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Learning is a treat

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K-12 teachers -1,700 science and mathematics teachers- participated in the AlACiMa workshops: doing science and math they learned with understanding.

UPR in the Solar Decathlon

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The University of Puerto Rico starts this week –for the third time- its participation in the Solar Decathlon, a competition between 20 institutions that assure they have built the best house powered with solar energy

Protecting Las Bocas

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In depths of 300 to 600 meters above sea level flow rivers of sustainable ideas that emerge with the goal of designating the Las Bocas Canyon, between Barranquitas and Comerio, a natural reserve. Recently, the Committee Pro-Natural Reserve Las Bocas Canyon and the School of Architecture of the University of Puerto Rico, started a joint project to create an eco-friendly house in the zone comprised by the Canyon.

Learning about biotechnology

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With the theme Learning Biotechnology as Team through Research and Interdisciplinary Centers, the Hemispheric Center for Cooperation in Engineering and Applied Sciences Research and Education (CoHemis) of the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez (RUM), had their summer camp BETTeR-IC 2007 from July 7 to the 13th. The purpose of the summer camp was to allow students and teachers to get involved and learn about biotechnology and related sciences.

Medalist mathematicians

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They are silver and bronze medalists; although this is not a sports competition. They were awarded for their analytical abilities in solving mathematical problems. Sara Rodríguez and Aravind Arun represented Puerto Rico in the IX Mathematics Olympics of Central America and the Caribbean, recently celebrated in Mérida, Venezuela.

Dream of becoming an astronaut comes true

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As an ‘astronaut’ with the rank of Discovery Specialist II, Puerto Rican teacher Jacqueline López Vargas only had an hour and a half to learn how to use the tools to repair and antenna at the space station. López Vargas was selected among 268 science and mathematics teachers from 21 countries and 43 states of the United States to complete an intense curriculum focused on space science and exploration and a training similar to those astronauts take. Her team, called Determination, was formed by 14 teachers, mostly from the United States, but also from India, the Czech Republic, Poland and Honduras.

The world in a 100 years

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Nobody doubts the impact of technology in our lives. Because of this, in the recent assembly of the Puerto Rican chapter of the American Society of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineers (ASABE), scientists dared to predict how it will be like in 2107 This article is part of our collaboration with El Nuevo Dia.

Hunting dreams and miracles

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Doctor Luis José Almodóvar Fábregas, neurosurgeon, chief resident of the neurosurgery section of the Medical Center’s University Hospital, is days away from graduating from the Medical Sciences Campus of the University of Puerto Rico in a specialty very few accomplish. Once he has achieved this goal, he will go outside of Puerto Rico to compliment his skills. A year ago he was accepted in the renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston, Texas, where he will complete a subspecialization in oncologic neurosurgery. Once he concludes his training, he will become the first Puerto Rican in doing this. Almodóvar Fábregas is also an inventor. He invented an instrument which is waiting for its patent, while the prototype is being made. The instrument is a rotary needle carrier that allows more efficient suturing and has a moving range that other instruments lack. This carrier will be “universal”, for right and left-handed persons, like doctor Almodóvar Fábregas.

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