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New Fortress Energy Awards Scholarships to Polytechnic University Students

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New Fortress Energy awarded important scholarships to four engineering students of the Polytechnic University to continue their studies. Students Bryan A. González Nieves, Gustavo J. Albelo Rivera, Josué E. Ortíz Acevedo and Angelica C. Soto Pomales will each be recipients of a $5,000 scholarship for their academic expenses.

Students were chosen to meet a series of criteria, among which were: academic index of 3.0 or more, demonstrate financial need, demonstrate participation in community and leadership activities. In addition, to opt for such financial assistance, they had to be students of electrical, mechanical or civil engineering at the undergraduate level.

Science, In Service of Puerto Rico

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Originally published in Spanish in the Opinion section of El Nuevo Día.

Science benefits humanity through the development, application and exchange of knowledge. Through education, science encourages critical thinking and empowers.

That is why in Puerto Rico, and in many other parts of the world, much of scientific research is financed with taxpayers' money. Because, in other words, science is a public service.

Trusted and Scientific Sources of Information

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[UPDATED JANUARY 28, 2020 AT 10:59AM PT]

We have compiled a list of reliable and scientific sources to help you learn more and stay informed about earthquakes, the science behind these seismic events, mental and public health, as well as a list of media outlets and journalists who have been covering the earthquakes in Puerto Rico. Most of the news articles and blog posts are in Spanish, unless otherwise indicated by the title.

Share or Create Informational or Scientific Content

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CienciaPR has a long history of tapping into the collective knowledge of our community to create educational and informational content to make science accessible and relevant to the Puerto Rican context and culture. We invite members of our community to submit short articles or videos about earthquake-related topics to publish and distribute widely through our website and social media platforms (instructions below). To submit a short article or video, contact our Director of Communications Dr. Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer (moefeliu@cienciapr.org).

CienciaPR’s Director of Educational Programs Selected to Prestigious Women in STEM Program

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Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) is proud to announce that Dr. Greetchen Díaz Muñoz, Director of Science Education Programs and Community Partnerships has been selected as an AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) IF/THEN® Ambassador. IF/THEN®, a national initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies, seeks to further women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through empowering current innovators and inspiring the next generation of pioneers.

2018 Yale Ciencia Fellows help launch a science policy network, deliver professional development sessions at national STEM conferences and more

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As part of their training and leadership development, Yale Ciencia Academy (YCA) fellows are required to create and implement a science outreach activity of their choosing. These outreach projects are meant to expand the impact of the program, by allowing YCA fellows to engage with young people, teachers, or other members of the public, particularly from communities traditionally underrepresented and underserved in science. In 2018, YCA Fellows completed a variety of projects, impacting more than 6,000 people.

Puerto Rican scientist recognized by American Chemical Society for outstanding mentorship

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Originally published in Spanish by El Nuevo Día

Professor Ingrid Montes González of the Natural Sciences Faculty of the University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras (UPR-RRP), will be recognized by the American Chemical Society (ACS). She has received the Zaida C. Morales-Martínez Award in recognition for her outstanding mentoring of ACS students.

CienciaPR partners with Puerto Rico Vector Control Unit to empower schools and communities through science education

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Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) and the Puerto Rico Vector Control Unit (PRVCU) teamed-up to train scientists and teachers in the design of project-based learning (PBL) lessons. The collaboration is part of the second year of Ciencia al Servicio de Puerto Rico (Science in Service of Puerto Rico), CienciaPR’s flagship education project. Ciencia al Servicio brings together teachers and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals to co-create lessons that empower students to use scientific inquiry, design and discovery to solve locally relevant problems.

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