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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.

Student team from RUM wins regional competition of the American Society of Civil Engineers

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The group of students from the University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez Campus that represented Puerto Rico in the southern regional competitions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, won the majority of the awards, including the prestigious Overall for the concrete canoe and steel bridge. This achievement classified them to move to the national competition where they will represent the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Puerto Rico in may and june of this year. 

This information was provided by press release from the University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez Campus. 

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

Dr. Pablo Iván Altieri is recognized for his scientific labor

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As part of the celebration of the Sixth Annual Conference of the Society of Physiology of Puerto Rico, Dr. Pablo Iván Altieri was recognized with the Distinguished Service Award for his scientific and philanthropic labor supporting the development of research and the new generation of scientists at the Medical Science Campus.

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

Math Professor from UPR receives prestigious international award

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The contributions of Luis F. Cáceres, Mathematics Professor from the Univeristy of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, to advance the Special Mathematics Olympics of Puerto Rico (OMPR) and Latin America have made him deserving of a prestigious international award from the World Federation of National Mathematics Competitions (WFNMC). 

This article was originally published by Diálogo Digital, plese refer to this website:

http://dialogoupr.com/matematico-de-upr-reconocido-a-nivel-mundial/ 

CITec from the University of Puerto Rico receives EBSCO prize

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The Center for Information and Technology (CITec) at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus wins EBSCO 2015 award for the creation of a digital tool that wil ease the search for information in the areas of Natural Sciences.

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

Undergraduate student presents a study on tree diversity in local forests

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Original in Spanish.

Damaris Rodríguez-Fernández, estudiante en el programa subgraduado de Manejo de Vida Silvestre (Facultad de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Humacao) culminó su trabajo investigativo con dos presentaciones en conferencias profesionales. Junto a los profesores Denny Fernández y Raymond Temblay, sus mentores, compartieron sus hallazgos en el Congreso Annual de la Sociedad Ecológica de América (Baltimore, MD) y el 30mo Simposio de Flora y Fauna del Caribe (Humacao, PR).

NSF awards $815,000 to the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico

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WASHINGTON.-  The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded $815,108 to the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico to promote education in cyber security.

The original article was published by El Nuevo Día, and can be found in the following link: 

http://www.elnuevodia.com/noticias/locales/nota/fundaciondelascienciasotorga815000alapolitecnica-2149232/

 

UPRH has a new Doctor in Material Science

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The student, María Abreu Sepúlveda, succesfully defended her thesis at the University of Rochester in New York, obtaining her doctorate degree in Material Science.

The original article was published by Diálogo Digital: 

http://dialogoupr.com/noticia/upr/uprh-tiene-una-nueva-doctora-en-ciencias-de-materiales/

 

 

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