On the 16th of this month, the Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology was present at Futurália – Oferta educativa, Formação e Empregabilidade, at FIL (Lisbon, Portugal). Futurália is a 5 days event with over 70000 visitors, mostly students looking for education offers or vocation training. Our mission there was mainly to promote and bring awareness to the Lab’s work, and educational programs in which we are involved. Those include a BSc in Anthropology, a MSc in Human Evolution and Biology, and a post-graduation in Forensic Anthropology.
Professor Francisco Etxeberria was the winner of the 9DEMARZO Prize in the Best technological & scientific application and field work category. The professor in Legal and Forensic Medicine in the Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU) was awarded this prize in recognition for his excellence as a forensic expert. Also, for his contributions on the preservation of historical memory and specifically for his major work in the genetic identification of the human remains of Ruth and José Corboda’s children.
Today, Professor Eugénia Cunha, Coordinator of the Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology, was featured in designthefuture as a role model of the Forensic Anthropologist profession. Design the Future is a new Career guidance web platform created to help Portuguese younger generations during the process of finding the right academic and professional path, considering their tastes and skills. Below, you can watch a promotional video, (only available in portuguese):