Puerto Rico's governor Alejandro García Padilla announced that seniors from public schools will be able to take the College Board exam free of charge starting this september. He made the announcement during a visit from the Supreme Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor with elementaryt and middle school students. Up to 27,00 students will be able to take advantage of this opportunity. The exam will be given once a year during school hours and at the school they attend.
Summer research opportunities are available at the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Jefferson, Arkansas. This program is designed for science and mathematics students preparing for future careers in toxicology, regulatory science, or related scientific disciplines.
We are reaching out to faculty and staff and enlisting your help in getting information on funded programs to your colleagues and/or your students who may be considering undergrad summer research and/or applying to graduate school. Please announce these opportunities in any classes or at presentations you may be making, and forward or print/ post the flyer attached in this email --as you deem appropriate.
If you are interested in submitting a proposal to the STTR solicitation is Accelerating Sustainability using Enabling Technologies (ASET) (NSF 13-501). http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504857, more information and the latest webinar can be found at the following link:
The IEEE-USA has begun soliciting applications for its 2013-2014 Government Fellows Program. Each year, IEEE-USA sponsors government fellowships for three qualified IEEE members. The fellows – chosen by the IEEE-USA Government Fellows Committee and confirmed by the IEEE-USA Board – spend a year in Washington serving as advisers to the U.S. Congress or to key U.S. Department of State decision-makers.
En el Recinto de Ciencias Médicas (RCM) de la Universidad de Puer to Rico se realiza una importante investigación que busca diagnosticar y tratar preventivamente a las personas que sufren pérdida de memoria por causa del Virus de Inmunodeficiencia Humana (VIH). El estudio liderado por la doctora Loyda Meléndez, tiene como propósito evaluar el mecanismo de acción de las proteínas celulares relacionadas con la pérdida de la memoria causada por el VIH.
Treinta estudiantes universitarios tuvieron la oportunidad de reforzar sus conocimientos de Biotecnología Industrial a través de talleres y experiencias prácticas, durante la segunda sesión del programa Amgen BioTalents, que llevó a cabo el Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez (RUM).