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Science and public policy for a more resilient Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico is at a crossroads—the reconstruction decisions made following the fiscal crisis and the hurricanes of 2017 will determine the kind of society we will have in the future. Do we want to be prepared for the hurricanes to come? Or are we willing to allow the mistakes of the past to be repeated?

Moving forward requires that Puerto Rican policy makers incorporate the best available data from different fields, from economics, public administration, and social sciences, to engineering, technology, and the natural and physical sciences. Therefore, it is essential that public and private sectors collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to formulate public policies based on evidence.

Puerto Rican students reveals invention to charge mobile phone with water

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Bridgitt Stephanie Cortés -a young scientist from Ponce, traveled to Colombia to represent Puerto Rico in the International Fair of Science,Technology and Innovation.

For the full article, please refer to the Spanish version of this site.

 

Reconocen investigaciones de profesora de la UPR Humacao

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En reconocimiento a las investigaciones científicas realizadas por la profesora Desireé Cotto Figueroa, directora del Observatorio Astronómico de la Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR) en Humacao, la Unión Astronómica Internacional (IAU por sus siglas en inglés) le asignó el nombre (11456) Cotto-Figueroa al asteroide previamente conocido como 1981 EK9.

“Orgullosa, honrada… de los más grandes honores tener un asteroide a nombre de uno y saber que va a estar por cientos de años”, expresó Cotto Figueroa en un comunicado de prensa.

CARICOOS receives RICE certification from NOAA

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The Caribbean Regional Association for Coastal Ocean Observing (CARICOOS), of the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus was certified as Regional Information Coordination Entity (RICE) by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 

For the full article, please refer to the Spanish version of this site.

 

RUM student receives prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship

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Paola M. Matos Ruiz, a third year student in the Biology Department at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus was awarded the very prestigious Barry Goldwater scholarship.
 
For the full article, please refer to the Spanish version of this site.
 
 

 
 

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