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CROEM student recognized in math competition

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Daniel Santiago, a 10th grade student at the Residential Center of Educative Opportunities of Mayagüez ("C.R.O.E.M."), obtained second place in the Math Category at the China Adolescents Science & Technology Innovation Contest celebrated in China.

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Worrying coast erosion during hurricane season

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A study performed by the Professor Maritza Barreto Orta and students at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus, titled The status of Puerto Rico's Coast, gains importance during hurricane season as it identifies areas impacted by erosion. 

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Students recover capsule launched during solar eclipse

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Students from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, that traveled to South Carolina to study the solar eclipse, recovered one of the capsules launched to the stratosphere during the event.

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Numerous beaches in Puerto Rico have erosion

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A study performed by professors and students from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus together with the Puerto Rico and Caribbean beach network, revealed that 60% of 4,324 analyzed areas in different beaches of the Island presented erosion or sediment loss.

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The solar eclipse was an unique teaching opportunity

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The partial solar eclipse experienced in Puerto Rico transformed different places into classrooms where the public learned about this rare nature event.

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Puerto Rican scientist in NASA transmission

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Yaireska Collado Vega, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez alumni and NASA scientist, participated in NASA panel that was transmitted live during the solar eclipse.

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Workshops on agriculture to face climate change

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Workshops ADAPTA will take place to help develop capacity in face of the climate change challenges.

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4th Symposium on Light Pollution in Puerto Rico

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(San Juan, 9 de agosto de 2017) – The 4th Symposium on Light Pollution in Puerto Rico will take place in August 30, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the Edificio de Agencias Ambientales Cruz A. Matos, in Cupey. 

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They study the perception of the Cataño community on mangroves

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A study by Drs. Juan Negron and Nancy Villanueva seeks to learn more about the perception that the community of Cataño has on mangroves. For this research project, both scholars carried out interviews at the Bay View community which is in constant contact with this species.

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UPR receives federal funds for seismic network and HIV management

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The Mayaguez and Medical Sciences Campuses from the University of Puerto Rico will receive federal funding for research programs for the seismic network and HIV studies, respectively. According to the resident commissioner in Washington, Jenniffer Gonzalez, the total ascends $607,568.

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