RUM research group contributes to collaborative project with million-dollar NSF grant

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Clara E. Isaza Brando and Mauricio Cabrera Ríos, Ph.D., from the Departments of Biology and Industrial Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Mayagüez Campus (RUM), are team members of the EMBRIO Institute, a multidisciplinary and collaborative project with U.S. universities, funded with $12.5 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF), whose objective is to identify how cells organize themselves to fight attack and ensure their ability to survive at scales ranging from single cell to cell responses to tissue and wound closure. 

RUM Graduate named to the Engineering Hall of Fame

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Rey Almodóvar, a graduate of the Industrial Engineering Department of the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus (RUM), was inducted into the Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame (AEHOF), a distinction that was created in 1987 by the then governor of that state that recognizes the excellence of outstanding individuals, companies and associated projects in that U.S. jurisdiction. 

Boricua accepted into prestigious genetic technology program in San Francisco

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The Medical Sciences Campus student will do her internship at an innovative company that is a pioneer in the success and expansion of biotechnology at a global level.

San Juan, Puerto Rico - Rachell Martínez Ramírez, a student of the Medical Sciences Campus (RCM) of the University of Puerto Rico, was selected to participate in the prestigious and competitive post-doctoral internship program at Genentech Biopharmaceuticals, located in San Francisco.

Professor at UPR Mayagüez receives recognition after being nominated by his students

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Dr. Eduardo A. Lugo Hernández, professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus (RUM), became the first Puerto Rican to receive the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust, which is granted to professors who have inspired their students to make a difference in their communities. 

Antiracist Recommendations from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Include Contributions from CienciaPR

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The new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recognizes that racism has produced systemic barriers that limit full participation in science and medicine and offers concrete actions to break them down, thus promoting justice and inclusion. Puerto Rican scientist Dr. Giovanna Guerrero Medina, was chosen for her expertise and leadership as executive director of the organization Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) to be a member of the committee that issued the document.

Ciencia Puerto Rico’s Director of Communications Receives Important Recognitions for Work Democratizing Science

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Dr. Mónica Feliú-Mójer has been elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the National Academies Standing Committee on Advancing Science Communication.

UPR Aguadilla students participate in workshop at MIT

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This is an intensive workshop on quantitative tools and programming languages used to analyze experimental data in biology and neuroscience at the renowned institution. 

(Aguadilla, P.R.) - Students from the Department of Natural Sciences of the University of Puerto Rico in Aguadilla, led by their professor Dr. Miguel Méndez, participated in early January and for the second consecutive year in the Quantitative Methods Workshop offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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Diyaselis Delgado López: a Puerto Rican studying the universe from Harvard

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The young woman, who discovered her passion for physics thanks to the Arecibo Observatory, has traveled the world presenting her research.

At the age of 15, a visit to the Arecibo Observatory was the beginning of her passion for physics. Diyaselis Marianela Delgado López said that sharing with scientists during her research for a school science fair led her, years later, to work in laboratories in Switzerland and become a doctoral student at Harvard University in Boston.

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