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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.

COSACO Coalicion de Ciencia Y Metodología Ante El Covid-19i

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COSACO: Sabiduría Agregada

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Dr. Jaime Claudio -Fundador/Catedrático Medicina de Familia UPR

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En medio del torbellino y del “pico” de la epidemia, del distanciamiento social tan doliente y cercano y de las ansiedades que padecemos a corazón abierto, un junte de boricuas de buena cepa y capa de ciencia echa raíces y retoña para combatir el CoronaVirus con sensibilidad y sabiduría.

Catedrático del RUM de la Universidad dePuerto Rico recibe dos premiaciones por sus aportaciones en la Ingeniería Civil y Transportación

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El doctor Benjamín Colucci Ríos, catedrático del Departamento de Ingeniería Civil y Agrimensura (INCI), del Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez (RUM) de la Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR), recibió la más alta distinción por parte de la Asociación Americana de Ingenieros Civiles (ASCE). Además, se convirtió en el primer hispano en obtener el Premio Internacional Wilbur S. Smith.

Se trata del ascenso al rango máximo de fellow de la ASCE, concedida por sus propios colegas del campo de la Ingeniería Civil. La gala Opal, en la que se le concedió el honor, tuvo lugar en Washington, D.C., previo a los acontecimientos actuales, donde se rindió tributo a los ingenieros civiles que fueron exaltados.

Proposed Treatment for COVID-19 Azithromycin

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Molecular Formula: C38H72N2O12

Disclosure:

The following article is with the intent to inform the community about azithromycin and not to be used for medical purposes. Please seek medical attention if you think you have flu or flu-like symptoms before ingesting antibiotics.

Introduction:

Azithromycin is part of a family of antibiotics called macrolides. It is an azalide antibiotic.

Response for students and STEM educators to the emergency of COVID-19

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Given the recent natural disasters and the public health emergency that we are facing, Ciencia Puerto Rico continues to be committed to the educators and students of Puerto Rico, who have seen their teaching and learning process interrupted, first by a sequence of earthquakes and now by the COVID-19 pandemic. This new crisis (the third in last three years) highlights how important it is to develop strategies and tools that ensure the continuity and resilience of the education system.

The Scientific Community Demands Resignation of Dr. Carmen Deseda, Puerto Rico's State Epidemiologist

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The Puerto Rico Science Policy Action Network launched a petition on March 19, 2020, to demand the resignation of the state epidemiologist in Puerto Rico, Dr. Carmen Deseda, because we understand that Dr. Deseda does not have the necessary expertise in health public and epidemiology, and has failed to prioritize science and evidence in her decision making. We reproduce the text of the petition below. As of today (3/24/20), 185 people have signed the petition, of which 34% identified themselves as graduate students, 34% as professionals with a PhD, Ms, MPH, Ms or DrPH and 32% identified as other (private sector, public sector, contractors, concerned citizens, etc.).

Convertir el miedo en acción

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Es normal tener miedo ante algo desconocido. Y no es para menos, el nuevo coronavirus ha cruzado fronteras sin pedir permiso y casi sin darnos cuenta. Hemos sentido su impacto a nivel mundial tanto en la salud pública como en la economía. La palabra pandemia nos hace recordar tiempos difíciles, como lo fue el virus de influenza H1N1 en el 2009, el cual se expandió a 214 países y cobró cerca de 18,000 vidas confirmadas (aunque se estimaron alrededor de 200,000). El gobierno de Puerto Rico no ha sido eficiente en su respuesta, pero eso era esperado. Sin embargo, a nivel individual y comunitario, es primordial convertir el miedo en acción. Y que seamos el refuerzo que necesita el sistema de salud pública. 

The Future of STEM is Phenomenally Latina

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Latinas earn 4% of bachelor’s degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as STEM disciplines, and hold only 2% of jobs in these sectors in the United States. This underrepresentation of Latinas in STEM limits their earning potential, their full participation in a fast-growing set of careers, and presents a troubling loss of talent and innovation.

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