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Puerto Rican scientists wins Fulbright

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Puerto Rican scientist Wilson González Espada was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to do science education research in Uruguay.

Wilson has been a volunteer for Ciencia Puerto Rico since 2007 and we are very proud of his accomplishments! 

 

You can read the full original version of this article (published by El Nuevo Día, p. 55 on Aug. 6, 2015) in Spanish by clicking on ESPAÑOL at the top right of your screen.

Puerto Rican scientist and entrepreneur presents his company at The White House

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Biotech entrepreneur founds state-of-the-art laboratory in Puerto Rico (Ignacio “Nacho” Pino Mayaguez, Puerto Rico) After spending 10 years as a successful veterinarian, Ignacio “Nacho” Pino decided to dedicate himself to work that could bring state-of-the-art biotechnology research to his home of Puerto Rico. His company, CDI Laboratories, produces research-grade protein and antibody products that support scientific research on cancer, autoimmunity, and infectious diseases. Recently, CDI Labs was selected as part of a research consortium – including the University of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research Trust – funded by the National Institutes of Health to perform research on cancer, autoimmunity, and infectious diseases.

Dr. Jorge Colón will receive highest honor by the Puerto Rico Chemists Association

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University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras, Department of Chemistry

Rebecca Soler, President of the Puerto Rico Chemists Association (Colegio de Químicos de Puerto Rico), has announced that Professor Jorge L. Colón has been named the recipient of the highest honor conferred by the Colegio, the Dr. Osvaldo Ramírez Torres Award 2014-2015. The award is given to chemists that have stood out for their continuous and significant contributions to Science, the community, and the Colegio.

Storytelling to Make Meaningful Connections and Science More Inclusive

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On June 29, 2015 I presented at the webinar titled Hear Me Out: Making Meaningful Connections through Storytelling, part of The Science Network Workshop Series, organized by the Union of Concerned Scientists. My co-presenter was Michele Roberts, from the Environmental Justice Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform. The webinar was moderated by Melissa Varga, Outreach Associate & Science Network Community Manager.

Effective Communication, Better Science

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Science communication is part of a scientist’s everyday life. Scientists must give talks, write papers and proposals, communicate with a variety of audiences, and educate others. Thus to be successful, regardless of field or career path, scientists must learn how to communicate. Moreover, scientists must learn how to communicate effectively. In other words, to be a successful scientist, you must be an effective communicator.

Reflections on my PhDversary

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It’s been exactly two years since I completed my PhD on Tuesday, January 15th, 2013.

Since then some things have changed, some have not. I swapped the bench for outreach; the microscope for Twitter; pipettes for YouTube. Although I no longer do research in a lab, my love for discovery and learning remains the same.

Today instead of thinking about experiments with worms and microscopes I think about how to make science matter to people. Instead of generating knowledge, I share it. I have a different role in the process of science.

Ciencia Puerto Rico participates in important Latin American forum

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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.

Hello Navi: creating solutions, building the future using technology

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During National Hispanic Heritage Month, Ciencia Puerto Rico and Borinqueña are celebrating the work of organizations inspiring, supporting and empowering Latinas in STEM fields. You can read this profile in Spanish here.

 

“We saw him struggling, trying to get around. What if we could create an app to help him?”

Empowering the Next Generation of Latinas in STEM Through Making

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During National Hispanic Heritage Month, Ciencia Puerto Rico and Borinqueña are celebrating the work of organizations inspiring, supporting and empowering Latinas in STEM fields. You can read this profile in Spanish here.

 

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