The Institutional Visiting Program of the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) has the objective of stimulating scientific interest in students and society as a whole, as well as promoting the dissemination of scientific and technological knowledge. The program is mainly directed at high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, as well as professors, researchers, and company representatives.
The schedule may include visits to one to four national laboratories integrated with the CNPEM – Synchrotron Light (LNLS), Biosciences (LNBio), Bioethanol (CTBE), and Nanotechnology (LNNano).
During these tours, visitors are provided information on CNPEM’s campus installations, research activities, and partnerships in order to stimulate interaction between visitors and CNPEM professionals. Requests for visits should be submitted through the Application Form (in Portuguese – Brazilian visitors) or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (international visitors).
Visiting Program FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
1. When do the visits occur?
A: The visits always take place on Wednesdays.
2. At what time do the visits occur?
A: The visit period (morning or afternoon) is chosen by the visitor, depending on availability in the program schedule. The morning period begins at 9:00 AM and the afternoon period at 2:00 PM.
3. What is the duration of the visit?
A: Each visit lasts around 1.5 hours.
4. Who was this program designed for?
A: Priority is given to groups of high school and undergraduate/graduate students. The program is also focused on organized groups of people interested in further information about CNPEM laboratories.
5. Are there any specific requirements for group visits?
A: The names and IDs of all visitors should be sent via email at least two days prior the visit. The use of closed footwear and pants in the labs is mandatory. The use of comfortable shoes is recommended due to the distance between the facilities.
6. How to apply for a business visit or visit for scientific purpose?
A: In both cases, the visit should be requested via email (email@example.com) under the title “Special Visit”.