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Ubaldo M. Córdova: transforming research culture in Puerto Rico

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Dr. Ubaldo Córdova wants to make sure that young scientists and faculty in Puerto Rico have a support system for professional development.

Dr. Ubaldo M. Córdova knew from a very early age that he wanted to be a scientist. He confirmed this thought when he had to complete a special project for his geography class in high school. For this project, a shy and introvert Ubaldo, built a geography map of Puerto Rico. He designed a very precise map that marked the Island’s municipalities using colorful sand. Based on the sophistication of his design- where the different colors of sand did not mix and every piece fit perfectly- his teacher told him that he would become an engineer.

Unraveling the ancient secrets of our caves

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Under the leadership of Professor Ángel Acosta Colón, students from the UPR at Arecibo collaborate with diverse research on caves in Puerto Rico.

Arecibo - Under the leadership of Professor Ángel Acosta Colón, more than 100 students who have participated in his research course at the Physics-Chemistry Department of the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo (UPRA) have immersed themselves in the past few years in projects ranging from mapping to the search for fossils, but above all they have dedicated themselves to understanding a mysterious world: the country's caves.

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Student Spotlight | Alexandra Ramos, Ph.D. Candidate of Chemical Engineering

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"Often perceived as a tropical paradise, Puerto Rico's reality tells a different story, one where its natural resources lack proper management and exploration. This has led to consistent power outages, compromised healthcare access, and critical infrastructure issues. Growing up amidst these challenges, I slowly came to realize the wide gap between the island’s potential and its own scientific community. This realization sparked my initial interest towards Chemical Engineering and helped define my purpose – to provide reliable, accessible, and sustainable solutions for major ongoing energy and health problems in disadvantaged communities.

Invitación a participar como evaluadores de resúmenes Foro Anual RCM 2024

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El Comité Organizador del 44to Foro Anual de Investigación y Educación del Recinto de Ciencias Médicas (RCM) le extiende una cordial invitación, a los docentes e investigadores de todas las instituciones de educación superior y centros de investigación, en y fuera de Puerto Rico, a participar como evaluadores de los resúmenes de presentaciones orales y de posters recibidos para este evento en las siguientes categorías: 1) proyecto de inves

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Convocatoria para someter resúmenes - 44to Foro Anual Investigación y Educación del Recinto de Ciencias Médicas

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El Comité Organizador del 44to Foro Anual de Investigación y Educación del Recinto de Ciencias Médicas (RCM) invita a los estudiantes, facultativos e investigadores de todas las instituciones de educación superior y centros de investigación a someter sus resúmenes para presentaciones orales y de posters científicos en las siguientes categorías: 1) proyecto de investigación, 2) proyecto educativo o comunitario, 3) estudio de caso, 4) análisis de política pú

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Opportunity for Summer Experience at Puerto Rico in the 2024 Cancer Prevention and Control (CAPAC) Research Training Program

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Greetings,  

We enthusiastically inform you that the “Cancer Prevention and Control (CAPAC) Research Training Program”, funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI grant #5R25CA240120-05), will be hosted by the University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center from May 28 to August 2, 2024 in Puerto Rico, USA. 

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EPA Accepting Nominations for the Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals

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On November 9, 2023, EPA published a Federal Register Notice announcing the Agency is seeking nominations from the public of experts for EPA to consider for membership on the Science Advis

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STEM Learning Opportunity: NASA Calling on K-12th Graders!

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NASA Seeks Students to Imagine Nuclear Powered Space Missions

Nine-year-old, Luca Pollack of Carlsbad, California, the winner of the kindergarten through fourth grade division of the 2023 Power to Explore student writing challenge, shows off his mission concept.

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Now Accepting Applications for the 2024 Summer Research Programs in NYC at Memorial Sloan Kettering

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Applications are now being accepted for the 2024 undergraduate summer research programs. These 10-week programs begin on June 3, 2024 and end on August 9, 2024. 

The online applications are now available here, with a deadline of February 1, 2024.

These five programs include:

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