Students from João Calvino public school reached the final of the Brazilian Science and Engineering Fair (Febrace), a program that encourages scientific production and entrepreneurship among young people. The project, which consists of a sustainable air conditioner, created by 2nd year “A” students, appears among the finalist projects published this Tuesday (30) on the fair’s website. The award ceremony is scheduled to take place in March, in the city of São Paulo.
To the state government agency, student Heloísa de Lima, 16 years old, one of the project participants highlights her pride in representing Acre at a national fair. In addition to participating, the students want to bring recognition to the state of Acre.
“We have very high expectations regarding this project and are also very proud to be able to represent our state of Acre in the final of such an important fair. We not only want to participate, but also bring recognition to our state and ourselves, bringing visibility to Acre and also some awards”, he said.
In addition to Heloísa, the project is also signed by students Melissa Evenly da Costa Torres; João Pedro Sena Vidal and Geovanna Araújo Chaves. In addition to professor Paulo Cezar, Cícero Nascimento Oliveira and Marcella Pires also provide guidance to students.
Professor Paulo Cezar Augusto celebrated the classification, and recalled that it took many steps to reach the final stage among participants from all over the country.
“Our expectations are the best. Our work went through several processes, several stages, two online submissions and we are once again in the final. It is a great pride for us to be the only school in our state to be in the Febrace final, and to represent education in our state, our education has quality. It’s a great honor for us and our students,” she commented.
The project was developed and thought about almost a year ago. During this period, there were enhanced tests and studies on the prototype. All 500 Semifinalists participated in the online evaluation stage that took place in January. The João Calvino school is the only one in Acre to be a finalist at the fair.
“It will be used in the school cafeteria with the aim of air conditioning the environment and in the future it will be disseminated in other environments, such as: hospitals without proper air conditioning, rural schools, public environments and even in the population’s homes”, explained the teacher to g1.
After collecting the material, assembling the contraption takes around 30 minutes. A completely sustainable idea, which works on recycling and thinks of alternatives to mitigate the impacts of high temperatures.
Air conditioning is made with recyclable materials to cool small spaces
“The air conditioner was initially designed to improve the quality of life of school students, alleviating the sensation of excessive heat and discomfort caused,” he added.
The João Calvino school has been a reference in the state in relation to projects that end up including important societal issues in the daily lives of these students, who begin a research process to also resolve some issues.
Since 2013, Escola Presbiteriana João Calvino, which covers Elementary School II and High School, has been dedicated to including the following areas in the school curriculum: science, technology, environment and society. The aim is to make students understand science; know how to use it in everyday life, with regard to the environment, and bring responses to society.