Imprimir Republish

José Reis

Fundaj is granted the José Reis Award

The Joaquim Nabuco Foundation (Fundaj), from the city of Recife, won the José Reis Scientific and Technological Dissemination Award for 2012, granted by the National Council of Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). The 32nd edition of Brazil’s foremost award for scientific disseminatoin included the Institution and Media Communication category. The Foundation provides a number of scientific dissemination services, such as Revista Coletiva (, an online publication for high school teachers and students, university students, researchers and people interested in science; Pesquisa Escolar on-line, created in 2002, whose main objectives are to divulge science and support the educational activities of Fundaj’s Blanche Knopf library; and the Homem do Nordeste [Northeastern Man] museum, a which showcases the scientific and cultural heritage of Brazil’s northeast. The Joaquim Nabuco Foundation, previously named Instituto Joaquim Nabuco de Pesquisas Sociais, was established by sociologist Gilberto Freyre in 1949. The Institute for Advanced Studies of the University of São Paulo, São Carlos campus, in São Paulo State, won an Honorable Mention for its Ciência Web science project, a portal of the Multimedia Agency for the Dissemination of Science and Education. Under the coordination of professor Yvonne Primerano Mascarenhas, Ciência Web prepares videos to divulge science and education that are produced by public high schools students from the city of São Carlos, with the help of students taking journalism courses or sound and image courses. The objective of the videos is to support the teaching of science and to divulge university student productions. The Foundation will receive the award at a ceremony to be held during the Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society for the Progress of Science/SBPC, in July, in the city of São Luís, State of Maranhão.