The University Chapter (UC) program of the Brazilian Materials Research Society (SBPMat) now has a unit in northern Brazil, more precisely in the city of Belém, capital of state of Pará, in the Federal University of Pará (UFPA). Seventeen undergraduate and graduate students engaged in research on Materials Science, as well as two tutors, take part in this UC.
“When we learned what the University Chapter program was, we realized that participating would provide us with a unique opportunity to have contact with other students in the field and thereby increase our exchange of experiences with pupils from other institutions which, just as us, work in Materials research”, says the president of the UC, doctoral student Gregório Barbosa Corrêa Júnior. According to him, as from this year, the UC will hold events such as workshops and courses. “We also expect to acquire a global perspective on what is our branch of scientific research and, with that, have a firm grasp of the opportunities and professional prospects offered by the field”, he concludes.
Learn more about the SBPMat University Chapters program and its six units so far, in the States of Minas Gerais, Pará, Piauí, Rio Grande do Sul and São Paulo: http://sbpmat.org.br/en/university-chapters/