Cited from endi.com
Friday, March 17, 2006. By Gladys Nieves
"The director of UPRM, Jorge Iván Vélez Arocho, emphasized the impact that the Department of Chemistry of the RUM has had in Puerto Rico’s economy throughout the years.”
“At the moment, many of UPRM’s graduates in that field, hold leadership positions in the pharmaceutical industry”, he said.”
"What Puerto Rico is nowadays, to a great extent, is thanks to the contributions from the Department of Chemistry to the sugar cane industry, the oil industry, pharmaceutics and now in biotechnology, that is instrumental for the development of Puerto Rico"