The project “Images and narratives of interculturality: young people, cinema and history”, developed by the student Lara Campinho, from the 1st year of the Degree in Sociology, of the Institute of Social Sciences, was one of the six finalists of the 1st UMinho Award for Initiation in Scientific Research – 2020. Coordinated by Moisés de Lemos Martins, the work done by the student with the Cultures Past & Present project team, was selected for Panel 3 – Social Sciences and Humanities and was the representative of CECS. The presentation and awards took place on April 30th, in the Multimedia Auditorium, in the Institute of Education.
The student Lara Campinho highlighted the experience of performing the scientific initiation still at the beginning of the academic training: “It is quite important because it offers you a practical component in the research area and the opportunity to collaborate in a research project, to learn in a more practical aspect about scientific research”.
Currently, in the second year of her degree in Sociology, Lara spent six months in contact with the project team, in the second semester of 2020: “I think it was one of the best experiences I’ve had, it was an important contribution to my academic training and also allowed me to clarify what I wanted for my professional future”.
The UMinho Scientific Research Initiation Prize was created with the purpose of providing an opportunity for students in the 1st cycle and in the first three years of integrated master’s degrees to get closer to real contexts of scientific research and to be part of research teams that work on the creation of new and relevant knowledge, involving them in supervised research activities that foster their interest in science.
The winners in the Social Sciences and Humanities panel were: Master’s student in Law Ana Rita Simões de Ribeiro, 4th-year student of the Degree in Education José Nuno Teixeira and 4th-year student of the Degree in Nursing Daniela Alexandra Ferreira da Costa.