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dc.contributor.authorKakiuthi, André [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorMatsuyama, Rafael Tsuji
dc.contributor.authorPimentel, Fernando Pisani [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorDe Moraes, Thiago Matheus Martins [UNESP]
dc.identifier.citationProceedings of the 4th IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, GHTC 2014, p. 115-119.
dc.description.abstractThe demand for engineers has always been high in growing countries, however, the world's seventh largest economy, Brazil, is still far from being one of the places with highest development in engineering. Through the normal curricula, high school students often learn theory only and investment is not made in the practical part, as a consequence the interest in engineering is low. Creating a design focused on the practical application of basic concepts of mathematics, physics and chemistry using simple materials and with an easy access to high school students is really important, as the goal is to get them interested in the field of science and technology and this action will improve their quality of life. The motivation and realization of an engineer will cause changes to society. The development of humanitarian engineering projects can help in the reduction of the number of social problems such as slums, sanitary issues - which are very common in global cities like São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro - and water shortage - this kind of problem happens in cities located in the Brazilian Northeast Region - as there isn't a proper water distribution system.en
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the 4th IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, GHTC 2014
dc.titleImproving science education through new perspectivesen
dc.typeTrabalho apresentado em evento
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade de São Paulo (USP)
dc.description.affiliationElectrical Engineering Department, Unit Estadual Paulista (UNESP) - Guaratinguetá
dc.description.affiliationComputer Engineering Department, University of Sao Paulo (USP)
dc.description.affiliationUnespElectrical Engineering Department, Unit Estadual Paulista (UNESP) - Guaratinguetá
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