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Hericka Cruz Luciano: Representing Puerto Rico in a Scientific Fair

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"I got frustrated. I got excited. It made me think. It made me cry."

Whoever hears the student Hericka Loraine Cruz Luciano, would believe that she is describing her favorite movie, a play, or a famous novel, where emotions flow from the deepest sadness to the most euphoric joy with the speed of a thought.

She was, in fact, referring to her experience as a scientific researcher. The student is in the 12th grade at the Josefa Vélez Bauzá High School in the town of Peñuelas, where she has developed a multi-year project that has led her to conquer scientific skills in Puerto Rico and abroad.

Stories of Puerto Rico's hurricane recovery efforts - A free course

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Notre Dame and Michigan come together to tell the stories of Puerto Rico's hurricane recovery efforts

On September 20, 2017, Hurricane María struck the island of Puerto Rico with catastrophic force, shattering lives, communities, infrastructure and the physical environment. One year later, Puerto Rico remains in the grips of an ongoing and systematic crisis.

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NEW!! El Yunque National Forest Atlas

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El Yunque National Forest Atlas is a collaborative effort by the International Institute of Tropical Forestry and El Yunque National Forest to provide up-to-date maps and analyses of spatial information of an important natural reserve in Puerto Rico and the only tropical forest in the National Forest System of the United States.

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URGENTE. Instructor o Catedrático Asistente Visitante, Matemáticas.

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URGENTE. Instructor o Catedrático Asistente Visitante, Matemáticas.

El Departamento de Física y Matemáticas, Morehead State University, KY, está buscando un profesor para comenzar en agosto del 2018. Clases a enseñar podrían incluir cursos de educación general, secuencia de cálculo, o cursos de especialidad (4-5 clases por semestre).

Salario: Instructor (+/- $40,000); Catedrático Asistente Visitante (+/- $47,000).

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NIH REU University of Kentucky Summer Training in Alcohol Research

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Know an undergraduate looking for PAID research experience this summer?  

 

University of Kentucky Summer Training in Alcohol Research – UK STAR – is recruiting undergraduates for its 2018 program.  Applications are due February 23rd

 

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Rosa Navarro Haydon: Founder of Puerto Rican School Science Education 1926-1966

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Prof. Rosa Navarro Hayden. Photo courtesy of Iveliz M. Cruz Irizarry, UPR Universiyt Archive.

Many historians agree that one of the most difficult periods in the history of Puerto Rico occurred between late 1920s and early 1940s. During this time, the Island faced natural disasters, lie hurricanes San Felipe (1928) and San Ciprián (1932), and economic disasters like the collapse of the world economy, the infamous Big Depression [1].

Race and physics teaching in Uruguay: An unexpected quest

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It had been almost a year of planning my research and teaching duties for my visit to Montevideo Uruguay, as part of a Fulbright Fellowship. This international exchange program of teachers, faculty, students and other professionals was started after the end of World War II by Senator J. William Fulbright to foster understanding and tolerance among nations.

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