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Ciencia Puerto Rico participates in important Latin American forum

Mónica Ivelisse Feliú-Mójer's picture

Last Friday Ciencia Puerto Rico participated in the WAYS UNESCO Youth Science Forum, at the Iberoamerican Congress of Science, Technology, Innovation and Education in Buenos Aires Argentina. The forum was organized by UNESCO and WAYS-LAC (World Organization of Young Scientists - Latin American and Caribbean Division).

 

The original version of this press release is in Spanish. You can read it by clicking on ESPAÑOL at the top right of your screen. Read more about the Youth Science Forum here.

Red Comuniciencia – More and Better Science en Español

Mónica Ivelisse Feliú-Mójer's picture

To advocate and promote the creation of more and better Spanish-language science, health and technology content, Marga Gual Soler, Ivan Fernando GonzalezLuis Quevedo and yours truly —all members of CienciaPR—created Red Comuniciencia. Red Comuniciencia is a community of Spanish-language science, health and technology communicators based in North America. 

Puerto Rican ingenuity at the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Mónica Ivelisse Feliú-Mójer's picture

Puerto Rican neuroscientist and graduate student David Schwarz is part of Walk Again (Andar du Novo), a project that will allow a paraplegic Brazilian teen to control a robotic exoskeleton with their mind to execute the inaugural kick at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

This event will be historical for many reasons. First, it is the culmination of years of research and the collective work of hundreds of scientists around the world, from engineers, to computer scientists, to neuroscientists.

Second Tertulia CienciaPR: Science Policy

Uldaeliz Trujillo's picture

We continually hear in the news discussion about topics of global significance such as energy or health reforms, national security, global warming, the food crisis, and the fiscal budget and its impact on innovation and competitiveness, among others. Although seemingly unrelated to each other, in order to be resolved all of these issues need to include considerations about science.

It is precisely at the interface of science, society and government where "science policy" lives; it is an area dedicated to applying, incorporating or translating science and technology knowledge and findings in order to develop well-informed policies or programs for the common good.

ASM en ¡Vivo!: Ciencia en español para los amantes de la microbiología

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La conferencia anual de la Sociedad Americana de Microbiología, ASM2014, tiene "sabor Latino". Por primera vez se llevará a cabo ASM ¡en Vivo!, una sección solo en Español donde las anfitrionas, Greetchen (CienciaPR) y Catalina (Mundo de los Microbios) conversarán con sus invitados sobre la importancia de comunicar la ciencia, adaptaciones de los hongos a sus hospederos y hasta paleomicrobiología. Puedes enviar preguntas en vivo usando #asm2014

ACS on Campus: A journey from art to science

Uldaeliz Trujillo's picture

Between "Art, Science and Education." That was the theme for the outreach activity ACS on Campus, organized this past Friday, January 31, 2014, by the American Chemical Society (ACS) in collaboration with Dr. Ingrid Montes, Professor in the Department of Chemistry of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras and member of the Board of Directors of this organization.

Invitation to write articles about neuroscience for the Brain Awareness Week

Yaihara Fortis Santiago's picture

The Brain Awareness week (BAW) is celebrated during March 10-16 worldwide. As part of our commitment to promote science and research in Puerto Rico, this year Ciencia Puerto Rico is inviting scientists to submit and publish articles related to neuroscience topics.

Science, like love, should be celebrated everyday…

Greetchen Díaz-Muñoz's picture

Are you passionate about science? Do you recognize its importance in our society? Science is all around us... in what is detected by your senses and what is not. Likewise, love as defined by humans, is everywhere and in all moments. So, why choose one day to celebrate them? If we can do it every day! Here, our volunteer team and constributors share some reasons to love science and celebrate it all year. What is yours?

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