Posts tagged ‘Brasil’

September 16th, 2013

Communicating Science, Creativity and Entrepreneurship with Brazil. A New Symposia Series

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Announce a New Symposia Series:
Communicating Science, Creativity and Entrepreneurship
A collaboration between
Science House Foundation
The Consulate General of Brazil in New York

Hosted at Science House

For three evenings in October and November 2013, Science House Foundation will host an intimate series of discussions with leading US and Brazilian entrepreneurs, journalists, and science and culture communicators in discussion with the 2013-2014 cohort of Brazil’s “Ciência sem Fronteiras” scientific mobility program. The three events, detailed below, will be hosted at Science House, located at 122 E. 38th Street, New York, NY (between Park and Lexington).

Space is extremely limited for these events. See below for more information about how to RSVP. 

Communicating Entrepreneurship
Wednesday, October 16 6:30-9:00pm
Workshop Coordinator: James Jorasch
Guest Speaker: Guilherme Campellon

James Jorasch and Guilherme Campellon will discuss strategies and approaches to entrepreneurship in cross-cultural context. Brazil has experienced radical economic and entrepreneurial growth in the past decade. How can the US experience inform this?

About the speakers:
Science House Founder James Jorasch is an entrepreneur and investor in a dozen companies driven by math and science. He is an inventor named on over 550 patents.

Guilherme Campellon, a Brazilian native, is Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer at, an award winning music licensing startup, with clients such as Disney ABC, Viacom, and CBS. In addition, he is an Executive Producer for film and TV. Most recently the documentary, Con Artist, about 80′s art star Mark Kostabi, featured at the Tribeca Film Festival. Guilherme currently lives in New York, where he is an undergraduate student at Columbia University.

Communicating Culture
Tuesday, October 29, 6:30-9:00 pm
Workshop Coordinator: Joshua Fouts
Guest Speaker: Jorge Pontual

Jorge Pontual and Joshua Fouts will discuss the nuances of explaining the US experience to Brazil. Brazil and the US have had a long history of collaboration dating back to the 1800s when the United States was the first country to sign Brazil’s declaration of independence in 1822. But new revelations about spying by the NSA have created new challenges. What role can a Brazilian journalist in the US play in helping to explain these issues?

About the speakers:
Joshua Sheridan Fouts is Executive Director of Science House Foundation. Joshua’s career for the past 20 years has focused on the business of intercultural development and communication. He worked for the US State Department before founding multiple think-tanks at the University of Southern California focused on cultural understanding. He now oversees the global expansion of SHF, which currently operates in 27 countries, including Brazil, with the purpose of getting kids excited about science and giving them a platform to share their discoveries.    

Jorge Pontual is Senior Correspondent of Rede Globo TV. His career spans more than 40 years in broadcast journalism at Brazil’s largest news network. Since 1998 he has been reporting on news, politics and culture from New York City where he contextualizes news and events in the US for a Brazilian audience.

Communicating Creativity through Social Media and Publication
Wednesday, November 6, 6:30-9:30 pm
Workshop Coordinator: Rita J. King
Guest Speaker: Amanda Moon

Amanda Moon and Rita J. King will discuss creative strategies for understanding and employing social media communicating science and creativity. Brazil is one of the largest communities on the planet using social media. How can social media be harnessed for good?

About the Speakers:
Rita J. King, Science House EVP for Business Development, is a media strategist and storyteller who has worked as an investigative journalist and as a consultant to Fortune 100 companies like IBM and Manpower. Her specialty is global collaboration on the new culture and economy. Features by her or about her work have appeared globally, in The New York Times, Forbes, Fast Company, on CNN, Fox News, in the Christian Science Monitor, the BBC, Al Jazeera and in many other publications and media.

Amanda Moon is an editor who runs the collaborative publishing imprint by Scientific American and Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This position requires creative thinking through content to make it informative and entertaining, as well as new marketing models for promoting the books.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact:
Frederico Menino
Coordinator of the Department of Educational Cooperation
Consulate General of Brazil in New York
Phone number: 917-777-7637

About the Partners

Consulate General of Brazil in New York
Established in 1836, the Consulate-General in New York is one of the oldest outposts of the Brazilian Government. It provides assistance and consular services to the Brazilian community and residents of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and  Bermuda Islands. The Department of Educational Cooperation was created in May 2012 and, among its activities, it provides local assistance to participants of the Program “Ciência sem Fronteiras”.

Science House, LLC
Science House was founded by James Jorasch, an entrepreneur and inventor named on over 550 patents owned or licensed by Priceline, Facebook, Zynga, eBay, Groupon, HP, IGT, Scientific Games and many more. The staff of Science House has a long history of creating and growing highly successful businesses, projects and strategies related to the way people interact with technology and each other. James and Science House EVP for Business Development Rita J. King collaborate on customizing each engagement, whether teams need to book space for a spectacular offsite or brainstorm with Science House to rank, prioritize and maximize the value of your ideas.

Science House Foundation
Science House Foundation is an international New York City-based NGO (501(c)3 charity) dedicated to bringing the excitement of science to students around the world. The Foundation supports educational organizations, runs global educational programs for schools, connects our global network of scientists with schools and students, produces educational media, awards scholarships and prizes for outstanding students, and recognizes teachers for their contribution to science and math education.


June 28th, 2012

The Remarkable Story of Science Catalyzing Literacy in Brazil



One of the most exciting parts of Science House Foundation’s collaboration with LNBio, Brazil’s national biosciences laboratory, in the city of Campinas, was the placement of a new MicroGlobalScope grant at a local Non-Governmental Organization called Anhumas/Quero-Quero. MicroGlobalScope is a Science House Foundation program that provides complete microscopy kits to science teachers who work with 10-12 year old students and then connects them through a collaborative website.

The above video in Portuguese with English subtitles tells the story of a breakthrough moment where the combination of art with science inspired illiterate children from the slums of Brazil to ask to be taught to read and write. Science House Foundation uses microscopy as an opportunity not just to inspire kids to study science but also as a means to spark their curiosity about the hidden world around them — and the excitement of learning in general.

We hope you will enjoy this story as much as we did.