Scientists of the Future

INCeMaq presents an important academic performance to stimulate the scientific education in graduation, post-graduation and post-doc. In search for a more effective way of scientific knowledge and information dissemination, INCeMaq develops a scientific education project for students in high school, denominated Scientists of the Future.

Headquartered in Macaíba,Research Center, Scientists of the Future is comprised by eight students enrolled in the 1st year of public school high schools. The project, which started operating in 2010, selected students among those previously participating in Scientific Education Center Alfredo J. Monteverde School and concluding final years of elementary school.

The eight students participates, two days per week, in activities of scientific education bond to projects of brain-machine interface, developed in IIN-ELS, in contrary shift to the regular school of high school. Students are coordinated by a research project assistant and experience research methods along with masters’ degree students and doctoral researchers, also from IINN-ELS.


Scientists of the Future Program presents activities with scientific content in science boundary and makes possible the insertion of high school students in practice of data collection and interpretation, regarding discussion and solutions application in real challenges.

Specifically, our goals are:

• Provide scientific education activities in IIN-ELS projects, with recent and advanced methodologies in electrophysiology, electroencephalography, molecular and cellular neurobiology, neuroengineering, animal behavior and neurocomputing;
• Promote experiences of scientific discussion with foreign and Brazilian researchers;
• Promote learning of scientific methods and techniques from basic research to the applied research.

For such, it is used the following programmatic content as a reference for the research course planning associated to specific post-graduation projects:

• Nervous system and musculoskeletal general anatomy;
• Neurophysiology and electrophysiology;
• Brain-machine interfaces;
• Computer Programming;
• Cellular Neurobiology;
• Molecular Biology;
• Animal Behavior;
• Data Processing;
• Assistive technologies and application.