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CienciaPR receives funds from the JetBlue Foundation to promote scientific education in Puerto Rico

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SAN JUAN, PR — The non-profit organization Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR, www.cienciapr.org) received $25,000 from the JetBlue Foundation for its "Ciencia al Servicio" (Science in Service) project, which seeks to transform the way science is taught in Puerto Rico.

The JetBlue Foundation awarded $135,000 in total aid to Ciencia Puerto Rico, EcoExploratorio, Inter American University of Puerto Rico and PRAMI (Puerto Rico Aviation Maintenance Institute).

World-Renowned Scientist and Inventor Partners with CienciaPR to Inspire Curiosity

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Curiosity-driven. That is Dr. Manu Prakash in a nutshell. Born and raised in India, he didn’t have many economic resources as a young man, but his creativity and curiosity were plentiful. Today he is an award-winning and world-renowned scientist, inventor and professor of bioengineering at Stanford University. His thirst for knowledge and sense of awe remain intact, and inspire his mission to empower people through science.

Students from Polytechnic University obtain second place in Great Minds in STEM hackathon

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Three students from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico obtained second place in the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference's (HENAAC) hackathon, sponsored by the Computing Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institutions (CAHSI). The evnt was held in Pasadena en California.

You can read the full version of this story in Spanish by clicking on ESPAÑOL at the top right of your screen.

Science in Action: Rebuilding a Resilient Puerto Rico

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On Saturday, September 1st, 2018 the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Caribbean Division, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), and Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) co-hosted the conference Science in Action: Puerto Rican Public Policy Supported by Evidence. I had the pleasure of traveling to Puerto Rico and participating in this conference as a member of the organizing committee.

Open Call: The Science for Public Good Fund of the Union of Concerned Scientists

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Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), non-profit organization that advocates the use of science to have a healthier and safer planet for all, announces the second round of its "Science for Public Good Fund"

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Educators learn to use telescopes as part of the "Astronomía al Servicio" project

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SAN JUAN, PR - On September 21, 2018, 24 teachers from 14 Puerto Rican schools learned how to use telescopes as a teaching tool, as part of their participation in the "Astronomía al Servicio" project.

"Astronomía al Servicio" is a collaborative project between Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR), Astronomers Without Borders, the Office of Astronomy for Development of the International Astronomical Union, the Instituto Nueva Escuela and the Puerto Rico Astronomy Society. The project seeks to promote education, scientific exploration, and citizen participation through the establishment of astronomy clubs in schools.

Puerto Rican scientist and CienciaPR co-founder receives multi-million dollar award in recognition of his pioneering studies

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NEW HAVEN, CT - Dr. Daniel Colón Ramos, a Puerto Rican scientist, associate professor at Yale University and a co-adjunct professor at the Institute of Neurobiology at the University of Puerto Rico, was selected last month to receive two important recognitions from of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of the leading scientific agencies in the United States.

Aniversario del huracán María: Compilación de Relatos

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El 20 de septiembre del 2017 es una fecha en la que los puertorriqueños no podremos olvidar. Todos, de alguna manera u otra nos vimos afectados por el huracán María. Algunos pudieron pasar las largas horas del paso del huracán con familiares, mientras otros se encontraron solos encerrados en los baños de sus casas ya que ese era el lugar más seguro de su hogar. Unos tuvieron que desalojar durante el evento atmosférico debido a que no se imaginaban cuánto daño les iba a causar en sus hogares. Algunos tuvieron la dicha de no perder nada de su propiedad, pero lastimosamente perdieron sus trabajos. Otros tuvieron que enfrentarse al duro momento de enterrar a sus seres queridos, y en algunos casos sin poder llevar a cabo un funeral. Diciendo adiós de manera muy pronta.

First Puerto Rican woman to be named president of Mycological Society of America

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Dr. Sharon A. Cantrell became the first Puerto Rican woman to be appointed to the presidency of the Mycologycal Society of America, an organization that brings together scientists dedicated to the study of fungi and which was founded in 1932. Dr. Cantrell is a professor at the School of Natural Sciences and Technology of the Universidad del Turabo in Gurabo, Puerto Rico. She obtained her baccalaureate (Biology) and masters (Biology / Mycology) at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus. In 1996 she completed his PhD in Phytopathology - Mycology at the University of Georgia in Athens. Currently her research is directed to fungal ecology, climate change, extreme environments, taxonomy and systematics.

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