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Para la Naturaleza and Boys & Girls Club Puerto Rico provide nature immersion experiences for youth

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

The non-profits Para la Naturaleza and Boys & Girls Club have partnered to provide nature immersion experiences for youth 6 to 18 years old.

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Scientists explore the Puerto Rico Trench

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

Scientists from Puerto Rico and other jurisdictions came together to launch the Tennenbaum Exploration Initiative, to explore the Puerto Rico Trench, the deepest part of the Atlantic Ocean.

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ARECIBO OBSERVATORY 55 TH ANNIVERSARY - YOUR STUDENTS CAN BE PART OF THIS CELEBRATION

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2018 has been a year of big milestones for the Arecibo Observatory (AO). After the passage of
the Hurricane Maria, the AO stands stronger and celebrates 55 years of scientific discoveries
and innovative hard work, now under the new management team lead by the University of
Central Florida (UCF), with the collaboration of the Universidad Metropolitana (UMET) and Yang
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Casa Pueblo wants half of the energy produced in Puerto Rico to be solar by 2027

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Gerardo Alvarado León

Casa Pueblo, a grassroots and community-based organization in Adjuntas has developed an initiative called "50% con Sol", which aims for half of the energy produced in Puerto Rico to be sourced from the sun by 2027.

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Caribbean Primate Research Center receives $7.8 million

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The Caribbean Primate Research Center of the University of Puerto Rico received a $7.8 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to repair its facilities in Cayo Santiago, Humacao.

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Universidad Central del Caribe (UCC) joins the Puerto Rico Consortium for Clinical Investigation

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Universidad Central del Caribe, a leading institution in health sciences in Puerto Rico has joined the Puerto Rico Consortium for Clinical Investigation (PRCCI), a non-profit organization that brings together clinical research centers in Puerto Rico,

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PRSTRT reinitiates call for its Grants Program

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Under the motto: "Funds to grow", the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust launched two innovative grants: Advanced Research Grant and Catalyzer Research Grant with $ 2.5 million to boost the economy of Puerto Rico based on innovation, science and technology.

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UPR Rio Piedras receives $1.3 million award from NIH

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Dr. José Arcadio Rodríguez Martínez, professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras was awarded a $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the proteins responsible for the development of the human heart. 

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UPR Rio Piedras receives $1.3 million award from NIH

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Dr. José Arcadio Rodríguez Martínez, professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras was awarded a $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the proteins responsible for the development of the human heart. 

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UPR receives NSF grant for engineering education

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A group of researchers from the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez, Ponce and Río Piedras campuses received an award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to increase the retention and graduation of engineering students attending Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs).

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