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Targeting the promotion of environmental and social responsibility activities, on the past November 23, the ISEL commemorated the Day of the Indigenous Forest with a tree planting action and shrubs on its Campus. The action was organized by the groups of the Foreign Spaces and Biodiversity of the ISEL Eco-Schools Program and was attended by students, faculty and staff of ISEL, as well as of IPSS Time of Change, hosted in the Neighborhood of the Lotus in Marvila, which involved 20 children from pre-school education aged between 2   and 5. We were still pleased with the presence of several Marvilese parents and mothers who, accompanied by their babies, joined us in this outdoor activity. Previously to the action, 21 trees of invasive species (acacias) of the ISEL Campus were removed, with during day 23 activity were planted 31 plants of 10 different autochthonous species (among which louigners, oaks, oaks and alfarrobeiras). The plants were kindly ceded by the Maintenance and Requalification Division of the Green Structure of CML which, through the Engagement Rui Simão, has been supporting us in the plantation actions promoted under the Eco-schools Programme. We also had the company's Southern Value collaboration that offered the organic compound for the plants and the company Terra Composite, which collaborated on the plantation process. The company Eat, Dream and Smile ( kindly offered a snack to the smallest ones, after an intense afternoon of activity with their hands on the land. It was an afternoon spent with a lot of enthusiasm and joy, on the part of all those adhering to this initiative, getting already the rep for the continuation of more similar activities involving the ISELiana community in partnership with the engaging community of Marvila, within the framework of Environmental Education for Sustainability.
On the past November 16, in the framework of the   event Portugal Smart Cities Summit,   the Nuno Cruz docent (DEETC/ISEL and FIT/ISEL) held a presentation titled "Call yourself the network LoRa de Lisboa"   at the Lisbon City Hall stand (CML). Within the framework of the multidisciplinary partnership between the FIT/ISEL working group and CML, the result of the creation of an open, LoRa-based network for the municipality of Lisbon has been presented. This network beyond supporting the different verticals of a smart city, holds that any individual can also use it to connect their IoT devices to their applications, through a long-range, free network for all, thus promoting the innovation environment that has come to feel in Lisbon. This cooperation with CML is more a result of a long partnership that has had start in 2016 of which other projects have emerged as the link to the Lisbon Smart Management Platform, the Integrated Operation Centre, the pilot of the utilization of LoRa for municipal waste, formations in the area of Cyber-security the network of critic communications for the Monsanto Joint Operations Room, among others.
The 2020/21 edition of the CSWA-Certified SolidWorks Associate had its certification session on the past November 10. It stands out that 36 students, in a total of 44, obtained the certificate and, of these, 36.4% obtained the maximum rating (240 points out of 240 points possible). Realized under the guidance of Professor Ricardo Portal, the initiative had the support of Sqboredom, which enabled these students, who had been able to distinguish themselves at AU Assisted Drawing by Computer, to attend the training free of charge.   The students approved in this edition are: Pedro Costa, Duarte Marto, Rodrigo Laranjo, Gonçalo Ramalho, Diogo Botelho, António Luís, Sofia Gomes, Rita Mergulhão, Nuno Lourenço, Ricardo Simões, Beatriz Henriques, João Fortunato, Esdras Soares, Tiago Fernandes, Pedro Pinheiro, João Cotrim, Diogo Marques, Joao Fonseca, Afonso Lucas, Catarina Ferreira, Rodrigo Manzarra, Joao manzarra, Joao Manzarra, Ancient Morals, Vasco Candeiras, Tomás Lopes, Patrician Mendes, Bruno Souza, João Pereira, Manuel Oliveira, Lara Alves, Duarte Gomes, Nuno Patricio, Tiago Pinto, Diogo Baganha and António Luz.   Since 2017, 166 ISEL Mechanical Engineering Students have obtained their CSWA.
Following the confirmations of Professor Sandra Aleixo, as chair of the Pedagogical Council, and Professor João Alfredo dos Santos, as President of the Technical-Scientific Council, in the respecting bodies, he proceeded on the past November 16, in the Services of the IPL Presidency, the takeover of Professor Sandra Aleixo and Professor João Alfredo dos Santos in the post they are going to perform. The ceremony was conducted by the President of the IPL, Elmano Margato, and was attended by the President of ISEL José Nascimento.
Within the framework of the Eureka program, a European network that brings together diverse institutions of higher education, proceeded on November 15 the visit of a delegation from the VSB-Technical University of Ostrava from the Czech Republic to the ISEL. Pavel Kromer, Associate Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Vice President for International Cooperation, and Michaela Vrazelova, Director of the Office of International Affairs, began by meeting with the President of ISEL, José Nascimento, the President of the DEETC, Manuel Barata, the   pro-president for Internationalization and Cooperation of the IPL, Fernando Melician, and by the coordinator of the IPL International Relations Office, Cristina Marques.   This meeting served to bring the two institutions closer together in terms of future partnerships in teaching and innovation. They then visited ISEL laboratories, of particular interest to visitors: the Laboratory of Engineering and Health, where they contacted the researchers Rúben Araújo, Tiago Fonseca and Cristiana von Rekowski, affection to the DEQ, and various laboratories affected to the DEETC: the DEETC Research and Development Laboratory, the Multimedia Laboratory, the Laboratory of Optoelectronics, the Laboratory of Optoelectronics, the Laboratory of Electronica and the Nokia-high Leverage Network Lab.   On the way out, Pavel Kromer and Michaela Vrazelova showed themselves well impressed with the dynamism they witnessed and expressed great commitment to boosting future collaborations between the two institutions.