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Project of wiki-dissemination of neuromathematics

Grant number: 16/03426-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Journalism
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2016
Effective date (End): March 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Communications
Principal Investigator:Antonio Carlos Roque da Silva Filho
Grantee:David Fernando Levon Alves
Home Institution: Instituto de Matemática e Estatística (IME). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ), Canada  
Associated research grant:13/07699-0 - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for Neuromathematics - NeuroMat, AP.CEPID

Abstract

Web 2.0 technologies, specifically for this project, Wikipedia, are tools of an enormous potential for scientific diffusion. Education foundations that support the platform and the community of collaborators involved in it are united in an effort to make 2016 the Year of Science in Wikipedia. This is therefore the ideal time to, driven by wiki-tools, improve access to quality material on science, such as Neuromathematics. The project proposed here aims to explore and expand the potential of the Wikipedia Initiative of NeuroMat, as well as understand the relevance of the use of these platforms in science dissemination. (AU)