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CienciaPR’s Director of Science Education Programs is up for re-election to ASM’s Board of Directors

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Dr. Greetchen Díaz-Muñoz, Director of Science Education Programs and Community Partnerships for CienciaPR, is a candidate for re-election to the Board of Directors of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Díaz Muñoz was the first Puerto Rican and Latina to have been elected into the new governance of ASM and has served on the board for almost two years. Her re-election would extend her term for an additional 3 years. Díaz Muñoz is also the past president of the Society of Microbiologists of Puerto Rico, the local branch of ASM in Puerto Rico.

CienciaPR to participate of #GivingTuesday for second year in a row

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SAN JUAN, PR — This coming November 27, Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) will participate—for the second year in a row—of #GivingTuesday, a global movement through which millions of people, organizations and companies support causes in which they believe. The non-profit organization will be raising funds to support its educational project "Ciencia al Servicio de Puerto Rico” (Science in Service of Puerto Rico), which seeks to transform how science is taught in local schools.

CienciaPR receives funds from the JetBlue Foundation to promote scientific education in Puerto Rico

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SAN JUAN, PR — The non-profit organization Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR, www.cienciapr.org) received $25,000 from the JetBlue Foundation for its "Ciencia al Servicio" (Science in Service) project, which seeks to transform the way science is taught in Puerto Rico.

The JetBlue Foundation awarded $135,000 in total aid to Ciencia Puerto Rico, EcoExploratorio, Inter American University of Puerto Rico and PRAMI (Puerto Rico Aviation Maintenance Institute).

World-Renowned Scientist and Inventor Partners with CienciaPR to Inspire Curiosity

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Curiosity-driven. That is Dr. Manu Prakash in a nutshell. Born and raised in India, he didn’t have many economic resources as a young man, but his creativity and curiosity were plentiful. Today he is an award-winning and world-renowned scientist, inventor and professor of bioengineering at Stanford University. His thirst for knowledge and sense of awe remain intact, and inspire his mission to empower people through science.

Students from Polytechnic University obtain second place in Great Minds in STEM hackathon

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Three students from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico obtained second place in the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference's (HENAAC) hackathon, sponsored by the Computing Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institutions (CAHSI). The evnt was held in Pasadena en California.

You can read the full version of this story in Spanish by clicking on ESPAÑOL at the top right of your screen.

Educators learn to use telescopes as part of the "Astronomía al Servicio" project

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SAN JUAN, PR - On September 21, 2018, 24 teachers from 14 Puerto Rican schools learned how to use telescopes as a teaching tool, as part of their participation in the "Astronomía al Servicio" project.

"Astronomía al Servicio" is a collaborative project between Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR), Astronomers Without Borders, the Office of Astronomy for Development of the International Astronomical Union, the Instituto Nueva Escuela and the Puerto Rico Astronomy Society. The project seeks to promote education, scientific exploration, and citizen participation through the establishment of astronomy clubs in schools.

Puerto Rican scientist and CienciaPR co-founder receives multi-million dollar award in recognition of his pioneering studies

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NEW HAVEN, CT - Dr. Daniel Colón Ramos, a Puerto Rican scientist, associate professor at Yale University and a co-adjunct professor at the Institute of Neurobiology at the University of Puerto Rico, was selected last month to receive two important recognitions from of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of the leading scientific agencies in the United States.

Scientists and teachers come together to empower students to put "Science in Service of Puerto Rico"

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SAN JUAN, PR - For the past two days, more than 50 teachers and 15 scientists received training and designed educational lessons so that students from the Puerto Rican archipelago can put "Science in Service of Puerto Rico" (Ciencia al Servicio de Puerto Rico). Teachers and researchers participated in the inaugural workshop of the project of the same name, which was created and is led by the non-profit organization Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR).

Student from the University of Puerto Rico Bayamón named Intern of the Week by NASA

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Allan Fret, a computer science student at the University of Puerto Rico in Bayamón was recognized by NASA as Intern of the Week for his outstanding work during a summer program at the Johnson Space Center.

You can read a full version of this article in Spanish by clicking on ESPAÑOL at the top right of your screen.

Puerto Rican Scientist among Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellows

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Jennifer Gil, a Puerto Rican environmental scientist is one of the 2018-2019 Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellows. She will travel to Panama to collect microalgae samples, documenting her findings for the world in both Spanish and English through blogging, microscopic pictures and video. Jennifer studied interdisciplinary science at the University of Puerto Rico and recently completed her master’s in environmental science at Florida International University.

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