Our members are divided in:

Founders– A group of 30 reseacrhers who created the Rede CpE in 2014. You can see the complete list of names here.

Researchers –  Scientists from different scientific disciplines that are conducting studies which have the capacity to generate new insights into learning and education. 

Partners – Institutions that support and help to guide our activities. Currently, it is constituted by the partners  Ayrton Senna Institute, D’Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR), Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (ICB/UFRJ), Brazilian Company for Industrial Innovation (EMBRAPII) and Museu do Amanhã.

Rede CpE Friends – Any person who has interest in education and science who wants engage with our network receiving our news and materials.

Administration Board

It is responsible by the administration of the network with a normative role, engaging in strategic planning, coordination and evaluations. It is current formed by:

Augusto Buchweitz (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul)
Sidarta Tollendal Gomes Ribeiro (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte)
Luiz Eurico Nasciutti (Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
Mozart Neves Ramos (Instituto Ayrton Senna)
Fernanda Freire Tovar Moll (Instituto D’Or de Pesquisa e Ensino)
Eduardo Deschamps (Conselho Nacional de Educação)
Jorge Almeida Guimarães (Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Industrial e Inovação)
Esper Abrão Cavalheiro (Universidade Federal de São Paulo)
Nelio Marco Vincenzo Bizzo (Universidade de São Paulo)

Scientific and Educational Board

Researchers and educators that ensure the scientific quality of our projects and activities. It is current formed by:

Denise Fleith (UnB)
Enicéia Mendes (UFSCAR)
Grance Schenatto de Moraes (UFMG)
John Fontenelle de Araujo (UFRN)
Marilia Zaluar Guimarães (UFRJ)
Naercio Menezes (INSPER)
Rochele Fonseca (PUCRS)

Supervisory Board

It supervises and regulates the financial activities of the network. It is current formed by:

Luiz Horta (Embrapii),
Cecilia Hedin-Pereira (Fiocruz)
Alberto Nóbrega (UFRJ)


general coordinator

Roberto Lent

Rede CpE coordinator and Professor of Neuroscience at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Publishes papers on brain development and brain plasticity and have wrote many science dissemination books on neuroscience for adults and children.

scientific coordinator

Marília Zaluar P Guimarães

Graduated in Biological Sciences at Federal University of Rio de janeiro (UFRJ). She has a master and a PhD in Neurosciences at UFRJ and a post-Doc in neuropharmacology at UCSF com bolsa as a Pew Latin American Fellow.

educational coordinator

Debora Foguel

Graduated at Biological Sciences at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1987), master's at Biochemistry from UFRJ (1991) and ph.d. at Biochemistry from UFRJ (1993). Has experience in Biochemistry, focusing on Biochemistry, also acting on science dissemination. Professor at UFRJ and meber of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC).

planning and strategics coordinator


PR and content producer

Sofia Moutinho

Science journalist based in Rio de Janeiro and especialized in covering science, health, technology and environment. Most of my work has been published in the Brazilian science magazine “Ciência Hoje”. At the Rede CpE I am responsible for the relation with the public and the press and also for the website content.

executive supervisor

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