[Brazil at Harvard] Dr. Miguel Nicolelis at Harvard - TODAY

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Wed Apr 21 12:49:24 EDT 2010


*The Brazil Studies Program at Harvard's David Rockefeller Center for 
Latin American Studies presents*



*Innovating for Science and Development in Brazil*

A presentation by *
Dr. Miguel Nicolelis*

Dr. Nicolelis is one of the world's foremost neuroscientists for his 
work on neural ensemble recording animal behavior and neuroprosthetic 
design.  Even though Dr. Nicolelis has become internationally famous as 
Brazil's person nearest to winning a Nobel Prize, his work on the 
integration of education and science for development in Brazilian poor 
communities has proven to be even more revolutionary than his work as a 
scientist.  Bringing high quality education and permanent interaction 
with technology to underprivileged children randomly selected to 
participate in the International Institute of Neurosciences located in 
Natal and Macaiba, Brazil, he has proven wrong the skeptics who believe 
that technological and social innovation are beyond Brazil's 
capabilities sparking a new movement for change in Brazilian education 
and society.  For more information on Dr. Nicolelis click on 
http://www.nicolelislab.net/NLnet_Load.html


*Wednesday, April 21 - TODAY*
6:00-8:00pm
Wiener Auditorium - Taubmann Building
 Harvard Kennedy School

Contact: Pedro Henrique Fernandes, 
pedro_henrique_fernandes at hks11.harvard.edu or Marcio Siwi, 
msiwi at fas.harvard.edu


This event is co-sponsored by the Brazil Studies Program at DRCLAS and 
the Brasil Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School


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