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In this section we share resources about: funds, job opportunities, scientific publications, scientific organizations, the book “Ciencia Boricua” and entrepreneurs resources, among others.

You'll also find all events, messages in the forums and news especially for entrepreneurs and industry focused. 

Your company can advertise on our website. Contact us to start and build relationships with a membership interested in science and Puerto Rico.  

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Four science teachers from Puerto Rico will receive NSF award from President Obama

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Four science teachers from Puerto Rico will receive the National Science Foundation's Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching from President Obama. 

Esther Álvarez Meléndez- San Ignacio de Loyola

Carmen Olmo- Saint John's School

Nelson Franqui Flores- Saint John's School

Keyla Soto Hidalgo- University High School of the University of Puerto Rico


This article was originally published in El Nuevo Día, on August 23, 2016. To see the original publication visit:

Latina Science Outreach and Diversity Advocate Is Among 65 Inspiring Women in STEM Award Winners

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Dr. Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer, Vice-Director for Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) and Science Outreach Program Manager for iBiology, has been selected to receive the 2016 Inspiring Women in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

This award honors women who work to make a difference in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Dr. Feliú-Mójer will be featured, along with 64 other recipients, in the September 2016 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education.

A pilgrimage through Puerto Rican Science

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To be in a cold, inhospitable climate, with your colleagues telling you stories of people disappearing under the snow in winter storms makes anyone second guess his decision to leave the beaches of my homeland for the cold winters of Boston.

After moving to that inspiring and musical city, somehow I learned of an initiative called Ciencia Puerto Rico, and they  had created a website. I thought: "More boricua nerds, good! What a great idea!" So I went to the site, created a profile and invited all my friends from the Chemistry Department at UPR-Mayaguez to join.

Medicine in India: experiences of a Puerto Rican in the subcontinent

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Learning about a style of medicine with its roots in nature and the adaptability of the human body was one factor that influenced my decision to make an expedition to the Indian subcontinent in order to pursue my development as a healthcare professional.

I’m currently a student of allopathic medicine (American practice) and have been a patient of this paradigm in healthcare methodology for the last 21 years.  But I have always been curious about healthcare systems in other parts of the world.  How do cultural and geographical variations affect the doctor-patient relationship? And what about countries with fewer resources and availability of doctors, how do they endure and overcome those challenges?

What happens during a seizure?

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Written by Eduard H. Valdés Valderrama, a student at the School of Medicine of the Medical Sciences Campus of the University of Puerto Rico. 

Imagine that you are doing something routine, like walking back to the dining table after getting a glass of water from the fridge.  Now imagine that a strange feeling overcomes you and you feel as if something bad is about to happen.  Suddenly you feel a strange stomach pain that creeps along with a dizziness that stops you in your tracks. No matter how much you want and try to keep moving and back to your chair, you can’t, and everything goes dark, as if you were falling into deep sleep.

Anecdote: the "Puerto Rico Social" and promoting careers in science

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As part of the 10th-anniversary celebration of Ciencia Puerto Rico, we have been collecting anecdotes from our volunteers to celebrate them and the work they do. We also want to share with you the team's vision for CienciaPR.

Today we will share the story of Marla S. Rivera-Oliver from Arecibo.  She has been a volunteer with CienciaPR for a year and a half.

- How did you hear about CienciaPR?  

I've always been aware of science in Puerto Rico. During an internet search, I discovered CienciaPR back when it was just starting.  I created my account then and I have been aware of all the news that have been published since.

Tara Mandalaywala-Ocasio: I am Borinqueña and a Comparative Psychologist

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Dr. Tara Mandalaywala-Ocasio grew up in a multicultural home full of science that is reflected in her multidisciplinary research on human cognition. From her office at New York University, this accomplished scientist tells us why she has attended scientific meetings since she was in diapers, about her adventures with the monkeys of Cayo Santiago, and what challenges and opportunities she has faced as a Borinqueña blazing a traii in science. 

Tell me a little about your personal history, where were you born and raised?


News: Entrepreneurs

New awards seeks to promote innovation

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Rut N. Tellado Domenech

The Puerto Rico Information Technology Cluster (PRITC) opened the period for nominations for the PRITC Innovation Awards, which seek to recognize individuals, products and organizations that are distinguished in the informatics technology industry in Puerto Rico.

For the full article, please refer to the Spanish version of this site.




Parallel18 startups raise investment to expand operations in Puerto Rico

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Brands of, Timokids y Be Better Hotels secured investments for $675,000 from private equity firms and the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust


Parallel18 Reveals Results in First Economic Impact Report

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Parallel18 (P18), the global startup accelerator that operates as part of the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust, in collaboration with the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company and Department of Economic Development and Commerce, and that seeks to attract and create high impact startups companies that can scale from Puerto Rico to the world, revealed excellent results in its first economic impact report.

You can find the report here


Young entrepreneurs create an app to find healthy food

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Pablo Antonio Ramírez

Three young entrepreneurs created, a digital platform where users can order and pay for take out from their phone, tablet or computer. Their focus is on establishments that provide healthy food options. 

You can read the full version of this article in Spanish by clicking on ESPAÑOL at the top right of your screen.