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Third presidential recognition for Science on Wheels

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The Educational Center Sciences on Wheels, of the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez (RUM), received the Presidential Award of Excellence in Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering, for its work in the teaching and mentoring Puerto Rican students in these disciplines for almost three decades.

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Wovenware will apply AI to mosquitoes

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The technology company Wovenware has started using artificial intelligence (AI) to optimize the counting and classification of mosquitoes that transmit dengue, zika and chikungunya. 

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Collaborative resilience project between University of Puerto Rico campuses receives funding from NSF

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A collaborative project between the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez, Río Piedras and Ponce campuses has received over $1 million in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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EPA Proposes Superfund Cleanup to Protect the Community of Cabo Rojo

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Daniel Rodríguez

(New York, N.Y. – August 2, 2018) Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a cleanup plan for the Cabo Rojo Groundwater Contamination Superfund Site in the municipality of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. Groundwater at the site is contaminated with volatile organic compounds.

Puerto Rican startup BrainHI makes history by being accepted into Y Combinator

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Sharon Minelli Pérez

BRAINHI is the first Puerto Rican startup to be selected by the prestigious acceletaro Y Combinator (YC).

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Puerto Rican scientist will study micro algae at the Panama Canal

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

Jennifer Gil, a young Puerto Rican scientists will go to Panama in October where she will spend 9 months cllecting microalgae and documenting her findings through various digital platforms. Gil received the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship, the first Puerto Rican to do so, and the only Latina in the group this year.

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Monkey Island designated as scientific reserve

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Cayo Santiago, best known as Monkey Island, was declared a scientific reserve by Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. Cayo Santiago is an important and world-renowned research center.

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Abierta matrícula para estudiantes de escuela superior interesados en cursar créditos universitarios en el RUM

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El programa de Reclutamiento, Retención y Educación a Distancia en Ingeniería, conocido como R2DEEP, del Colegio de Ingeniería del Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez (RUM), anuncia su proceso de matrícula para estudiantes de escuela superior que deseen aprobar hasta 15 créditos universitarios.

Los interesados, pueden acceder al portal: http://engineering.uprm.edu/r2deep hasta el 1ro de agosto de 2018, fecha en que concluye el proceso de matrícula.

Bird Festival Inspires Youth Across the Caribbean

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"We're so excited to have an event in Haiti this year!"

Ingrid Flores is delighted to add a new country to her map of events. She is the coordinator of the Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival (CEBF). It is organized every year by BirdsCaribbean. Partners across the region host events as part of the festival each spring. Its focus is on the types of birds that are unique to each island, or to the Caribbean itself. This year, events took place in at least 16 islands and involved over 2,000 people.

Asthma cases increase in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

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Doctors in Puerto Rico have seeing an increase in the number and severity of ashtma cases following Hurricane Maria.

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