Tuesday, September 1, 2009

FiPSE-CAPES Fall 2009 students also had opportunities to visit Google, Intel and NVIDIA.

From left, students Juliano Ferreira e Silvia Moreira,
Google's Manager People Technology and Operations Pedro Cintra, students Henrique Ribeiro and Igor Campos.

For these students from Minas Gerais and Amazonas, it was a dream come true to visit Google. Besides giving the students a tour of the Googleplex, Pedro Cintra also invited students and program manager Margarise Correa to try an organic meal at one of the company's 17 restaurants. Thanks, Pedro, for your hospitality!

The series of visits embodies the spirit in which the exchange program was developed: strengthening relationships between California and Brazilian business sectors and increasing the skill levels of students. Academic institutions in both countries are highly connected with the private sector and the consortia partnership includes two entrepreneur organizations: SVCITD, Silicon Valley Center for International Trade Development, and SINDVEL, Association of Industries of Santa Rita do Sapucai. Because of this partnership exchange students have had opportunities to intern at local companies and experience the business culture in different industries in Brazil and the U.S.
Students in a visit to the Intel museum. An below, students with program manager Margarise Correa and Intel's Research Scientist Edson Borin, who gave the group a tour of Intel campus. Thanks, Edson for your hospitality!

On the left, students Henrique Ribeiro, Igor Campos and Juliano Ferreira joined a tour of NVIDIA guided by company’s Technical Marketing Specialist, Paul Jastrzebski, and Sr. Embedded Software Engineer, Luis Dib. And below, students try on special glasses to play the newest NVIDIA'S video game. Thanks, Luis, for arranging the visit!