Young Scientist Award recognizes winners

Press release

The announcement of the Young Scientist Award (YSA) prizes was made on December 18 in Brasilia (DF, Brazil), which is a project sponsored by Gerdau. The ceremony was attended by president Dilma Rousseff and the representatives of the entities sponsoring the event. Nine students were awarded in this edition along with two schools and a teacher with honors. The award is organized in partnership between Gerdau, CNPq, General Electric, and the Roberto Marinho Foundation, which this year had the theme of Technological Innovations in Sports and received 2,000 papers.

Considered one of the most important recognitions for Brazilian scientists, the YSA mobilizes 25,000 high schools and involves more than 2,000 science research and education institutions in its process. The aim of the initiative is to promote reflection, stimulate research, and reveal talents, besides investing in students and professionals that are looking for solutions for problems in Brazil.

About Gerdau
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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