the quality of life of their patients. Students of Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences attended this sold-out workshop.
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.
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.
Nov 20, 2015
On 20th of November, Dava Newman presented in Instituto Superior Técnico NASA’s Mission to Mars, the next giant leap for humanity. Miss Newman explained how engineers and scientists around the world are working hard to develop the technologies astronauts will use to one day live and work on Mars, and safely return home. This lecture, recorded by IEEE-IST TV, was a collaboration between IST/ACorner (protocol between US Embassy and Instituto Superior Técnico) and IEEE-IST Student Branch. You can watch it on our YouTube channel (video).
Dava Newman is Apollo Professor of Astronautics and Engineering Systems - MIT. Her renown investigation in extravehicular activity and biomechanics assured, in 2007, the distinction of “Best Inventor” by Time Magazine, because of BioSuit™ system, an advanced space suit that allows the astronaut a better locomotion. Some of her techniques are being used in children with cerebral palsy, to help them to develop some motor control and to perform daily activities. Late last year, Dava Newman was appointed by US President Barack Obama, as NASA Deputy Administrator, a position she holds since May 2015.
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 .