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Becas para estudiantes de doctorado: haz parte de tu tesis en un laboratorio nacional del US DOE

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El programa de premios a estudiantes de postgrado de la oficina de ciencias del departamento de energía (SCGSR) te ofrece la oportunidad de hacer parte de tu investigación de tesis en uno de sus 17 laboratorios nacionales utilizando equipo avanzado (en varios casos único en el mundo) y colaborado con expertos a nivel mundial. El programa apoya estadías entre 3 y 12 meses, proveyendo un estipendio de hasta $3,600 mensuales y cubriendo transporte hasta por $2,000.

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Programa de Mentoría en Toxicología para Estudiantes Subgraduados

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The Toxicology Mentoring and Skills Development Training Program (ToxMSDT), housed at the University of California Davis, is a special opportunity for underrepresented undergraduate students to partic

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InterAguadilla team is the only one from PR in national agricultural competition "2024 Agricultural Export Market Challenge".

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InterAguadilla team has been selected as one of 19 U.S. institutions to participate in the "2024 USDA Agricultural Export Market Challenge" competition organized by the Federal agency of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), in collaboration with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), both in Washington, DC. Among the 19 U.S. institutions selected to participate, we are the only ones from Puerto Rico.
 

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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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Science Spotlight: Puerto Rican studies ocean acidification in Hawaii

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On the occasion of Women and Girls in Science Day, oceanographer Melissa Meléndez highlights the importance of increasing the representation of women in STEM careers.


For oceanographer Melissa Meléndez, forging her career as a research scientist has been a "difficult, but enjoyable" process. Difficult because she was the first person in her family to earn a college degree, and enjoyable because she met mentors and friends who helped her overcome barriers along the way.

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"It was a little bit difficult because it was not only educating myself, but also my parents and my family about what I was going through and what I wanted to do," recalled Meléndez, who is currently studying ocean acidification in Hawaii.

Wetlands: vital ecosystems threatened by climate change and human activity

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The Cabo Rojo Salt Flats are among the most affected, and their restoration will begin in March.


Despite the importance of wetlands for humans and other species, these ecosystems - historically and erroneously considered wastelands - face threats from climate change and from the citizenry itself, with actions such as drainage and landfilling, compromising their vital functions.

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Restoring an essential natural lung near the urban center of Ponce

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Conservation of El Samán forest came after an extensive struggle to prevent the construction of a drugstore

 

Ponce - A community struggle that lasted more than a decade ended recently with a resounding victory for environmental protection, resulting in the first acquisition of an urban forest by the conservationist organization Para la Naturaleza (PLN) and the rescue of an important lung near the urban center of this municipality.

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"Caribbean Climate Resilience" game created to educate on the effects of climate change

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The tool is part of an effort led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Caribbean Climate Center

 

As part of an effort to educate about climate change, the USDA's Caribbean Climate Center developed the "Caribbean Climate Resilience" game, an interactive tool that shows the impact of climate on the region's agricultural industry.

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Puerto Rican oceanographer joins prestigious scientific society

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Jorge Bauzá Ortega, scientific director of the San Juan Bay Estuary Program, is currently leading research on contaminants of emerging concern.

 

Oceanographer Jorge Bauzá Ortega's connection to the sea began at an early age. As a child, the scientific director of the San Juan Bay Estuary Program collected seashells and sponges, among other remains of marine species, and the sample grew so large that his mother created a designated space for him to preserve it.

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Oportunidades para estudiantes y profesionales

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Centro de Educación, Conservación e Interpretación Ambiental (CECIA) de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico está reclutando personal para ser parte de importantes investigaciones subvencionadas.

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