The 19th edition of the Mostra da Universidade do Porto runs until April 24 at the Pavilhão Multiusos de Gondomar. With free entrance and transportation, a large number of visitors is expected. They will be welcomed by students, teachers and technicians from various faculties of U.Porto and Research Centers.
Through the dozens of stands, the most curious will be able to experience numerous interactive activities and get to know the training offer of the undergraduate and master’s degree courses.
Students and their families who are considering applying to Higher Education will have the opportunity to attend several information sessions and on Sunday there will be special sessions on the transition from High School to Higher Education and on the social support they can apply for.
This year Mostra brings us a new feature, LIVE sessions that can be watched here.
At the Informatics and Computing Engineering stand, visitors will find motivated students available to answer all questions related to the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Informatics and Computing Engineering and will be challenged to try out some serious games developed in the scope of the curricular units of these courses:
Quantik is a strategic board game. The game logic is developed with SICStus Prolog software and a 3D graphic interface was added later. There are different scenes, lights and cameras that make the environment richer. There are 3 different game modes to choose from: player vs player, player vs bot, and bot vs bot. It is also possible to undo moves and watch the game movie when the game is over.
Cromoparty is a game developed in C and Assembly. It is based on the famous game concept “Dance Dance Revolution”, but with some didactic references to biology, namely the mitosis process. Its main objective was to implement/deal with I/O operations in MinixOS of several devices such as keyboard, mouse, graphics card, etc.
Nudge is a strategic board game for two people. The game logic is developed with SICStus Prolog software and a 3D graphic interface was added later. There are different scenes, lights and cameras that make the environment richer. There are 3 different game modes to choose from: player vs player, player vs AI, and AI vs AI. It is also possible to undo moves and watch the replay when the game is over.
Grace is a telepresence robot that was to host the OpenCx conference at FEUP to be held in 2020, but did not make it due to the Covid 19 pandemic. The robot can be controlled by a Raspberry Pi running on Robot Operative System (ROS). To control the robot remotely, GraceVision was developed, an app on Flutter for iOS and Android that also allows access to the installed camera.
All the information about Mostra and its programme can be found here.