Feitec presents 39 projects produced by students and teachers from the state public network
Innovation with social reach guides projects developed in the state public education network, presented in the first edition of the Fair
The public who went to see the 1st Innovation, Technology, Entrepreneurship and Science Fair of Fapitec/SE (Feitec), which took place this Wednesday, 8th, in Aracaju, could see a drawing of the scientific and technological initiation projects that are being developed in public school units in the state of Sergipe. Of the 72 projects, 39 were exposed and presented by teachers and students from state schools in partnership with Fapitec.
From the creation of games, robotic arms, children’s burn protection systems, to biodegradable fabric pads made from sugar cane fiber; identity and diversity research on the perspective of hair and the presence of women in the Sergipe press in the 19th century; The students guided by the teachers were the protagonists of Fapitec, an action carried out for the first time, with the aim of publicizing the projects supported by the Foundation.
From the Jonas Amaral Center of Excellence, located in Nossa Senhora do Socorro, professor Lucas Pazoline and the students supervised by the “Égidis” project took to the fair a digital security platform that features 16 learning paths, in which users choose eight paths . Upon completing them, the user receives a certification and downloads the material. “The objective is to provide knowledge so that users can prevent themselves from the risks of the digital universe, scams, fake news, understand the dynamics of user and data protection laws and avoid malicious code”, he explained.
The scholarship holder of the “Égidis” project, Maria Eduarda, from the 2nd grade at Jonas Amaral, classified participation in the scientific initiation project as an important step in choosing the profession she wants to pursue. “We have many opportunities working on research, as well as contact with a world that I have never been part of. I will continue my research and want to study law to apply data protection law,” she said.
The “Robótica no Seixas” project, from the Seixas Doria Center of Excellence, in Nossa Senhora do Socorro, guided by Chemistry professor, Gêneses Costa, showcased three creations that caught the public’s attention: a Burn Prevention System (SPQ), which indicates through light and sound when a child approaches the stove; an inclusive game that works on the neuropedagogy of knowledge through motor language and the concept of understanding logistics, in addition to a mechanical arm.
At each stand, the public was surprised by creations, experiments and research, such as the “Hydroponia at school” project, at the Valter Franco Center of Excellence, in Estância, which implemented a semi-automatic greenhouse system that produces vegetables consumed throughout the year in the school lunches and already sell lettuce, arugula, coriander and chives to self-finance the project. The project was 7th overall at Cienart 2023, has a sustainable nature and serves as a living laboratory for the school.
In addition to school projects
The head of the Student Development Support Service (Saedes/Dase) of the State Department of Education and Culture, Danielle Virginie, visited all the stands and participated in the presentation of the 12 state public school projects in a seminar format. For her, the way Seduc goes beyond encouraging school scientific production, but reaching other levels that positively impact the lives of people in Sergipe, for example, the development of vaccines, medicines and various areas of knowledge.
This is the case of the “Sustainable Menstrual Dignity” project, guided by professor Darcylaine Vieira Martins, from Colégio Estadual Dr. Antônio Garcia Filho, in Umbaúba, who brought to the event an absorbent made from fiber extracted from the processing of sugar cane in a ingenuity in the region.
Student Iulânia Firmino, from the 2nd grade and participant in the project, explained that a survey was carried out with students and from there it was found that menstrual poverty is a reality, which made the team of students, guided by teacher Darcylaine Martins , transformed the bagasse into sterilized fiber, which was coated with 100% organic bamboo fabric, also produced as a waterproof fabric, which achieves great absorption. As the product involves human consumption, it is in the process of being tested and analyzed by the UFS Ethics Committee so that a feasibility and patent study can be carried out.
The Secretary of State for Economic Development, Science and Technology, Valmor Barbosa, representing Governor Fábio Mitidieri, recalled that it is the government’s determination to support scientific initiation and research that involves, above all, a social nature. “Education has a very large portfolio so that we can contribute to secondary education, primary education and people’s lives. We have signed agreements with the State Department of Education and Culture precisely to promote this partnership,” he highlighted.
With a line focused on the social, the project “Photographic gaze: Identity by a thread”, guided by professor Ana Graziela Feitosa Rocha, also from the Jonas Amaral Center of Excellence, in Nossa Senhora do Socorro, promoted research in which it was identified that hair influences the construction of identity. “We work on bullying, acceptance, personality, identity and a proposal to deconstruct the power of aesthetics imposed by society through hair. They were invited to participate in a photo shoot and the testimonials were very diverse,” she said.
The director-president of the Foundation for Support to Research and Technological Innovation of the State of Sergipe (Fapitec/SE), Alex Garcez, highlighted that the notices opened in conjunction with Seduc aim to work on the basis, to “start the mind of young people.” “Young people have many ideas for innovating in the area of technology, and that is what the State needs: to learn to innovate with entrepreneurship to be great businesspeople, managers, future scientists, researchers”, he assessed.