11 March 2015
In an effort to decrease global energy expenditures, more countries are implementing and updating their building codes, for private and commercial constructions. This is the focus of the paper written by the dual degree Ph.D. student Nathaniel Gilbraith, from Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade de Lisboa (IST-UL) and CMU, with his advisor Inês Azevedo and with Paula Jaramillo, both researchers at CMU that was recently published in the prestigious journal Environmental Science & Technology.
Titled “Evaluating the Benefits of Commercial Building Energy Codes and Improving Federal Incentives for Code Adoption”, the paper explores the social and private benefits of implementing the ASHRAE 90.1 – 2010 in the United States, which is viewed as a stricter commercial building comparatively to previous legislation.
Read the full article: http://www.cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=5742.
30 January 2015
Albert Linde, Mariana Oliveira, Tiago Cardoso, and Salomé Azevedo, were the first young Portuguese researchers of the Undergraduate Internships Program, offered by the CMU Portugal Program, that went to CMU to experience an entirely different culture and to participate in state-of-the-art projects. After their return, they see it as a valuable cultural and social experience that they will remember forever.
João Claro, national director of the CMU Portugal, is positively impressed with the support and receptiveness of academia in Portugal and at CMU to this Program, as well as with the strong research experiences these young researchers are bringing to Portugal. "The students typically stay at CMU between eight to twelve weeks and are hosted by a faculty member that guides their immersion according to the work plan submitted during the application process," João Claro explains. "I had the opportunity to read the reports of these four students, and to talk with some of them, and their feedback is enriching," says João Claro adding that "we should look at UIP as a seed for collaboration that can flourish according to the willingness and research interests of all parties involved."
Read the full article: http://www.cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=5660
Applications are open: http://www.cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=5621
13 January 2015
Ricardo Lopes Pereira (IST-UL/INESC ID), Vera Miguéis (FEUP), and Pedro Furtado (UC), have different experiences to tell us about their stay at CMU, in the scope of the Faculty Exchange Program. Ricardo describes it as "From Classic Lectures to Student-Driven Classes," Vera Miguéis as "A First Step Towards Strong and Continuous Cooperation," and Pedro Furtado as a way to see how it is possible to "Bridge Academia and Industry." Read the articles about their experiences!
Applications for the Faculty Exchange Program are open for Summer 2015, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016! The deadline is February 6, 2015!
More information available at: http://www.cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=1970.
January 16th, 2015 - INESC TEC
1st Innovation in Aeronautics Roundtable: Fostering Global Supply Networks for the Aeronautics Industry in Portugal more
The Innovation in Aeronautics Roundtables is a series of debates designed with the purpose to foster the exchange of ideas between different players on critical issues on aeronautical development. The goal is to discuss research results and directions using complementary viewpoints from industrial partners, in order to allow the development of a comprehensive perspective on the opportunities and challenges faced by the aeronautics. More specifically, issues regarding the uncertainty in which the industry is expected to develop, fostering a global perspective in the discussion, and addressing the critical issues of skills development in and for the industry are expected to be discussed.
These roundtables are organized in the scope of the Entrepreneurial Research Initiative - Innovation Dynamics in Aeronautics and Embraer in Évora: Towards a Distributed Platform for Entrepreneurial Initiatives, New Employment and Skills Development -, of the CMU Portugal Program, funded by FCT.
22 December 2014
With an Op-ed written by Professor Marques dos Santos, former rector of the Universidade do Porto, titled "CMU Portugal Program as a Role Model," this Newsletter has stories about different members of the CMU Portugal Program community: Portuguese undergraduates experiences at CMU, doctoral students stories about their achievements, and professors that carried out research at CMU through the Faculty Exchange Program!
We invite you to read our Newsletter at http://eepurl.com/-oaxv.