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Students from RUM awarded NSF graduate research fellowships

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Twelve students, three candidates to graduate and nine incoming students to the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus (RUM), were selected to receive Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF) awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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Pioneer in combined program at UPR-Medical Science Campus and Yale University

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The student Sherley Collado Justiniano, from the Department of Biology at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, is the first Puerto Rican to be accepted into the combined MD/PhD program of UPR and Yale University.

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Puerto Rican students win in california

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San Francisco, California (April 3, 2017) - Student chapters from the Puerto Rico Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) received the Outstanding Student Chapter Award, the highest award given by this organization. These Puerto Rican student chapters stood amongst the best chapters due to their academic, voluntary and outreach  efforts in and outside the country. 

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


Award for Dr. Emma Fernández-Repollet

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Dr. Emma Fernández-Repollet, RCMI Principal Investigator at the Medical Sciences Campus was recognized by G Works and the Amgen Foundation as Distinguished Puerto Rican Women in STEM during the opening of the third PR STEM’s Up to the Challenge Education Submit held on March 7, 2017. The award was presented by Ms. Gretchen B. Guzmán, President of G Works, Inc. Dr. Fernández-Repollet shared this distinction with Dr. Álida Ortiz, Professor of Marine Biology at the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao and an educator in aspects of use, conservation and management of coastal and marine resources of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

RUM student receives poster presentation award

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Michelle D. Marrero, undergraduate student from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the UPR-Mayaguez, received the award for Best Overall Southeastern Section and second place in the Individual Research Poster category at the 2017 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Zone II conference.

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Inter Metro Principal Investigator member of prestigious NIH-NLM Committee

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Filipa Godoy-Vitorino, a Microbiologist at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico Metro Campus, was appointed to the National Library of Medicine’s Literature Selection Technical Review Committee (LSTRC) for a four year term. The purpose of this committee is to review journals for inclusion in MEDLINE, the world’s premier database of biomedical journal literature. The committee consists of approximately 14 members who meet three times a year at the NLM in Bethesda. Members are selected based on their scientific expertise and background. Approximately 140 journal titles are reviewed at each meeting, and 20–25 percent of these are selected for indexing.

Greetchen Díaz-Muñoz, nominated to Board of the ASM

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Congratulations to our # Borinqueña, a member of the SciencePR Team, and science champion, Dr. Greetchen Díaz-Muñoz, who is a candidate this year for an elected position on the board of directors of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).

We invite all friends of CienciaPR who in turn are members of the ASM to cast their vote for ASM Board members before Friday, February 24 at midnight: https://www.asm.org/index.php/asm-governance 

UPR Cayey student is invited to prestigious event about Theorical Physics

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Danilo Pérez Rivera, student at the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey was invited to the prestigious event about Theorical Physics. 

The article was published at Dialogo Digital at http://dialogoupr.com/estudiante-de-upr-cayey-es-invitado-prestigioso-evento-sobre-fisica-teorica/ 

Why attend ABRCMS? Student describe their experiences

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Students are the focus of the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) meeting, held most recently November 9-12, 2016, in Tampa, Florida. Undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students make up over half the roughly 4,000 program participants, and many participants belong to minority populations often underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. While the American Society for Microbiology helps manage the meeting, student research on all STEM fields is easy to find at the numerous poster and oral presentations.


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