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"Física Viva" promotes Science and Innovation in Bahia during the 2023 National Week of Science and Technology


The Graduate Program in Physics (PROFÍSICA) at the State University of Santa Cruz (UESC) is proudly participating in the 20th National Week of Science and Technology (SNCT) 2023,

promoted by CNPq and MCTI.



With the theme "Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development," the "Física Viva: Physics as a Basic Science for Innovation and Life" event, taking place from October 17 to 19 (both in-person and online), aims to popularize scientific knowledge of Physics. It emphasizes career opportunities in this field for young students in elementary, middle, and vocational education, while also contributing to teacher training.


Why "Física Viva" and Who Is It For?


The "Physics Live" event aims to disseminate Physics knowledge to bridge the gap between a generation increasingly distant from science and the potential career paths this discipline offers.


The primary audience includes students from elementary, middle, and vocational schools, as well as teachers and educational authorities.


This initiative is organized by the State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), through the Department of Exact Sciences (DCEX), the Graduate Program in Physics (PROFÍSICA), and the Center for Technological Innovation (NIT). It has key partnerships with the Professional Master's Program in Physics Teaching (MNPEF), the Center for Science Dissemination (CDC) of the Federal Institute of Bahia (IFBA - Ilhéus Campus, Bahia), the Federal Institute of Pará (IFPA - Belém Campus, Pará), SESI Adonias Filho School, and São Jorge School in Ilhéus, as well as universities, federal institutes, elementary, middle, and technical/vocational schools from various states across Brazil.


The event is fundamentally supported by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MCTI).


Context and Relevance of the Event


The teaching of Physics plays an essential role in stimulating innovation across various fields of knowledge. Physics provides the foundation to understand the principles governing the universe and matter, and its interconnectedness with other disciplines is crucial for innovation in science, technology, and industry.


However, we currently face challenges in promoting Physics as a field of study and career. Young people often lack awareness of the opportunities and relevance of Physics, leading to low enrollment in undergraduate courses in this area. Moreover, a lack of knowledge about specific topics and competition from more market-oriented courses have negatively impacted the demand for Physics education, especially in Bahia.


The "Physics Live" event aims to foster interest in Physics by presenting career opportunities and promoting the study of the discipline. The event seeks to meet a significant demand from high school students, starting in Bahia and Pará, with the goal of reaching as many states as possible. To achieve this, activities and promotions are conducted both in-person and online.


The "Physics Live" Journey represents a collective effort to reinvigorate interest in and understanding of Physics, thereby contributing to the development of a new generation of professionals and innovators. With the support of partners and sponsors, we are determined to promote science and innovation in Bahia and throughout Brazil. Science is fundamental to the future of our country, and events like this play a crucial role in that process.



How to participate

Register for free here on the website www.uescprofisica.net/fisicaviva-i. On-site spots are limited due to space constraints. Mornings will be entirely online, while afternoons will take place in the auditorium of Pavilhão Max Menezes, 1st Floor, at UESC (State University of Santa Cruz).


For more information, please contact:


Flávia Vitória Costa

Project Manager

+55 91 9 87613474


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@SNCT @CNPq @MCTI @profisicauesc @eqpvikingss_ @ifba_ilheus

Física Viva: Physics is within everyone's reach!

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