BRATECC | Number 10 - July 2020
Newsletter July 2020
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Monthly News
Rice receives NSF grant to boost STEM education
"A multi-institutional team led by Rice University has received a $1.4 million grant from National Science Foundation (NSF) for a collaborative project studying persistence and retention of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers across the nation."

Educadora americana inicia treinamento para professores de inglês da rede municipal de educação
"Uma parceria entre a Missão Diplomática dos EUA no Brasil e a Secretaria Municipal de Educação (SME) do Rio de Janeiro possibilitará que 30 professores que lecionam inglês para alunos do 1º ao 9º ano do Ensino Fundamental nas escolas públicas municipais sejam beneficiados com um treinamento para aprimorar seu conhecimento do idioma e suas capacidades pedagógicas."

Petrobras moves forward in the development of the Búzios field
"Petrobras informs that its Executive Board approved on July 24th the beginning of the contracting processes for three new Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSOs) platforms for the Búzios field, in the Santos Basin pre-salt."

Brasil zera imposto de importação para módulos de geração de energia solar
"O governo brasileiro decidiu incluir diversos equipamentos de energia solar em uma lista de bens de capital cujos impostos de importação estão zerados até o final de 2021, de acordo com publicações no Diário Oficial do dia 20 de julho."

BRANDT Acquires Specialty Formulations Manufacturing Plant in Parana, Brazil
“BRANDT, a leading agriculture retailer and manufacturer of specialty agriculture products, has acquired a factory for producing its specialty formulations products in Brazil. The acquisition—and subsequent plant renovation—represents a multi-million Real investment."

Stirring in the oil patch, Chevron buys Noble for $5 billion
"Chevron will take over Noble Energy for $5 billion in the first big deal announced since the coronavirus pandemic shook the energy sector."

Oil falls as OPEC+ plans to raise output while virus cases increase
“Things are getting back to normal on the oil market,” said Norbert Rücker, head of economics research at Julius Baer."

Brasil retoma posto de maior produtor de soja do planeta
"Com a supersafra deste ano, revisada para cima pelo IBGE ontem, o Brasil retoma dos Estados Unidos o posto de maior produtor mundial de soja. As projeções americanas indicam que o Brasil se consolidará na posição também na próxima safra, reforçando o bom desempenho da agropecuária brasileira, mesmo em meio à pandemia de covid-19."

Com home office e salário em dólar, startup contrata engenheiros no Brasil
"A startup americana Brex , criada por dois brasileiros em 2017, abriu novas vagas para engenheiros brasileiros em plena pandemia. O cofundador da empresa, Henrique Dubugras, anunciou a notícia em sua página no LinkedIn no dia 6 de julho. Segundo o empreendedor, os contratados trabalharão em regime 100% remoto, receberão ações da companhia e um salário a partir de 50.000 dólares por ano."

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