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Sharing CienciaPR's achievements for 2017 and 2018

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CienciaPR’s compass has always been to promote the advancement of Puerto Rico through science. Although 2017 and 2018 were full of challenges, they also presented examples of strength and resilience that reinforced our commitment to empower and serve. As testimony of all we can achieve when we place science at the service of Puerto Rico, we are proud to share CienciaPR's biennial report.

Open call for girls interested in being Science and Technology ambassadors in Puerto Rico

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Deadline extended to Friday, May 24, 2019. 

Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) and Johnson & Johnson, invite 9th to 11th grade girls who are interested in learning more about careers in science, technology, engineering to apply to "Seeds of Success – STEM Girl Ambassadors Program"( 

UPR Mayaguez students will participate for the first time in SAE Aero Design competition

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After a long career in the skills of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the RUM Air Design team of the Mayagüez University Campus (RUM) will participate, for the first time, in the Advanced Class category, whose challenge is to simulate a space mission.

Read the full story in the Spanish version

Ask your scientific and professional organization to support an independent stand-alone Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics

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Dear members of the CienciaPR community and friends of Puerto Rico,

We would like to bring your attention to an urgent policy matter that is of deep concern to CienciaPR, and that is of relevance to many of you—scientists, students, educators, and allies—who with us celebrate and advocate for Puerto Rican science and the Puerto Rican scientific community.

Hurricane Maria - Public Health and Prevention

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More than a month since Maria hit Puerto Rico, there is still a lot of standing water and a large number of households with little or no access to potable water, which increases the possibility of diseases such as leptospirosis, gastroenteritis, dengue, zika and chikungunya. However, many of these diseases are preventable if citizens take the right precautions.

Hurricane Maria - Aid, funding, and support for affected scientists and students

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We are very thankful to the international scientific community has rallied in support of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands after the devastating passage of Hurricane María. Here we will list ways to solicit or review offers of aidfunding opportunities, offers of tuition and registration for students, and other resources. We also offer tips on how to seek placement in other labs.

Ask your institution to respond in the wake of Maria

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Dear members of the CienciaPR community,

Many of you have reached out to learn how you can ask your institutions in the U.S. to support members of the university community who have been directly and indirectly affected by hurricane Maria, as well as relief efforts in the Caribbean. This has undoubtedly been a stressful week and for many of us, it’s been hard to focus on work, school or science.

Get to know the 2017 Yale Ciencia Academy!

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We are proud to welcome the 2017 Yale Ciencia Academy Fellows. These 40 young scientists come from 23 institutions in Puerto Rico and throughout the US, they represent a wide variety of research interests, and each brings diverse experiences and perspectives. Just two months into the new class, we are already blown away by the talent, creativity, and drive of the students.

We invite you to get to know our 2017 Yale Ciencia Academy Fellows!


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