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Puerto Rico college students get $79K in Fiona Relief Fund grants

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A total of 158 college students received individual grants of $500 from a group of organizations headed by the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust and donors from the Fiona Science Student Relief Fund created for those affected by the storm in September 2022.

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Climate crisis: island experts explain why it must be a priority in 2023

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

From an environmental perspective, incorporating the climate crisis into public policy decisions, including post-disaster reconstruction, and addressing its more than evident effects in Puerto Rico should be the top priority in the year that has just begun, agreed experts consulted by El Nuevo Día.

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On-site meeting of innovation in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean

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Forward Research Symposium successfully returns, bringing together leaders in science, research and technology


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Lupe Vazquez 

Chief Communications and Marketing Officer 

Trust for Science, Technology and Research of PR 

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UPRH celebrates Bioscience Month 2022

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 PRESS RELEASE
 October 12, 2022

Contacts: Ingrid N. Vázquez Valdez, MAC, 787-231-3116 ingrid.vazquez1@upr.edu | uprh.comunica@upr.edu Dr. José L. Ortiz Lugo | jose.ortiz25@upr.edu

UPRH Celebrates Bioscience Month 2022
   

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UPR Aguadilla provides worldwide access for human genome study

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It is about access to data, courses, didactic and practical material in the area of bioinformatics and data science for education and research within and outside Puerto Rico. 

Educational and ecological adventure in the caves of Las Cabachuelas natural reserve in Morovis.

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Educational and ecological adventure on tours through the caves of the Las Cabachuelas nature reserve in Morovis. 
CabaCOOP Cooperative offers school and university students, as well as families, ecotourism and educational tours through the beautiful caves.  

MOROVIS - A true ecotourism and educational adventure is being offered by CabaCOOP in the new school semester to students, teachers and families who want a guided tour, both day and night, through the caves of the Las Cabachuelas Natural Reserve in Morovis.

Uncertain future predicted for Puerto Rico's endemic bird, the ladybug

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Adolfo Rodríguez Velázquez

Climate change is contributing to the bird's vulnerability and could cause population declines.

For three decades, scientists and collaborators of the Puerto Rican Ladybird Recovery Project have worked hard to collect data for its conservation, but, over time, they have noticed an increase in the number of stressors affecting the populations of this bird, while the pre-existing ones have worsened.

Parasitism, atmospheric phenomena, habitat loss, food availability and high temperatures are some of the factors that impact it.

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Scuba Dogs Society prepares for its 20th International Coastal Cleanup and looks for captains

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Aurora Rivera Arguinzoni

The global event will be held on Saturday, September 17 and in Puerto Rico will mark two decades of protecting ecosystems, scientific education and research, and public policy recommendations.


San Juan, Puerto Rico (Tuesday, August 16, 2022) - A few weeks before the 20th edition of the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is held in Puerto Rico, the Scuba Dogs Society (SDS) began today its traditional recruitment of leaders interested in training as coastal captains for the event to be held on Saturday, September 17.

Colegio de Quimicos de Puerto Rico launches online platform that will unify the Latin chemistry community worldwide

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San Juan, Puerto Rico - The Colegio de Químicos de Puerto Rico (CQPR) announced the premiere of the Instituto de Desarrollo Científico (IDC), a non-profit division created with the purpose of unifying the entire Latin community of chemists in the world to contribute to their professional development. This, through an online platform that will offer courses, training and activities that will support the professional development of people who are part of the Latino community of chemists around the world. 
 

Three Puerto Ricans Participate in Prestigious STEM Career Leadership Program

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Adolfo Rodríguez Velázquez

The University of Puerto Rico graduates are in Washington, D.C. this week along with 17 other professionals from the United States.

Three Puerto Ricans were chosen to be part of the 2022 Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute, a prestigious leadership program for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), which is taking place this week in Washington, D.C.

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