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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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