The Future Scientists program, which offers scholarships to public high school girls in STEM projects, is now open for applications. a today’s newspaper showed that, For the first time, the program reaches all Brazilian states and the Federal District.
There are 470 vacancies for high school sophomores from public schools and public school teachers.
Researcher Giovanna Machado, director of Cetene and founder of Futuras Cientistas – Image: Reproduction / TV Globo
The elect will participate, in the upcoming summer holidays, in a scientific immersion, which He moves from getting acquainted with work in laboratories and presenting a research project to receiving support for entering the university.
The idea is to increase female participation in STEM fields.
Giovanna Machado says, “When we see that we are 52% in graduate programs, but we are not the majority, especially in leadership positions, we see that there is a problem with equality, with strong gender equality, right?” Cetene director and coordinator of the “Future Scientists” program.
In the past decade, the project has supported hundreds of women and been recognized by LED movement, launched by Globo and the Roberto Marinho Foundation To reward innovative initiatives in education in Brazil.
Registration can be done via Site.
See the full report in the video above.
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