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Lidia Badarnah: 'Nature provides a huge source of solutions'

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Lidia Badarnah is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Building Technology Program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Badarnah obtained her Ph.D in Biomimetics in Architecture at Delft University of Technology. She has specialized in biologically-inspired strategies for building envelopes adaptation and recently has developed a methodology for the generation of novel biomimetic design concepts. The crossover between architecture and scientific concepts is evident in Badarnah's work that ranges from biology to thermodynamics.

Science is all around you: Mosses

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Greetchen: "José, there is a large variety of plants in our ecosystem with very interesting features, such as the bryophytes. Bryophytes are non-vascular plants; that is, they don’t have veins. It is assumed that they were the first plants to colonize terrestrial environments."


 

 

Puerto Rican ingenuity at the 2014 FIFA World Cup

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Puerto Rican neuroscientist and graduate student David Schwarz is part of Walk Again (Andar du Novo), a project that will allow a paraplegic Brazilian teen to control a robotic exoskeleton with their mind to execute the inaugural kick at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

This event will be historical for many reasons. First, it is the culmination of years of research and the collective work of hundreds of scientists around the world, from engineers, to computer scientists, to neuroscientists.

Borinqueña, are you considering a career in academia? Be inspired by my story!

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Borinqueña emphasizes the contribution of Puerto Rican and Hispanic women in science and technology and provides a space to discuss topics of interest about the empowerment of women.  In ‘What’s up Borinqueña?’ we share a variety of experiences and perspectives from different women and men that are committed to advancing equality for women in science.

Second Tertulia CienciaPR: Science Policy

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We continually hear in the news discussion about topics of global significance such as energy or health reforms, national security, global warming, the food crisis, and the fiscal budget and its impact on innovation and competitiveness, among others. Although seemingly unrelated to each other, in order to be resolved all of these issues need to include considerations about science.

Young boricua scientists distinguished for outstanding research

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CienciaPR celebrates the scientific talent in Puerto Rico. Here we share the succesful stories of boricua brains that have excelled in conferences and receiving prestigious recognitions early in their careers. Share these stories using #cerebrosboricuas.

Students are distinguished as emerging scientists in science and engineering

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UPR at Mayagüez launched instruments to improve the forecast for hurricanes

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The UPR at Mayagüez has developed new tools to improve the forecast of hurricanes in the Caribbean (CariCOOS).

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UPR in Arecibo Receives Grant from NASA for Aerospace Education

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Guillermo Nery and Ángel Acosta, professors at the University Puerto Rico in Arecibo (UPRA) recieved a grant from NASA for the Leading AeroSpace Education Development (LASED) program.

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UPR student studied conservation of marine turtles in Maunabo

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Jorge Gutiérrez, biology student at the University of Puerto Rico, participated in an summer internship stduying marine turttles in Maunabo. The internship is part of the Student Chapter of the Environmental Marine Society.

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Professor at UPR-RUM will conduct research in Africa throught the Fulbright Fellowship

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Dr. Marcel J. Castro Sitiriche, professor at RUM received an important grant from Fulbright Foundation to conduct research in Tanzania, Africa. The title of his research proposal is Sustainable Energy Education for Rural Electrification: Pathways to Community Empowerment and Quality of Life.

 

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Young scientist finds clues for one day curing glaucoma

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The regeneration of the optic nerve and a cure for glaucoma could one day be possible thanks in part to findings from a study led by Giam Vega-Meléndez, a young 26 year-old Puerto Rican graduate student who is on a fast-track to a research career. Vega found that certain proteins, naturally released by the body during development, can promote the regrowth of optic the nerve after injury or degeneration. The research project was conducted in its entirety by Vega-Meléndez, a graduate student in the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences campus (UPR-MSC), under the direction of Dr.

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