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Natural Sciences alumni received fellowships and distinctions

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Several students at the School of Natural Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Río Piedras received fellowships and distinctions. 

This article was originally published in Diálogo Digital, on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015. To read the original article visit:  


Student at Perpetuo Socorro Academy excels in Science Competition

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Natalia Asenjo Molina presented her project "Rhizophora mangle as a marker of the contamination of an estuary at the"I-SWEEP Olympiad, Houston.

The original article is available in Spanish and was published in El Nuevo Día educador, on Tuesday June 2nd, 2015. To visit the original article:


UPR-RP students obtain Fulbright Fellowships for research in Spain and Germany

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Dakeishla M. Díaz Morales and Emmanuel E. Díaz Miranda from UPR RP received a Fulbright Grant, the fisrt ones in over two decades.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide.

The read the original article visit the Spanish version of this site. This article was originally published in Diálogo Digital on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015.

University of Puerto Rico (Río Piedras) student received Fulbright Fellowship

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Dakeishla Díaz Morales, student at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, received the Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research in ecotoxicology and parasotology at the University of Duisburgo-Essen. The Fulbright Fellowship is sponsored by the US Department of State and managed by the Institute of International Education. 

This article was published in Diálogo Digital on May 7, 2015. To read the article visit:


University of Puerto Rico excelled at NASA conference

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The study: Human Impact to Costal Ecosystems in Puerto Rico presented by a group of students from the University of Puerto Rico stand out from other 250 research projects at the Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Conference organized by NASA.

This article was published in Diálogo Digital on May 7, 2015. To read the article visit:


Student at The Episcopal Cathedral School will represent Puerto Rico at international fair

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Gabriel Andrades, student at The Episcopal Cathedral School won the 1st place in Chemistry at the Puerto Rico Metropolitan Science Fair and will represent Puerto Rico at an International Science Fair in Pittsburg.  

This article was published in Diálogo Digital on May 5th, 2015. To access the article visit:



Puerto Rican student won at International Conference

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Enerys Pagán Olaguibel, student at School Brígida Álvarez Rodríguez in Vega Baja was recognized at the Golden Climate International Environmental Project Olympiad, in Kenia, Africa for her research to purify carbon dioxide using energy from plasma. Enerys has been conducting research at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico.  


RUM Alumni won the Abertis award

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Alumni of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (RUM) were the winners of the contest Cátedra Abertis in Puerto Rico. The winners were:

Dr. Erika Cristina Jaramillo Giraldo- Methodology to Incorporate Highway Safety into Planning using Generalized Linear Mixed Models

Natalia I. Vázquez Rivera- Statistical Optimization of Pervious Concrete Pavement Containing Fly Ash and Engineered Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Runoff Quality and Quantity Controls.

For more info visit www.catedrasabertis.com.

This article was disseminated by Prensa RUM on April 29, 2015.



EPA Honors Puerto Rico Environmental Champions

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(New York, N.Y. – April 24, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has honored five individuals and organizations from across Puerto Rico with Environmental Champion Awards for their achievements in protecting public health and the environment. EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck was joined by Donovan Richards, Chair of the New York City Council's Committee on Environmental Protection, to present the awards to this year’s recipients at a ceremony at the EPA’s offices in Manhattan. An awards ceremony in San Juan will be held at a later date.


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