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Catedrática del RUM seleccionada como miembro del Centro de Revisión Científica del Instituto Nacional de Salud

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La doctora Maribella Domenech García, catedrática del Departamento de Ingeniería Química (INQU) del Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez (RUM) de la Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR), fue seleccionada por el Instituto Nacional de Salud (NIH) como miembro de su Centro de Revisión Científica, distinción otorgada por la competencia en su disciplina de estudio, así como los logros de su carrera sustentados por su labor investigativa, publicaciones y galardones, entre otros méritos profesionales. 

Dra. Emma Fernández-Repollet receives the award "Faces of Bioscience in Puerto Rico 2021"

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"The Medical Sciences Campus congratulates Dr. Emma Fernández-Repollet for being the recipient of the“ Faces of Bioscience in Puerto Rico 2021 ”award. Ciencia Puerto Rico joins the congratulations of this scientific leader. Dr. Emma Fernández Repollet She is Professor at the School of Medicine and Director of the Collaborative Center on Health Disparities at the Medical Sciences Campus. The distinction was awarded by the Puerto Rico Bio Alliance as part of the Annual Bioscience Celebration at the official ceremony and commemorative events. of the Celebration of Bioscience Month 2021. These events were held on October 12, 2021 at the Jaime Benitez-Rexach Amphitheater of the University of PR Medical Sciences Campus.

RUM professor receives grant from NSF for research in experimental particle physics

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Dr. Sudhir Malik, professor of the Physics Department of the Mayagüez Campus (RUM), received a grant of $ 375 thousand from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the project called Physics beyond the Standard Model with the pixel detector CMS, which will allow you to continue your collaboration in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment, which is carried out at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world, located in the European Laboratory of Particle Physics (CERN) on the Franco-Swiss border, near Geneva.

You can read the full story in the Spanish version of this post.

NSF awards grant to improve the resilience of energy systems in disasters

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a grant of $ 300 thousand to doctors Nayda G. Santiago Santiago, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Mayagüez Campus (RUM) and Yuanrui Sang, from the University of Texas, in El Paso (UTEP), for a project that seeks to develop a distributed decision-making mechanism during natural disasters to improve the resilience of energy systems. The professors, along with a group of students from both institutions, would use the technology called blockchain, to measure the status of an electrical network.

You can read the full story in the Spanish version of this post.

RUM entrepreneurs launch the Walty smart pot

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Their passion for entrepreneurship and innovation, led two students from the Mayagüez Campus (RUM) of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) to launch their most recent product on the market: Walty, an intelligent pot capable of generating its own water and water the plants automatically.

Karlos L. Miranda Garcés, from the Department of Mechanical Engineering (INME) and his partner Kevin Rivera, who recently graduated from Electrical Engineering (INEL), are the founders of the emerging company Watric Energy Solutions, focused on achieving sustainability through innovation and technology, who made the first part of a dream come true that they aspire to expand with a view to contributing to society.

You can read the full story in the Spanish version of this post.

Outstanding participation of the RUM SAE Aero Design team in aircraft design competition

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The RUM Air Aero Design team from the Mayagüez Campus (RUM) of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), completed a brilliant performance by obtaining first place in the technical presentation of the Micro Class; second place in the technical reports for the Regular Class, Micro Class and Advanced Class categories; and in the flight test part, they got a second place overall for the Micro Class, third place in Flight Performance for Regular Class, and overall for the Regular and Advanced Class categories, in the SAE Aero Design competition, held this summer in Lakeland, Florida.

NIMHD co-authored study using ethnically diverse sample population identifies more type 2 diabetes-linked genomic regions than European-only studies

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A large scale study that included multi-ethnic participants has identified more genetic regions linked to type 2 diabetes-related traits than if the research had been conducted in Europeans alone.

The study, titled “The Trans-Ancestral Genomic Architecture of Glycemic Traits,” was published in Nature Genetics, and co-authored by Director of Clinical and Health Services Research at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, Dr. Larissa Aviles-Santa, on behalf of the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL).

UPR Mayagüez is again the Puerto Rican university with the most NSF scholarship recipients

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The Mayagüez Campus (RUM) of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) became, once again, the Puerto Rican higher education institution with the largest number of scholarship recipients of the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) that grants the National Science Foundation (NSF).

This year, the honor went to 11 schoolboys: Lee Roger Chevres Fernández, Ian González Amador, Christian José Lagares, José A. Lasalde Ramírez, Edgard Alvin Lebrón Rodríguez, Cristina Lorenzo Velázquez, Diego Rafael Ramos Ortiz, Daniela Marina Rivera Mirabal, Gabriel Sánchez Velázquez, Hosea Amos Santiago Cruz and Elizabeth Torres De Jesús, all students and graduates of the RUM.

UPR Mayagüez professor is the first Hispanic to obtain an important award for highway engineering

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Dr. Benjamín Colucci Ríos, professor of the Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying (INCI) of the Mayagüez Campus (RUM) of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), became the first Puerto Rican and Hispanic-American to receive the Wilbur S. Smith, in the 2021 edition, an award granted by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Científico puertorriqueño recibe importante galardón de la Fundación Nacional de las Ciencias

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El microbiólogo y miembro de la División de Ingeniería Civil, Mecánica e Innovación de Manufactura (CMMI) de la Fundación Nacional de las Ciencias (NSF, por sus siglas en inglés), Jesús Alvelo Maurosa, fue el recipiente el pasado 6 de mayo, junto a su equipo, del premio Director’s Award (Premio del Directorado) por logros excepcionales para aumentar los lazos entre investigadores y comunidades indígenas para alcanzar iniciativas inclusivas y meritorias en las ciencias árticas.

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