Due to our experience in university extension activities with students of high school we understand the distance and unknowledge of these in relation to brazilian public universities, which include the process of joining the University of São Paulo (USP), the activities that are developed in the university as teaching, research among others, including gratuitous of public universities. In order to minimize this framework, the Institute of Physics of São Carlos (IFSC) institutionalized in 2011 the program “ University for a day”, devised by the group of Crystal Growth and Ceramic Materials in 2003. Seeks to provide high school students from public or private the opportunity to meet and experience the college environment of the Campus USP - São Carlos. Most activities take place in a laboratory class called “Room of Knowledge” which has infrastructure for activities of nature demonstrative involving fundamental concepts of physics. The program‘s main goal is to promote access to public universities contributing to social inclusion, especially those of low income or with limited access to information. Also seeks to increase the interest of students by Exact Sciences in particular the area of Physics, strengthening ties between the university and the public, showing students what opportunities that Physics provides, in addition to clarifying the means of access to courses, presenting information necessary for the career choice. The program includes a lecture on universities and the admission requirements, the student assistance, the structure of the campus, the everyday of university, research activities, teaching and extension of the IFSC, the courses offered and the opportunities in the labor market. After free lunching at the restaurant university, know the campus, the IFSC and the library. Finally, the Show of Physics conducts experimental demonstrations related to everyday technologic applications of physics and correlated sciences, totaling six hours of visit. From May 2011 to December 2012 were attended 8005 students, of whom 22 were admitted to one of four undergraduate courses the IFSC. Only in 2013, through the month of July 2245 students from 56 educational institutions participated the program, of which 64% were from public schools.

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University for a day as instrument of social inclusion

Herbert Alexandre João   Instituto de Fisica de Sao Carlos - Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Ariane Baffa Lourenco   Instituto de Física de São Carlos - Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Jerusha Mattos Camara   Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil

Due to our experience in university extension activities with students of high school we understand the distance and unknowledge of these in relation to brazilian public universities, which include the process of joining the University of São Paulo (USP), the activities that are developed in the university as teaching, research among others, including gratuitous of public universities. In order to minimize this framework, the Institute of Physics of São Carlos (IFSC) institutionalized in 2011 the program “ University for a day”, devised by the group of Crystal Growth and Ceramic Materials in 2003. Seeks to provide high school students from public or private the opportunity to meet and experience the college environment of the Campus USP - São Carlos. Most activities take place in a laboratory class called “Room of Knowledge” which has infrastructure for activities of nature demonstrative involving fundamental concepts of physics. The program‘s main goal is to promote access to public universities contributing to social inclusion, especially those of low income or with limited access to information. Also seeks to increase the interest of students by Exact Sciences in particular the area of Physics, strengthening ties between the university and the public, showing students what opportunities that Physics provides, in addition to clarifying the means of access to courses, presenting information necessary for the career choice. The program includes a lecture on universities and the admission requirements, the student assistance, the structure of the campus, the everyday of university, research activities, teaching and extension of the IFSC, the courses offered and the opportunities in the labor market. After free lunching at the restaurant university, know the campus, the IFSC and the library. Finally, the Show of Physics conducts experimental demonstrations related to everyday technologic applications of physics and correlated sciences, totaling six hours of visit. From May 2011 to December 2012 were attended 8005 students, of whom 22 were admitted to one of four undergraduate courses the IFSC. Only in 2013, through the month of July 2245 students from 56 educational institutions participated the program, of which 64% were from public schools.

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