Bioplásticos - em Busca de um Futuro Sustentável

During the 2021/2022 school year, several dissemination activities were carried out in FCTUC Chemistry Department within the scope of the Project Bioplastics– in search of a Sustainable Future, coordinated by Rui Carrilho.

In November 2021, about 60 students (from 10th  to 12th grades) from the Agrupamento de Escolas de Ferreira do Zêzere visited the Chemistry Department to attend a lecture and carry out laboratory activities. In May and June 2022, it was the turn of around 60 students (from 5th to 10th grades) from Agrupamento de Escolas de Coimbra Centro (Escola EB23 Poeta Manuel Silva Gaio and Escola Secundária Jaime Cortesão) to also visit the Chemistry Department of FCTUC, within the scope of this outreach activity.

Olimpíadas de Química Júnior – Semifinal Coimbra 2022

On the past 7th of May, the semifinal of the Junior Chemistry Olympics (Olimpíadas de Química Júnior) took place at the FCTUC Department of Chemistry, organized by Sara Pinto (Coordinator of the Coimbra Delegation of the Portuguese Chemical Society) with the support of the Catalysis & Fine Chemistry Research Group, which involved the participation of 60 students from 20 schools from the Central region of Portugal.

In addition to the competition, the event included a Lecture/Debate “Green Chemistry in Elementary and Secondary Schools”, given by Mariette Pereira and the Oral Communication with Practical Demonstration entitled “Bioplastics - a more sustainable alternative”.