MOSTRATEC is a science and technology fair, annually held by Fundação Liberato, in the city of Novo Hamburgo, Rio Grande do sul state, Brazil. The fair presents research projects in several areas of human knowledge, conducted by young scientists from High School and from Technical-Professional Education of Middle Level.
A total of 752 research projects participate in MOSTRATEC: 420 high school and technical-professional education of middle level projects, 260 Elementary School projects, and 72 Childhood Education research projects from Brazil and several other countries. It also has integrated events, such as SIET (The International Seminar on Technical Education), Educational Robotics, sports and cultural activities.
The fair promotes integration among educational institutions, research and industry enabling the development, application, and disclosure of new technologies.
Throughout the years, the number of visitors and participants has grown; among them are entrepreneurs, national and international authorities, professionals from several areas, educators, students, the press, and the community in general, turning MOSTRATEC into one of the main educational events of the country.
a) encourage students to start with scientific initiation and technological research in order to increase and renew the number of researchers;
b) lead to research systematization and its institutionalization in high school and in technical education;
c) encourage imagination, curiosity and pleasure through scientific and technological research;
d) promote integration among educational institutions, research and industry, collaborating with the development, the application and the disclosure of new technologies;
e) integrate exhibitors and teachers from educational institutions in order to broaden relationship and to enable contact with other cultures;
f) propitiate students and teachers´ participation in national and international affiliated fairs.