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Sea Grant launches Surfeando PR page

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The Sea Grant Program of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) based at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus (RUM), published the Surfeando PR portal, a map that uses the Google My Maps platform, to illustrate the locations and descriptions of some of the beaches that are most recognized for surfing. 

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UPRB will host the largest scientific event in Puerto Rico

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Bayamón, Puerto Rico - The University of Puerto Rico at Bayamón (UPRB) announced today the celebration of the PR LSAMP Junior Tech activity. This is the largest annual event dedicated to science in Puerto Rico. Nearly 1,000 students are expected to participate in the activity, which will be offered next Saturday, April 29.

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Nature journal publishes article by researchers from the UPR School of Medicine

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The prestigious scientific journal Nature Communications published research conducted by Drs. Carlos A. Sariol, Melween Martínez and Armando Burgos, professors at the School of Medicine of the Medical Sciences Campus (RCM) of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR).

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University and high school students lead one of the most important international events for NASA

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San Juan, Puerto Rico - March 15, 2023. Today the stars align to undertake a challenge without limits. Caribbean University and the Puerto Rico Department of Education, together with the international organization Virtual Educa, have agreed to be part of the Mars 2030 Challenge. This is a competition in which university students must prepare proposals aimed at maintaining human life on Planet Mars. Universities around the world have a special challenge in these times.

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Scientists concerned about the accelerated deterioration of environmental quality and marine communities in La Parguera Nature Reserve

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Scientists from the Department of Marine Sciences (DCM) of the University of Puerto Rico's Mayagüez Campus (RUM) are raising concerns about the accelerated deterioration of the quality of the environment and the state of the marine communities that make up the ecosystem of the La Parguera Nature Reserve (RNLP), the most developed in Puerto Rico.

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Congress allocates $7.5 million for construction of Aerospace Research Institute at RUM

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The U.S. Congress approved an allocation of $7.5 million for the construction of the Aerospace Research Institute (AIR) at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Mayagüez Campus.

The funds, which will be provided to the campus by the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will be used for the construction of a building adjacent to the Department of Mechanical Engineering (INME), which will house state of the art laboratories.

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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 

lvazquez@prsciencetrust.org

 

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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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