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Science students shine in China

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Liz Yanira Del Valle Huertas

Rocío del Mar Avilés Mercado, Daniel Alejandro Santiago Álvarez, José Luis Ramírez Colón and Karlos Lenniel N. Miranda Garcés had the opportunity to represent Puerto Rico by presenting their scientific projects at the  China Adolescents Science and Technology Innovation Contest (CASTIC).

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RUM's Nanotechnology Center benefits low-income students

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Kenneth Matos

In the past three years, the Nanotechnology Center from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez has impacted 1,512 students from 23 public schools where 73% of students are under the poverty level. Statistics show that in the past two years, students that participate in the Center are more likely to pursue careers related to STEM (science, technology, engineer and math) fields.

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New awards seeks to promote innovation

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Rut N. Tellado Domenech

The Puerto Rico Information Technology Cluster (PRITC) opened the period for nominations for the PRITC Innovation Awards, which seek to recognize individuals, products and organizations that are distinguished in the informatics technology industry in Puerto Rico.

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Puerto Rican engineer shines in NASCAR racing world

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José A. Delgado

Washington - Alba Colón, a Puerto Rican women who has stood out in the world of NASCAR car races, a world dominated by white men, received an award by the  Fundación de la Herencia Hispana.

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Injured beaches: erosion amplifies after Irma

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Kenneth Matos

Maritza Barreto Orta, marine geologist, explained that the damage caused by the wind and wave impact of Hurricane Irma, has led to an amplification in the beach erosion of the northeast of the Island.

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International recognition of RUMarino

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Idem Osorio De Jesús

RUMarino, a multidisciplinary group of students from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, recently won awards at an Robosub, an international competition of autonomous submarine vehicles.

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Puerto Rican astronaut Joseph Acabá arrives at the International Space Station

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The Puerto Rican astronaut, Joseph Acabá, went into space where he will collaborate on the research conducted in the International Space Station (ISS).

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Nanotechnology center impacts low-income students by introducing them to STEM careers

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The Nanotechnology Center at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez impacts students in public schools on the west side of the Island, where 73% of students are below the poverty level. This program exposes students to STEM careers and encourages them to pursue higher education.

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Atmospheric event defined his professional path

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Dr. Eduardo Nicolau shares his journey in becoming a professor at the University of Puerto Rico. He explains how observations made during a drought in his childhood sparked his curiosity for the sciences.
 
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Coral reefs are threatened by climate change and human action

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Coral reefs around Puerto Rico are in a poor state due to climate change and human actions, which has leading Puerto Rican scientists Edwin Hernández and Ernesto Díaz denouncing the threats facing this ecosystem.

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