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The Boricua Science Community Responds to COVID-19

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We are facing a pandemic of the new Sar-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease COVID-19. The situation has disrupted everyone's lives in unprecedented ways. We understand that there is much concern and uncertainty, and that the situation is constantly and rapidly evolving. That is why the CienciaPR Team has activated its #CienciaBoricua community to educate, inform, and promote the well-being of our people. As always, in this emergency, we are ready to put science in service of Puerto Rico.

CienciaPR celebrates 15 years with a stellar gathering of spokespeople "Cómplices de la Ciencia Boricua"

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Under the slogan "Puerto Rico es ciencia" (Puerto Rico is Science), the scientific organization Ciencia Puerto Rico launched a new donation program called "Cómplices de la Ciencia Boricua" (Ciencia Boricua Allies). In addition to celebrating 15 years of the non-profit collective, “Puerto Rico es ciencia” seeks to promote donations and support the organization’s sustainability so that they can continue putting science in service of Puerto Rico. 

A call to support science and the University of Puerto Rico

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As the university system that has produced (by far) the largest number of Hispanic/Latinx STEM PhDs in the U.S., the University of Puerto Rico is one of the most important scientific institutions for assuring a diverse and well-trained STEM workforce. The contributions of the UPR to education and research impact Puerto Rico's economy, culture, and social well-being. This is why we share this letter from the Alliance for Science in the UPR addressed to Judge Swain and a call to our community to show its support for the UPR and its concern about the impact of budget cuts.

CienciaPR’s Aquí Nos Cuidamos named Breakthrough of the Year at prestigious international event

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San Juan, PR – Aquí Nos Cuidamos, a community engagement project of the nonprofit organization Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR), was named Breakthrough of the Year 2021 in the category of Science Engagement at the Falling Walls Science Summit, celebrated November 7-9 in Berlin, Germany. This prestigious award honors the most outstanding project breaking the wall between science and society.

Join Ciencia Boricua Allies!

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As part of our 15th anniversary, we have launched Ciencia Boricua Allies, a community of donors committed to the development of science in the archipelago. There are three levels of support: Explorers, Researchers, and Innovators. Each group will enjoy benefits like special recognition, occasional discounts in our online store, access to conferences, and many more!

CienciaPR welcomes three new fellows!

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During the month of September our team welcomed three new members: Alondra Caraballo Franco and Ariadna Rubio Lebrón, both fellows of the PARACa-AmeriCrops program of Mentes Puertorriqueñas en Acción and Andrea López Merced, who is part of the Civic Science Fellowship supported by the Rita Allen Foundation.

Alondra and Andrea will be supporting CienciaPR in communications and fundraising projects for the next year. Meanwhile, Andrea will be conducting an 18-month assessment of CienciaPR's impact and culturally relevant communication strategies and creating practical resources to increase the civic engagement of scientists.

Welcome to CienciaPR Alondra, Ariadna and Andrea!

CienciaPR launches mental health videos in sign language

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San Juan, PR — The deaf community is one of the most vulnerable and invisibilized communities in Puerto Rico, and its challenges have become even more acute during the pandemic due to lack of services, barriers to communication and access to information, among others. For that reason, and as part of Mental Health Awareness Month (October), the nonprofit organization Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) launched a series of videos on mental health issues in sign language.

Aquí Nos Cuidamos launches a new mental health campaign

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San Juan, PR – The precarious mental health situation in Puerto Rico has been worsened by the disasters and emergencies of the past four years, including Hurricanes Irma and Maria, earthquakes and the COVID-19 pandemic. Given this reality, the nonprofit organization Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) launched the public service campaign 'Salud mental es plenitud' (Mental health is plenitude or wholeness), as part of the educational toolkit Aquí Nos Cuidamos. 

CienciaPR establishes multi-sectoral partnerships to educate about COVID-19 and promote vaccination

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The organization has signed collaborative agreements with more than 12 entities, including the Puerto Rico House of Representatives, to enhance education, prevention and vaccination efforts against COVID-19 in the country.

CienciaPR community project wins important international recognition

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Aquí Nos Cuidamos was chosen among 189 initiatives from 80 countries as one of 20 winners in the Falling Walls Engage competition, which recognizes projects that engage the public with science.

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