The paths walked by science and technology (S&T) can be decisive for changes in society, and features the necessity of establishing rapprochement processes between science and population at large. In Brazil, various policies have been adopted to diminish the gap between science and society. Notable amongst the measures taken are the publication of specific notices on science popularization, and the launch of the Brazilian National Science and Technology week (SNCT) in 2004 by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. In a local context, the event features the scientific journalism activities from Diversão com Ciência e Arte Museum (DICA) from Physics Institute of Universidade Federal de Uberlândia. DICA museum comprises interactive spaces which allow guests to be familiar with S&T. Besides, DICA promotes public lectures, courses, displays and events. In this context, SNCT - Uberlândia, organized by the museum in a partnership with the City Hall of Uberlândia and the Instituto Federal do Triângulo Mineiro pursues integrate community and the scientific universe. During SNCT event, DICA team works on mobilizing local schools and researchers, promoting a joint work for dissemination of science. By enhancing journalism actions, broadening the dialogue between the museum and the media and the preparation of publications on dissemination of science are fundamental actions so the science dissemination mission succeeds. Therefore, since the first SNCT - Uberlândia, a parallel work concerning the preparation of press releases and articles for the media as a whole, which consequently feed DICA website and SNCT - Uberlândia blog has been done. All the actions mentioned, which feed themselves back, have as a scope address the activities that took place during SNCT - Uberlândia and publicize projects and researches related to SNCT main theme. Noticeable results are the production of newsletters and the Science and Technology for Social Transformation - “Ciência e Tecnologia para a Transformação Social”, which pursues disseminate kowledge, publicizing issues related to science and technology, and also SNCT - Uberlândia activities. Both available on DICA Museum website (www.dica.ufu.br). Thus, the mobilizing proposal of SNCT contributes to the consolidation of the scientific journalism team of DICA Museum, allowing the participation of UFU journalism students in activities developed by the museum.

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Scientific jornalism at Diversão com ciência e arte museum

Silvia Martins dos Santos   Universidade Federal de Uberlandia, Brazil

Dalira Lucia Cunha Maradei Carneiro   Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil

The paths walked by science and technology (S&T) can be decisive for changes in society, and features the necessity of establishing rapprochement processes between science and population at large. In Brazil, various policies have been adopted to diminish the gap between science and society. Notable amongst the measures taken are the publication of specific notices on science popularization, and the launch of the Brazilian National Science and Technology week (SNCT) in 2004 by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. In a local context, the event features the scientific journalism activities from Diversão com Ciência e Arte Museum (DICA) from Physics Institute of Universidade Federal de Uberlândia. DICA museum comprises interactive spaces which allow guests to be familiar with S&T. Besides, DICA promotes public lectures, courses, displays and events. In this context, SNCT - Uberlândia, organized by the museum in a partnership with the City Hall of Uberlândia and the Instituto Federal do Triângulo Mineiro pursues integrate community and the scientific universe. During SNCT event, DICA team works on mobilizing local schools and researchers, promoting a joint work for dissemination of science. By enhancing journalism actions, broadening the dialogue between the museum and the media and the preparation of publications on dissemination of science are fundamental actions so the science dissemination mission succeeds. Therefore, since the first SNCT - Uberlândia, a parallel work concerning the preparation of press releases and articles for the media as a whole, which consequently feed DICA website and SNCT - Uberlândia blog has been done. All the actions mentioned, which feed themselves back, have as a scope address the activities that took place during SNCT - Uberlândia and publicize projects and researches related to SNCT main theme. Noticeable results are the production of newsletters and the Science and Technology for Social Transformation - “Ciência e Tecnologia para a Transformação Social”, which pursues disseminate kowledge, publicizing issues related to science and technology, and also SNCT - Uberlândia activities. Both available on DICA Museum website (www.dica.ufu.br). Thus, the mobilizing proposal of SNCT contributes to the consolidation of the scientific journalism team of DICA Museum, allowing the participation of UFU journalism students in activities developed by the museum.

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