Book: ¡Ciencia Boricua!

Carátula del libro ¡Ciencia Boricua!

After an open call in 2009 for essays through our website, on September 2011 CienciaPR published the book ¡Ciencia Boricua! Ensayos y Anécdotas del Científico Puertorro under Editorial Callejón.  

This book, sponsored by Pfizer, collects 61 essays written by 24 puertorrican educators and scientists.  The essays are written in a simple language with the general audience in mind. However, the book covers important and fundamental scientific concepts with precision and veracity. Many of the essays have been published in other media throught our collaborations with El Nuevo Día and Diálogo Digital.

The book serves as a resource to present scientific role models and showcase science and scientists in an approachable way. Because of this, the educator community has shown great interest in the book, which is currently being used in several schools in Puerto Rico.  In response, the CienciaPR has developed a topic guide (Spanish) for the book to help integrating the content to the classroom setting, and has developed a series of workshops for teachers, demostrating how to use the essays as didactic tools, not just for science, but also for Spanish, art, and other subjects. In 2012, the book was the key piece in a pilot science outreach project that has undertaken at the Nueva Escuela Juan Ponce de León with funding from the Banco Popular Foundation.

The authors of the book are: Angel Nieves RiveraCarlos Ríos VelázquezDaniel LaóIrving Vega, Jorge Santiago Blay, Jose García ArrarásJuan Jose RiveraPablo Llerandi Román, Wilfredo de Jesús MongeWilfredo OrtizWilson González EspadaCarmen Maldonado VlaarLiliam Casillas Martínez, Johanna Padró Irrizary, Uriyoán Colón RamosVeronica Segarra,Daniel Colón RamosAlexis Valentín VargasOsvaldo Torres SantiagoPeter J. RosadoSamuel Luis Díaz MuñozMónica Feliú MójerYaihara Fortis Santiago.

The editors of the book are: Wilson González EspadaDaniel Colón Ramos y Mónica Feliú Mójer

You can find the book in the following bookstores:

  • Librería La Tertulia, Río Piedras, (787) 765-1148

  • Librería Norberto González, Río Piedras, (787) 281-7166

  • Librería Mágica, Río Piedras, (787) 717-2674

  • Biblioservices, Hato Rey, (787) 753-1231

  • Sara Grecco Editoriales (distribuidora), (787) 727-8804 y (787) 726-0440

Thanks to the amazing response from the public, we are working on a second edition and an online version of the book. Check back for updates!  

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