On the 20th November 2017 we celebrated the European Day of the Engineers with several talks and debates. There were two sessions, one at Secondary School of Gafanha da Nazaré and the other at Agrupamento de Escolas de Ílhavo (involved in the project). The topic, this year, was ‘Why have I gone to Engineering? How did I get there? I’m going to tell you…!’. Besides the lecture given by the University of Aveiro, Eng. José manuel Cochim, a student from the 4th year of Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering course  Patrícia Martins, also gave her important contribution to make the students aware of the importance of engineering in people and world’s life, as well as to show them the challenges and the opportunities of a career on engineering.

The aims of this activity were showing the students the world of engineering and its importance nowadays, promoting a professional career on sciences, technologies and engineering and, simultaneously, attarcting more students, namely girls, to these areas.

All the students involved were very motivated and interacted with both lecturers.