Nos últimos dias 11 e 25 de abril, cerca de 30 educadores dedicaram seus sábados para realizar o primeiro Ciclo de Atividades do CEPID NeuroMat para Professores da Escola Básica (Matemática, Ciências e Áreas Interessadas). A ação é resultado de uma parceria da Escola Municipal de Ensino Fundamental Desembargador Amorim Lima com o Centro de Pesquisa, Inovação e Difusão em Neuromatemática (CEPID NeuroMat), criado em 2013 e financiado pela Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP). Por meio de projetos como este, o CEPID NeuroMat pretende estabelecer um diálogo permanente entre a educação básica e a ciência contemporânea, especialmente a ponta da pesquisa científica.
How do the membrane potentials of a set of neurons evolve across time? How may we account for influences on these membrane potentials? These questions have been at the core of the scientific agenda of the Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for Neuromathematics (NeuroMat), that is dedicated to integrating mathematical modelling and theoretical neuroscience and is funded by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).
FAPESP's Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for Neuromathematics (CEPID NeuroMat) has developed a series of activities and material to contribute to how public school teachers engage with Statistics and Neuroscience. The aim is to partner up and work along with teachers in a systematic effort to present concepts pertaining to Neuromathematics to teenagers. A special focus in this effort is given to introducing students to data setting and analysis.
The Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for Neuromathematics (CEPID NeuroMat) has ripened its education, culture and communication strategy. A meeting at the University of São Paulo on January, 27, 2015, brought together NeuroMat’s scientific dissemination team as well as Prof. Ernst Hamburger, Prof. Lisbeth Cordani, Prof. Annie Vialà, Prof. Antonio Galves, Prof. André Frazão Helene and Prof. Antonio Carlos Roque. The latter has assumed a leading role in devising NeuroMat’s dissemination strategy.
New technologies have been an especially significant means of disseminating results and outcomes of the FAPESP’s Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for Neuromathematics (CEPID NeuroMat). The NeuroMat scientific dissemination team has been involved in media production in wiki frameworks —those related to the Wikimedia Foundation— and social media, especially through a NeuroMat page on Facebook. These media venues are part of what has been called “Web 2.0 services,” a set of sites that allow and encourage interaction and collaboration, thus potentially fostering the emergence of an active community around Neuromathematics and pertaining topics.