The Michaelis Foundation for Global Education is proud to be the co-founding and presenting host of the Science Days 2018 edition, the largest—and only—International SPACE/STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) event, created in collaboration with NASA to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and space explorers.
This free event was presented in five cities around Brazil and featured more than 1,150 STEM organizations, schools and space startups presenting hands-on, fun science activities for people of all ages.
The Science Days 2018 received more than 38,000 participants including guests from academia, government and business sectors who are committed to empowering students to thrive in an evolving world.
“Science Days is a wonderful opportunity for students, teachers, schools, astropreneurs and young business leaders to showcase projects, network and discuss how we can best prepare our youth for the in-demand jobs of today and tomorrow,” said Jefferson Michaelis, TMFGE President.
“Science Days is already shaping up to be the biggest and best, with a fantastic lineup of speakers and panels that will inspire, engage and empower attendees.”
The Michaelis Foundation For Global Education, TMFGE is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. and internationally through pathways in science, technology. engineering, arts and math.
In 2018, Mike Lester and Gabe Gabrielle were NASA's keynote speakers. Mike and Gabe are outspoken proponents of STEM global education for all students.
Here is Gabe's personal testimonial:
I would like to express my sincere appreciation and thanks for the amazing opportunity to participate in Science Days, Brazil.
I have found Science Days to be an absolutely amazing event for everyone involved…I have participated in Science Days both last year and this year...Science Days gives so much joy and hope to a country where it seems a huge percentage of kids have so much interest….we see the excitement in the kids' eyes, the enthusiasm in their words, and we feel the joy in the hearts as they get to participate in evens that mean so much...they are always so excited to learn, to share their theories, to be able to physically “touch something” or listen to someone who has experience…it is so rewarding…
I have had opportunities to speak with students throughout Brazil, in addition to Science Days….so many are frustrated they don’t have opportunities in science to learn, especially in physics, astrophysics, and astronomy…Science Days helps so many bridge the gap and gives them hope…Science Days are so very special…we see by the overwhelming crowds, the never ending excitement, the amazing smiles…how extraordinary this is for everyone, those of us who get to present as well as all the participants…it touches out hearts and leaves lifelong, happy memories...Gabe
Michaelis in action
We work with partner organizations worldwide to tackle critical challenges in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math