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International recognition of RUMarino

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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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Puerto Rican astronaut Joseph Acabá will go to space September 12

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Puerto Rican astronaut Joseph Acabá, will depart for his second mission at the International Space Station on September 12.

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Citizens and experts share ideas to control light pollution Puerto Rico

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For the 4th year, the Environmental Quality Board, the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources, the National Ocean and Atmospheric Agency and Para La Naturaleza celebrated the Symposium on prevention and control of light pollution in Puerto Rico.

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Multi-million dollar grant for the UPR to study the relationship between the nervous system and the environment

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The Institute of Neurobiology of the Medical Sciences Campus of the University of Puerto Rico received a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the effects of environmental stressors on the structure and function of the nervous system.

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Increased erosion in several Puerto Rican beaches

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A study by scientists at the University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras in collaboration with the Network of Beaches of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean revealed that 60% of the 4,324 areas analyzed in several beaches in Puerto Rico have increased coastal erosion.

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Yaireska Collado, Puerto Rican at NASA who narrated the eclipse, shares her story

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Dr. Yaireska Collado Vega, who co-presented NASA's solar eclipse transmission, shares her story and why she wore a shirt representing her alma mater, the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez.

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