October 1, 2019

Optical microscopy short course

Optical reflected light microscopy techniques applied to geological and environmental studies: 反射光显微镜技术在地质与环境研究中的应用

Registration is deadline: 10 Oct. 2019

For registrations please fill the registration from: HERE

 

Where: ISE-USJ (Science Lab) – Rua de Londres,116 (NAPE), Macau 

 When: Monday, October 14; Wed., October 16 and; Thurs., October 17: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Cost: FREE – this course is an offer of the SWIMAR project (FDCT) and the Institute of Science and Environment (ISE-USJ) 

Certificates will be provided to each participant upon completion of the course

If you have any question or problems during your registration please contact Lucia Ivorra Gonzalez: 201600297@usj.edu.mo

Outline

Day 1 – Preparation Techniques for Optical Microscopy Analysis

  • Theoretical Session: Standard preparation techniques for optical microscopy analysis (reflected Light microscopy).
  • Practical Session Sampling; mounting; polished blocks improvement and care.

Day 2 – Optical Properties of Opaque Minerals in Polished Sections

  • Theory Session: Using the optical polarized reflected light microscope to identify opaque minerals; Mineral textures and their importance.
  • Practical Session: Common ore minerals identification using the optical microscope; Mineral intergrowths and texture analysis.

Day 3 – Applied Mineralogy to Earth, Planetay and Environmental Studies

  • Theory Session: Complementary electron beam analyses techniques and automated mineralogy to characterize ore minerals and process products and its application to environmental studies.
  • Practical Session: Case-studies in applied mineralogy to earth, space and environmental sciences; Final discussion and conclusions.

Abstract

Minerals, as the inorganic solids that comprise the rocks, ores, sediments and soils of the Earth and any solid space object, are the essential part of our environment and the universe. The mineralogical characterization of these materials is of paramount importance for the society, no matter what the final objectives of its study are (research, economics or environment). The optical microscopy, particularly the polarizing microscope to examine thin and/or polished sections in transmitted or reflected light, is often the simplest means to identify the mineral species present in a sample. The objectives of this short course are: (1) to introduce the participants to a range of techniques used in samples processing; (2) to teach the theoretical and practical aspects of the polarising microscope and to train competences and skills to identify opaque minerals under the polarised optical microscope and; (3) to understand, based on real case-studies, the practical aspects of applied mineralogy to the different scientific fields.

Álvaro Madureira Pinto

Álvaro Madureira Pinto was born in Porto, Portugal; Degree in geology at the University of Porto and Masters degree in geology/metallogeny at the University of Lisbon; Was mineralogist at the Neves Corvo mine and at the National Museum of Natural History and Science of the University of Lisbon; Was invited assistant professor in geology at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon; Currently is Executive Director of the Lousal Science Centre, member of the portuguese Ciência Viva network, in representation of the Faculty of Sciences; Researcher at the Instituto Dom Luiz of the University of Lisbon (IDL/FCUL – Laboratório Associado); Participation in several research projects; Author or co-author of more than three dozen of scientific papers and guest speaker in different organisms. International mining consultant for applied mineralogy in ore exploration, ore exploitation, ore beneficiation and environmental issues.

 

March 29, 2019

Sustainable development course

Sustainable Development and Shared Renewable Resources: Environmental Education and Class Activities

Institute of Science and Environment

NAPE Campus

March 25, 26 and 27 2019

Session 1
– Introduction to concepts in environmental sustainability;
Session 2
– World trends in renewable resources;
– Class activity: the tragedy of the commons;
Session 3
– World trends in non-renewable resources;
– Class activity: circular economy and recycling.

 

January 28, 2018

Introductory Statistics Using R / R語言統計學入門課程 course

ISE, USJ, Macao: Feb, 26星期一to Mar, 13星期二 : 18:30 – 21:30H.

The course introduces basic statistical analysis with the open source software R, a programming language for statistical computing with graphical capabilities.

The benefits of R software:

  • R is free. R is open-source and runs on UNIX, Windows, and Macintosh.
  • R has an excellent built-in help system.
  • R has excellent graphing capabilities.
  • Students can easily migrate to the commercially supported S-Plus program if commercial software is desired.
  • R’s language has a powerful, easy to learn syntax with many built-in statistical functions.
  • The language is easy to extend with user-written functions.
  • R is a computer programming language. For programmers, it will feel more familiar than others and for new computer users, the next leap to programming will not be so large.