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Young Scientist Award highlights technological innovation for sports
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Considered one of the most important recognitions to Brazilian scientists, the 26th edition of the Young
Scientist Award has as its theme Technological Innovation for Sports. Conducted in partnership between
Gerdau, CNPq, General Electric, and the Roberto Marinho Foundation, the award received registration of
2070 papers and the winners were announced on November 26 at the headquarters of the National Council
for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq/MCTI) in Brasília (DF). The awards are divided into four
categories: college graduates, college students, high school students, and institutional merit. The award will
be announced on December 5th by President Dilma Rousseff at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia (DF).
With its role of developing the communities where it operates, Gerdau contributes to the quality of
education through programs that seek to improve the management of the public education institutions, train
teachers, and develop students.
Gerdau is the leader in the segment of long steel in the Americas and one of the main suppliers of special long steel in the world. With over 45,000 employees, it has industrial operations in 14 countries—in the Americas, Europe, and Asia—which together represent an installed capacity of over 25 million metric tons of steel per year. It is the largest recycler in Latin America; and in the world, it transforms each year millions of tons of scrap steel, reinforcing its commitment to sustainable development in the regions where it operates. Gerdau is listed on the stock exchanges of São Paulo, New York, and Madrid and has over 140,000 shareholders.
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