Brazilian Graduate Students Conference @ Harvard University March 12-13, 2016Jan 21st 2016
Brazilian Graduate Students Conference @ Harvard University March 12-13, 2016
On March 12-13 2016, Brazilian graduate students will get together for the largest Brazilian Graduate Students Conference outside of Brazil. The conference, which focuses on STEM areas (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.) will take place at Harvard University, in Cambridge, MA. This first edition of BRASCON is being organized by volunteer grad students whose desire is to contribute to the development of Brazilian research.
BRASCON's Agenda and Roundtable includes discussion on:
- Lack of connection between Brazilian grad students in the United States, especially the Science without Border scholarship recipients.
- Lack of information regarding the researches that are being developed by other Brazilian grad students in the United States.
- Need of networking among students, academics, and professionals.
In this first edition, BRASCON, opens discussion on Science, Technology and Innovation - Fomenting the Brazilian Potential. The conference aims to connect Brazilian graduate students and professionals in the United States, as well as to enable the dissemination of scientific research, to create a platform for interaction between students and companies. BRASCON will also recognize the talented students at an award ceremony.
During the two days, participants will have the opportunity to present the research they have been developing and and in lectures and talks led by worldwide known Brazilian professionals. The speakers confirmed for this event:
- Dr. Marcelo Gleiser, professor of Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College, in New Hampshire
- Dr. Miguel Nicolelis, professor of Neurobiology and Biomedical Engineering at Duke University
- Ana Lopes, Director of Business Development in the Office of Technology Development at Boston University (BU) and board member of SciBr Foundation (a charitable, educational and scientific organization dedicated to promoting meaningful cultural and cooperative exchange between the US and Brazil in education, science, innovation and research)
- Dr. Leonardo Teixeira, PhD in Nanotechnology at Cornell University whose scientific discovery resulted in the foundation of a company named GeneWEAVE. The company was sold last year to the pharmaceutical Roche for approximately $425 million