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Scientific divulgation of research activities developed at research center for Chemistry, Biology and agriculture - CPQBA/UNICAMP

Grant number: 16/06528-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Journalism
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2016
Effective date (End): July 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Communications
Principal Investigator:Simone Pallone de Figueiredo
Grantee:Gustavo Steffen de Almeida
Home Institution: Núcleo de Desenvolvimento da Criatividade (NUDECRI). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil  

Abstract

Relevance of scientific knowledge is incontestable in our society. It is mandatory that our society be well informed and take awareness to deal with scientific questions. Into a information society like ours, the obtainment of reliable and relevant contents constitutes a challenge in that Scientific Journalism has central importance. Rigour and critical thinking are Journalism's essential tools to be used together scientific practice. The present work aims to produce journalistic materials to scientific divulgation of researches from Research Center for Chemistry, Biology and Agriculture (CPQBA/Unicamp). The divulgation products will be broadcasted through publications of Laboratory of Advanced Studies in Journalism (Labjor/Unicamp), namely, electronic journal ComCiência and Ciência & Cultura magazine and trough a weblog.Due to increasing importance of Chemical, Biological and Agricultural sciences in the scientific context and their great implications on society, the divulgation of research works developed at this reference center is highly important to inform population and qualify the debate concerning these themes.