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Professor at UPR Mayaguez received STTR grant from NASA

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Dr. Arturo J. Hernández Maldonado, a professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez received a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant from NASA. This is the first grant of this type granted to a researcher in Puerto Rican.

To read the full press release visit the Spanish version of this site.


Student at the UPR-RUM recieved 1st place for his poster at IISE

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Andrés F. Calle Hoyos, student at the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico in (RUM), received an award for his poster (Experimental Design Analysis of Stir Casting of Enhanced Aluminum Filler Reinforced with NbB2 Nanoparticles) at the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) conference in Anaheim, California.

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Three scientists from Arecibo participate in world renowned course

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The Marine Biological Laboratory Immunohistochemistry and Microscopy course took place March 12-16, 2016 in Woods Hole, MA. Three young scientists from Arecibo, Puerto Rico were selected to be part of this highly competitive course.

You can read the full version of this article in Spanish by clicking on ESPAÑOL at the top right of the screen.

Learn more about the course: http://www.mbl.edu/education/special-topics-courses/immunohistochemistry-and-microscopy-ihcm/

Students at UPR Cayey received award

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Danilo Pérez and Angélica González, students at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Puerto Rico Cayey received awards for their academic excellence.

Visit the original article at Diálogo Digital: http://dialogoupr.com/colegio-de-quimicos-premia-estudiantes-de-upr-cayey/

Students at RUM participate in global forum

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Ten students from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (RUM) won awards at the Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE) global forum in Cincinnati, Ohio.


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Four science teachers from Puerto Rico will receive NSF award from President Obama

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Four science teachers from Puerto Rico will receive the National Science Foundation's Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching from President Obama. 

Esther Álvarez Meléndez- San Ignacio de Loyola

Carmen Olmo- Saint John's School

Nelson Franqui Flores- Saint John's School

Keyla Soto Hidalgo- University High School of the University of Puerto Rico


This article was originally published in El Nuevo Día, on August 23, 2016. To see the original publication visit: 


RUM students receive 5 awards at PACE Global forum

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Ten students from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus (nine from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and one from the Department of English) formed part of a team that received 5 awards during the Global Forum of the Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE), that took place in Cincinnati, Ohio.

For the full article, please refer to the spanish version of this site. 

Latina Science Outreach and Diversity Advocate Is Among 65 Inspiring Women in STEM Award Winners

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Dr. Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer, Vice-Director for Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) and Science Outreach Program Manager for iBiology, has been selected to receive the 2016 Inspiring Women in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

This award honors women who work to make a difference in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Dr. Feliú-Mójer will be featured, along with 64 other recipients, in the September 2016 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education.

RUM graduate named presidential professor at UPenn

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José Arturo Bauermeister had been appointed as a Presidental Professor at UPenn, this position arises from the Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence that seks to recruit and retain professors with exceptional trayectories in order to promote Faculty diversity. Dr. Bauermeister graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Department of Social Sciences where he investigated the stigma associated with communities affected by HIV. 

For the full article, please refer to the spanish version of this site. 


Prof. Arturo J. Hernández Maldonado is to receive the Professional Achievement Award conferred by the Great Minds in STEM (GMiS™) organization

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Prof. Arturo J. Hernández Maldonado, co-director of the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez’ Nanotechnology Center is to receive the 2016 GMiS™ Professional Achievement Award during the national meeting of this organization to be held in October of this year in Anaheim, CA. He is a faculty member of the Dept. of Chemical Engineering and one of the most productive and successful researchers of the University of Puerto Rico. He has been recognized several times by the institution for his accomplishments and despite his impressive résumé, he has not disregarded his commitment to students. 


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