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Need for bilingual workers attracts Puerto Ricans to the US

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Every week around a thousand Puerto Ricans migrate form the Island to the continental United States in search of better jobs, salaries and benefits. A wave of Spanish-speaking professionals and specialized workers migrates to the United States attracted by better paying jobs, but depriving the Island from the specialists it needs.

Urgent to move towards technology

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Ronald Blackburn-Moreno, president of ASPIRA, a non-profit organization dedicated to leadership development and education of Puerto Rican and Latino youth, stated that Puerto Rico has great potential to develop a technology and knowledge-based economy in the forum “Connecting Puerto Rico towards a digital Puerto Rico: Encounter between Chile and Puerto Rico”. In addition, Blackburn-Moreno enumerated the challenges that the Country faces, which includes the lack of consensus on which specific economic development model we must follow, the political divisions, the bureaucracy and governmental inefficiency, and the lack of a public policy that promotes the development of the technological industry.

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Unlocking the mysteries of the brain

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Grand slam! Three lab groups with P. Rican researchers published in this issue of L&M

"Si por casualidad duermes, y sueñas que te acaricia la brisa..."

Those verses from Bobby Capó's song "SoÒando con Puerto Rico" transport us with their melody to the coasts of Puerto Rico. While taking this trip down memory lane, we relive the experience with the same intensity as if we were physically there. How is it that the brain allow us, just by thinking about it, to feel the tropical sun and dream of Puerto Rico?

In December's issue of the prestigious scientific journal Learning and Memory three articles by Puerto Rican authors were published, and those articles address these mysteries of the human brain.

Puerto Rico industrial development company (PRIDCO) grants $500k in scholarships to graduate students in the sciences

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62 will continue studies in areas related to biosciences and telecommunications. Total grant money increased by 20% from last year.

Successful start for the new Pridco fellowship program

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Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company announced that its new fellowship program for teachers was well received. There have been 39 applications from high school teachers interested in furthering their training and completing masters and PhD degrees in math and sciences

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Center for Structured Organic Composites starts operating

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The Center for Structured Organic Composites, led by Rutgers University in a core partnership with Purdue University, New Jersey Institute of Technology and the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez (RUM), started operating officially on July 1st, 2006. The Center’s main focus is the study of particulate systems and their processing, thus the Center seeks to transform the pharmaceutical, food and agricultural industries.

PRIDCO's open call for science and mathematics scholarships for teachers from the Department of Education

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PRIDCO assigned $800,000 to support post-graduated studies in sciences and mathematics for teachers in the public system

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