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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.

Puerto Rican inducted to the National Academy of Sciences

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By Amanda Pérez Pintado || El Nuevo Día

Puerto Rican chemist Héctor D. Abruña was recently inducted to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors for any scientists.

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

Puerto Rican students win first place in NASA competition

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Originally published in La Perla del Sur

 

Students from the Centro Residencial de Oportunidades Educativas de Mayagüez (CROEM; a specialized STEM school in Puerto Rico) won first place in the “Veggies in Space o NASA Growing Beyond Earth (GBE)” competition sponsored by NASA.

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

UPR Professor named ‘Fellow of the Royal Society’

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Originally published in Spanish in El Nuevo Día

Dr. Jorge L. Colón Rivera, professor at the University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras campus has been inducted ‘Fellow of the Royal Society’ of the United Kingdom, a high honor bestowed by the recommendation of colleagues who already belong to the organization. 

CienciaPR and the Department of Education of Puerto Rico will Participate in Smithsonian's Educational Summit

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A team composed of educators in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and members of the organization Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) will participate in an event organized by the Smithsonian Education Center and sponsored by Shell Oil Company, on March 22-24, 2019 in New Orleans.

The team that will represent Puerto Rico is formed by members of the educational region of San Juan: leaders Lydia Báez and Marta Oyola, teachers Mildred Vega and Dimarilys Bruno, and by Dr. Greetchen Díaz, Director of Science Education Programs and Community Partnerships for Ciencia Puerto Rico, a non-profit organization that brings together 10,000 professionals and STEM educators with the mission of democratizing and transforming scientific education.

CienciaPR recognized as a science defender

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SAN JUAN, PR – Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR, www.cienciapr.org) was named one of five "Science Defenders" of 2018, for its recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria. The distinction was awarded by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), a non-profit and leading organization advocating for evidence-based public policy that uses science to solve the most pressing problems on the planet.

Puerto Rican students receive awards at the largest conference for undergraduates in biomedical sciences

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By Betsy Ortiz Rodríguez | Originally published in El Nuevo Día

Thirteen students from the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras received awards at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Indiana. The students who were recognized are:

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