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Scientists from the UPR of Río Piedras publish in the prestigious Science magazine

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Evolutionary biologist Riccardo Papa and his team presented important findings using butterflies.

In the field of evolutionary biology, studying philosophy, time and space is unusual. However, Dr. Riccardo Papa and his team of students from the Department of Biology at the Río Piedras Campus of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) did just that, and what they found earned them a publication in the prestigious scientific journal Science.

After collecting data for three and a half years, the group found that, in essence, there is no single path to evolution. That is, the same result can be reached in different ways; in this case, in the field of development, evolution and morphology (how living things are formed).

RUM Steel Bridge Team takes first place in Canada

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The Steel Bridge team, from the Civil Engineering and Surveying Department (INCI) of the University of Mayagüez Campus (RUM), won first place overall at the Canadian National Steel Bridge Competition (CNSBC), an event held at Western Ontario University in Canada. 

The collegiate group, composed of 14 students, achieved first place in the following categories: Lightness, Construction Economy, Cost Estimate, Construction Speed, and Circular Engineering. It also took third place in the Aesthetics category. 

Prior to this first place, the students obtained third place in the regional competitions of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), which allowed them to qualify for the U.S. national competitions for the ninth consecutive year. 

CienciaPR launches public service campaign and multisectoral alliance in favor of prevention and health

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Ciencia Puerto Rico launches the public service campaign “La Prevención es la clave” (Prevention is the Key) and leads a multisectoral effort to promote health in the archipelago.

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. 

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.


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