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The Boricua Science Community Responds to COVID-19

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We are facing a pandemic of the new Sar-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease COVID-19. The situation has disrupted everyone's lives in unprecedented ways. We understand that there is much concern and uncertainty, and that the situation is constantly and rapidly evolving. That is why the CienciaPR Team has activated its #CienciaBoricua community to educate, inform, and promote the well-being of our people. As always, in this emergency, we are ready to put science in service of Puerto Rico.

NSF otorga subvención a catedráticos del Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez de la UPR para proyecto de tratamiento de cáncer

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Los doctores Eduardo Juan García y Madeline Torres Lugo, catedráticos de la Facultad de Ingeniería del Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez (RUM), de la Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR), recibieron una subvención de $250 mil de la Fundación Nacional de la Ciencia (NSF), para darle continuidad al desarrollo de un calentador por inducción magnética en miniatura, instrumento que se utilizaría para el tratamiento de cáncer prostático. 

Se trata de la primera dádiva que se otorga en Puerto Rico del nuevo programa Partnership For Innovation, de NSF, que aspira a que tecnologías que están en desarrollo en los laboratorios puedan escalar a nivel de comercialización. 

NSF otorga subvención a catedráticos del Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez de la UPR para proyecto de tratamiento de cáncer

Kimberly Ann Massa's picture

Los doctores Eduardo Juan García y Madeline Torres Lugo, catedráticos de la Facultad de Ingeniería del Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez (RUM), de la Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR), recibieron una subvención de $250 mil de la Fundación Nacional de la Ciencia (NSF), para darle continuidad al desarrollo de un calentador por inducción magnética en miniatura, instrumento que se utilizaría para el tratamiento de cáncer prostático. 

Se trata de la primera dádiva que se otorga en Puerto Rico del nuevo programa Partnership For Innovation, de NSF, que aspira a que tecnologías que están en desarrollo en los laboratorios puedan escalar a nivel de comercialización. 

CienciaPR participates of NBCUniversal and PYXERA Global’s Summer of Service

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Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) was one of a dozen non-profit organizations from all over the United States who participated of NBCUniversal’s (NBCU) Summer of Service, an initiative that connects NBCU employees with organizations for pro bono consulting to enable them to achieve their organizational goals.

Over two weeks, a team of NBCU employees (Monique Joe, Linette Sifre, Andrea Ruiz and Kieran Bertram) developed several communications and marketing tools and strategies for our organization. The positioning statement, social media plan, templates, marketing plan and timeline (among other resources) created by them will help CienciaPR communicate our work, value, and impact better and do more with limited resources and bandwidth.

A graduate of the Mayagüez Campus of the UPR works on an important initiative against COVID-19

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Committed to his country and his alma mater, the engineer José M. Rodríguez, a graduate of the Mayagüez University Campus (RUM), of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), is a flagship plant in his work as Director of Engineering for the Americas in Abbott Laboratories company, where it is a leader of vital initiatives today to combat COVID-19.

To read the full news story, please access the Spanish version of this website.

 

CienciaPR, Puerto Rico Public Health Trust and Mercy Corps join forces to educate about COVID-19

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The Puerto Rico Public Health Trust (PRPHT) and Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR), together with the humanitarian organization Mercy Corps Puerto Rico, dedicated to supporting communities and micro-businesses, started an alliance to educate young adults about the urgency of modifying their behaviors to stop COVID-19 infections in Puerto Rico.

With the slogan “Cuídate, Cuídame” (Take care of yourself, Take care of me), the organizations launched the educational campaign, which is made up of several efforts aimed mainly at the populations between 20 and 39 years old, which have the highest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Puerto Rico.

Equipo del Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez de la Universidad de Puerto Rico se destaca en competencia internacional con su novedoso bote RUM-BA

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El equipo UPRM RoboBoat Team, compuesto por 35 estudiantes de diversas disciplinas del Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez (RUM), de la Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR), diseñó, manufacturó y programó un bote autónomo, que se bautizó con el nombre de RUM-BA, capaz de navegar con una serie de obstáculos acuáticos, para la participación del International RoboBoat Competition, que tendría lugar en South Daytona, en Florida, pero que se realizó de manera virtual.

Seeds of Success: IF/THEN Edition, a program for girls in STEM kicks off

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It is with great enthusiasm that we announce the beginning of the third cycle of the Seeds of Success Program, which seeks to expose middle school girls to the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Last Saturday, August 15, 2020, 121 students in grades 7th through 9th, began their journey to become STEM Ambassadors with a virtual orientation seminar and a leadership workshop. Prior to the seminar, the girls received the program guides and STEM educational materials, such as the paper microscope, Foldscope, brochures and opportunities for students. These materials were donated by about 15 organizations and sent through the postal service.

Organizers of CienciaPR’s Seeds of Success featured by world's largest resource library celebrating women in STEM

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Doctors Greetchen Díaz Muñoz, Roselin Rosario Meléndez and Minerva Cordero Braña, and engineer Beatris Méndez Gandica, organizers of the Semillas de Triunfo (Seeds of Success): IF/THEN Edition program, are included in the world's largest library of resources celberating women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). These women are four of the 125 IF/THEN ambassadors selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Lyda Hill Philanthropies as outstanding women in STEM and role models.

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