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Scientists in Brazil and the United States discuss how to boost schoolchildren’s engagement with mathematics
SDG 4, SDG 10
Scientists in Brazil and the United States discuss how to boost schoolchildren’s engagement with mathematics

In an online seminar hosted by FAPESP and the U.S. National Science Foundation, researchers presented on initiatives aimed at promoting equity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).


Educational game raises awareness among young people about measures to combat dengue fever
SDG 4
Educational game raises awareness among young people about measures to combat dengue fever

Game challenges the player to find and eliminate all Aedes aegypti mosquito hotspots.


Ludo Educativo games portal surpasses 20 million views
SDG 4
Ludo Educativo games portal surpasses 20 million views

Dissemination project of the Center for the Development of Functional Materials – a research center supported by FAPESP and based at the Federal University of São Carlos – is aimed at primary and secondary school students and teachers.


Religion is not the factor that most influences rejection of evolutionary theory in schools, study says
SDG 4
Religion is not the factor that most influences rejection of evolutionary theory in schools, study says

A survey of 5,500 Brazilian and Italian school students aged 14-16 pointed to nationality, social perceptions of science and household income as more influential than religion. The findings are published in PLOS ONE.


Born in a physics revolution, quantum materials are also revolutionizing everyday life
SDG 4, SDG 9
Born in a physics revolution, quantum materials are also revolutionizing everyday life

Quantum materials were the focus for the 12th FAPESP 60 Years Conference, which featured leading experts in the field.


Attendance of online classes by school students with mental health problems fell during pandemic
SDG 4
Attendance of online classes by school students with mental health problems fell during pandemic

Study involving 672 Brazilians aged 16-24 with internet access showed that distance education did not have a direct impact on mental health.


Brazil needs more research that can serve as a basis for educational policies, specialists argue
SDG 4
Brazil needs more research that can serve as a basis for educational policies, specialists argue

Participants in the fifth FAPESP 60 Years Conference discussed the use of evidence and data to improve education.


Specialists advocate universal access to the internet and remote learning technologies as public goods
SDG 4, SDG 10
Specialists advocate universal access to the internet and remote learning technologies as public goods

In an online seminar hosted by FAPESP, researchers from Brazil, the United States and France analyzed the impact of the pandemic on educational inequality.


FAPESP launches Brazilian Center for Early Child Development
SDG 4, SDG 10
FAPESP launches Brazilian Center for Early Child Development

The new Applied Research Center’s mission is to conduct research that can provide input for public policies. FAPESP is partnering with the Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal Foundation and INSPER to mount the initiative.


Young Brazilians are increasingly keen on conservation- and biodiversity-related topics, study shows
SDG 4, SDG 13
Young Brazilians are increasingly keen on conservation- and biodiversity-related topics, study shows

An article in Science Advances shows high school students are steadily becoming more sensitive to environmental and scientific ideas. However, interest is uneven in regional terms. It is most intense in the North, less so in the Southeast.


Digital platform simplifies application and correction of tests
SDG 4, SDG 9
Digital platform simplifies application and correction of tests

Tool developed by a firm supported by FAPESP is being used to assess student learning in primary and secondary schools in the state of São Paulo.


Schools and universities stifle student creativity, says researcher
SDG 4
Schools and universities stifle student creativity, says researcher

Scientists from Brazil and France argue for the need to train teachers to stimulate this ability in the classroom, which is considered to be essential in the context of the 21st century; the topic was debated at FAPESP Week France.


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