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Carioca wins a spot at the world's largest science fair

Carioca wins a spot at the world’s largest science fair

At the age of 18, Vinicius Moraes is one of 1,500 young people from 70 different countries selected to participate in the world’s largest science fair, the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), which is taking place this year in Atlanta.

The student from Campo Grande won the competitive place for the seebeck-watch project, a nanotechnological way to build systems for wristwatches through temperature differences.

said the young man, who is a student at ISEF Matriz Educação, part of the Raiz Educação group. The feeling of connecting with people from more than 60 countries is incredible because you can see your project as part of a team of global science converters.

The only Carioca among the 26 Brazilians ranked, Vinicius presented a project aimed at replacing the consumption of single-use batteries in wrist watches.

Environmental science is striving day in and day out to delay the human impact on the environment. My project is running on the front line because a lot of waste in the environment is made up of batteries. He said the use of clean energy is increasingly necessary.

Participants compete for $8 million in prizes, ranging from scholarships to field trips.

– The teacher needs to show how capable he is and, of course, teach and pass the entire scientific methodological process – proudly Michael Douglas, who is responsible for scientific projects at the Vinicius School and who accompanies the young man on the journey.