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DR. JOSÉ L. CRUZ IS APPOINTED LEHMAN COLLEGE’S THIRD PRESIDENT

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The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York today appointed Dr. José L. Cruz, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at California State University, Fullerton, and a frequent speaker and writer on higher education issues, as the third president of Herbert H. Lehman College in the Bronx. Chancellor James B. Milliken recommended Cruz’s appointment following a nationwide search.

Puerto Rican student will be part of intensive program of Singularity University in Silicon Valley

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San Juan, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust (PRSTR) presented the winner of the first local edition of the international competition Global Impact of the Singularity University. Simara López Laboy, a 22 years old Biochemistry doctoral student was the winner of three finalists selected by local judges and representatives of the prestigious institution located in Silicon Valley, California.
 

Puertorrican receives important national award

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AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation) and General Electric (GE Healthcare) have selected Carlos Villafañe as the biomedical equipment technician (BMET) of the year. He will receive this award on June 4, 2016 during the 2016 AAMI Conference & Expo in Tampa, Florida.

For more information, please visit the spanish version of this site.  

 

New face of engineering is from UPR-Mayaguez

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One of the New Faces of Engineering at the international level is from UPR-Mayaguez. Yazeli Elizabeth Cruz Rivera, a first year graduate student in the Industrial Engineering Graduate Program was selected as one of the New Faces of Engineering 2016. 

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

 

 

 

Student of UPR-Rio Piedras investigares the impact of coffee farming on erosion

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The effect of coffee farming on erosion and its impact on marine life is the research problem that Yasiel A. Figueroa Sánchez is studying as he completes his masters degree in Interdisciplinary Envrionmental Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus. 

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

 

 

Turabo University Team Represents Puerto RIco in Wind Energy Competition

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The Juracán Energy Team of Turabo University is the only team from Puerto Rico to participate in the Collegiate Wind Competition of the U.S. Department of Energy. 

You can learn more about the competition here.

Dr. Juan A. Rivero Quintero: Founder of the only Zoo in Puerto Rico

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Dr. Juan A. Rivero Quintero was born on March 5, 1923 in Santurce, Puerto Rico. His great preparation and passion for his work helped him make great controbutions to the advancement of Biology in Puerto Rico. One of his most notable achievements is the opening of the Zoo at Mayaguez in 1954. 

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

http://lcc-wipr.com/dr-juan-a-rivera-quintero-fundador-del-unico-zoologico-en-puerto-rico/#sthash.u1v2E1EQ.dpuf

Successful State MATHCOUNTS Competition in PUERTO RICO

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More than 20 institutions and 200 students participated in the state final competition.

San Juan, Puerto Rico, – The MATHCOUNTS® competition helps develop excellence in mathematics for middle school students. This competition was hosted by the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico and organized by the Local Chapter of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). The winning team will be representing Puerto Rico in the national final competition. 

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

This information was received via press release from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. 

El Yunque y su diversidad

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This essay by Melissa Cabrera Ruíz, a high school student at the Centro Residencial de Oportunidades Educativas de Mayagüez (CROEM), won first place in the national science essay competition of the International Congress of the Spanish Languague (CILE 2016). The essay discusses the biodiversity of El Yunque the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. Forest System.

You can read the full essay in Spanish by clicking on ESPAÑOL at the top right of your screen.

Viva, Science in Spanish!

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Last week Ciencia Puerto Rico took part in the VII International Congress of the Spanish Language (CILE 2016). Through a historical collaboration CienciaPR and CILE celebrated that for the first time science had a prominent role in this Congress, the largest and most important celebration of the Spanish-language. CienciaPR and CILE collaborated in the evaluation of science essays for a national science essay competition and in the participation in an international colloquium about the Spanish language and science.

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

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