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

Ariadna S. Rubio Lebrón's picture

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

Mónica Ivelisse Feliú-Mójer's picture

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

Ariadna S. Rubio Lebrón's picture

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

Alondra Caraballo Franco's picture

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).

Read the full story in the spanish version.

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

Alondra Caraballo Franco's picture

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.

Read the full story in spanish version.

Renowned Puerto Rican marine biologist receives world-class award

Alondra Caraballo Franco's picture

Dr. Edwin Hernandez is only the second Puerto Rican to receive the valuable certification from the Society for Ecological Restoration. 

Dr. Edwin Hernández, recognized for his projects related to coral cultivation and reef rehabilitation, was certified as a professional restoration ecologist by the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER), a global network that fosters the exchange of knowledge and experience among experts and scientists from diverse disciplines and backgrounds.

Read the full story in spanish version

“Borinqueñas en STEM: La exhibición” opens

Alondra Caraballo Franco's picture

Caguas, Puerto Rico (December 6, 2022)- The Centro Criollo de Ciencia y Tecnología del Caribe (C3Tec) presents the exhibition "Borinqueñas en STEM", a recognition of 37 outstanding Puerto Rican women in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Read the full story in the spanish version

Catedrático del RUM recibe subvención de $150 mil para estudiar impacto de los parques eólicos

Alondra Caraballo Franco's picture

Dr. Umberto Ciri, associate professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering (INME) at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus (RUM), received a $150,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to study the effects of large-scale offshore wind farms associated with the climatic conditions of Puerto Rico. 

Read the full stoty in the spanish version.


¡Castores químicos promueven las carreras en STEM usando técnicas de manufactura aditiva!

Omar A Movil-Cabrera's picture

<p>¡Castores químicos promueven las carreras en STEM usando técnicas de manufactura aditiva! La iniciativa de manufactura aditiva patrocinada por la National Science Foundation (NSF) (propuesta NSF-HSI # 2224801), está desafiando a los estudiantes de las escuelas del área metropolitana de Puerto Rico a identificar problemas globales y crear soluciones usando la manufactura aditiva como herramienta. Como parte de este programa, recientemente tuvimos el placer de recibir a alumnos y maestras de la “Escuela del Pueblo Trabajador”, una institución educativa Trujillana, cuyo método de enseñanza está basado en el método de la reconocida educadora María Montessori.


Subscribe to RSS - blogs