Three Brazilian Students Start Science Without Borders Program
As part of the Brazilian government’s Science Without Borders Program, Florida Tech is hosting three students from Brazil who are studying in the College of Engineering. They are among the approximately 650 Brazilian undergraduate students who are now at campuses across the United States. The students will study for two semesters at more than 100 United States colleges and universities, and will take part in a summer internship.
Attending Florida Tech this spring are Hydeckel Freitas Lima Neto and Thiago Goncalves Pereira Mendonca, mechanical engineering; and Bruno Goncalves Coghi, aerospace engineering. An additional 1,500 students are scheduled to arrive in the United States later this year for the summer and fall programs.
Announced in August 2011, The Science Without Borders program provides scholarships to undergraduate students from Brazil for one year of study at colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarships are given primarily to students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Students in the program will return to Brazil to complete their degrees.