Project linked to Cultures Past & Present is finalist for the UMinho Prize for Initiation in Scientific Research – 2020 linked

The Project “Imagens e narrativas de interculturalidade: os jovens, o cinema e a História”, developed by student Lara Campinho, from the 1st year of Sociology, from the Institute of Social Sciences, was one of the finalists for the 1st UMinho Initiation Prize in Scientific Research – 2020. Coordinated by Moisés de Lemos Martins, the work carried out with the Cultures Past & Present project team was selected for Panel 3 – Social and Human Sciences and was the representative of CECS. The presentation and award took place on April 30, at the Multimédia Auditorium, of the Institute of Education.

Lara Campinho highlighted the experience of undertaking scientific initiation at the beginning of academic training: “It is very important because it offers you a practical component in the area of research and the opportunity to collaborate on a research project, to learn in a more practical way about scientific research”.

Currently studying the 2nd year of the Degree in Sociology, Lara spent six months in contact with the project team, in the second half of 2020: “I consider it to be one of the best experiences I have had, it was an important contribution to my academic training and it also allowed me to clarify what I wanted for my professional future.”.

The UMinho Prize for Initiation in Scientific Research was created to provide an opportunity to bring students, from the 1st cycle and the first three years of integrated master’s degrees, to real contexts of scientific research and insertion in research teams that they work on creating new and relevant knowledge, involving them in supervised research activities that foster their interest in science.

The winners in the Social and Human Sciences panel were: the 1st year student of the Masters in Law Ana Rita Simões de Ribeiro, the 4th year student of the Degree in Education José Nuno Teixeira and the 4th year student of Degree in Nursing Daniela Alexandra Alexandra Ferreira da Costa.