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RUM Welcomes New Professors

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Dr. Agustín Rullán Toro, the rector of the Mayagüez Campus (RUM) of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), welcomed the twenty-seven newly hired professors, who will begin teaching at the institution at the beginning of the academic semester on Thursday, August 12, 2021.

The complete story is available on the Spanish version of the website. 

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Balanceando el ahorro energético y la satisfacción del consumidor

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Por. Dr. Wilson González-Espada, Ciencia Puerto Rico

Es evidente que el consumo global de energía continúa aumentando de manera exponencial. Muchos científicos recomiendan explorar alternativas renovables de energía y reducir el consumo lo más posible.

Dr. Ariel E. Lugo Announces Retirement as Director of the International Institute of Tropical Forestry

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San Juan, PR, March 29 2021— Dr. Ariel E. Lugo, Director of the International Institute of Tropical Forestry (Institute) for more than two decades will be retiring on May 2 from the USDA Forest Service after more than 42 years of public service.

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CienciaPR launches #AquíNosCuidamosPR COVID-19 prevention campaign

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To continue promoting education for the prevention of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the non-profit organization Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) developed the “Aquí Nos Cuidamos Toolkit” or #AquiNosCuidamosPR.

It consists of four public service campaigns with free informational and educational resources.  

The purpose of #AquiNosCuidamosPR is to empower vulnerable and marginalized communities in Puerto Rico to protect themselves and manage the emergency created by COVID-19, through science and solidarity.

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Codifi-K: Free Virtual Experience of Computer Science

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Codifi-K: Free Virtual Experience of Computer Science

The event will guide boys and girls from kindergarten to fifth grade to code with their family.  

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AAAS Caribbean Division position statement on the decommissioning of the Arecibo Observatory

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The Caribbean Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS-CD) expresses its deep concern over the dismantling of the Arecibo Observatory, as announced on November 19 by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the entity that directs the scientific efforts of the Arecibo Observatory (AO).

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Chevron Donation to RUM Engineering

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The College of Engenireeng of Mayagüez (RUM) of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), received a donation of $ 130 thousand granted by the Chevron company, which will be used to renovate laboratories, acquire equipment and invest in the necessary infrastructure for the development of innovative projects.

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The Ponce Health Sciences University team achieves its first U.S. patent.

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With the support of the FCTIPR Office of Technology Transfer, a team of three female scientists and inventors developed a treatment to slow the progress of endometriosis, a chronic inflammatory disease that affects about 10% of women.

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UPRH TO INVESTIGATE CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE COASTAL COMMUNITIES OF PUERTO RICO

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(Humacao, PR) - The Transdisciplinary Institute for Research-Social Action (ITIAS) of the Department of Social Sciences of the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao (UPRH) received a grant from the National Science Foundation for the development of a research project to study some of the socio-environmental dimensions of climate change in coastal communities in the northeast of the country, from an approach that combines Environmental Sciences with Participatory Action Research.

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Researchers from the Mayagüez Campus of the UPR create an application that allows data collection and monitoring of COVID-19 cases

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A group of professors and students from the Mayagüez Campus (RUM) of the University of Puerto Rico, created an application to document and monitor the cases of patients infected with COVID-19 on the island. Through a portal with live data, the platform allows greater visibility of trends, and, at the same time, organizes the information in a database that would allow future analyzes on the progress of the disease and its possible effect on the development of subsequent health situations.

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