Nucleus of Research in Engineering, Science and Sustainability of Semiarid (NUPECS)
The Nucleus of Research in Engineering, Science and Sustainability of Semiarid (NUPECS) works in rural area of the city Caiçara do Rio do Vento in Rio Grande do Norte State, Northeast Region, Brazil. The name of the city means The Fisher of the River of Wind. NUPECS is located 6 km in an entrance in the BR 304, 100 km from the capital Natal. On site there is supporting infrastructure as an auditorium, cafeteria and accommodation, working as also a hostel.
The Nucleus of Research in Engineering, Science and Sustainability of Semiarid (NUPECS) is a project that aims to be a space for the development of sustainability research aimed at living with climate change in semi-arid Northeast.
The approach to the Sertão region involves organizations and researchers to identify what can be searched in order to promote greater environmental, economic and social sustainability in the backcountry.
In the field of engineering, we seek to support the adaptation along with severe weather phenomena and adverse climate change.
Some projects under development in NUPECS are:
- House with PET bottles;
- House with glass bottles;
- Center for Education and Sustainable Culture;
- Experiment in Organic Architecture;
-Museum Sustainability of Semi-arid;
- Technologies of water storage;
- Sustainable Technologies in the layout of physical space;
- Technologies to combat erosion;
- Eagle Observatory;
- The Mars Habitat.
All these topics are of great importance of learning for students, researchers and teachers who have an interest in Sustainability theme.
What is observed in NUPECS brings learning in the areas of SUSTAINABILITY, EDUCATION, SOCIAL TECHNOLOGIES, RECYCLING, CONSTRUCTION, ARCHITECTURE AND RURAL AND ECOLOGIC TOURISM.
More information about the Nucleus of Research in Engineering, Science and Sustainability of Semiarid (NUPECS) can be obtained at: http://www.NUPECSufrn.blogspot.com.
Prof. Julio Francisco Dantas de Rezende
Industrial Engineering Department
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte - UFRN
55 84 99986-9173/ 55 84 99981-8160.