RUM Ex-Alumni leads Special NASA Launch

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Mayaguez University Campus

Press Release                                        Tuesday, February 1st, 2022

Engineer Javier Ocasio Pérez, a graduate of the Computer Engineering Department of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Mayagüez Campus (RUM), led the Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) mission at the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.

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Students from the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Campus receive national recognition

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Physics Student Organization Honored with Outstanding Chapter Award by the National Office of the Society of Physics Students 

December 13, 2021, San Juan, Puerto Rico - The Society of Physics Students (SPS) chapter won the 2020-2021 Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS National Office. The chapter has been recognized for its excellence as a premier student-run physical science organization, a designation awarded to fewer than 10 percent of all SPS chapters at universities in the United States and internationally.

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UPR Mayagüez Campus graduate honored as one of the Women of Color Technology Rising Stars

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Carla Pamela Puig Mojica, a graduate of the Department of Mechanical Engineering (INME) of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Mayagüez Campus (RUM), received the Women of Color (WOC) Technology Rising Star Award, given nationally in the United States by Career Communication Group, Inc. to young women of ethnic diversity, with less than 15 years in the workforce, who contribute with their performance to forge the technology of the future.

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Catedrática del RUM seleccionada como miembro del Centro de Revisión Científica del Instituto Nacional de Salud

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La doctora Maribella Domenech García, catedrática del Departamento de Ingeniería Química (INQU) del Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez (RUM) de la Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR), fue seleccionada por el Instituto Nacional de Salud (NIH) como miembro de su Centro de Revisión Científica, distinción otorgada por la competencia en su disciplina de estudio, así como los logros de su carrera sustentados por su labor investigativa, publicaciones y galardones, entre otros méritos profesionales. 

CienciaPR celebrates 15 years with a stellar gathering of spokespeople "Cómplices de la Ciencia Boricua"

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Under the slogan "Puerto Rico es ciencia" (Puerto Rico is Science), the scientific organization Ciencia Puerto Rico launched a new donation program called "Cómplices de la Ciencia Boricua" (Ciencia Boricua Allies). In addition to celebrating 15 years of the non-profit collective, “Puerto Rico es ciencia” seeks to promote donations and support the organization’s sustainability so that they can continue putting science in service of Puerto Rico. 

A call to support science and the University of Puerto Rico

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As the university system that has produced (by far) the largest number of Hispanic/Latinx STEM PhDs in the U.S., the University of Puerto Rico is one of the most important scientific institutions for assuring a diverse and well-trained STEM workforce. The contributions of the UPR to education and research impact Puerto Rico's economy, culture, and social well-being. This is why we share this letter from the Alliance for Science in the UPR addressed to Judge Swain and a call to our community to show its support for the UPR and its concern about the impact of budget cuts.

CienciaPR’s Aquí Nos Cuidamos named Breakthrough of the Year at prestigious international event

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San Juan, PR – Aquí Nos Cuidamos, a community engagement project of the nonprofit organization Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR), was named Breakthrough of the Year 2021 in the category of Science Engagement at the Falling Walls Science Summit, celebrated November 7-9 in Berlin, Germany. This prestigious award honors the most outstanding project breaking the wall between science and society.

Dra. Emma Fernández-Repollet receives the award "Faces of Bioscience in Puerto Rico 2021"

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"The Medical Sciences Campus congratulates Dr. Emma Fernández-Repollet for being the recipient of the“ Faces of Bioscience in Puerto Rico 2021 ”award. Ciencia Puerto Rico joins the congratulations of this scientific leader. Dr. Emma Fernández Repollet She is Professor at the School of Medicine and Director of the Collaborative Center on Health Disparities at the Medical Sciences Campus. The distinction was awarded by the Puerto Rico Bio Alliance as part of the Annual Bioscience Celebration at the official ceremony and commemorative events. of the Celebration of Bioscience Month 2021. These events were held on October 12, 2021 at the Jaime Benitez-Rexach Amphitheater of the University of PR Medical Sciences Campus.

Join Ciencia Boricua Allies!

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As part of our 15th anniversary, we have launched Ciencia Boricua Allies, a community of donors committed to the development of science in the archipelago. There are three levels of support: Explorers, Researchers, and Innovators. Each group will enjoy benefits like special recognition, occasional discounts in our online store, access to conferences, and many more!

CienciaPR welcomes three new fellows!

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During the month of September our team welcomed three new members: Alondra Caraballo Franco and Ariadna Rubio Lebrón, both fellows of the PARACa-AmeriCrops program of Mentes Puertorriqueñas en Acción and Andrea López Merced, who is part of the Civic Science Fellowship supported by the Rita Allen Foundation.

Alondra and Andrea will be supporting CienciaPR in communications and fundraising projects for the next year. Meanwhile, Andrea will be conducting an 18-month assessment of CienciaPR's impact and culturally relevant communication strategies and creating practical resources to increase the civic engagement of scientists.

Welcome to CienciaPR Alondra, Ariadna and Andrea!


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