L’Accademia di Gagliato Globale (AGG) was founded on the principle that talent is universal, but opportunity is not. In a world that relies on science to solve our most complex problems, too many communities are cut off from the day-to-day workings of science and technology innovation and education. In such settings, adults and children alike often miss opportunities to learn and engage with science and technology, and scientists miss valuable chances to learn from lay people whose cultural and practical know-how could inform more beneficial innovations and solutions.
AGG seeks to close that opportunity and communication gap by supporting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) professionals who return to their home communities as role models and ambassadors for STEM ingenuity. AGG members, called accademici, are charged with opening the door to the unlimited possibilities in STEM education and careers.
AGG encourages STEM professionals to become STEM philanthropists by developing events in their home communities that connect STEM experts and innovators with local community members.
- Inspire and engage young people through innovative educational programs on the frontier of science and technology
- Disseminate knowledge and basic competence on science and medical advances among a public of nonexperts
- Encourage collaborations, partnership and exchanges among scientists, business leaders, young researchers, innovators in all fields, and creative minds
- Offer a unique venue for in-depth discussions among global experts on novel solutions to unmet STEM challenges
Interested in joining AGG?
Do you have a creative idea to bring science to life in your community? Apply to become an accademico of AGG.
Paola Del Zotto Ferrari founded the L’Accademia di Gagliato delle NanoScienze in 2009 and acts as its current president. She is married to Mauro Ferrari and lives in California. They have five children. Paola has been a Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University in New York City, where she obtained a Masters in International Affairs in 1994. She worked at the United Nations Secretariat as the Assistant to the UnderSecretary General for Public Information, and in the NGOs Office of the same department. She is also the founder and Honorary President of Achilles Houston International, a non profit that engages disabled athletes with able-body athletes in training and sports competitions.
Giovanni Sinopoli is the executive secretary of L’Accademia di Gagliato. Born and raised in Gagliato, he studied at the ITG of Soverato where he obtained his diploma in 2003. He is a registered surveyor and owns his own practice in Gagliato. He has directed several public and private construction sites, including the Photovoltaic Park north of Gagliato. He is married with three children.
Board of Directors
Domenico Garieri: Co-Founder
Patrizia Doldo: Co-Founder
Fabrizia Venuta: Co-Founder
Barbara Bass, MD: Board Member
Tess Mateo: Board Member
L’Accademia di Gagliato is financially sustained by private sponsorships and public grants.