SuSWEF: Ciencia Boricua para un Mejor Puerto Rico

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Investigadores del RUM en colaboración con peritos de la Universidad de Carolina del Sur estudian métodos para mejorar el manejo y reutilización de biomasa, optimizar prácticas agrícolas, y educar al público general sobre los problemas que obstaculizan un Puerto Rico auto-sostenible. 

UPR Cayey student receives NSF fellowship

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Danilo Pérez Rivera, a student from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) from Cayey was awarded the competitive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

For the full article, please refer to the Spanish version of this site.

CARICOOS receives RICE certification from NOAA

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The Caribbean Regional Association for Coastal Ocean Observing (CARICOOS), of the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus was certified as Regional Information Coordination Entity (RICE) by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 

For the full article, please refer to the Spanish version of this site.


RUM student receives prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship

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Paola M. Matos Ruiz, a third year student in the Biology Department at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus was awarded the very prestigious Barry Goldwater scholarship.
For the full article, please refer to the Spanish version of this site.


Again RUM student as the New Face in Engineering

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Nicole J. Ortiz Rodríguez, a student in the Graduate Program of Industrial Engineering from the Univeristy of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus was recognized as the New Face of Engineering by the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE).
For the full article, please refer to the spanish version of this site. 

Why do we sleep?

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We don’t often think about the purpose of sleep, yet we always feel better and more energized after a good night’s sleep. Studies have shown that we spend about one-third of our lives sleeping. Why is this so? There is no scientific consensus on the specific reason why we need sleep. While the question of exactly why we sleep is difficult to answer, sleep has many benefits. The effects of sleep deprivation can either manifest immediately, such as crashing your car due to excessive tiredness, or can build up with time and lead to chronic conditions. Research shows that sleep deficiency impairs your driving ability as much as being drunk. It is estimated that driver sleepiness is a factor in about 100,000 car accidents a year, and this may cause up to 1,500 deaths a year.

Buscamos Mentores y Maestros para el Programa de Verano Ignite

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Con el propósito de fomentar el interés por la biotecnología, el tercer anual Ignite Biotech Summer Program auspiciado por Fundación Amgen se llevará a cabo del 5 al 16 de junio. 

Necesitamos 18 mentores con experiencia de laboratorio.  Habra un estipendio de $600 para cada mentor.  Favor dirigirse a:

Todavia hay espacio para maestros de escuela secundaria.  Habra un estipendio de $250.  Favor dirigirse a:

Puerto Rico Means Science

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Below is a transcript of my speech for March for Science Puerto Rico, held April 22, 2017.

Good morning! Are we ready to march?

My name is Mónica Feliú-Mójer, deputy director of CienciaPR. CienciaPR uses the collective knowledge of the world's largest network of Puerto Rican scientists to share science in rice and beans, to improve science education in Puerto Rico and to forge the next generations of Puerto Rican scientific leaders.

Puerto Rico Math Superstars go to competition in Orlando

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Around 200 students from 23 middle schools participated in the Statewide Mathcounts Competition organized by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)- Puerto Rico Chapter and the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico.


For the full article, please refer to the Spanish version of this site. 




Puerto Rican biostatistician receives important award

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Dr. Rafael A. Irizarry Quintero was given the Benjamin Franklin Biosciences Award by the organization for his contributions in the development of statistical tools for complex data analysis.

For the full article, please refer to the Spanish version of this site.




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