The UPRM Science Communication Initiative (SCI) was born from the shared passion of its members for science and their common interest in science communication and increasing scientific literacy in the Puerto Rican population. The initiative is composed of individuals who responded to the call made by the Academy of Research for Faculty and Postdoctoral associates to organize a platform for scientific communication at the University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez (UPRM). Its main commitment is the dissemination of Puerto Rican scientific research developed at UPRM and to educate the university community and the general public through essays and articles written by university students.
SCI currently has four students from the departments of Biology, Physics, and Chemical Engineering. We hope to expand our representation to include other departments at UPRM and offer a space to any student interested in supporting our efforts with enthusiasm and skills for scientific writing.
Blog readers will explore interesting stories relevant to our cultural environment and reflections about the importance of creating a research culture in Puerto Rico. The mission is to disseminate these research efforts and that they gain notoriety in order to generate enthusiasm and a thirst for scientific knowledge.