A week of holidays with a lot of science at CCMAR
During one week in July, the CCMAR received 3 internships students from high school as part of the project Ocupação Científica para Jovens nas Férias 2019. Offer the opportunity to get to know our centre and our research, but also help with important choices about future careers by giving them the opportunity to get involved in the scientific area is the aim of this investigation internships.
Inês Felício, student from 10º grade, did an internship about seahorses at Ramalhete with our reseachers Jorge Palma, João Reis and other researchers. “During as week at Ramalhete, I prepared the food and fed the seahorses, cleaned the tanks, measured the parameters (pH, salinity, oxygen, temperature), fed the crabs, among others. CCMAR helped me to be sure that the idea I had for my future choice is the one I want".
Beatriz Marimba, went from Porto to CCMAR, where she realized her internship X Gene, in the laboratory with our researchers João Cardoso, Diana Mestre e Rita Costa. “It was an amazing experience, an authentic adventure, because me and my other internship colleague can perform individually procedures that are the basis of molecular biology. I couldn’t be more grateful for the hospitality of each member of the laboratory and for their patience in explaining their knowledge to us in a way that we can understand.”
Next year, CCMAR will again open new opportunities for more internships. We hope to see you soon in our centre!