Monday, May 23, 2016

Brazilian exchange students to work with CAUSES for the summer

Viva Brasil! This summer, we have the pleasure of hosting students from the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program, which is part of the Brazilian government's initiative to grant 100,000 Brazilian university students the opportunity to study abroad. Formerly know as Brazil Science Without Borders, BSMP provides scholarships to students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. After completion of an academic year including a summer internship, students return to Brazil to complete their degrees. The program is sponsored by CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior), an organization within the Brazilian Ministry of Education and CNPq (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico), an organization within the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology. Learn more about BSMP here.

The students will be working with the Center for Sustainable Development under the direction of Dr. Dwane Jones, and will be conducting sustainability and urban agriculture research projects at East Capitol Urban Farm, Firebird Farm and the UDC green roof. They will be with us on a full-time basis before returning to Brazil in early August. 

Continue reading for student profiles:
Name: Mariana Tami Nishimura

Date of Birth: 04/07/1994

Major: Engineering Management
Brief Bio: Mariana Tami Nishimura, is a student at the Federal University of ABC in Brazil, but is currently studying at the College of New Jersey. She has recently returned from four months in Japan and has represented her country internationally in the World Kendo Championship.  
Start Date: May 22nd, 2016
End Date: August 5th, 2016
Favorite food: Feijoada
Favorite dessert: strawberry short cake
Hobbies: Kendo and Volleyball

Name: Ludmilla Guilherme de Araujo
Date of Birth: 04/20/1994
Major: Environmental Engineering
Brief Bio: Ludmilla G. de Araujo is a senior student of the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program at the University of New Hampshire and studies Environmental Engineering at the Federal University of Uberlandia in Brazil. Her interests are in the fields of sustainability, urban planning and green building design. Her expertise includes soil, water and environmental law fields of study and her goal is to associate all her previous knowledge with the Civil Engineering area to graduate more prepared to overcome market obstacles.
Start Date: 05/25/2016
End Date: 08/02/2016
Favorite food: Risotto and Brazilian barbecue
Favorite candy: Ice cream
Hobbies: hiking, watch television shows and cooking

Name: Leonardo Ughini Hubert
Date of Birth: 11/11/1994
Major: Computer Engineering
Brief Bio: I'm a Computer Engineering undergraduate student from Brazil currently studying in the United States as part of the Science Without Borders program. I consider myself a really open-minded and outgoing person, as I get along with people really easily. I'm a hard worker and am always willing to help those around me, which I think has helped me build all the things I have not only in my personal but also in my professional life.
Start Date: 05/29/2016
End Date: 08/06/2016
Favorite food: Churrasco (Brazilian Barbecue)
Favorite candy: Skittles
Hobbies: traveling, playing soccer, going to soccer games

Name: Pedro Victor Carvalho Alves
Date of Birth: 09/13/1995
Major: Chemical Engineering
Brief Bio: I consider myself a open minded person, and I bring this to my academic life. I’m always trying to find a solution for the society’s problems based on how engineering can help it. I’ve developed an interest into water problems and its management, mostly because my hometown often suffers with sea pollution due to untreated sewage disposal on it. 
Start Date: 05/30/2016
End Date: 08/06/2016
Favorite food: Brazilian barbecue, my grandmother’s food, and sushi!
Favorite candy: Beijinho (brazilian bonbons made of condensed milk and coconut)
Hobbies: DJing, kite surfing, sports and gaming. 

Name: Camila Prates Ferreira de Carvalho
Date of Birth: 10/23/1992
Major: Agriculture Engineering 
Brief Bio: Camila Prates Ferreira de Carvalho, is an Undergraduate student at State University of São Paulo, where she is a research student in the Geographic Information Systems field. She is also an exchange student at University of Maine as part of the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program.
Start Date: 05/31/2016
End Date: 08/08/2016
Favorite food: Lasagna
Favorite candy: Brigadeiro and ice cream
Hobbies: Traveling, cooking and watching tv shows

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