The Science Corner project was launched in Brasilia, a cooperation between the National Council for Science and Technology (CNPq) and the Embassy of the United States.
The space, installed at the headquarters of CNPq, is open to the public and offers access to scientific books, magazines, DVDs, online databases and software.
In addition, dedicated workstations will be available to support research in the areas of environment, sustainable energy, health, women, science and agro science. Other activities such as lectures, videoconferences and exhibitions are also scheduled.
The goal, according to CNPq, is to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in the area of science and technology, in addition to offering information support for students, scientists and researchers.
The Director of institutional cooperation of CNPq, Manoel Barral, the Ambassador of United States in Brazil, Thomas Shannon, and the Undersecretary for Political Affairs of the U.S Government, Wendy Sherman participated in the event
The Science Corner space already exists in seven countries of Latin America: Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago and Uruguay and should be expanded to other Brazilian cities.