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Welcome to the team, Dayanna, Ben and Kevin!

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This August, our Ciencia Puerto Rico team welcomed two new members: Dayanna N. Seguí Moró, Benjamin (Ben) Runyon and Kevin Rubén Lebrón. Dayanna is the new Coordinator of L’Oreal For Girls In Science-Puerto Rico, where she will contribute to the development of skills in young Puerto Rican girls and help them become mentors for other girls in our Seeds Of Success program.

Director Advises AAAS

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Congratulations to our Executive Director, Dr. Giovanna Guerrero-Medina, on her selection to the Empowering Career Pathways Multidisciplinary Committee of the prestigious scientific organization AAAS. Reporting to the organization's leadership, the committee will develop practical tools and recommendations to break down barriers to entry into STEM careers and improve talent retention.

Team Transitions

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With a mix of emotions we announce that our dear colleague, Edmy Ayala Rosado, who served as CienciaPR's Community Projects Manager and Science Outreach Specialist, has moved on to become the Director of Communications and Community Impact at the Centro para la Reconstrucción del Hábitat. For 3 years, Edmy was an important part of our work team, leading, among other things, the communication and health promotion campaigns of Aquí Nos Cuidamos and working hand-in-hand with community leaders through our Community Science Laborato

The CienciaPR Team Continues Growing!

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Three college students have joined our team thanks to our collaboration with the Summer VISTA fellowship from Mentes Puertorriqueñas en AcciónMarylys Rivera Flores, Natalia Ramos Rivera and Isaac Correa Pagán, welcome to the CienciaPR team! We also celebrate the continued collaboration of four college interns: Daiza Orench Rivera, Elan A. Reinoso Jimenez, Jabes Hernández Matias and Larisa Isabel Cordero Campos. We are grateful for our university interns and all their contributions!

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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Renowned Puerto Rican marine biologist receives world-class award

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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.

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“Borinqueñas en STEM: La exhibición” opens

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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.

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

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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. 

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UPR Aguadilla stands out at the American Public Health Association Annual International Conference

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Presented two projects on environmental impact and health in the face of exposure to chemical compounds in the Puerto Rican community.

(Aguadilla, P.R. - November 23, 2022) The University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla (UPRAg) stood out with the presentation of two projects on environmental impact and exposure to chemical compounds in the Puerto Rican community, at the Annual Conference of the American Public Health Association last November 6-9 held in Boston, Massachusetts. 

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